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Bears Over Beers S2E10: Betting Extravaganza wi...
Jeff, EJ, and Sam go head-to-head to try and pick the winning combo of overs, unders, and division winners
58 min
BWME61: Talking through Bears' Training Camp (w...
How do you gain insight on training camp when every practice is only open to the media? You talk to a media member, of course! Robert S. brings on The Bear Report's Zack Pearson to talk through every position group on the Bears' roster in this extra-long training camp update -- check out the show and let us know what you think!
66 min
Bears Over Beers S2E9: Fantasy Football with Er...
Jeff is joined by the QB List's Erik Smith as they prepare you for your upcoming fantasy football drafts
57 min
Bears Over Beers S2E8: Special Interview with M...
Jeff and EJ sit down with the Director of the documentary Mad Mac, the Memory of Jim McMahon, currently in production.
34 min
BWME60: Breaking down play-calling, Matt Nagy, ...
Is Bears' HC Matt Nagy a good play-caller? It's impossibly hard to tell from the TV broadcast, so I brought on the man who literally wrote the book on the 2018 Bears' offense, Bobby Peters, to talk through everything from Nagy's favorite concepts and systems to player-specific adjustments he made throughout his two-year stint in Chicago. It's a jam-packed episode, so check it out now! Be sure to leave a review after listening!
48 min
Bears Over Beers S2:E7: Covid Opt Outs and Trub...
Jeff and EJ cover what COVID means for the Bears (so far) and what they really expect out of Trubisky vs. Foles.
49 min
BWME59: Goldman's Opt-Out and the Top 5 Most Im...
With star nose tackle Eddie Goldman opting out of the 2020 NFL season, what changes for the Chicago Bears defense? Robert investigates in this episode while also revealing his "Top 5 Most Important Bears Players/Position-Groups of 2020". Check out the episode and let him know what you think!
27 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 74- Brad Biggs- Training Camp...
Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs discusses COVID-19 and football, Foles/Trubisky, and what to expect in training camp.
47 min
Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - Peering ...
The final episode of the original planned series, Matt and Jeff apply the lessons of the past 100 years to predict what the 2020s will be like in this week's Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History by the Decade.
130 min
BWME58: A statistical look at the Chicago Bears...
What do the Chicago Bears' 2019 statistics, both offensive and defensive, say about their play last year? And what can they tell us about 2020? Robert brings on DaBearsBlog's statistical guru, Johnathan Wood, to find out just that in this episode of Bear With Me!
48 min
Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - The Cutl...
Like it or not, the trade that brought Jay Cutler to Chicago defined a generation and it's the focus of this episode. We focus in on Cutler, his weapons, what went right and what went wrong in this week's episode.
84 min
Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - 2000s Pa...
It's another big one as Jeff and Matt break down the first decade of the 21st century and all the ups and downs that went along with it. This is Part 2 that discusses Briggs, Hester, and Kruetz plus the categories!
65 min
Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - 2000s Pa...
It's another big one as Jeff and Matt break down the first decade of the 21st century and all the ups and downs that went along with it. Join the guys for breakdowns of Brian Urlacher, Peanut Tillman, Devin Hester, Olin Kreutz, and more!
61 min
Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - Black Ho...
If you like great Bears football on the field, well... that's not this episode. But, Jeff & Matt have a lot of fun reliving the teams of their youth and share some great memories
84 min
BWM57: Current and Future Analysis of the Chica...
The Chicago Bears have become known for their limited cap space and draft resources, but how bad *is* their situation compared to other teams? Robert brings on renowned cap analyst Brad Spielberger to answer exactly that question, as well as outlining both the current and future threats to the Bears' success going forward.
54 min
Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - 80s Side B
Side B of the big one! The 1980s were famous for a lot of reasons and we dig into as many as possible in this week's episode of Halas to Mack.
59 min
Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - 80s Side A
It's the big one! The 1980s were famous for a lot of reasons and we dig into as many as possible in this week's episode of Halas to Mack.
59 min
BWME56: Talking about Trubisky's Press Conference
After months away from speaking to the media, Chicago Bears' QB Mitchell Trubisky met with Chicago's finest reporters over zoom a few days ago and wow'd pundits with his confident and plucky demeanor. But will this "good pissed off" attitude carry over to the football field? Robert discusses this, along with a plethora of other topics, in this episode of Bear With Me!
41 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 73- Sam Acho joins
Sam Acho joins to discuss the unrest in the country after George Floyd's death and the ongoing issues we continue to face as a nation.
31 min
Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - Sweetnes...
Yes, it's the worst decade in team history but there are some great players including the GOAT in the 70s. Join us as we talk Walter Payton and other important players and coaches from the 1970s
68 min
Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - The Geor...
Join us for the George Halas victory lap! The legendary Chicago Bears coach winds down his coaching career in the 60s by winning a final championship and acquiring some of the most legendary Bears players like Mike Ditka, Dick Butkus, and Gale Sayers - all in the 60s!
77 min
Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - Nifty 50s
The 50s can be described as good but not great in terms of team success, but there are plenty of All-Time great players and stories from the decade. Join us as we talk Bill George, Harlon Hill, George Conner and more!
58 min
Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - Fantasti...
It's the best decade in Chicago Bears history! Four championship seasons in seven years with plenty of Hall of Famers like Sid Luckman, Bulldog Turner, and George McAfee.
66 min
Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - Bronko's...
An exploration of the 1930s decade from a famous cocktail recipe and the Great Depression to Bronko Nagurski and his connection to Paul Bunyan.
60 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 72- Ted Ginn Jr. joins!
The newest member of the Chicago Bears, Ted Ginn Jr. joins the podcast!
32 min
Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History - The Roar...
A new, limited podcast series covering Chicago Bears history by the decade. Episode 1 covers the 1920s
74 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 71- Brett Kollmann and EJ Sny...
Brett Kollmann and EJ Snyder from the Bootleg Football Podcast recap the Bears draft!
48 min
Bears Over Beers S2E6: 2020 Draft Recap!
Jeff and EJ recap the 2020 NFL Draft including live reactions to the last two picks and a recap of the NFC North
83 min
The Chicago Bears select Arlington Hambright an...
With the 226th & 227th picks in the NFL draft, the Chicago Bears selected Colorado OG Arlington Hambright and Tennessee State OT Lachavious Simmons. What did WCG's Lead Draft Analyst think of the pick? Robert brings on Jacob Infante to find out in this live reaction podcast!
19 min
The Chicago Bears select Darnell Mooney -- Live...
With the 173rd pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected Tulane WR Darnell Mooney. What did WCG's Lead Draft Analyst think of the pick? Robert brings on Jacob Infante to react live and find out!
17 min
The Chicago Bears Select Kindle Vildor -- Live ...
With the 163rd pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected Georgia Southern DB Kindle Vildor. What did WCG's draftnicks think of the pick? Robert brings on EJ and Jacob to react live and find out!
14 min
The Chicago Bears Select Trevis Gipson -- Live ...
With the 155th pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected Tulsa EDGE Trevis Gipson. What did WCG's draftnicks think of the pick? Robert brings on EJ and Jacob to react live and find out!
15 min
BWM: The Chicago Bears Select Jaylon Johnson --...
With the 50th pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected Utah CB Jaylon Johnson. What did WCG's draftnicks think of the pick? Robert brings on EJ and Jacob to react live and find out!
23 min
BWM: The Chicago Bears Select Cole Kmet -- Live...
With the 43rd pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected Cole Kmet. What did WCG's draftnicks think of the pick? Robert brings on EJ and Jacob to react live and find out!
13 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 70- EJ Snyder previews the NF...
Draft analyst EJ Snyder provides plenty of insight about the upcoming draft
48 min
Bears Banter: Ep.69- Erik Duerrwaechter of WCG ...
Bears 2020 team comes into focus and a magical Nick Foles contract
46 min
BWM55: Let's Talk About Ryan Pace (with Khari T...
Ryan Pace took over as the General Manager of the Chicago Bears in 2015, but has he done a good job? Khari, Dan, Brad and I attempt to answer exactly that in Part 2 of our earlier discussion on this episode of Bear With Me!
38 min
BWME54: Free Agency Then... Free Agency Now
As is the case every year, more and more contract-related info has surfaced about the Chicago Bears' Free Agency moves as time has gone on. But is any of the new info enough to change the signings' outlook? Find out in this episode of Bear With Me!
43 min
Bears Over Beers S2E5: The Need for Speed (at W...
The Bears need a speedy Wide Receiver to replace Taylor Gabriel and the 2020 draft class is DEEP. We dive into it.
57 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 68- Is Nick Foles now QB1?
Bill Zimmerman is back and breaks down what Ryan Pace has done so far this offseason.
36 min
T Formation Conversation: Breaking down Bears f...
A look at what the Chicago Bears have done one week into NFL free agency.
26 min
Bears Over Beers S2E4: The Early 2020 Free Agen...
Special Guest Robert Schmitz joins as the three podcasters discuss the new QB, a player signed to be a TE, and a splash move at edge defender. The podcast was recorded early enough to capture some raw emotions from our crew so enjoy some unfiltered reaction!
66 min
BWME53: Chicago Bears trade for Nick Foles -- I...
The Chicago Bears just traded their 4th round compensatory pick in the 2020 draft to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles. What?? I bring on BleedingGreenNation's Michael Kist to talk through the move on the latest episode of Bear With Me!
37 min
Bears Over Beers S2E3: Defensive Free Agency Pr...
66 min
Bears Over Beers S2E2: The Red Rifle in Navy an...
The guys talk potential free agency targets for the offensive side of the ball including a deeper look at potential QBs
66 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 67- Benjamin Allbright joins
Free Agency preview with Benjamin Allbright. Plus, the Eli Manning rumor is and was always complete nonsense.
37 min
T Formation Conversation: Jacob Infante dishes ...
Lester and Jacob break down the NFL Draft and discuss several of the performances from the NFL Combine.
35 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 66- The Bears are NOT committ...
Bill Zimmerman loses his mind with all the people mishearing what Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy said at the combine.
21 min
BWME52: Rumors, Free Agency, and an argument fo...
Outside of a few recent moves, there haven't been a ton of "new Bears things" to talk about over the last few weeks as the NFL Combine (and Free Agency) approaches. Thus, in today's episode, I talk about the free agency moves I'd like to make while also making the argument for why I think the Bears NEED to take a good look at their available options at quarterback. Will they make a move in March? Who knows, but I offer the reasons why they should in today's episode of Bear With Me!
36 min
BWME51: The Staleys End-Of-Season Awards Show, ...
In the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert’s end of season conversation with Jeff Berckes and EJ Snyder continues as they bid farewell to the 2019 Chicago Bears’ season by handing out their final end-of-season awards!
49 min
BWME50: The Staleys End-Of-Season Award Show (P...
With the season over and done with, Robert returns from a brief hiatus to bid farewell to the 2019 season by hosting his end-of-season awards show, the Staleys, to honor the highest highs and the lowest lows of the Chicago Bears' disappointing year. You don't want to miss this!
44 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 65- Second Round Senior Bowl ...
EJ Snyder joins Bill Zimmerman as they wrap up the Super Bowl and discuss some prospects EJ took note of at the Senior Bowl.
46 min
Bears Banter Ep. 64: Kyle Long joins from Miami!
The recently retired Kyle Long joins Bears Banter
16 min
13 min
Bears Over Beers: Season 2 Kickoff and 2020 Sen...
Jeff and EJ launch Season 2 of Bears Over Beers with a round-up recap of EJ's trip to his first Senior Bowl week in Mobile, AL.
64 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 63- Adam Rank Joins!
Big Chicago Bears fan Adam Rank from NFL Network joins to breakdown the Chicago Bears offseason and what direction Ryan Pace should go.
39 min
BWME49: Live(ish) from Mobile, it's a Senior Bo...
After a few weeks off, Robert returns to check in with EJ Snyder, who's on site at the Senior Bowl! In this episode they talk about everything from Chicago Bears draft needs to EJ's overall draft class impressions, even detailing how the Senior Bowl practices are run! Check it out!
51 min
T Formation Conversation: Scouting the Senior B...
Lester and EJ break down several Senior Bowl prospects in advance of EJ travelling to Mobile, Alabama for the festivities.
48 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 62- Jimbo Covert, Riley Ridle...
Bill Zimmerman talks to Jimbo Covert about making the Hall of Fame and Riley Ridley on his rookie season.
48 min
BWME48: Hirings and firings and extensions, oh ...
With the 2019 season in the books, the Chicago Bears announce multiple moves (hirings, firings, and extensions alike) as they begin preparation for the 2020 season. But just how necessary were these moves? And what other hirings should the Bears look to make? Robert brings on ECD (Windy City Gridiron) to talk through these questions and more on this episode of Bear With Me!
68 min
Bears Banter Ep. 61- Breakdown of the Pace/Nagy...
Bill Zimmerman discusses the Pace/Nagy PC and takes an early look at what positions need to be addressed this offseason.
42 min
Bears Over Beers 36: Season Finale, Playoff Picks
Jeff and EJ wrap up a disappointing 2019 season talking about a couple of high notes against the Vikings, settle up the bets from the pre-season, and predict the playoff bracket.
68 min
BWME47: Bears beat backup Vikings, finish seaso...
The Chicago Bears' season ends in thrilling fashion as Mitchell Trubisky leads the two-minute offense down the field (against the Vikings' backups) to win the afternoon's game 21-19 on a last second field goal. The kick ended the Bears' season on a victory, so Robert brings on draft analyst extraordinaire Jacob Infante to talk through the day's game as well as a preview of their potential offseason moves on this episode of Bear With Me!
60 min
Bears Over Beers 35: Mashed by the Chiefs, Chri...
The guys wrap up Patrick Mahomes whipping the Bears in Chicago and look forward to the final game of this season, versus the Vikings in Minnesota.
55 min
BWME46: Bears crushed by Chiefs, lose 23-3 (Wit...
A week removed from a backbreaking loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Bears come up short against a Kansas City Chiefs team that seemed to have the upper hand in every phase of the game. Robert brings on WCG's own Lester Wiltfong Jr. to break things down in this episode of Bear With Me!
50 min
Bears Over Beers 34: A bitter defeat and what w...
Jeff and EJ discuss the details of the latest loss in Green Bay and try to find a path for victory against the red-hot Chiefs. If nothing else, they have some good beverages to help along the way.
60 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 60- Allen Robinson Joins!
Allen Robinson joins to talk about the loss to the Packers, the Bears up and down season, his spectacular play, and Mitch Trubisky
36 min
BWME45: Bears lose to Green Bay Packers, are ma...
The Chicago Bears march into Lambeau field and leave with their season in shambles as offensive inconsistency isn't enough to beat Aaron Rodgers and the cheese-eating army. Robert combs through three positives and negatives in a quick season wrap up on this episode of Bear With Me!
27 min
Bears Over Beers 33: Down with Dallas, and Brin...
Jeff and EJ go deep on what the win over Dallas really means and then dig into rivalry week, NFL-style.
68 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 59- Nick Kwiatkoski joins!
Nick Kwiatkoski talks about stepping into a starting role and thriving
27 min
BWME44: Bears blast the 'Boys 31-24 to keep pla...
Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears put on an outstanding show on a cold Thursday night in Chicago as they beat the Dallas Cowboys 31-24 in a game that was never as close as the scoreline suggests. Robert brings on Dan DeYoung of From the Sidelines to dissect everything from Trubisky's play to defensive performance and more on this episode of Bear With Me!
47 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 58- Kevin Fishbain joins!
Mitch Trubisky lights up the Detroit Lions? How much of a confidence builder is that for the month of December?
38 min
Bears Over Beers 32: Mitchell Trubisky owns the...
61 min
BWME43: Chicago Bears feast on Detroit Lions in...
Mitchell Trubisky and Anthony miller left Bears fans with plenty to be thankful for as they marched into Ford field and got the season's 6th win. But did they play as well as it seems? Just how significant was Trubisky's performance? And who else played well? Robert breaks down the answers to all these questions and more in this episode of Bear With Me!
31 min
Bears Over Beers 31: Thanksgiving Extravaganza
64 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 57: Patrick Meagher joins!
National talk show host and Detroit Lions fan Patrick Meagher joins to discuss Mitch Trubisky, Matt Patricia, the woes of both teams' seasons and Payton vs Sanders
38 min
BWME42: Bears beat Giants in 14-19 win
The Chicago Bears come out on top against the New York Football giants in a game that felt like quite the mixed bag -- with that in mind, Robert brings on WCG's own EJ Snyder to help him break down the highs and lows of the Bears' 5th win! Check it out!
61 min
Bears Over Beers 30: A bummer in LA, winnable g...
59 min
BWME41: Bears lose tough game in Los Angeles, d...
Following an extraordinarily defeating game against the LA Rams, Robert brings on Jeff Berckes to talk through a game that saw Mitchell Trubisky get injured, the record fall to 4-6, and a host of offensive questions come to a head. Discussion of all this and more on this episode of Bear With Me!
58 min
Bears Over Beers 29: Lions tamed, onto LA
69 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 56- Danny Parkins Joins!
Danny Parkins and Bill Zimmerman discuss the explosive Chicago Tribune article regarding Ryan Pace's process into drafting Mitch Trubisky.
42 min
BWME40: Bears move to 4-5 after big win over ri...
After a big 13-20 Chicago Bears win over a Jeff Driskel-led Lions squad, Robert brings on Over the Cap's Brad Speilberger to talk through a game that put the Bears's season back on track. Check it out!
60 min
Bears Over Beers 28: Eagles Review and Lions Pr...
67 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 55- Patrick Mannelly Joins!
Patrick Mannelly joins and discusses HashmarkGate, the Bears' special teams, the struggles of the offense and if the locker room can hold it together.
43 min
BWME39: Bears fall to 3-5 after rough game in P...
After an abysmal offensive first half that saw the team rack up only 9 yards, the Bears came up short against the Philadelphia Eagles in a 22-14 game that didn't feel near as close as the score would imply. Robert brings on Lester Wiltfong Jr to help digest the loss in this episode of Bear With Me!
45 min
Bears Over Beers 27: Chargers Recap and Eagles ...
54 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 54- Robert Schmitz joins!
Bill Zimmerman and Robert Schmitz take a long hard look at Matt Nagy's offense and Mitch Trubisky's future, or lack there of.
65 min
BWME38: Bears vs Chargers Postgame Reaction
Following a truly brutal loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, Robert recaps the game by citing a few positives and negatives from the contest before speculating about what the Bears may do going forward.
34 min
Bears Over Beers 26: Chargers Preview and Real ...
48 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 53- Adam Jahns joins after th...
Bill Zimmerman is fed up with Mitch Trubisky and Adam Jahns joins to give us the temperature inside Halas Hall.
47 min
BWME37: The Saints Came Marching In... (With ECD!)
After a crushing Chicago Bears' loss to the battered New Orleans Saints, Robert brings on WCG's own ECD to try and find answers to the many questions this game raised.
63 min
Bears Over Beers 25: Hicks & Long to the IR, Sa...
60 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 52- Bears Banter Mailbag!
Bill Zimmerman reflects on Kyle Long's career, previews the Saints and hits the Bears Banter mailbag answering questions from Mitch Trubisky to Danny Trevathan to Back to the Future.
32 min
Bears Over Beers 24: Bears Got Boiled in London
71 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 51- Is it time for Kyle Long ...
Bill Zimmerman and Lester Wiltfong discuss where the Bears need to improve, specifically the offensive line, and answer the tough question about what to do with Kyle Long.
39 min
T Formation Conversation: Bears vs Raiders post...
Lester talks about the tough Bears loss to the Raiders. What went wrong? Where to blame? What needs to be fixed?
18 min
Bears Banter: Ep. 50- Frank Caliendo, Jason Fit...
Frank Caliendo joins for plenty of impersonations and Jason Fitz breaks down the Bears- Raiders matchup!
43 min
Bears Over Beers 23: Vanquished Vikings and Rai...
74 min
BWME36: Reacting to the Bears-Vikings win with ...
After a big 6-16 Chicago Bears' win over the Minnesota Vikings, Robert grabs EJ Snyder to discuss anything and everything about this game.
63 min
Bears Over Beers 22: Vikings Preview with Ted G...
64 min