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Around the NFC North: Packers still have work to do with new GM (Guest: Owen Riese)

The Green Bay Packers' roster still has a lot of question marks after the first week of free agency under new general manager Brian Gutekunst. As Locked on Bears continues to look around the NFC North, Owen Riese from Acme Packing Company joined the podcast to discuss the additions of Jimmy Graham and Muhammad Wilkerson in Green Bay along with the attempted signing of Kyle Fuller. Riese revealed some of the changes Gutekunst is bringing to the team's philosophy and how that has affected...


Around the NFC North: Minnesota hoping Cousins, Richardson take Vikings to next level (with Luke Inman)

The Chicago Bears aren't the only NFC North team that came out ahead in free agency. The Minnesota Vikings added some big-name talent of their own, and Luke Inman from Zone Coverage joined Locked on Bears to break down the additions of Kirk Cousins and Sheldon Richardson to the division favorites. Inman looks at whether or not the Vikings did enough to push themselves over the top and how long the window will be open for Minnesota to make championship runs. Learn more about your ad...


Mock Draft Monday: Bears in position for top defensive back with 8th overall pick (with Trevor Sikkema)

Free agency helped the Chicago Bears eliminate some of the biggest needs on the roster as they look ahead to the NFL Draft. Ryan Pace may have his pick of the top defensive backs in the class with the eighth overall pick, so Trevor Sikkema from Locked on NFL Draft joined the podcast to break down the likes of Minkah Fitzpatrick and Denzel Ward, among others. Sikkema also revealed what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be looking at with the seventh overall pick, right before the Bears are on...


Bears free agents came to Chicago for Matt Nagy and Mitchell Trubisky

The first five free-agent signings of the Chicago Bears all spoke at their introductory press conference on Thursday, and this episode of Locked on Bears brings you into Halas Hall to hear what they had to say. Allen Robinson and company all spoke about how impressed they were with Mitchell Trubisky and Matt Nagy, and that has already become the identity of the team moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Taylor Gabriel fits as excellent compliment to new Bears offense (3/14/18)

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace didn't stop retooling his offense after bringing in Allen Robinson and Trey Burton. The Bears also signed former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel, who should be an excellent complimentary piece in Matt Nagy's offense. Charles McDonald from Football Outsiders joined Locked on Bears to break down Gabriel's skill set and what his ceiling could be in Chicago. This episode also looks at the addition of backup quarterback Chase Daniel and...


Bears won first wave of free agency with Allen Robinson and Trey Burton (3/13/18)

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace isn't afraid of being aggressive in free agency, and he opened up the checkbook to revamp his offense with Allen Robinson and Trey Burton. Zach Goodall from Locked on Jaguars joined the podcast first to look at how Robinson got away from the Jaguars and what he's going to bring to Chicago. Then Michael Kist from BGN Radio came on to analyze Burton's potential in the Matt Nagy's offensive system and assess the risk the Bears are taking in investing...


What we learned from Day 1 of the free-agent tampering period (3/12/18)

The Chicago Bears started off the free-agent tampering period by bringing back some of their own, re-signing offensive lineman Bradley Sowell and applying restricted free-agent tenders to Cameron Meredith, Bryce Callahan and Josh Bellamy. The Bears are also reportedly pursuing big-name receivers like Allen Robinson, Sammy Watkins and Jimmy Graham. This episode of Locked on Bears looks at all of the signings and rumors, which are already revealing a lot about the free-agent frenzy coming...


Offensive line and outside linebacker targets for the Bears with Matt Williamson (3/8/17)

The Chicago Bears created holes at guard and outside linebacker by moving on from Pernell McPhee, Willie Young and Josh Sitton this offseason. Matt Williamson from Locked on NFL joined Locked on Bears to look at some potential replacements in both free agency and the draft. They debate the value of paying Andrew Norwell versus taking your chances in the draft, and they try to find some worthwhile targets in a weak group of free-agent edge rushers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Gauging the free-agent wide receiver market with Matt Harmon (3/6/18)

The Chicago Bears are desperate for wide receivers, and few people know the position as well as Matt Harmon of NFL.com. He joined Locked on Bears to break down all the top names set to hit free agency like Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins, plus a look at some cheaper free-agent candidates that could provide nice value for a team like the Bears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Mock Draft Monday: Winners and losers from the NFL Combine (with Joe Marino) [3/5/18]

The NFL Scouting Combine was a great opportunity for the top prospects in the NFL Draft to show off their athletic ability to coaches and scouts. Some players took full advantage, while others added some question marks to their evaluations. Joe Marino from NDT Scouting joined Locked on Bears to recap the winners and losers from the combine, ranging from Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley to Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy address Bears future at NFL Combine (3/1/18)`

Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy held their annual press conferences at the NFL Combine, and they said a lot about the future of the Chicago Bears. In this jam-packed episode of Locked on Bears, catch up on all of the team's latest transactions, and hear straight from Pace and Nagy as they talked about Kyle Fuller, Mitchell Trubisky and the plans for this offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Jarvis Landry? No thanks (2/27/18)

The Chicago Bears have been linked to the Miami Dolphins as a potential trade partner for wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Lorin Cox watched the coaches film on all 112 of Landry's catches from 2017 to evaluate whether or not Ryan Pace should pursue the Pro Bowl receiver, and he came away unimpressed. Hear why the Bears should pass on Landry, despite his record-breaking production up to this point in his career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Mock Draft Monday: Tremaine Edmunds or Roquan Smith? (with Jon Ledyard) [2/26/18]

The 2018 NFL Draft features a strong class of linebackers, headlined by a pair of elite athletes in Tremaine Edmunds from Virginia Tech and Roquan Smith from Georgia. In this episode of Locked on Bears, Jon Ledyard from Locked on NFL Draft and NDT Scouting joins the show to analyze the two prospects and explain which one he thinks the Chicago Bears should draft with their first round pick. He also previews the NFL Combine and breaks down which prospects to keep an eye on. Learn more...


Gauging the free-agent cornerback market with Ian Wharton (2/21/18)

The Chicago Bears have to invest money in free agent cornerbacks one way or another this offseason, with Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara both set to hit unrestricted free agency. Ian Wharton from Bleacher Report came on Locked on Bears to break down the two Chicago cornerbacks and look ahead to potential free-agent replacements if the Bears look elsewhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Should the Bears franchise tag Kyle Fuller? (2/20/18)

Should the Chicago Bears use the franchise tag on cornerback Kyle Fuller? This episode of Locked on Bears explores the value of the former first round pick and the financial implications of potentially letting him hit the open market. The 2018 franchise tag is expensive, but it could be the Bears' only way of keeping Fuller in Chicago for another year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Bears may be better off passing on 1st round wide receivers (with Andy Singleton) [2/19/18]

Most 2018 NFL mock drafts link the Chicago Bears with a wide receiver in the first round. Andy Singleton from Fantrax came on Locked on Bears and broke down the depth of the 2018 WR class, explaining how the Bears might be better off waiting to draft the position on the second and/or third day of the draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Reliving Favre Night (2/16/18)

The Chicago Bears haven't had a ton of memorable games in the last few seasons, but one of the highlights of the John Fox era came on November 26, 2015, when the Bears upset the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on the night Brett Favre had his jersey retired. Relive the highs and the lows from that exciting upset on this episode of Locked on Bears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Bears are more desperate at wide receiver than you might think (2/14/18)

Everyone knows how terrible the Chicago Bears wide receivers were in 2017, and they're going to be really desperate for talent this offseason. Only two of their receivers are currently under contract for 2018, and one of them looks like a strong candidate to be cut for salary cap relief. This episode of the podcast details the major problem looming at the position and looks ahead to what the Bears have to work with this offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Look out for the RPO in Chicago (2/13/18)

The Chicago Bears' offense in 2018 will feature plenty of run-pass option plays. This podcast explains how RPOs work, and how new head coach Matt Nagy can make the most out of them with Mitchell Trubisky. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Locked on Bears: To be continued (1/31/18)

Host Lorin Cox is stepping away from Locked on Bears, and so on this episode, he says goodbye to the podcast he loves and thanks the listeners for their support. Locked on Bears will live on with a new host shortly, but in the meantime, the Locked on Podcast Network has plenty of shows that are worth your listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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