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he Under Center Podcast features Bears and NFL discussion from Laurence Holmes, Alex Brown, Jim Miller, Lance Briggs, Dave Wannstedt, JJ Stankevitz, Mark Schanowski and others.

he Under Center Podcast features Bears and NFL discussion from Laurence Holmes, Alex Brown, Jim Miller, Lance Briggs, Dave Wannstedt, JJ Stankevitz, Mark Schanowski and others.
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New York, NY

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he Under Center Podcast features Bears and NFL discussion from Laurence Holmes, Alex Brown, Jim Miller, Lance Briggs, Dave Wannstedt, JJ Stankevitz, Mark Schanowski and others.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 119: A different kind of excitement at Halas Hall

6/6/2018
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JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin ponder this question: Why is the “new coach” excitement caused by Matt Nagy different from that seen after the hires of John Fox or Marc Trestman? Plus, JJ and Moon wrap up what was an impressive offseason program for Kevin White and look at how Mitch Trubisky grew over the last two months.

Duration:00:26:01

Ep. 118: Wrapping up OTAs with some good news

5/30/2018
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Allen Robinson and Leonard Floyd were back at practice on Wednesday, so John “Moon” Mullin and JJ Stankevitz break down that bit of encouraging news and wrap up some observations and thoughts from a month of OTAs at Halas Hall.

Duration:00:29:27

Ep. 117: What should we make of Kevin White?

5/23/2018
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Kevin White had a, well, interesting media session on Wednesday, but was he wrong for how he approached it? Plus, Moon and JJ look at Mike Furrey’s approach to White and how Mitch Trubisky is quickly growing into being a leader barely over a year after being drafted.

Duration:00:26:37

Ep. 116: All about OTA’s

5/16/2018
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Laurence Holmes, JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin break down what they learned from Wednesday’s OTA practice, and why the presence of Mitch Trubisky is so important not only for the Bears’ offense, but for the Bears’ defense as well.

Duration:00:24:26

Ep. 115: Does it matter that everyone likes the Bears draft class?

5/1/2018
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JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin dig deeper into the Bears draft. Does it actually mean anything if everyone gives the Bears rave reviews? What’s the one thing Ryan Pace did NOT do that could come back to bite the Bears in 2018? Plus, could injuries once again derail a hopeful season for the Bears?

Duration:00:27:59

Ep. 114: Welcome to Chicago, Roquan Smith

4/26/2018
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JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin discuss how Roquan Smith fits in Vic Fangio’s defense and why this felt like a solid, sensible pick by Ryan Pace.

Duration:00:14:32

Ep. 113: Who should the Bears draft with the 8th pick?

4/24/2018
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JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin make their cases for who the Bears should pick when they go on the clock on Thursday. They also offer who they think Ryan Pace will pick 8th overall. Plus, are there trade-down scenarios in play? And will Pace's pick signal a change in thinking at Halas Hall?

Duration:00:28:35

Ep. 112: Feeling the good vibes at Halas Hall

4/18/2018
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Matt Nagy has roundly impressed his players during minicamp this week, and has done so in a way that carries some importance. Plus, Moon and JJ dive into how quickly Mitch Trubisky is picking up Nagy’s offense, why Jordan Howard may be feeling refreshed and if the Bears can expect anything out of Kevin White.

Duration:00:31:03

Ep. 111: Bears let Cam Meredith walk

4/11/2018
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The Bears declined to match the Saints 2-year, $9.6M offer for WR Cam Meredith. Why didn’t the Bears just essentially take him off the market for an extra million dollars in the first place? Bears Insider JJ Stankevitz joins Slavko Bekovic and Paul Aspan to explain, plus what it means for the Bears draft, WR depth, and Kevin White.

Duration:00:19:35

Ep. 110: Realism vs. Optimism

3/27/2018
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JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin debate if it’s better to be realistic or optimistic about the 2018 Bears, and look at why the Bears’ were right to make their move for a quarterback last year.

Duration:00:31:08

Ep. 109: Let Yourself be Optimistic About the Bears

3/15/2018
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The Bears may have 34 losses and have signed bunch of free agent duds in Ryan Pace’s tenure, but JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin think Thursday felt different in a good way at Halas Hall

Duration:00:30:49

Ep. 108: Who are the Bears getting in Allen Robinson?

3/13/2018
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First Coast News Jaguars reporter Mike Kaye joins JJ Stankevitz for a look at the kind of player and person the Bears are adding in Allen Robinson.

Duration:00:30:18

Ep. 107: Breaking down Bears' big day in free agency

3/13/2018
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Emergency Under Center Podcast! Ryan Pace hits the ground running in free agency, adding Allen Robinson and Trey Burton to Mitchell Trubisky’s arsenal of weapons. What are realistic expectations for Robinson’s production coming off a major ACL injury? Was Robinson the right choice over Sammy Watkins? Plus, what does this mean for Cameron Meredith and Kevin White? Bears Insider JJ Stankevitz breaks it all down.

Duration:00:28:15

Ep. 106: Matt Forte joins the pod and shares his favorite moments as a Bear

3/5/2018
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On the heels of his retirement announcement, Matt Forte joins the Under Center Podcast and announces that he will retire as a Bear. He also shares his favorite NFL memory, remembers those who inspired him and explains why he would say ‘no deal’ to a Jordan Howard for Jarvis Landry trade. The Bears second all-time leading rusher joins Chuck Garfien & Bears Insider JJ Stankevitz.

Duration:00:17:18

Ep. 105: Quenton Nelson pod special with Irish Illustrated’s Pete Sampson

3/2/2018
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Irish Illustrated’s Pete Sampson drops by the pod in Indianapolis to break down why the Bears shouldn’t overthink things with Quenton Nelson and why Harry Hiestand was such a good hire for Matt Nagy’s first staff.

Duration:00:23:17

Ep. 104: How would Albert Wilson fit with the Bears?

3/1/2018
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JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin react to the news that Albert Wilson is expected to sign with the Bears and look at how he could fit in the team’s re-worked receiver corps in 2018.

Duration:00:18:53

Ep. 103: Is Ryan Pace set up to succeed in free agency?

2/28/2018
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Ryan Pace has had more misses than hits in his free agent history, but will his success in building through the draft allow him to be more selective with the gobs of cash he has to spend in March? JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin tackle that question from Indianapolis.

Duration:00:30:42

Ep. 102: What should the Bears do at guard and cornerback?

2/22/2018
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With the Bears releasing Josh Sitton and having the option to franchise Kyle Fuller, JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin look at two of the first big decisions for Ryan Pace’s offseason plan.

Duration:00:29:39

Ep. 101: The Bears are having a good February

2/8/2018
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Between Brian Urlacher being elected to the Hall of Fame and not getting punk’d by Josh McDaniels, the Bears are looking good as the NFL’s focus shifts to free agency and the draft.

Duration:00:29:36

Ep. 100: Lance Briggs interviews Brian Urlacher on his feelings leading up to the HOF announcement

2/2/2018
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Lance Briggs sits down with his former teammate, fellow Bears linebacker, and friend Brian Urlacher leading up to this weekend’s Hall of Fame announcement when #54 finds out if he’s going in on the first ballot. Urlacher explains why waiting for this decision is nothing compared to how stressful it was playing next to Briggs. Plus the two discuss favorite teammates, coordinators and whether or not Urlacher’s HOF bust will have hair.

Duration:00:19:28