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Windy City Gridiron: for Chicago Bears fans

The official home for audio programming from Windy City Gridiron, SB Nation's community for fans of the Chicago Bears.

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Bears Over Beers S2E6: 2020 Draft Recap!

Slept through the NFL Draft? Never fear - here's a recap of the entire thing including a live reaction to the 7th round picks. So grab a beverage and join EJ and Jeff as they recap all of the new Chicago Bears, the moves that were required to land some of them, and we all get to - at least momentarily - laugh at the pain of Aaron Rodgers. All in all, not a bad draft weekend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 26mins

25 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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Bears Banter: Ep. 53- Adam Jahns joins after the Saints debacle!

Bears Banter is back and the Chicago Bears are a mess. Bill Zimmerman breaks down the Saints mess and what's going wrong and he's ready to point the finger (mostly) at Mitch Trubisky. Adam Jahns joins and breaks down the struggles with Matt Nagy's offensive scheme, the Mitch Trubisky mess, the defensive issues, and players' only meeting and what's next for the Bears at the QB situation not just in 2019, but in 2020 and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

49mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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BWME38: Bears vs Chargers Postgame Reaction

Following a truly brutal loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, Robert recaps the game by citing a few positives and negatives from the contest before speculating about what the Bears may do going forward. Check it out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

36mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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Bears Banter: Ep. 67- Benjamin Allbright joins

Another Bears Banter has arrived. NFL Insider Benjamin Allbright joins to address some rumors that surfaced in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine, and gives some thoughts on some other potential free agent directions the Bears could go. Plus, Eli Manning to the Bears? Bill Zimmerman says it's nonsense and that the Twitterverse needs to relax. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

39mins

5 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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BWME52: Rumors, Free Agency, and an argument for why the Bears should acquire a quarterback

Outside of a few recent moves, there haven't been a ton of "new Bears things" to talk about over the last few weeks as the NFL Combine (and Free Agency) approaches. Thus, in today's episode, I talk about the free agency moves I'd like to make while also making the argument for why I think the Bears NEED to take a good look at their available options at quarterback. Will they make a move in March? Who knows, but I offer the reasons why they should in today's episode of Bear With Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

38mins

23 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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BWME44: Bears blast the 'Boys 31-24 to keep playoff hopes alive

Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears put on an outstanding show on a cold Thursday night in Chicago as they beat the Dallas Cowboys 31-24 in a game that was never as close as the scoreline suggests. Robert brings on Dan DeYoung of From the Sidelines to dissect everything from Trubisky's play to defensive performance and more on this episode of Bear With Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

50mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Bears Banter: Ep. 63- Adam Rank Joins!

Bill Zimmerman is back with another Bears Banter Podcast! Adam Rank joins and they discuss the disappointment of the Chicago Bears season, but why it's not as bad as it's being made out to be. The struggles on offense, Matt Nagy, and what Ryan Pace needs to do this offseason, and of course, the discussion always heads towards the quarterback position and what should be done and could be done. Check it out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

41mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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BWM55: Let's Talk About Ryan Pace (with Khari Thompson, Brad Spielberger, and Dan DeYoung!)

Ryan Pace took over as the General Manager of the Chicago Bears in 2015, but has he done a good job? Khari, Dan, Brad and I attempt to answer exactly that in Part 2 of our earlier discussion on this episode of Bear With Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

41mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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BWME53: Chicago Bears trade for Nick Foles -- Instant Reaction (with Michael Kist!)

The Chicago Bears just traded their 4th round compensatory pick in the 2020 draft to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles. What?? I bring on BleedingGreenNation's Michael Kist to talk through the move on the latest episode of Bear With Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

40mins

19 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Bears Banter: Ep.69- Erik Duerrwaechter of WCG joins!

In the nicest episode of Bears Banter yet, Erik Duerrwaechter from Windy City Gridiron joins! Zimmerman and ED have a great conversation about Foles vs Trubisky, the Nick Foles contract, how Robert Quinn is better for this defense than Leonard Floyd, plus conversations on the Bears offensive line, lack of wide receiver depth, the tight end situation, and what else the Bears might do in the secondary! It's a jam-packed episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

48mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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T Formation Conversation: Jacob Infante dishes on the Bears and the NFL Draft

Now that the NFL Combine is in the books Windy City Gridiron's lead draft analyst, Jacob Infante, joins host Lester Wiltfong to discuss the options the Chicago Bears will have in the NFL Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

38mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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Bears Over Beers 26: Chargers Preview and Real Trubisky Talk

EJ and Lester mull through the wreckage of the Saints game, talk about Mitch Trubisky in plain language, and look forward to what the Bears have to do to deal with the incoming LA Chargers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

50mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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The Chicago Bears Select Trevis Gipson -- Live Reactions! (With EJ Snyder and Jacob Infante!)

With the 155th pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected Tulsa EDGE Trevis Gipson. What did WCG's draftnicks think of the pick? Robert brings on EJ and Jacob to react live and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

16mins

25 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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Bears Banter: Ep. 68- Is Nick Foles now QB1?

Bill ZImmerman is back with another Bears Banter! The Bears have a new captain in one Nick Foles! Is he the starter? Or is he just competition? Plus, what does Robert Quinn mean for the defense? What's going to happen in the secondary? And why haven't they really addressed the offensive line? It's a packed Bears Banter, check it out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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The Chicago Bears Select Kindle Vildor -- Live Reactions! (With EJ Snyder and Jacob Infante!)

With the 163rd pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected Georgia Southern DB Kindle Vildor. What did WCG's draftnicks think of the pick? Robert brings on EJ and Jacob to react live and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

15mins

25 Apr 2020

Rank #15

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BWME43: Chicago Bears feast on Detroit Lions in 24-20 win

Mitchell Trubisky and Anthony miller left Bears fans with plenty to be thankful for as they marched into Ford field and got the season's 6th win. But did they play as well as it seems? Just how significant was Trubisky's performance? And who else played well? Robert breaks down the answers to all these questions and more in this episode of Bear With Me! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33mins

29 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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Bears Banter Ep. 61- Breakdown of the Pace/Nagy Press Conference

Bill Zimmerman has a lot on his mind on the latest Bears Banter Podcast. He breaks down the outrage over the Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy season-ending press conference. Plus, he takes a long look at the roster and dives into the position groups and looks at what changes the Bears should make this offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44mins

4 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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Bears Banter: Ep. 56- Danny Parkins Joins!

Bill Zimmerman is joined by Danny Parkins and they bring the fire. Ryan Pace didn't even bother to take a look at Deshaun Watson before drafting Mitchell Trubisky? Why!? Plus, they examine what the win against the Lions means and Danny tells you who he wants at quarterback for the Chicago Bears in 2020. Plus, if you're an optimist, Bill Zimmerman gives you the path to the playoffs. Check it out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Bears Banter: Ep. 50- Frank Caliendo, Jason Fitz join!

In a packed Bears Banter, Bill Zimmerman gives his thoughts on the stellar Chicago Bears' defense and the struggling offense, he's joined by ESPN's Jason Fitz who is a huge Raiders fan to break down Jon Gruden's performance running the Raiders, the Khalil Mack trade and the game coming up. Plus, a special guest, Frank Caliendo joins! What would Jon Gruden say about the Khalil Mack trade now? Plus, Charles Barkley, Adam Schefter, Jim Rome, John Madden, Morgan Freeman and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

45mins

3 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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The Chicago Bears select Darnell Mooney -- Live Reactions! (With Jacob Infante!)

With the 173rd pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected Tulane WR Darnell Mooney. What did WCG's Lead Draft Analyst think of the pick? Robert brings on Jacob Infante to react live and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

18mins

25 Apr 2020

Rank #20