Under Center: Chicago Bears Podcast

NBC Sports Chicago

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!

Location:

New York, NY

Description:

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!

Language:

English


Episodes

NFL.com's Eric Edholm on the Senior Bowl

2/6/2023
Luke Getsy and the Bears were in charge of the American team for the Senior Bowl. Which prospects made an impression? NFL.com draft expert Eric Edholm joins Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro to discuss the NFL Draft and the 2023 Senior Bowl. The guys talk about if defensive tackle Jalen Carter is worth the No. 1 pick and who the Bears should take in the draft if they trade down. Later, they give fans a list of players that impacted the Senior Bowl and a lot more. See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:00:22:40

Can Justin Fields make Jalen Hurts-type leap with ABC 7's Dionne Miller

2/1/2023
The Bears are not in the Super Bowl but have the opportunity to improve their team this off-season to get closer to the ultimate goal. Dionne Miller, sports anchor for ABC 7 and radio host on ESPN 1000, joins Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro to talk about what the Bears need to do to start contending, whether they should trade for a No. 1 WR, and if the Philadelphia Eagles and Jalen Hurts can be a blueprint for the Bears and Justin Fields to follow. All that and much more on the Under Center...

Duration:00:30:51

2023 NFC/AFC Championship review, Tee Higgins Bears trade option and more

1/30/2023
The 2023 Super Bowl is set: The Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro break down the AFC/NFC Championship games, and share their thoughts on the Eagles' dominance and if the Chiefs were helped by a little luck against the Bengals. Later, the guys predict who will score the first touchdown in the PointsBet Super Bowl Segment. They discuss Vic Fangio becoming the highest paid NFL coordinator, and the rumors that Chicago could be interested in trading for...

Duration:00:54:37

Justin Fields' development and Ryan Poles' big test with Jason Lieser

1/25/2023
The offseason is in full swing, Bears fans. Jason Lieser from the Chicago Sun-Times joins Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro to recap the Bears' season. The guys discuss the hiring of Kevin Warren as President/CEO and how Warren will impact the Bears' new stadium plan in Arlington Park. Later, Jason evaluates Ryan Poles' first season as GM and discusses why he thinks the Bears will regret trading Roquan Smith. Finally, they break down how Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace mishandled Justin...

Duration:00:34:17

2023 NFL Divisional round recap

1/23/2023
We know the Bears aren’t there but we love football here and the games were fun. We got you covered football fans as the Under Center crew of Ken Davis, Josh Schrock and Alex Shapiro break down every single Divisional round game this past weekend. The good, the bad, and the ugly. They discuss if the Jags had a chance after the Mahomes injury, if the are Bills built incorrectly, and if the Cowboys ever be anything significant. All that and a lot more on the Under Center pod. 0:56 - Chiefs vs...

Duration:00:59:21

Reacting to our Bears 2022 season predictions

1/20/2023
It’s time to hold the crew accountable. On this episode of the podcast, Ken Davis, Josh Schrock. and Alex Shapiro go over what they predicted for the 2022 Bears season and see if they were right or wrong. The topics include non-quarterback MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and some bold predictions. Get your popcorn and enjoy the review. 1:45 - 2022 Bold Statement: “Darnell Mooney will have 200 targets” 4:20 - Bears Defensive Player of the Year prediction 7:58 - Bears...

Duration:00:29:29

Kevin Warren press conference reaction with Herb Howard

1/18/2023
The Chicago Bears officially introduced their new president and CEO, Kevin Warren, on Tuesday. Fans and media agree that the Bears hit a home run. Herb Howard from The Bigs Media joins Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro and Tony Gill to talk about the hire and Warren's introductory press conference. We also discussed the plan for the new stadium in Arlington Park and Warren's role in football decisions for the Bears. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:41:06

Bears hire Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren as President, CEO

1/12/2023
The Chicago Bears make a new hire. Bears hire Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren as the team's President and CEO. Who is Warren and what will he bring to the Bears? Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro and Josh Schrock discuss the Bears' hire and what it means for the future of the Bears. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:24:07

Ryan Poles' plan for Justin Fields, Bears' offseason with ESPN’s Courtney Cronin

1/11/2023
The Bears' season is officially over and it’s time to recap and look to the future. General manager Ryan Poles had his end-of-season press conference and answered a lot of questions regarding his belief in Justin Fields, the No. 1 pick in the draft, his plan for the future and more. ESPN's Courtney Cronin joins Ken Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro to break down everything you need to know from the press conference, including their thoughts and predictions on how the offseason will...

Duration:00:51:28

Bears receive No. 1 pick in 2023 NFL Draft thanks to Texans, Lovie Smith

1/9/2023
As the Bears ended their season with a 29-13 loss to the Vikings, the Houston Texans miraculously knocked off the Indianapolis Colts, handing the Bears the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Thanks Lovie. On this episode of the Under Center Podcast, Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro discuss what Ryan Poles should do with the No. 1 pick. Will Poles draft a quarterback or look to build around Justin Fields? Later, they discuss what was said in the locker room after the loss to the...

Duration:00:40:10

Week 18 preview: How will the Bears finish the season against the Vikings?

1/6/2023
The Bears' season is coming to an end but not before taking on the division rival Vikings for the second time. Coming off a bad loss against the Lions, should the Bears play Justin Fields? What can you learn about the Bears after this game? Matthew Coller of Purple Insider joins Ken Davis, Josh Schrock and Alex Shapiro to preview Bears and Vikes. The guys discuss the Vikings and Kirk Cousins' future in Minnesota. Later they debate which team has the brightest future in the NFC North and much...

Duration:00:49:00

Bears to sit QB Justin Fields for final game of the season

1/5/2023
On this episode of the Under Center Podcast, Kenneth Davis and Josh Schrock discuss the latest news surrounding Bills safety Damar Hamlin. They share their thoughts, react to the injury, and hear from Bears center Sam Mustipher. Later, they talk about the Bears' decision to shut down Justin Fields for the rest of the season. They also discuss the early returns of the Chase Claypool trade and debate if he was worth the second-round pick. Finally, they look at the Bears' current draft position...

Duration:00:24:37

Week 17 recap: Bears' lack effort in loss to Lions

1/2/2023
The Bears lost to the Buffalo Bills 35-13 on Sunday. Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro break down what went wrong this week. They discuss the lack of effort and how the offensive line lacked quarterback protection. Later, they talk about the length of time Justin Fields held on to the ball and how dangerous it was. They also break down Braxton Jones's struggles and his future with the Bears. Finally, they discuss Chase Claypool’s blowup on the sideline in Detroit and how Justin Fields handled the...

Duration:00:41:46

Week 17 preview: Bears vs. Lions with Eric Woodyard of ESPN

12/30/2022
The Bears are getting set to play the Detroit Lions in Week 17. Will the Bears pull off the upset? Ken Davis, Josh Schrock and Alex Shapiro preview the matchup with Lions ESPN beat writer Eric Woodyard. The guys discuss the difference between the Lions in Week 10 and now, if the Lions are a growing threat in the NFC North, along with predictions for the game and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:24:14

Former DE Corey Wootten breaks down the Bears' defense and where it's headed

12/28/2022
With two games left in the season, FOX32 analyst Corey Wootten joins Kenneth, Josh and Alex to discuss the Bears' future. They break down what the Bears can add to the roster through the draft and who they should take with their first-round pick. Later, they debate how the team can improve on defense, which WR the Bears should target in the offseason and much more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:26:46

Week 16 recap: Bears' rookies Kyler Gordon, Velus Jones shine in loss to Bills

12/25/2022
In freezing cold temperatures, the Bears lost to the Buffalo Bills 35-13 on Sunday. Ken Davis, Josh Schrock and Alex Shapiro talk about what went wrong for the Bears. They discuss the lack of quarterback-designed run for Justin Fields and how the offensive line impacted the game plan. Later, they talk about what could happen if the Bears land the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 draft. They also break down Velus Jones Jr.'s performance. Finally, they talk about Kyler Gordon's game and how the...

Duration:00:31:25

Adam Schefter of ESPN on the bright future of the Bears

12/21/2022
Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro are joined by ESPN's Senior NFL insider Adam Schefter to discuss the state of the Bears and what could be one of the brightest eras in Chicago Bears history. Adam provides insight into what broke down between the Bears and Roquan Smith with contract negotiations, they discuss the off-season strategy for the Bears, how the national media views Justin Fields and a lot more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:28:42

Week 15 recap: Bears losing streak extends to 7 with loss to Eagles

12/19/2022
The Chicago Bears gave the Philadelphia Eagles all they could handle Sunday, but a few critical mistakes cost them a chance at the upset. Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock and Alex Shapiro break down Justin Fields’ performance in the 25-20 loss. Later, they debate whether or not David Montgomery has a place in the future of the Bears' rebuild. Then, they discuss if it would be in the Bears' best interest to lose out, finishing on a 10-game losing streak. Finally, they talk about Teven Jenkins’...

Duration:00:56:25

NFL Week 15 preview: Chicago Bears vs Philadelphia Eagles

12/16/2022
Coming off their bye week, the Bears gear up to face the best team in the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles. To preview the matchup, former co-host of the Under Center Podcast Siafa Lewis from CBS Philadelphia joins Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro. The guys discuss Jalen Hurts' MVP campaign, if there are similarities between Hurts and Justin Fields, if there is a way for the Bears to compete with the Super Bowl contenders, and much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California...

Duration:00:40:13

Tony Dungy on how to build around Justin Fields

12/14/2022
NFL Hall of Famer and NBC's Football Night in America host Tony Dungy joins Ken Davis, Josh Schrock and Alex Shapiro to discuss how the Bears should build around Justin Fields. Dungy discusses how he built the Super Champion Indianapolis Colts with Payton Manning, if Jalen Hurts' path be similar to Justin Fields, how you should draft once you have your QB of the future, and a lot more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:26:33