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Under Center Podcast

The Under Center Podcast breaks down everything surrounding the Chicago Bears and the NFL, with informative and entertaining discussions from Kenneth Davis, Eric Strobel, Alex Shapiro, and Josh Schrock. New episodes release every Monday and Thursday throughout the off-season. BEAR DOWN!

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Ep. 55: What has to happen for Bears to escape cellar?

In Episode 55 of our BearsTalk Podcast, Chris Boden and JJ Stankevitz talk Mitch Trubisky contract numbers, how they can avoid last place again, check in on the Packers off season and go “Off the Grid” with some quick entertainment suggestions.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

29mins

11 Jul 2017

Rank #1

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Ep. 58: How Dave Ragone is managing the QBs aches and pains in training camp

On the latest episode of the Bears Talk Podcast, Chris Boden and JJ Stankevitz come to you from Bourbonnais as the Bears take the first break in training camp, discussing the performances of the quarterbacks so far, their targets, the early surgeries, aches and pains, and you'll hear from new Quarterbacks Coach Dave Ragone on how he's managing Glennon and Trubisky. The guys also go "Off the Grid" on JJ's "GoT" suspense & Chris' shout outs to 2 colleagues.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

25mins

31 Jul 2017

Rank #2

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Bears Talk Podcast: EP 3 - Reaction to Bears falling to 0-2 after loss to Eagles, injuries to Jay Cutler and Lamarr Houston

Lance Briggs, Alex Brown, Jim Miller and Coach Dave Wannstedt join Chris Boden to discuss the Bears home-opening loss to the Eagles on Monday Night Football. Hear what they have to say about the Jay Cutler and Pernell McPhee incident after Cutler's third quarter interception. Plus, the guys chat 1-on-1 with Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

19mins

20 Sep 2016

Rank #3

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Ep. 14: Bears Lose To Packers At Lambeau, Fall To 1-6

Lance Briggs, Alex Brown and Jim Miller break down where the Bears go at QB following Brian Hoyer’s injury and evaluate the defense’s gutsy performance on Thursday night against the Packers despite numerous injuries. Plus, a look at the big picture and who can help the Bears down the road.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

18mins

21 Oct 2016

Rank #4

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Ep. 115: Does it matter that everyone likes the Bears draft class?

JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin dig deeper into the Bears draft. Does it actually mean anything if everyone gives the Bears rave reviews? What’s the one thing Ryan Pace did NOT do that could come back to bite the Bears in 2018? Plus, could injuries once again derail a hopeful season for the Bears? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27mins

1 May 2018

Rank #5

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Ep. 88: How important was Bears' win over Bengals?

Where has that game plan been all season!? Laurence Holmes, Alex Brown and Jim Miller break down the Bears 33-7 win over the Bengals on Sunday. Mitchell Trubisky had his best game as a Bear as Jordan Howard continued to change the franchise’s record books. Plus, Adam Shaheen and Kyle Fuller had big performances that could cement them as part of the Bears future which starts this Saturday with the division-rival Lions.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22mins

10 Dec 2017

Rank #6

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Ep. 101: The Bears are having a good February

Between Brian Urlacher being elected to the Hall of Fame and not getting punk’d by Josh McDaniels, the Bears are looking good as the NFL’s focus shifts to free agency and the draft. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

29mins

9 Feb 2018

Rank #7

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Ep. 102: What should the Bears do at guard and cornerback?

With the Bears releasing Josh Sitton and having the option to franchise Kyle Fuller, JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin look at two of the first big decisions for Ryan Pace’s offseason plan. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

29mins

23 Feb 2018

Rank #8

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Ep. 205: Interviews with Iowa State OC Tom Manning and Eddie George

In an Under Center Podcast special, JJ Stankevitz chats with Iowa State offensive coordinator Tom Manning to get inside what kind of person the Bear are getting in David Montgomery (1:20), how Montgomery's game translates to the NFL (6:15) and if comparisons to Kareem Hunt, who Manning also coached in college, are fair (11:15). Plus, JJ and Paul Aspan sit down with former Heisman Trophy winner and Tennessee Titans star running back Eddie George to talk about his transition from football to theater (16:00) how to succeed as a rookie running back in the NFL (24:00) and why it remains so important to have a strong running game (26:45). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

33mins

1 May 2019

Rank #9

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Ep. 109: Let Yourself be Optimistic About the Bears

The Bears may have 34 losses and have signed bunch of free agent duds in Ryan Pace’s tenure, but JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin think Thursday felt different in a good way at Halas HallSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

30mins

15 Mar 2018

Rank #10

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Ep. 201: Reacting to the Bears' schedule

JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis and Paul Aspan dive into the Bears' 2019 schedule, first looking at if the NFL likes all the leaks that happened Wednesday afternoon (3:00), then onto the biggest games (4:45) and toughest stretches (7:30) facing Matt Nagy's group. Plus: What game will set the narrative for the Bears' season (12:15), what teams on the schedule will improve the most (16:05) and which teams will take a step back (18:20), and what each of the guys' biggest grip is about the 16-game slate (22:00). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27mins

18 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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Ep. 91: Does the Bears next coach have to be an offensive mind?

JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin wonder if the Bears need to hire an offensive coach, or if a defensive coach would suit Mitchell Trubisky well, too. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

30mins

20 Dec 2017

Rank #12

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Ep. 82: Alex Brown goes off on Connor Barth

Alex Brown, Jim Miller and Laurence Holmes break down the Bears loss to the Lions on Sunday following Conner Barth’s missed field goal in the last seconds of the game. They also debate whether or not Tarik Cohen should be a part of the Bears two-minute offensive packages. Plus, if the Bears hope to keep Vic Fangio past 2017, does he need to finish out the season as the Bears interim head coach? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27mins

20 Nov 2017

Rank #13

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Ep. 282: Trubisky shines in big win over Cowboys

Laurence Holmes is joined by the Football Aftershow crew of Lance Briggs, Matt Forte, Alex Brown, and Olin Kreutz to break down the Bears' huge win over the Cowboys. The guys give their initial thoughts on the victory (1:05) before discussing what impressed them most about Mitch Trubisky's performance (5:00), what the possible return of Akiem Hicks and his leadership could mean (15:30), and how the team stays focused heading into Green Bay for Week 15 and beyond (25:00). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

28mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Ep. 96: Breaking down Ryan Pace's contract extension

JJ Stankevitz and Alex Brown debate if Ryan Pace deserved his contract extension and if it was a smart move by the Bears. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

13mins

2 Jan 2018

Rank #15

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Ep. 146: Bears beat the heck outta the Bucs

Mitchell Trubisky throws for 6 TD – 5 in the first half, and the Bears crush the Bucs 48-10 to head into the bye week at 3-1 and in first place. The Football Aftershow team of Laurence Holmes, Matt Forte, Lance Briggs & Alex Brown discuss what is fair to expect from Mitchell Trubisky moving forward, how Khalil Mack continues play like he’ll eventually be heading to Canton, and the state of the 2018 Bears heading into the Bye week.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

23mins

30 Sep 2018

Rank #16

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Ep. 85: Second-guessing Trubisky with Garoppolo coming to town

JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin look back at the Bears’ offseason interest in Jimmy Garoppolo and debate if it’s fair to second-guess Ryan Pace’s process in landing his franchise quarterback.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27mins

29 Nov 2017

Rank #17

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Ep. 144: Bears in 1st place after ugly win

It wasn’t pretty, but the Bears are in 1st place in the NFC North after a 16-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Matt Forte, Lance Briggs, Alex Brown and Laurence Holmes discuss the good side of things as Khalil Mack and the Bears defense get it done once again – but and the bad, as Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears offense continue to sputter. Plus, will the Bears see Famous Jameis or Fitz-Magic next week against the Buccaneers? Forte provides some inside info on his former teammate, Ryan Fitzpatrick. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27mins

24 Sep 2018

Rank #18

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Ep. 142: Bears win home opener vs. Seahawks

On this edition of the Under Center podcast, Laurence Holmes, Lance Briggs, Alex Brown, and Matt Forte react to the Bears' 24-17 win over the Seahawks on Monday Night Football.The group discusses the dominant defensive effort by Khalil Mack and the front seven. Plus, the progression of Mitch Trubisky and the impact Allen Robinson is having on the second year QB.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

18mins

18 Sep 2018

Rank #19

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Ep. 98: Pod Special with Mike Williams, Matt Nagy’s high school coach

NBC Sports Chicago’s Sarah Lauch had a chance to interview Matt Nagy’s high school coach, Mike Williams, who said his former player is a “quarterback guru” who will be a great fit for Mitchell Trubisky. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

8mins

10 Jan 2018

Rank #20