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Under Center: Chicago Bears Podcast

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

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


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




Peter King breaks down Bears new regime Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus

With so many questions surrounding the new regime of the Bears, it's time we bring out a guy that knows everything you need to know, NBC Sports' Football czar, Peter King. Peter joins Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro live and on the field at Halas Hall as they discuss Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus and the direction they have the Bears going in. They also discuss the "hold-in" of Roquan Smith, Peter's thoughts on Justin Fields, and a lot more! Before the Peter King interview, the guys provide...


Bears try to build offensive line with Courtney Cronin of ESPN

The Bears' number one problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible is the offensive line. With so many guys being shuffled in and out, will the Bears be able to find consistency in a group to protect the franchise QB? ESPN's Courtney Cronin joins Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro to discuss the Bears' offensive line woes and other updates from training camp. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Chicago Bears place OL Teven Jenkins on trading block!?

Watch this episode on our YouTube page by clicking HERE In a breaking report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Bears are looking for trades for former second-round pick offensive tackle Teven Jenkins. Ken Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro break down the breaking news and if the Bears are handling the scrum at offensive line well. Later in the pod, the crew also discusses the news and updates of training camp including Kyler Gordon getting more responsibility and a lot more. See...


Recapping the first week of Bears training camp

Make sure to watch this episode on the NBC Sports Chicago YouTube channel by clicking HERE! Contract disputes, injuries, and interesting tid bits. We got you covered. Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro and Josh Schrock break down everything that has happened at Bears training camp including, Robert Quinn showing up despite rumors about a hold out, the play of the first team defense and offense, and an update on the offensive line. Get all your info here on the Under Center Podcast. (4:35) - Kyler...


Bears sign O-lineman Michael Schofield, Bears unveil new helmet and uniforms

Subscribe to our YouTube page and watch this episode HERE as we debut the NEW NBC Sports Chicago podcast studio! The Bears' offensive line is still unsettled but they add another piece to it. Bears sign guard Michael Schofield to a one-year deal. Is he the best lineman the Bears have? Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Josh Schrock break down the new signing and offensive line as a whole. Later in the pod, the crew debates whether the new Bears' alternate helmets and uniforms are a hit or a...


Eddie Goldman retires and disrespectful Bears Madden ratings

Alex Shapiro is back from vacation as he joins Ken Davis and Josh Schrock as they discuss former Bears defensive lineman Eddie Goldman retiring from the NFL after signing with the Atlanta Falcons. The guys also discuss former Bear offensive lineman Jason Peters' comments about Justin Fields and if the Bears should bring back Peters. Later in the pod, the guys discuss the Madden 23 ratings for Roquan Smith and Darnell Mooney and if they are rated too low. See Privacy Policy at...


Is Ryan Poles handling the rebuild well?

Ryan Poles and the Bears are in full rebuild mode but are fans satisfied by how it's going so far? Is Ryan Poles taking the right approach? Ken Davis and Josh Schrock discuss their thoughts on how the rebuild is going so far, why the Bears traded for WR N'Keal Harry, the history of tanking in the Bears organization, and is tanking the right approach with a potential franchise QB already under contract? (1:17) - Reasons why the N'Keal Harry trade fits with the philosophy of Ryan...


Bears' expectations for N'Keal Harry and Year 2 for Justin Fields and Mac Jones with Khari Thompson

Ken Davis and Josh Schrock sit down with WEEI Patriots beat writer Khari Thompson to discuss the Bears' trade for N'Keal Harry, what went wrong for the receiver in New England, and offseason impressions of Mac Jones and Justin Fields. (3:00) - If Bill Belichick couldn't get production from N'Kell Harry, what should the expectations be for him as a Bear? (9:22) - Harry has the ability to use his frame to create openings for Justin Fields (19:00) - Second-year QB comparison Mac Jones vs...


Where does Justin Fields rank among 2021 draft class QBs?

Ken Davis and Josh Schrock rank the QBs heading into Year 2 and decide where Justin Fields ranks amongst his peers. The guys also discuss where Fields should rank among all NFL QBs at the end of the season to convince you he's a franchise signal-caller. (1:30) - Ranking the 2021 QB draft class. How would you rank them? (12:02) - ESPN took a survey to rank the top 10 QBs. When will Justin Fields crack the top 10? (22:55) - Where would you want to see Justin Fields ranked at the end of the...


Lori Lightfoot's Soldier Field plan, David Moore's arrest, and Soup Campbell fired

In a slow news week for on-field discussion, there was plenty to talk about off field. Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Josh Schrock discuss Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan to keep the Bears in Chicago by adding a dome and changing the Museum Campus for fans. The guys also discuss the Bears' most recent arrest of WR David Moore, and they discuss the firing of LaMar "Soup" Campbell after he was on the hiring committee to bring in Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus. (1:36) - Mayor Lori Lightfoot...


Washington Commanders Terry McLaurin gets paid, should Bears pay Darnell Mooney the same?

Another wide receiver gets a big contract as Commander's WR Terry McLaurin signs a three-year $70 million dollar deal. With Darnell Monney only having one year left after this season, should Ryan Poles start the process on an extension if he's their best WR? Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro discuss what the Bears should do with Mooney and his future as a Bear. The guys also discuss more details in the Matt Adams arrest and break down the contract Bears rookie Kyler Gordon signed. (2:30) - After...


Matt Adams is arrested, Kyler Gordon signs, and will Darnell Mooney be a star

The Bear's offseason continues with some good, some bad, and some interesting news. Ken Davis and Josh Schrock break down the latest on the Bears including newcomer Matt Adams getting arrested for gun possession, the Bears signing their new rookie Kyler Gordon, Larry Ogunjobi signing elsewhere on a cheaper deal, and will Darnell Mooney take a superstar leap this season. (1:00) - Kyler Gordon officially signs his rookie deal (3:15) - Bears linebacker Matt Adams gets arrested for not having...


Bears offensive line will be an issue for Justin Fields this season

The Bears' offensive line might be a problem. Like a BIG problem. They suffer an injury to Dakota Dozier, rookie Braxton Jones could be a starter before he's ready, Teven Jenkins is playing with the 2nd string, and guys could be playing outta position. Prayers up to Justin Fields. Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Josh Schrock discuss the many issues facing the Bears offensive line, can they patch up a decent enough group before the season, and if they are bad can the Bears and fans decide if...


Bears OTA recap: How well is Justin Fields and the offense playing actually?

Mini Camp has been completed this week. So, what did we learn? Ken Davis and Josh Schrock discuss the week of headlines and stories from the Bears and what they learned from all the press conferences and plays. They break down the Robert Quinn no-show this week, how well the defensive backs are playing, if the offense is coming together as the offensive line remains in flux, and a lot more. (1:00) - Overview of the week of practice (8:30) - Does Bears rookie tackle Braxton Jones have a...


Breaking down Luke Getsy's offense with Justin Fields at the helm

The Bears have a new offensive coordinator and a new offensive system, the "wide zone". Get familiar with it Bears fans, this will be the offensive identity for the Bears. On this episode of the podcast, Ken Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro do some sexy football talk and break down the wide zone, how it might be implemented, and what they think of the personnel running the scheme. This one is for the football nerds out there. (8:30) - Do the Bears have the offensive line to run the new...


Matt Eberflus loses a practice and compares Justin Fields to Dak Prescott

Ken Davis and Josh Schrock discuss the NFL taking a practice away from Matt Eberflus and the Bears and if this is a significant crime. They also discuss what did happen and practice the next day, including Jaylon Johnson returning to the starting group, how the defense is looking under Matt Eberflus, and Matt Eberflus comparing Justin Fields to Dak Prescott. (4:50) - How and why did the Bears lose a practice day? (12:00) - Offensive line shuffle during practice (20:32) - Can the defense...


Can Darnell Mooney be a number 1 wide receiver?

The Bears all off-season have been called out for not having enough weapons around Justin Fields. But what if the Bears already see Darnell Mooney as that guy? Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Josh Schrock discuss Mooney and if he can be THE GUY for Justin Fields this year. The guys also discuss their top Bears player that needs to show improvement. (5:10) - Is there too much pressure on Darnell Mooney? (9:00) - What does a successful season look like for Darnell Mooney? (16:00) - Which Bears...


Akiem Hicks leaves Chicago Bears to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Akiem Hicks has been a top 2 or 3 player on the Bears since he's been in Chicago and now that the Bears are rebuilding he is taking his talents south to play with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs. What will the Bears miss out on and was it time to move on? Ken Davis and Josh Schrock discuss Hicks changing teams and break down if the defense can still be good with Hicks. (0:50) - The Akiem Hicks era is officially over (9:00) - Finding interior defensive lineman (13:00) - Going over the...


Jaylon Johnson's move to 2nd string and the Cole Kmet resurgence

On this episode of the podcast, Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Josh Schrock discuss and give updates on bears camp. The guys dive into Matt Eberflus moving star corner Jaylon Johnson to the second-string defense and why that decision was made, they break down Cole Kmet's excitement about the new offense and predict how well Kmet will play this year, and they break down the offensive line. (2:20) - Why has Jaylon Johnson been moved to the second-string defense? (7:10) - Matt Eberflus is...


Justin Fields speaks on his year with Matt Nagy, his WR corps, and new coach

A lot of changes have happened since the Bears drafted Justin Fields and we discuss his thoughts on his current situation. Ken Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro discuss a Bleacher Report interview Justin Fields did talking about his season under Matt Nagy, the public dismissal of the Bears WRs, and his thoughts on his coaches. Later, the guys discuss the national discussion around the Bears, and Robert Quinn trade possibilities. (5:54) - Justin Fields believes his WRs are good...