In this week’s episode, Jordan and I discuss the Bears’ 24-point victory over St. Louis — did anyone really see that coming? — preview this weekend’s game against Denver and welcome guest Mike Byrne from NFC North Barroom.
Topics this week include:
The emergence of TE Zach Miller
How the Bears contained RB Todd Gurley
The magic of Vic Fangio
The respective futures of RBs Jeremy Langford and Matt Forte with the Bears
The Bears’ WR corps without Alshon Jeffery
Adam Gase and John Fox facing their former team this weekend
QB Brock Osweiler‘s debut for the Broncos
We also dive into the offensive line and even talk a little CFL with Mike Byrne, a Bears blogger and fan based in Toronto, Canada. You can read his work on NFC North Barroom here and follow him on Twitter here.
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: