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Locked On Bears - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Bears

The Locked on Bears podcast brings you daily Chicago Bears news and analysis. Pro Football Focus analyst Lorin Cox goes in-depth on the latest out of Halas Hall and brings on expert guests from around the NFL. Join the conversation with our voicemail and text line: (312) 620-8590. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

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Crossover Wednesday: Bears can clinch NFC North crown with win over Packers (Guest: Peter Bukowski)

Peter Bukowski from Locked on Packers is back to break down a very different Green Bay team preparing for a rematch with the Chicago Bears.He and Locked on Bears host Lorin Cox discuss the state of each team coming into the matchup and give their predictions for the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #1

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Bears land next generation linebacker with Roquan Smith in the first round

With the 8th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select Roquan Smith, linebacker, Georgia.Ryan Pace landed the next great Bears linebacker with Smith, and this episode of Locked on Bears analyzes every aspect of the pick.Lorin Cox gives his scouting report on the athletic prospect and looks at how Smith fits into the middle of the Bears' defense.Also, hear Pace give his thoughts on the selection, plus some words from Roquan himself, talking about his new team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

29mins

27 Apr 2018

Rank #2

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What we learned from Bears' preseason game vs. Bengals

The Chicago Bears' starters made their preseason debut against the Cincinnati Bengals, even if it was for only a few drives.On this episode of Locked on Bears, Lorin Cox breaks down what we learned from the team's second preseason game.He touches on Kevin White's struggles, Adam Shaheen's flashes and a few journeyman veterans on both sides of the ball who started to separate themselves from the pack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

30mins

10 Aug 2018

Rank #3

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Bears' win over Seahawks raises more question marks about Mitchell Trubisky and Matt Nagy

The Chicago Bears' defense starred in their Week 2 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. They carried Mitchell Trubisky and the offense that struggled for the second-straight week.Lorin Cox breaks down the strong performances from Khalil Mack and Danny Trevathan before addressing Trubisky's lack of development and Matt Nagy abandoning the running game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33mins

18 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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Notable Quotables: Matt Nagy, Tarik Cohen and Prince Amukamara speak at Chicago Bears training camp

The Chicago Bears have had a lot to say following the first few practices at training camp.On this episode of Locked on Bears, hear directly from Matt Nagy, Tarik Cohen and Prince Amukamara, who share their thoughts on the team's changes and their outlook for 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

30mins

24 Jul 2018

Rank #5

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Wrapping up Chicago Bears training camp

The Chicago Bears wrapped up training camp in Bourbonnais this weekend, so Lorin Cox recaps what we learned from the last few weeks of practices.He also breaks down new running back Knile Davis and how his signing affects Ryan Nall and Taquan MIzzell, and we try to make sense of the Bears' plan for Cody Whitehair and James Daniels on the interior of the offensive line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35mins

13 Aug 2018

Rank #6

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Turning the Paige to a new Bears era with Paige Dimakos (1/11/18)

A new era in Chicago Bears history is starting, with new head coach Matt Nagy at the helm. Paige Dimakos from FanRag Sports joins the show to look back at how Marc Trestman and John Fox got the team up to this point, before looking ahead to what Nagy should do to be successful with the Bears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37mins

11 Jan 2018

Rank #7

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BLOCKBUSTER: Bears trade for Khalil Mack

Take a bow, Ryan Pace. The Chicago Bears pulled off the blockbuster trade of the season, acquiring Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack.Lorin Cox has your instant analysis, breaking down how the Bears were able to strike a deal and projecting Mack's impact on Vic Fangio's defense.Your Boy Q from Locked on Raiders also joins us to give a scouting report on the All-Pro pass rusher and provide the Oakland perspective on the deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

28mins

1 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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Bears vs. Eagles Revisited: A game of "what ifs"

Cody Parkey became the scapegoat for the Chicago Bears wildcard loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but it really was a game full of what ifs.Lorin Cox goes back through all four quarters, the good and the bad, to unpack new takeaways from the performance that has shaped the Bears offseason so far.Relive one of Mitchell Trubisky's best drives of the season — minus the heartbreak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

43mins

3 Jul 2019

Rank #9

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Locked on Bears - 1/1/18 - Ryan Pace outlines Bears future without John Fox

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace announced Monday that John Fox is officially out as the team's head coach. At his post-season press conference, the young GM outlined the Bears future without their coach and his plan of attack for this offseason. This episode of Locked on Bears takes you through the highlights of Pace's press conference and also updates you on new changes coming to the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37mins

2 Jan 2018

Rank #10

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Bears fill biggest offensive needs with James Daniels and Anthony Miller

The Chicago Bears made a splash in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, landing a pair of Day 1 starters on offense.This episode of Locked on Bears breaks down Iowa offensive lineman James Daniels and Memphis wide receiver Anthony Miller.Lorin Cox gives his scouting reports on the two prospects and looks at how they fit into the Bears offense.Also, hear Ryan Pace give his thoughts on the two draft picks and why he felt lucky to land them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

32mins

28 Apr 2018

Rank #11

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Early Chicago Bears schedule preview: Miami Dolphins (Guest: Travis Wingfield)

The summer months without football are a great time to look ahead to the regular season and see how the Chicago Bears stack up against their 2018 opponents.It's too early to predict wins and losses, but we can still get a feel for where other teams stand as they prepare for training camp.On this episode of Locked on Bears, Travis Wingfield from Locked on Dolphins joins us to give an early preview of the Bears' Week 6 game in Miami.Wingfield tells us what to expect from Ryan Tannehill and Adam Gase's offense, plus a look at the changes in the Dolphins front seven without Ndamukong Suh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

27mins

25 Jun 2018

Rank #12

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How Mark Helfrich could influence the Bears offense (1/17/18)

New Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich will bring his background in Chip Kelly's system to the Bears offense. Justis Mosqueda, from Bleacher Report and Setting the Edge, joins the podcast to break down what type of influence Helfrich could have and how he could use Mitchell Trubisky like he did Marcus Mariota at Oregon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

27mins

18 Jan 2018

Rank #13

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Mock Draft Monday: Bears in position for top defensive back with 8th overall pick (with Trevor Sikkema)

Free agency helped the Chicago Bears eliminate some of the biggest needs on the roster as they look ahead to the NFL Draft.Ryan Pace may have his pick of the top defensive backs in the class with the eighth overall pick, so Trevor Sikkema from Locked on NFL Draft joined the podcast to break down the likes of Minkah Fitzpatrick and Denzel Ward, among others.Sikkema also revealed what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be looking at with the seventh overall pick, right before the Bears are on the clock. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33mins

19 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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Game Plan: How the Chicago Bears can slow down "Fitzmagic" and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense might be the toughest test this Chicago Bears' defense has faced yet, especially with Vic Fangio forced to rely on a depleted cornerback position.Lorin Cox lays out what Fangio has to do to slow down Ryan Fitzpatrick and this explosive Tampa Bay offense. He also looks at how Mitchell Trubisky can get the Bears' offense offense and why this could be the week Trey Burton breaks out.Join the Locked on Bears Facebook group for more daily Chicago Bears news and analysis. Just search "Locked on Bears Group" on Facebook! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37mins

28 Sep 2018

Rank #15

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Chicago Bears defense gets its groove back in Week 9 win over Buffalo Bills

The Chicago Bears' defense was back to its usual self in their Week 9 win over the Buffalo Bills, even without Khalil Mack.Lorin Cox examines the ripple effect of a revitalized pass rush and looks at where this Bears team can go from here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

27mins

5 Nov 2018

Rank #16

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Let's make fun of John Fox for his dumb Bears opinion

No one wanted to hear John Fox's opinion on the Chicago Bears offseason, but he gave it to us anyway on ESPN's NFL Live.Hear why the former head coach says the Bears had the worst offseason of any team in the NFL, and join Lorin Cox in making fun of him.It's therapeutic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

29mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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Chicago Bears overcome injuries in Week 8 win over New York Jets

No Khalil Mack, no Allen Robinson, no problem. The Chicago Bears didn't need their top play-makers on either side of the ball to defeat the New York Jets.Lorin Cox recaps how the Bears fared on both sides of the ball in their Week 8 win, and he looks ahead to how the team will handle the loss of Kyle Long. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

27mins

29 Oct 2018

Rank #18

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Bears Top 5 NFL Draft Big Board (Guest: Larry Dyer)

With quarterbacks expected to fly off the board in the first few picks of the NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears should be in line for at least one of the five best non-QBs in the class.On this episode of Locked on Bears, Larry Dyer from the Chicago Bears Review podcast joined the show to help put together a Top 5 big board for the Bears in this draft.Find out whether Quenton Nelson or Bradley Chubb should be the team's No. 1 target, plus we parse through the top linebackers and defensive backs that could all be on the board when the Bears pick eighth overall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35mins

5 Apr 2018

Rank #19

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Early Chicago Bears schedule preview: Detroit Lions (Guest: Chris Burke)

The summer months without football are a great time to look ahead to the regular season and see how the Chicago Bears stack up against their 2018 opponents.It's too early to predict wins and losses, but we can still get a feel for where other teams stand as they prepare for training camp.On this episode of Locked on Bears, Chris Burke from The Athletic Detroit joins us to look at the changes on the Lions this offseason.Burke explains how Matt Patricia is adding a New England Patriots vibe to the team and what could be in store for Matthew Stafford this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

29mins

12 Jul 2018

Rank #20