Episodes
Who will make the Chicago Bears 53-man roster after training camp? Of course, there is a lot to figure out between now and then. Since we already previewed every single player in our "Countdown to Camp" series, let's take a moment to share our best guesses before camp opens up in a couple days. In this episode, the guys go position-by-position and predict who will make the roster. Listen as they share who's making the team, and which of these players are their pre-camp locks, bubble players...
Published 07/25/21
Football season is just about here as Chicago Bears Training Camp begins next week! There won't be many fans in attendance (we didn't get any tickets ourselves), but still, there are plenty of things to be paying attention to throughout the duration of Bears Camp. In this episode, the guys share their collective top-10 storylines that will set the stage for camp, and depending on how those turn out, will have major impacts on the upcoming season. Listen as the guys discuss the storylines that...
Published 07/23/21
It's time for the final "Countdown to Camp" episode of the summer as the guys share their in-depth preview of the final position, quarterback. Listen as the guys discuss what value Nick Foles has on the roster, what Andy Dalton provides that can instantly improve this offense, why Dalton can be a serviceable "bridge" quarterback, why it may be hard for the Bears to sit Justin Fields for long, the biggest challenges Fields will face as a rookie, what a "successful" rookie season would look...
Published 07/20/21
Now at the midway point of July, it's time for the last defensive preview of 2021's Countdown to Camp Series as the guys share their in-depth preview of the Chicago Bears safeties. Listen as the guys discuss how Eddie Jackson can bounce back from a disappointing 2020 campaign, the impact of bringing back Tashaun Gipson as the starting strong safety, what the roles on defense will be for the backups like Deon Bush and DeAndre-Houston Carson, Jordan Lucas' chance of making the team after opting...
Published 07/16/21
We're only a couple of weeks away from Bears Camp! This week the guys continue their "Countdown to Camp" with an in-depth preview of the Chicago Bears running backs. Listen as the guys discuss the state of the backfield with discussions on why David Montgomery is poised to top his breakout season, what to expect from Tarik Cohen coming off his ACL injury, why Damien Williams is poised to make his impact felt and how he changes the dynamic of the running back room, whether or not Khalil...
Published 07/14/21
Now that we are less than 20 days until Bears Camp begins, it's time to place our attention into the Chicago Bears' defensive backfield with an in-depth discussion on the Bears' Cornerbacks in this installment of "Countdown to Camp!" Listen as the guys discuss how Jaylon Johnson can step into the team's top corner, whether or not Desmond Trufant is a "lock" to make the roster, why Duke Shelley and Kindle Vildor both have a shot at earning starting spots, proper expectations for Thomas Graham...
Published 07/09/21
This week, the guys continue their annual "Countdown to Camp" series with an in-depth preview of the Chicago Bears' Special Teams. In this episode, the guys discuss every portion of the third phase as they discuss Cairo Santos coming off his record-setting season and how he can live up to his new contract, how Patrick O'Donnell has improved over the past couple of seasons, who they believe will be replacing Cordarrelle Patterson as the team's kick returner, whether or not they would have...
Published 07/01/21
Time to turn our attention back to the Bears Offense with this in-depth look at this year's wide receivers. In this episode, the guys break down everything you need to know about this position heading into training camp as they discuss how Allen Robinson could become more dangerous with better QB play, how Darnell Mooney can evolve in Year 2, the frustrating case that is Anthony Miller, why the Bears brought in (and what they are getting) in the two veteran wideouts Damiere Byrd and Marquise...
Published 06/25/21
Hope you are ready for a ton of Bears Football talk as the guys break down two different positions on this week's edition of Countdown to Camp with an in-depth preview of the Bears' Inside and Outside Linebackers. Listen as the guys discuss how the Bears can get more "production" out of Khalil Mack, the chances of Robert Quinn bouncing back after a dismal debut in Chicago, if Roquan Smith can top last season's performance, what are proper expectations for Danny Trevathan after his up-and-down...
Published 06/18/21
Let's keep rolling right through Countdown to Camp! This week, the guys shift their attention back to the Bears Offense as they share their in-depth preview of the Bears' Tight Ends. Listen as the guys discuss how Cole Kmet can build off a strong second half of his rookie season, what specifically Kmet must improve to take his next step toward being the team's TE1, what role Jimmy Graham will have in his second season in Chicago, their thoughts on the quality of depth with guys like JP Holtz...
Published 06/11/21
This week the guys continue Countdown to Camp by breaking down the first position on defense as they share their in-depth preview of the Chicago Bears' Defensive Line. Listen as the guys discuss how much gas is left in the tank for Akiem Hicks, if Bilal Nichols can build off his breakout year, how Eddie Goldman's impacts the unit (and entire defense), why Mario Edwards Jr. should live up to his new contract, what to expect from newcomer Angelo Blackson, and much more including another round...
Published 06/04/21
[560] Countdown to Camp 2021: Chicago Bears Offensive Line Preview
Published 05/28/21
In this episode, Will and Nick continue sharing the best moves the Chicago Bears made this offseason. Listen as they wrap things up and discuss their collective top-10 moves of 2021.
Published 05/25/21
It was a hectic offseason for the Chicago Bears full of franchise-altering decisions. In this episode, Will and Nick begin sharing their Top-25 moves the Bears have made in 2020. Listen as they kick things off by discussing moves 11-25.
Published 05/21/21
Now that the Chicago Bears 2021 Schedule has officially been released, the guys share their instant thoughts on every single game. Take a listen as they break down the season, determine which stretch of games are the easiest (and toughest), the major storylines on their radar for each game, and much more including how the bye will come into play and their way too early record predictions!
Published 05/13/21
Things got busy near the end of the draft for the Chicago Bears. Listen as Will and Nick welcome RB Khalil Herbert, WR Dazz Newsome, CB Thomas Graham Jr., and DT Khyiris Tonga to Chicago! The guys analyzed on the fly, explained how each one of these players fits at their position, their strengths and weaknesses as well as the best-case scenario for these picks, and much more including the guys' instant grades and some good discussions between the picks themselves.
Published 05/01/21
Welcome to Chicago, Larry Borom! Listen as Will and Nick share their initial analysis (and reaction) on the Chicago Bears’ fifth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The guys analyze on the fly, explain how Borum fits on the offensive line, his strengths and weaknesses as well as realistic rookie expectations and share their instant grades.
Published 05/01/21
Welcome to Chicago, Teven Jenkins! Listen as Will, Nick and Mason share their initial analysis (and reaction) on the Chicago Bears’ second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The guys analyze on the fly, explain how Teven Jenkins fits on the offensive line, what his top strengths and weaknesses are, whether or not he is a "shoe-in" Day 1 starter, why he's going to bolster the running game in addition to better pass protection, and much more including realistic rookie expectations for Jenkins...
Published 05/01/21
Welcome to Chicago, Justin Fields!! Listen as Will and Nick share their initial analysis (and reaction) on the Chicago Bears’ first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The guys analyze on the fly, explain how Justin Fields changes the entire trajectory of the franchise, all of the traits Fields has that will elevate the offense, what are his key strengths and weaknesses, and much more including their instant grades of both the trade-up and the pick itself.
Published 04/30/21
Welcome to Draft Week, Bears Fans! There’s no better way to kick off one of the most important (and fun) weeks of the year than sharing our final Chicago Bears Mock Drafts with you! In this episode, Will and Nick do their best job at predicting who they think the Bears will draft this weekend. Take a listen as the guys go pick-by-pick, teaching you more about each prospect as they build their own draft class, discuss their thoughts on one another’s mock, and much more!
Published 04/27/21
There's only one week left before the 2021 NFL Draft! In this episode, Will and Nick are joined by Jacob Infante from Windy City Gridiron and The Draft Wire to learn more about the prospects that could (and should) be on the Bears' radar during all three days of the draft. Take a listen as the guys learn more about potential draft targets at positions of need including which quarterbacks Jacob would trade up for or select in the first two rounds, the wide receivers in this class that would be...
Published 04/23/21
We’re doing something we haven’t done before, which is exciting considering this is our 550th episode! This week, Will and Nick are joined by Mason West and the three of them run through a couple of mock draft simulations on the fly. Take a listen as the guys take a more informal approach and work through various draft scenarios and strategies for the Chicago Bears with a couple of different draft simulators. You’ll learn more about some of the prospects and potential fits in this year’s...
Published 04/16/21
Sitting in the middle of free agency and the upcoming draft, now is the perfect time to recollect and take a moment to answer those burning questions on your mind. In this week’s mailbag episode, Will and Nick answer your questions including: What’s our outlook for the Bears’ future? Which QB’s would be considered a reach in the draft? Could Ryan Pace trade up to the Falcons’ spot? Would we trade up, trade down or pick at 20? What impact do we expect from a 17-game season? What happens if...
Published 04/09/21
Now that the free agency "buzz" has settled down, it's time to shift our attention to the 2021 NFL Draft. So just how has free agency altered the Chicago Bears draft plans? In this episode, Will and Nick unveil their first initial mock drafts of the year as they attempt to create the best draft class possible with the Bears' current slate of picks. For these mocks, the guys used different draft simulators and both agreed that there were no trades allowed. Take a listen to find out who each of...
Published 04/02/21
It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears were facing a tough offseason in 2021. Now one week into free agency, just how well (or poor) of a job has Ryan Pace done to re-calibrate the roster? In this episode, we take a hard look at every decision that has been made to date including players that have re-signed with the team, those who the Bears have released, and of course each of the free agent signings including QB Andy Dalton, RB Damien Williams and CB Desmond Trufant. Which players are our...
Published 03/26/21