With the Bears now 5-8, we take a step back from the Xs and Os this week to discuss some big-picture topics: Is Robbie Gould done in Chicago? What should the Bears do this offseason of Matt Forte? Alshon Jeffery? How do we grade John Fox and his coordinators’ first year in Chicago?
In this week to discuss these topics and more is friend of the show and the man behind the Twitter handle @ChicagoBearJew.
The loss to the 49ers was as disappointing as the Thanksgiving win over the Packers was exciting, and it all but eliminate any chance the Bears had of making the playoffs.
Amid the Bears’ poor play — two missed FGs by Robbie Gould the most obvious — Jeremy Langford and Ka’Deem Carey continue to impress at running back, and we discuss their futures, as well as the futures of Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett, who was placed on injured reserve this week.
The defensive breakdown on Blaine Gabbert‘s long TD run
The Bears are coming off their first win of the season — thank you Robbie Gould! — but making it two in a row might be an uphill climb in Kansas City this weekend.
Jordan and I discuss all of the good and the bad from the win over the Raiders, including Pernell McPhee‘s dominance and the surprisingly solid performance of the Bears’ defensive secondary vs. Amari Cooper.
We also tackle this week’s lengthy injury report, which is seemingly affecting every position on the field — especially wide receiver and the offensive line. Among those unlikely to play are Antrel Rolle and, for a fourth straight game, Alshon Jeffery.
The Chiefs, only 1-3 this season, are nine-point favorites. Let’s hope the Bears can prove Vegas wrong.
It’s been another busy offseason for Phil Emery and the Chicago Bears. Just about every possible scenario has played out this offseason with the four main special teamers.
Adam Podlesh was released
Devin Hester signed with Atlanta
Patrick Mannelly retired
Robbie Gould signed a 4-year extension in December 2013
Special teams coach, Joe DeCamillis, will be in his second year with the team, but will have a lot of work to do this year with almost all new faces. There will be a lot of players trying to make it on the 53-man roster with these special teams’ spots. Players like Chris Williams, Tress Way, Pat O’Donnell, Michael Spurlock, Armanti Edwards, Chad Rempel, and Brandon Hartson will all have a lot to prove in Bourbonnais when the pads come on.