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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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On this episode of the Under Center Podcast, Fox Sports’ Carmen Vitali joins Kenneth Davis and Alex Shapiro to discuss her feature on Teven Jenkins. Carmen discuss why she was interested in covering Jenkins’ offseason work out and what impressed her most about the guard. They also discuss how Shane Waldron taking over as offensive coordinator has impacted Teven’s game. Later, Carmen reveals what she thinks the Bears need to do in order to move out of the basement of the NFC North. Finally, Carmen shares her thoughts on EA Sports College Football 25 and the Pac-12 folding.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On the latest Under Center Podcast, NBC Sports' NFL Draft and Fantasy Football expert Connor Rogers joins Kenneth Davis and Alex Shapiro. They dive into why Bears players can make an impact on fantasy teams, with DJ Moore and Keenan Allen leading the pack (1:07). Discover why you shouldn't overlook the Bears' tight ends (3:30) and how Caleb Williams stacks up in the fantasy quarterback tiers (6:55). Connor also weighs in on the Bears' defense (8:56) and the impact Shane Waldron will have on the offense(13:33). Who is the top fantasy player in the NFC North (18:00)? Would D'Andre Swift be a good addition to your team (20:13)? Fianally, they talk draft strategies (22:02), sleeper picks (24:48), and must-watch rookies, like Malik Nabers (27:00). Don't miss this episode packed with essential fantasy football tips!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On the latest Under Center Podcast, Kenneth Davis and Alex Shapiro debate Matt Eberflus' chances of winning Coach of the Year. They discuss whether being the favorite is a good or bad sign (4:00) and why nine wins won't cut it for the award (7:00). They also explore how Eberflus could lose out to Robert Saleh or Jim Harbaugh (10:12) and if he can turn the Bears' fortunes around in close games (12:00). Plus, they look at the comparisons to Matt Nagy's 2018 season (16:00), discuss defensive play-calling challenges (20:39), and the potential impact of Montez Sweat (26:36). Can the Bears' defense drive them to success?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On the latest episode of the Under Center Podcast, Kenneth Davis and Alex Shapiro are joined by Shannon Furman, the supervising producer of HBO's Hard Knocks, to give an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming season featuring the Chicago Bears. Shannon shares what it's like to bring the charter franchise on board (1:00) and reveals the most exciting storylines to watch, including the WR room, the young guys, and defensive backs (2:45). She discusses how Caleb Williams' presence made the Bears a compelling choice for Hard Knocks (4:22) and her excitement about telling the story of Rome Odunze (5:20). Shannon also shares surprising moments from filming (6:20) and highlights Aaron Rodgers as a great character (8:42). Shannon dives into stories about Antonio Brown, including his memorable hot air balloon arrival at training camp (18:21), and discusses her trailblazing role for women in NFL Films (22:05). Finally, she talks about the appetite for NFL Films, the growth of NFL media, and what's next on the horizon (26:12). Don't miss this fascinating episode filled with exclusive insights and stories!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On the latest Under Center Podcast, Kenneth Davis and Alex Shapiro tackle ESPN's surprising analytics on the Bears' playoff chances despite a revamped roster (4:00). They break down the NFC North showdown, debating if the Bears can compete with the Lions and Packers and if the missing pass rusher could be their Achilles' heel (9:00). Plus, they dive into the challenges facing Caleb Williams and the offense, the potential running back carousel (15:00), and discuss if this is the most excitement the Bears have seen in years (28:20). Don't miss this in-depth analysis!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On this episode of the Under Center Podcast, Jason Lieser from the Chicago Sun-Times joins Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro. They discuss how to keep content flowing during the Bears' offseason and why this team is easy to write about (1:13). Jason shares what excites him most about the fast-improving Bears, focusing on the skill players over Caleb Williams (3:06). They recap highlights from minicamp including standout performances from Rome Odunze and Jaylon Johnson (8:25). Jason reflects on Caleb Williams' seamless transition to the Bears (12:42) and discusses the potential for this team to achieve something special (14:40). They also dive into the challenges facing the Bears' defense, particularly Montez Sweat (17:30), and compare offensive coordinators Luke Getsy and Shane Waldron (19:34). Finally, they turn their attention to the NFC North and discuss why it will be hard for the Bears to win the division in 2024 (21:30). Jason also shares his mixed feelings on Matt Eberflus still leading the defense (24:09).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In the latest Under Center Podcast, Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro are joined by Mark Potash from the Chicago Sun-Times to discuss the growing excitement and optimism around the Bears’ upcoming season. The palpable enthusiasm is reminiscent of the Lovie Smith era (1:32). Mark identifies Shane Waldron’s offense as the biggest reason the Bears might not meet expectations (2:08). They delve into fair expectations for Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze, and how quickly we'll know if Caleb is the real deal (5:39). Mark draws comparisons between the 2024 Texans and this year’s Bears, highlighting why it's fair and relevant comparison (6:50). They explore why Bears players are embracing the pressure and address how Caleb Williams has quickly removed doubts about his off-field persona early on (14:57). The discussion also covers key players and position groups deserving attention from media and fans (17:51), what head coach Matt Eberflus needs to do to validate GM Ryan Poles' decision to keep him (22:14).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Join Kenneth Davis and Alex Shapiro on the latest Under Center Podcast as they dive into the Chicago Bears' most impactful offseason moves. They discuss DeAndre Carter joining the Bears as a WR and return specialist, bringing competition for Velus Jones (2:10). The signing of TE Marcedes Lewis and its significance is explored (5:52), followed by a comprehensive look at the top upgrades the Bears made, including D'Andre Swift and Keenan Allen (10:53). They analyze the replacement of Robert Tonyan with Gerald Everett (23:26) and Shane Waldron’s strategy to maximize Ryan Poles’ upgrades (27:11). The episode also covers Kevin Byard over Eddie Jackson (31:45), the punter change from Trenton Gill to Tory Taylor (37:04), and the Bears' bold attempt to trade up for Rome Odunze but the Atlanta Falcons passing (40:28).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In this episode of the Under Center Podcast, Kenneth Davis and Josh Schrock are joined by Sam Monson, lead NFL analyst for Pro Football Focus, for an in-depth discussion on the Chicago Bears. Sam reveals how PFF conducts its rankings (0:25) and compares the Bears’ roster to the Packers and Lions (2:39). Sam discusses how the Bears' supporting cast could impact Caleb Williams in Year 1 (6:51), suggesting he could break every Bears single-season QB record this fall (8:15). Sam highlights his biggest concerns about the Bears’ defense (15:41), evaluates their offensive line (19:24) and offers his take on what's a realistic way to judge Caleb Williams during his rookie season (22:45). Don’t miss this comprehensive breakdown of the Bears’ roster!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On the latest Under Center Podcast, Kenneth Davis and Josh Schrock break down Caleb Williams' growth during Bears mandatory minicamp, with one skill in particular standing out to media and Bears veterans (1:30). Ken and Josh later discuss how Caleb and the wide receiver trio of DJ Moore, Keenan Allen and Rome Odunze are developing their chemistry (6:00) and how the Bears' infrastructure is helping Williams develop (12:00). Later in the podcast, Josh breaks down how well the defense has fared in practice (23:00) and what the next step is for Montez Sweat this season (27:57). They finish by discussing the future for Teven Jenkins and Nate Davis. Don't miss this all the insights and break down!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Former NFL QB and NBC Sports analyst Chris Simms joins Kenneth Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro on the Under Center Podcast to explain why he ranked Caleb Williams as the 20th-best quarterback in the NFL, the highest he has ever ranked rookie QB (1:00). What convinced Simms that Williams is the real deal (4:05)? The guys dive deep into what Williams needs to do to maximize his talent, the pitfalls to avoid, and what Bears offensive coordinator Shane Waldron can do to help him grow (6:09). What are realistic expectations for Caleb Williams? Can he lead the Bears to success? The discussion is packed with expert insights and debate. Plus, hear Simms' expectations for Rome Odunze's rookie year (26:35).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Join hosts Kenneth Davis and Josh Schrock on the Under Center Podcast as they break down the second week of Bears OTAs. Josh discusses Caleb Williams' standout throws (1:50) and likens him to Aaron Rodgers (4:57). They also cover D’Andre Swift’s impressive performance (6:14) and how Shane Waldron and Matt Eberflus plan to get Williams comfortable (8:08). Get insights on the running back split (10:18), special teams updates from coach Richard Hightower on punter Tory Taylor (12:32), and how the Bears are preparing rookie pass rusher Austin Booker (19:20). Tune in for all this and more!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Join hosts Kenneth Davis and Alex Shapiro on the Under Center Podcast with special guest Annie Agar, Stadium NFL correspondent and NFL influencer. Annie shares her experience being contacted by the Bears for their schedule release (1:00) and her behind-the-scenes moments with Spice Adams and DJ Moore (1:51). She reveals the funniest NFL players she's met (3:47), and discusses the Bears' impressive offseason transformation (6:00). Annie provides insights on Caleb Williams and his potential in the NFL (8:39) and ranks NFC North QB situations. She also breaks down the Packers' improved defense and their expectations for the season (16:30). Tune in for Annie's thoughts on Jordan Love's future (19:30) and funny NFL storylines to watch (20:39).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Join hosts Kenneth Davis and Josh Schrock on the Under Center Podcast as they dive deep into the heart of Chicago Bears' OTAs. From the rough and tumble of the "bumpy" offense (0:43) to Caleb Williams' baptism by fire under center (3:00), they leave no stone unturned. Kenneth and Josh explore the defense's pivotal role in Caleb's growth (3:57), uncover the debate between early struggles (12:22) and Coach Eberflus' optimistic progress reports (14:09). Plus, discover standout players (20:52), offensive line insights (23:37), and reactions to Justin Fields' comments about his departure (26:30).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Eric Rogers

what happened to the YouTube post?

May 18th
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Case Bell

if I wanted to listen to negative ranting on fast Forward for an hour I would just get all of my commentary from Reddit. turned it off of the 10-minute mark, why the heck would anyone listen to this for the entire podcast.

Sep 10th
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SC

I feel like an accessory to murder with all the 'ax'ing' going on in the last podcast. Holmes is one of the most articulate sports broadcasters around & NBC chose this over him...smh.

Apr 2nd
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Zach ODonnell

q

Jul 8th
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SC

Great episode. That dude has passion.

May 7th
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John Kane

Great episode 👍

Mar 3rd
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SC

This was a good podcast. Listening to them 3 was funny as hell. LH is always cool. 'Back in 3, 2,, 1.' lol

Oct 2nd
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