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The official home for audio programming from Windy City Gridiron, SB Nation's community for fans of the Chicago Bears.




Bear With Me E22: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics (With Johnathan Wood!)

With the offseason in full swing, Robert brings in Da Bears Blog's resident statistician Johnathan Wood to talk about numerical trends of the 2018 Chicago Bears. Robert and Johnathan leave no stone unturned -- in this episode you'll hear all about what drives Nagy's offense, Trubisky's statistical strengths and weaknesses, what Nagy may be looking for in drafted RBs/TEs, which Bears OL combination generated the best offensive efficiency, why NFL Scouting Combine test results matter, and much...


Bears Over Beers Episode 6: Running Backs (Part 2)

Jeff and EJ go deep down the running back rabbit hole; covering their favorite Bears RB's of the past and 10 more possible draft targets for CHI this year.


Bears Over Beers Episode 5: Running Backs (Part 1)

All signs point to the Bears drafting a running back in the upcoming NFL Draft. Jeff and EJ break down the Jordan Howard trade and dig into collegiate prospects including the guy EJ thinks the Bears covet the most.


Bear With Me E21: The Ten Year Cutler-versary (With Jack M Silverstein!)

On April 3rd, 2009, Jay Cutler was traded to the Chicago Bears for Kyle Orton and multiple 1st round picks. A decade later, Cutler's legacy in Chicago is written in stone. But what is that legacy? Should Bears fans look back on him fondly? I bring in Windy City Gridiron Historian Jack M Silverstein to reminisce on that question and more!


Bears Over Beers Episode 4: EDGE Defenders

Jeff and EJ heap lavish praise on Khalil Mack, touch on other Bear EDGE defenders and do a deep dive into the pass rushers available in the middle rounds of this year's NFL Draft.


Bear With Me E20: Scouting the Bears' New Free Agents

With the first week of Free Agency behind us, Robert begins the show by quickly recapping most of the Bears' happenings thus far. He details his scouting report on the Bears' new free agents Mike Davis, Buster Skrine, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. He then gives his thoughts on Pat O'Donnell's new contract as well before answering a pair of questions out of the now-weekly mailbag.


Bears Over Beers Episode 3: Free Agency Recap

Jeff and EJ recap the big moves in free agency for the Bears including the crazy safety swap of HaHa Clinton-Dix and Adrian Amos. They also take a look at the moves of the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and the rival Packers influx of talent on defense.


Bear With Me E19: Free Agent Frenzy, Bears Mailbag

Robert recaps the first day of the NFL's new "legal tampering" period by discussing both the new players signed by the Bears and the now-former Bears leaving the team. He talks about a potential "big fish" signing that Pace may be angling for as well as various other free agents worth keeping in mind. After that, he goes to his Twitter Mailbag to answer fans' questions, ranging from trade scenarios to his personal favorite Bears uniform and much, much more!


Bear With Me E18: Impressive Impressions

With the NFL Combine underway, draft season is officially upon us. That said, it's hard to do any draft work without knowing what happens in Free Agency first -- with that in mind, Robert puts off studying prospects to instead comb through the 2018 Bears tape. In this episode, he lists 7 players that "popped" off the season's tape.


Bears Over Beers Episode 2: Safety

Jeff and EJ crack open a couple refreshments and discuss Eddie Jackson (5:00), play a game with the free agent safeties (12:00), and dive deep into draft targets like Darnell Savage (31:00).


Bear With Me Episode 17: The Bearscars (With Jeff Berckes!)

Robert brings on Bears over Beers host Jeff Berckes to host the 1st annual Bearscars! In this end-of-year award show, Robert and Jeff comb through all the highs and lows of the 2018 Chicago Bears' season to select the recipients of the following awards: MVBear, Best Game, Most Iconic Play, Best Performance By a Role Player, Worst Play, Worst Game, Newcomer of the Year, Most Surprising Player, Biggest Disappointment, Smallest Story that Ended Up Mattering, Biggest Story that Didn't End Up...


Bear With Me Episode 16: Free Agency, Antonio Brown, and The Bears

With the NFL about to turn the page on the 2018-2019 season, I cover the Bears current team needs and how they might address them through Free Agency. OLBs, RBs, SS, I try to cover a fairly wide spread as it relates to the Beloved, but I end up primarily focusing on one hot-button position in particular. I also review the idea of trading for Antonio Brown. What do I think? You'll have to listen to find out!


Bears Over Beers Episode 1: Inside Linebackers

Jeff and EJ crack a couple cold ones and dive deep into the Bears inside linebackers including current player analysis, potential free agent targets, and viable options in the draft.


Bear With Me Episode 15: Bears' "Window" Length, Callahan vs Amos, and Officiating

In this episode, I discuss the length of the Bears' championship window and what will influence it, whether they should sign Adrian Amos over Bryce Callahan, and discuss the NFL's officiating situation (and whether they can draw from the AAF)


T Formation Conversation 9: Bears needs, the NFL draft, and more.

In this episode of T Formation Conversation, Lester is joined by the lead draft analyst for Windy City Gridiron, EJ Snyder, and the two of them discuss, Mitchell Trubisky, the top needs of the Chicago Bears, the NFL Draft, and much, much more!


Bear With Me Episode 14: Super Bowl Review, Nagy Wins COTY

The Pats's war machine bags another Super Bowl as the Patriots defeat the Rams in a 13-3 defensive showdown. In a battle of crisp coaching, Brady proved to be made of stronger stuff than Goff as Goff and the Rams simply never countered what the Patriots' defense was throwing at them. Plus, Nagy and Fangio both win Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach of the Year... somehow. All this and more on a special Super Bowl episode of Bear With Me!


Bear With Me Episode 13: Breakout Bears, Bobby Massie, and the Pro Bowl

In this episode, I discuss my thoughts on Bobby Massie's newly signed extension, project four Bears I think are primed for a "breakout" 2019, and go into depth both on how the Pro Bowl went this year as well as whether or not it should exist going forward. Bear down, and thanks so much for Bearing With Me!


Bear With Me Episode 12: Pagano, The Pro-Bowl, and Patriots-Rams

Deep dive into Pagano and the Bears, Trubisky in the Pro-Bowl, review Championship Weekend


T Formation Conversation 8: Let's turn the page on the 2018 Bears and look ahead

Lester turns the page on the Chicago Bears' 2018 season and looks ahead to 2019.


Bear With Me Episode 11 - All About the Cap (With Brad Spielberger!)

Brad Spielberger and I discuss the cap in fun, thorough detail