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Under Center Podcast

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The Under Center Podcast breaks down everything surrounding the Chicago Bears and the NFL, with informative and entertaining discussions from Kenneth Davis, Adam Hoge, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro. New episodes release every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the season. BEAR DOWN!

The Under Center Podcast breaks down everything surrounding the Chicago Bears and the NFL, with informative and entertaining discussions from Kenneth Davis, Adam Hoge, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro. New episodes release every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the season. BEAR DOWN!

Location:

New York, NY

Description:

The Under Center Podcast breaks down everything surrounding the Chicago Bears and the NFL, with informative and entertaining discussions from Kenneth Davis, Adam Hoge, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro. New episodes release every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the season. BEAR DOWN!

Language:

English


Episodes

🚨Bears hire Chiefs' Ryan Poles to be GM

1/25/2022
The Chicago Bears have reportedly hired Chiefs’ Assistant Director of Player Personnel Ryan Poles as their next general manager. On the Under Center Podcast, host Ken Davis, former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt, Football Aftershow host David Kaplan and Bears insider Adam Hoge break down the move and what it means for the Bears and Justin Fields going forward. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:36:55

Was this the greatest football weekend of all time?

1/24/2022
OMG! We are still hyped about this past weekend in the NFL and the hope is can the Bears get there too? Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Tony Gill recap the games from this weekend from laughing at the Green Bay Packers to the greatest game we've ever seen in Chiefs vs Bills. The guys also discuss the coaching candidates that played this weekend and which one would they prefer to coach the Bears. FOOTBALL IS AWESOME!! (1:00) - Was Chiefs vs Bills the greatest game of all time? (10:00) - Brady...

Duration:00:58:12

Will Bears hire a coach before a GM?

1/19/2022
The Bears continue their ongoing search for a new coach and GM but it seems like they are honing in on the coach first with Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus being reported to already be a finalist. Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Adam Hoge discuss the Bears and which candidates fans should be looking at as the search continues. They also break down if it means anything that Colts executive Ed Dodds withdraws his name from consideration for Bears GM. (1:00) - Ed Dodds withdraws his...

Duration:00:24:37

JJ Stankevitz on Colts coaching/GM candidates Eberflus, Dodds, and Brown

1/17/2022
The Bears brass are interviewing any and everyone they can to fill their GM and head coach positions and one of the teams the Bears are looking into picking off from are the Indianapolis Colts. So returning to the podcast is JJ Stankevitz beat writer for Colts.com and former host of the Under Center podcast to discuss with Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro on GM candidates Ed Dobbs and Morocco Brown, and defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. (3:50) - JJ compares covering the Colts vs...

Duration:00:52:30

Postgame recap: Ranking George McCaskey's performance in week 18

1/12/2022
Time for a full post-game breakdown ladies and gents on the Bears' number one starter, George Halas McCaskey. George put up some crazy numbers with two long awkward pauses, three bad jokes, one of the most awkward transitions we've seen, and a key takedown of one of the great Bears in Olin Kreutz. Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro discuss McCaskey's game and if he's ready to be the leader the Bears need him to be going forward. BEAR DOWN! (1:20) -Initial reactions to McCaskey's...

Duration:01:04:14

Under Center Podcast: Bears fire Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace

1/10/2022
In an official statement from the team, the Bears have relieved both general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy from their duties, and thus another era of Bears football is terminated. Ken Davis, David Kaplan, Adam Hoge, and Dave Wannstedt discuss the news and break down what they expect to happen for the next couple of days as the search for a new era of Bears football begins. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:54:10

Postgame recap: Season ends in the most Bears way possible

1/10/2022
The season is officially over and boy was the last showing a one to remember. Or forget depending on how you look at it. Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro discuss the loss to the Vikings and how will the Bears change for the future. The guys also break down who stays and who goes between Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace as their end-of-season press conferences were announced by the Bears "will be announced at a later time". So yea, Bear down? (3:30) - Will the Bears fire anybody on...

Duration:00:33:51

Justin Fields will miss final game of the year due to COVID protocol

1/6/2022
The Bears' final game of the year is a matchup against the division-rival Vikings and it would have been nice to get one last look at Justin Fields though but he's entering the league's safety protocol and will miss the last game. Ken Davis and Adam Hoge discuss the Bears' plan for the final game and they break down what will become of Matt Nagy after the game as he preps to potentially coach his last game for the Bears. (2:40) - Justin Fields is out, how should the Bears fans watch this...

Duration:00:32:53

McCaskey's still need help with football decisions?

1/4/2022
We've officially shifted to offseason mode as the Bears prepare for their last game of the season and might be the last game for Matt Nagy. Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro discuss the rumor that the McCaskey family is talking with NFL veteran executive Bill Polian and hall of fame coach Tony Dungy on the organization's lack of success in the hiring ranks. Later in the pod, the guys also break down the snap counts for the young players in the last game, and possible key cuts the...

Duration:00:39:21

Robert Quinn breaks Richard Dent's sack record in win vs Giants

1/2/2022
The Bears beat the Giants. Sorry for the spoiler alert. In bigger news, after only 2 sacks in his first year in the uniform, Robert Quinn came back with a vengeance and breaks Richard Dent's single season sack record at 18 sacks on the season. Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro break down the accomplishment and discuss Quinn's record breaking season. Later in the pod, the crew also discusses the comparisons between the Bears and Giants, and Antonio Brown's break down in the middle of...

Duration:00:47:45

Adam Hoge remembers his friend Jeff Dickerson

12/31/2021
Jeff Dickerson was a staple in Chicago so Adam Hoge joins the podcast to discuss his friend and the memories he has of him. Later in the podcast, the guys discuss Mike Glennon playing against the Bears in a high stakes matchup (lol) as he seeks revenge for the Mitch Trubisky drafting. *If you or someone you know would like to donate to Jeff Dickerson's son Parker, please click this link HERE and support JD's legacy (1:40) - Adam Hoge remembers Jeff Dickerson (12:30) - The impact Jeff...

Duration:00:41:25

Jeff Dickerson, John Madden, and Bears football

12/29/2021
On the same day we lost 2 significant figures, the legend, John Madden, and more closely, ESPN Chicago's Bears beat reporter Jeff Dickerson. Ken Davis and Eric Strobel discuss the lives of these two men and their impact on football fans in Chicago. Later in the podcast, the guys sound off on Matt Nagy being still employed by the Bears despite rumors that he would be fired. *If you or someone you know would like to donate to Jeff Dickerson's son Parker, please click this link HERE and...

Duration:01:03:16

Bears vs Seahawks postgame recap: Nick Foles saves Matt Nagy's job?

12/27/2021
So the Bears won and improve to 5-10 cool. We're good with that. The more interesting conversation is did Nick Foles really save Matt Nagy's job this week? Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro discuss the win, for a little bit, but discuss what the win means for Matt Nagy and Nick Foles for the rest of the year, what will the offseason look like, and everything regarding the Bears other than this game. (2:30) - Matt Nagy gets aggressive on 2pt conversions and 4th downs (11:40) -...

Duration:00:47:06

Bears vs Seahawks preview: Are the Bears better off without Russell Wilson?

12/24/2021
In a weird full circle event the Bears are playing the Seattle Seahawks, a team they were heavily engaged with in trade talks for superstar quarterback Russell Wilson. We all know the story and how it turned out for both teams, but who won the "non trade"? Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Tony Gill discuss the almost trade and how it impacted both teams and who ended up winning? The guys also breakdown the upcoming matchup and if Matt Nagy will improve on his play calling from last week, is...

Duration:00:56:27

Bears vs Viking postgame recap: Bears D shines, but still take the L

12/21/2021
The Bears drop to 4-10 on the season after losing on Monday Night Football to the Minnesota Vikings 17-9. Matt Nagy took over play calling again on the offense but was there a difference? Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro break down the game including the spectacular play of the defense, the flags that littered the field against the Bears, and a lot more. (2:00) - Analyzing Justin Fields' play. Did his end of game stats look better than what we saw on the field? (13:30) - Matt Nagy's handling of...

Duration:00:52:47

Alex Brown on if the Bears have the pieces for the future?

12/16/2021
With few games left the focus has been on the future for the Bears. Alex Brown joins Ken Davis and Eric Strobel to discuss if the Bears have the proper pieces to win in the long term. The guys also have a very honest conversation about the future of Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace, what needs to happen in the offseason, comparing the 2018 defense to the 2005-2006 Bears defense, they preview the Vikings game, and a lot more. (2:20) - Final breakdown of the Bears vs Packers (12:30) - Was the 2018...

Duration:01:03:25

What should the Bears do next, as the season winds down?

12/15/2021
The Bears season is done, no playoffs, no chance, no shot, no way. Since that's the case, how should the Bears operate going forward and in the immediate future? Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Adam Hoge discuss the issues with the Bears, they compare and contrast the Green Bay Packers and how the Bears can get to where they are, and they get into potential candidates that can run the Bears and push them into the future. (1:30) - Bears executives and coaches records against the Green Bay...

Duration:00:39:50

Bears vs Packers postgame recap: Aaron Rodgers most definitely owns the Bears

12/13/2021
It was fun...while it lasted on Sunday Night Football, then the second half happened and 3 whole points where scored. Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro discuss what seemed to be a last breathe for the Bears in the Sunday Night Football matchup vs the Packers, including what worked in the first half, and the systematic breakdown of the second half. (1:30) - Bears came out hot in the first half. What went right? (9:00) - Did the Nagy punt on 4th and inches suggest he's given...

Duration:00:45:37

Bears vs Packers preview: Tony Dungy on the NFC North rivalry and Matt Nagy's status

12/9/2021
The Bears are set to play their final game against the Pack this season as Justin Fields is back and ready to go, but can they pull off the upset? NBC's Sunday Night Football analyst and Hall of Famer, Tony Dungy joins host Ken Davis to discuss the Bears vs Pack and what the Bears need to get done to get the win in Green Bay. Later on in the pod, they discuss Matt Nagy and the precarious position he's in as Bears coach, and they discuss Dungy's career including the influence Dennis Green had...

Duration:00:27:19

Does the Packer game still have meaning?

12/7/2021
With so much drama and off the field headlines taking over much of the narrative on the Bears some may have forgotten that this is packer week. But in the larger picture, does this game still have meaning? Eric Strobel and Adam Hoge discuss the upcoming Sunday Night matchup and what should fans expect. The guys also discuss what may be next for Matt Nagy and discuss the Bulls rebuild and can the Bears make the same changes necessary to make significant progress. (2:00) - When will the next...

Duration:00:30:52