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Under Center: Chicago Bears Podcast

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

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New York, NY

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

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English


Episodes
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Cole Kmet’s big Bears chance, NFL tales with Clay Harbor

5/22/2024
Get an exclusive peek inside rookie minicamp and the NFL offseason program with special guest Clay Harbor, former NFL tight end, on the Under Center Podcast! Host Kenneth Davis and Alex Shapiro dive deep into the rookie experience, from the nerves of minicamp to the grind of OTAs (1:38). Clay shares insider stories, including when he knew he belonged in the NFL (8:50) and why Nick Foles was one of his favorite quarterbacks to work with(14:35). Plus, Clay reveals what he thinks makes a winning position group and explains why he's so high on Cole Kmet (21:50). Don't miss this epic episode packed with NFL secrets, player reactions, and more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:35:44

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Bears 2024 schedule breakdown, Caleb Williams rookie season predictions

5/20/2024
On this episode of the Under Center podcast, Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro get you prepped with everything you need to know as the Bears begin OTAs (1:20). Then, they break down the Bears' 2024 schedule. They start by highlighting key games to watch this season. How important is the Week 2 game vs. the Texans? What's the significance of Caleb Williams facing Jayden Daniels? (11:53). The trio then discuss the Bears' back-loaded schedule and why the NFL waited until Week 11 for them to have an NFC game. They debate whether or not the late division slate is a positive or negative, and discuss the importance of getting early wins with the tough finishing stretch (16:40). Will the Bears win their division or make the playoffs (23:11)? Finally, the guys finish by providing game-by-game predictions for the Bears' season (31:55). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:04:29

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How Bears can unlock Caleb Williams' potential, NFL draft insights with Brett Kollmann

5/15/2024
On this episode of the Under Center Podcast, film expert and host of the Bootleg Football Podcast Brett Kollmann joins Kenneth Davis and Alex Shapiro to dive into the exceptional talent of Caleb Williams, the quarterback who "has every club in his bag." Brett discusses what makes Caleb unique (3:13), the areas he needs to improve (6:22), and how he could thrive in Shane Waldron's offense, which is designed for favorable one-on-one matchups (8:00). Brett also examines the viability of Tampa 2, Cover 3 schemes in today's NFL (24:50), and react to draft decisions, including Atlanta's choice to draft quarterback Michael Penix Jr (28:31). Tune in for insights on identifying great quarterbacks and what makes Caleb's middle-field play stand out. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:30:21

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Caleb Williams, Rome Odunze shine in Bears rookie minicamp

5/13/2024
Get the scoop on Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze's standout performances at Bears rookie minicamp. Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro delve into the duo's stellar displays, from Williams' leadership prowess off the field to Odunze's brilliance and chemistry with the rookie QB (0:46). Uncover how their personalities are reshaping the Bears' franchise (13:00). Plus, insight on the new offensive coaching staff (19:45), Tory Taylor's impact (26:32), and beyond! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:36:51

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Challenges Caleb Williams must overcome as the new Bears quarterback with Shawne Merriman

5/8/2024
Rookie minicamp is this weekend, and Caleb Williams' journey as the Bears quarterback is about to begin. Former NFL All-Pro Shawne Merriman joins Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro on the Under Center Podcast to break down what Caleb is about to face. Shawne discusses the pressure Caleb faces following Justin Fields' tenure with the Bears (0:52). Later, Shawne discusses why he doesn't like rookie quarterbacks starting (3:41) and fair expectations for Caleb (20:42). Finally, Shawne breaks down what the Bears are getting with Keenan Allen (17:02) and how a veteran defense can help a young QB (18:54). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:29:34

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Final free agency moves: Remaining players Chicago Bears may target

5/6/2024
Join Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro as they unveil the top free agents the Bears could consider adding this summer! From breaking down remaining cap space (1:29) to revealing their ultimate free agent pick (5:00), this episode is packed with insights. Plus, the guys discuss if Ryan Poles has transformed the Bears into a prime destination for veteran talent (8:46). Don't miss this essential Bears roster analysis! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:30:51

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Caleb Williams’ expectations, Bears’ place in NFC North with Carmen Vitali

5/1/2024
On this episode of the Under Center Podcast, Fox Sports' Carmen Vitali joins Kenneth Davis and Josh Schrock to share her thoughts on the 2024 NFL Draft. Carmen talks about why she doesn't think the Bears should have drafted Iowa punter Tory Taylor in the fourth round (2:15). Later, she breaks down how the Bears’ draft class stacks up against the rest of the NFC North teams (9:15). Finally, she shares her prediction for the Bears record in the 2024 season (10:40) and reveals what she thinks are realities expectations for Caleb Williams in his rookie season (12:28). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:29:55

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2024 NFL Draft Recap: Did the Chicago Bears win the draft?

4/27/2024
Tune in as Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock and Alex Shapiro dissect the Bears' draft picks, starting with Josh's A+++ grade on the draft class (2:44). Then, they explore comparisons between Dominique Robinson and Austin Booker (9:50). From head-scratching punter picks (8:00) to debates on the best wide receiver trio in the NFL (21:43), this episode covers it all. Don't miss the conversation on which NFC North team has the best roster, too. (35:06). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:36:49

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Caleb Williams, Rome Odunze, and Bears' franchise-altering draft

4/26/2024
The first round of the 2024 NFL Draft is one that will forever be remembered in Chicago as the day Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze arrived. Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock and Alex Shapiro recap and react to a historic day for the Bears. They discuss why Rome Odunze is the perfect fit for Williams and this Bears offense (6:22) and if Williams played a role in the selection. The trio also discusses the players that are still left on the draft board (27:00). Get ready Bears fans, the new era of Bears football is here! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:37:32

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Rome Odunze on Caleb Williams throwing session, potentially being drafted by Bears

4/25/2024
Top wide receiver prospect Rome Odunze joins Kenneth Davis and Alex Shapiro on a special edition of the Under Center Podcast. Odunze discusses his rise up draft boards, and if he believes he's the best wide receiver in a loaded draft (1:00). Later, he talks about his workout with Caleb Williams, Keenan Allen and DJ Moore (3:45). He also shares his thoughts on what the offense would like if he's drafted by the Bears at No. 9 (9:30). Finally, he shares what his emotions are like on the eve of the 2024 NFL Draft (16:07). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:17:26

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Debating Bears' options at No. 9 as transformational 2024 NFL Draft arrives

4/24/2024
On this episode of the Under Center Podcast, Kenneth Davis and Josh Schrock prepare for the 2024 NFL Draft and the presumed arrival of quarterback Caleb Williams. The two discuss Williams' desire to chase Tom Brady and whether or not that's a good way to start his NFL career. Then, the duo turn their attention to general manager Ryan Poles' pre-draft press conference. They debate what the Bears should do at No. 9 and whether or not Poles should feel the need to trade down and acquire more picks. They debate whether or not the Bears should draft defensive tackle Byron Murphy at No. 9? How far back is too far back? Then, they look at Ryan Poles' comments about Caleb Williams' top-30 visit dinner and what that tells them about the locker room's feelings about their new quarterback. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:29:55

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Price for Bears to trade up for Marvin Harrison Jr., J.J. McCarthy's potential

4/22/2024
The Under Center Podcast and Big Ten Country Podcast team up to break down the Big Ten's top prospects and the Bears' 2024 NFL Draft plans. Kenneth Davis and Josh Schrock team up with James Neveau to break down the hottest draft rumors on the even of the event. They dissect the buzz surrounding the Bears and top prospect Marvin Harrison Jr. from Ohio State (1:13), and discuss what it would take to trade up to secure him (7:00). The trio the delivers unfiltered takes on Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy's curious draft rise and unclear NFL potential (21:30). Plus, get the inside scoop on left tackle Olu Fashanu (29:55) and other potential Big Ten first-rounders (34:08). Don't miss out on the ultimate draft breakdown - it's all right here on the Under Center Podcast! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:27

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Bears' 2024 NFL Draft future with NBC Sports Chicago expert Glynn Morgan

4/17/2024
Prepare for the ultimate Bears 2024 NFL Draft debrief! Join host Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock, Alex Shapiro, and NBC Sports Chicago draft expert Glynn Morgan as they break down the Bears' path in the 2024 draft. They tackle all the burning questions. Should the Bears prioritize wide receiver or left tackle (3:36)? Should they trade down from the ninth pick (9:07)? Plus, uncover the hidden gems the Bears could target in the third and fourth rounds (24:09). Tune in to the Under Center Podcast for your comprehensive draft breakdown! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:26:57

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Bears 2024 NFL Mock: Debating, finalizing prospects to target at each spot

4/15/2024
On this edition of the Under Center Podcast, Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro select the entire Bears' 2024 Draft Class in a new spin on mock drafts. The trio uses all the current Bears picks in the 2024 Draft and take turns selecting who they believe is the best pick available. While drafting, Kenneth, Josh and Alex debate who has the higher ceiling Caleb Williams or Jayden Daniels, whether or not it is more important to take a potential pro bowl tackle or star wide receiver and more. Get your notes out Bears fans and get ready, the Bears could end up selecting several of these players in next week's draft. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:29:27

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Caleb Williams evaluation, Bears 2024 NFL Draft breakdown with Eric Edholm

4/10/2024
Get ready to dive deep into the 2024 NFL Draft with NFL.com's draft expert, Eric Edholm, as he joins Kenneth Davis and Alex Shapiro on the latest episode of the Under Center Podcast! Edholm explains why Caleb Williams might not be the slam dunk prospect Bears fans have been dreaming of (1:25). He also gives a thrilling breakdown of the top QBs in this stacked draft class (6:55). Edholm also weighs in on the possibility of the Bears snagging one of the top three wide receivers (14:23) and unveils a treasure trove of hidden gems in the second and third round that could elevate the Bears' game (22:12). Don't miss this episode packed with exclusive draft analysis and insider predictions! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:30:43

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Should Bears draft wide receiver or pass rusher at No. 9, plus top-30 visit check-ins

4/8/2024
On a new Under Center Podcast, Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock and Alex Shapiro discuss Caleb Williams' top-30 visits to Halas Hall (3:15). They also break down the other top-30 visits the Bears have had, which ones are scheduled and what it says about their plan at No. 9 (6:53). Later, the trio debates if the 2024 Bears can follow a similar trajectory as the 2023 Lions (14:35). They finish by ranking the top NFL wide receiver duos (29:57). Will Keenan Allen and DJ Moore make the top five? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:42:57

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March Madness meets NFL Draft as Under Center debates the Bears' No.9 pick

4/3/2024
Get your brackets ready! On the latest edition of the Under Center Podcast, hosts Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro determine the fate of the Chicago Bears' 9th pick in the upcoming NFL draft with a March Madness bracket. Top prospects Rome Odunze, Joe Alt, and Malik Nabers headline the 16-prospect field. Who should Ryan Poles select? Which prospect will give Caleb Williams the best chance to succeed? Should the Bears focus on the offensive line, defensive line, or go wide receiver? Is passing on a "blue" player for a trade down an option? Tune in for the expert analysis and electrifying debate that make this a must-listen episode for every Bears fan! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:26:47

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Dwight Freeney goes inside the trenches on Montez Sweat, Matt Eberflus and Caleb Williams

4/1/2024
On this episode of the Under Center Podcast, Hall of Famer and Super Bowl Champion Dwight Freeney joins Kenneth Davis and Alex Shapiro. Freeney opens up the discussion by sharing insights on why he would have opted to retain Justin Fields and build the team around him (1:11). Later, Freeney offers some in-depth analysis of Montez Sweat's game and a peek into Matt Eberflus' defensive play-calling (21:48). Freeney also shares a captivating anecdote about how Michael Jordan help reveal his Hall of Fame induction (28:55). Finally, Freeney explains why Keenan Allen's acquisition could be a game-changer for the Bears at (32:13). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:34:45

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Why the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted Justin Fields, Kevin Warren's Stadium bombshell

3/27/2024
Get ready for an unmissable episode of the Under Center Podcast! Alan Saunders from Steelers Now joins Kenneth Davis and Alex Shapiro to discuss the mystery behind Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers' interest in Justin Fields (0:37). Tune in as Saunders sheds light on the Steelers' draft strategy and the potential role Fields could play in the team's future (8:30). But that's not all, later, Kenneth and Alex unpack Bears president Kevin Warren's press conference at the Owners meetings (22:00). They discuss Warren's bold stance on the Bears' new stadium location and its implications for their Arlington property. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:28:07

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The Justin Fields trade, Bears draft plans, and position priorities: GM Ryan Poles opens up

3/25/2024
On the latest Under Center Podcast, Kenneth Davis and Alex Shapiro break down Ryan Poles' comments from the owner's meetings in Orlando (0:50). They discuss what both Poles and Mike Tomlin had to say about the Justin Fields trade and what Poles learned about Caleb Williams during his pro day (8:45). Later, the duo discuss the other positions and players that may be on Ryan Poles' list to draft at nine (20:00). Finally, they also talk about Poles' comments on the trades he's made in the offseason and how they came about (29:00). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:33