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Episode 6: Week 1 Preview vs. Bills (plus Bills trivia!)

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In this week’s episode, Jordan and I preview the Bears’ Week 1 game against the Bills and play a round of Bills Trivia! (Hint: It’s about a Bills’ all-time great running back.)

I also make a Tecmo Super Bowl reference, which is my goal for each podcast. It’s the best video game of all time.

If you have a suggestion for a guest you’d like to hear on the show, or if you’d like to ask a Bears question and have it answered on the podcast, reach out to us via Twitter.

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SHOW NOTES

Bills defense vs. Bears offense

• Who will be most tested on the Bears’ offensive line against the Bills’ formidable defensive line?

• How will the Bears’ attack Bills’ the back seven, which has lost LB Kiko Alonso (injury) and S Jarius Byrd (free agency)?

• Bills CB Stephon Gilmore is a good one. Which WR will he match up against?

Bills defense vs. Bears offense

• The Bears made big changes to their defensive line personnel during the offseason. Are they changes for the better?

• What do Bills RBs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller bring to the table? (The Bills finished second in the league in rushing yards/game in 2013.)

• WR Sammy Watkins is the Bills’ biggest injury concern. Assuming he plays, how to the Bears shut him down?

• QB EJ Manuel is the Bills’ biggest question mark on offense. Can he challenge the Bears’ secondary?

• Speaking of secondary, who are the Bears’ starting safeties?


LINKS

Gill Byrd’s greatness in Tecmo Super Bowl (Tecmo Geek)

Greg Cosell, Senior Producer NFL Films (Twitter)

Thurman Thomas career stats (Pro Football Reference)

Oklahoma Stats team stats for 1987 and 1988

And saving the best for last:

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Episode 5 — Why Isn’t Kyle Orton The Bears’ Backup? And Should The Bears Sign Michael Sam?

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In this week’s episode, Jordan and I discuss the makeup of the Bears’ 53-man roster and 10-man practice squad, why the team didn’t sign Kyle Orton and if the team should sign recently released defensive lineman Michael Sam.

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SHOW NOTES

• How the NFL practice squad works

• Why did the Bears keep 3 QBs?

• 3 RBs behind Matt Forte: Does quantity equal quality?

Michael Spurlock + Santonio Holmes = The answer for the Bears’ return game?

• Meet the Bears’ new long snapper, Jeremy Cain

• Was Kyle Orton better option to back up Jay Cutler than Jimmy Claussen?

• Should the Bears sign Michael Sam?

• Gut feelings heading into Week 1


LINKS

Bears’ active roster after cuts

Episode 4: Rob Laird, formerly of The Daily Journal — Bears’ D Worth Panicking About?

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This week’s special guest is Rob Laird, former Bears reporter for The Daily Journal in Kankakee, Ill. Rob explains why he once called now-Chicago Tribune reporter Brad Biggs fat and how it almost got him fired. (And how he tried to apologize.) That story expands into a larger conversation about reporters’ relationships with each other.

Rob also talks about Lovie Smith and the possibility of Tampa Bay signing Richie Incognito. He also predicts 13 wins (!) for the Bears this season.

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SHOW NOTES

• Are Bears fans overreacting to the preseason loss to the Seahawks?

• At age 33, is LB Lance Briggs now a step slow?

• What Chris Conte‘s concussion means for the Bears’ secondary.

• Was the any silver lining in the Seahawks loss?

• Why Jimmy Clausen was the right choice for the Bears’ backup QB role.

• Why Jordan Palmer, despite being cut, is a class act.

• Nearing the end of the preseason, does Josh Morgan have an edge over Santonio Holmes for the #3 WR role?

• Do reporters and journalists who cover the Bears actually get along?

• Why it’s not a surprise Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are talking to Richie Incognito.

• When teams sign players with character issues or baggage, how often does that work out? And why?

• Will Julius Peppers haunt the Bears when he returns to Soldier Field on Sept. 28?

• Will Teddy Bridgewater be the Vikings’ starting QB when the Vikings come to town Nov. 16?

• Why the Lions’ win-loss record will improve under head coach Jim Caldwell.

• How many wins will the Bears have this season?

• Is injured return man Chris Williams in danger of not making the 53-man roster?

• How much will the Bears starters — and Browns QB Johnny Manziel — play in the final preseason game?

Rex Grossman memories.


LINKS

• Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg Things ESPN’s Adam Schefter Copy-and-Pasted His Blog Post Without Attribution (The Big Lead)

• Laurence Holmes on Twitter and at 670 The Score

120 Sports

• Richie Incognito Visiting Tampa Bay Bucs (The Big Lead)

Vegas odds for NFL team regular season win totals

• Rob Laird on Facebook

Episode 3: Welcome Santonio Holmes, TE Goes Down, Where’s Chris Conte?

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In this episode, Jordan and I discuss the signing of 30-year-old wide receiver Santonio Holmes, recap the Bears’ second preseason game against the Jaguars and preview the week ahead before the third preseason game against the Super Bowl champion Seahawks.

(Listen as I combine the identities of Holmes and Plaxico Burress. Note: They are not the same player. Thanks, Jordan.)

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SHOW NOTES

• Is Santonio Holmes healthy, and is this move by the Bears the type of low-risk, moderate-reward type of transaction it seems to be?

• How much does Holmes actually have left in the tank, and how long will it take for him to get acclimated and take meaningful snaps?

• With Zach Miller now on injured reserve, who is the Bears’ #2 TE and how does his injury affect the Bears’ game planning?

• After a solid performance against the Jaguars, can we trust LBs Shea McClellin and Jon Bostic?

• Following another disappointing performance, how should the Bears address their problematic special teams unit?

• When will Chris Conte and Chris Williams get back on the field?

• Do we need to be worries about Matt Forte and the Bears’ run game?


LINKS

• Bears sign Santonio Holmes, cut Eric Weems (Chicago Tribune)

• Holmes’ career stats via Pro Football Reference

• Watch: Jon Bostic’s big play vs. the Jaguars (GIF)

Episode 2: Kyle Nabors of The Daily Journal — Eagles Review, Jags Preview, Who’s the #2 QB?

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Today’s guest is Kyle Nabors, who covers the Chicago Bears for The Daily Journal in Kankakee, Ill. This year is Kyle’s fourth covering training camp at Olivet Nazarene University.

In this episode, Kyle discusses Zach Miller’s impressive performance in the Bears’ first preseason game and what that means for Martellus Bennett; whether or not the Bears have a legitimate third WR on the roster; and why it’s so important Chris Conte plays in this week’s preseason game against the Jaguars.

You can follow Kyle on Twitter and check out his work at The Daily Journal.

Also in the episode, Jordan and I discuss who is likely to emerge as the Bears’ No. 2 QB, the state of the special teams unit and what to look for in Thursday’s game versus Jacksonville.

Enjoy!

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