It’s been a busy week for the Bears following the embarrassing 26-0 loss to the Seahawks.
At least the offense and special teams embarrassing. The defense, led by Pernell McPhee, put forth a respectable performance, allowing just one first down before Seattle’s final drive of the first half.
Since then, the Bears traded both Jared Allen and Jon Bostic and released Brock Vereen. They also brought in another punter after Pat O’Donnell wore out his leg punting on EVERY SINGLE DRIVE against the Seahawks.
Joining the podcast as a guest host this week, to discuss all these topics and more (like why the Bears shouldn’t be afraid to trade Alshon Jeffery), is the The Bear Jew. He’s the man behind the Twitter handle @ChicagoBearJew and never minces words. You can follow him here.
We also discuss the awfulness of Jimmy Clausen, Kyle Fuller‘s woes and what The Bear Jew will be keeping his eyes open for in Sunday’s game against the Raiders.
QB Jay Cutler is out at least two weeks with a hamstring injury, so that means, unfortunately, it’s Jimmy Clausen time.
Jordan and I discuss the merits of both Clausen and third-stringer David Fales. We also talk about the recent performances of players like RB Jeremy Langford, CB Kyle Fuller and OLB Pernell McPhee. Oh, and the fact that the Seahawks are 16-point favorite in this week’s game.
Our guest for Episode 26 is repeat visitor and friend of the show, James Neveau. James writes about the Bears (and other Chicago sports) for NBC Chicago. You can find all of his work here. You can also follow him on Twitter.
James and I debate whether or not turning to Clausen is the right move, both for the short term and long term, and if there are any viable free agent options available. Kyle Orton? Rex Grossman?!?!
Perhaps there’s no such thing as a moral victory, but the Bears put forth an encouraging, if not winning, performance against the Packers in Week 1.
In this week’s episode of BearsPodcast, Jordan and I discuss the performance of the Bears’ running game, secondary and, of course, QB Jay Cutler. We also talk about the offensive line — including Kyle Long‘s move to tackle — and preview this week’s home game against the Cardinals.
There are just two players on the Bears’ roster who played outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense last year, and Sam Acho is one of them.
Sam took some time for an interview with BearsPodcast and explained how he was already quite familiar with his new defensive coordinator, Vic Fangio, before signing with the Bears. Sam also discussed how he has been able to make a successful transition from a 4-3 defensive end to 3-4 outside linebacker and dropped some truth on what it’s like to follow the NFL Draft as a veteran player.
Jordan and I also discussed each of the Bears’ picks from this year’s draft and announced the winner of our recent Bears snapback hat giveaway.
If you weren’t a part of this giveaway, here’s what you missed:
This year’s NFL Draft Preview is our longest podcast yet. The focus is almost solely on the Bears, and Jordan and I debate the Bears’ biggest needs. We discuss which players the Bears should be targeting, which players they should pass on and which players we hope will fall to their pick in round two.
We’re also happy to help a new guest, Lance Poirrier of Da Bears Beat. Lance follows the NFL Draft as closely as anyone, and you can follow him on Twitter here.
After a lengthy layoff, Jordan and I return to the podcast airwaves to discuss Jay Cutler trade rumors, the Bears’ offseason free agent signings and the team’s biggest positional needs heading into the NFL Draft, which starts on April 30.