Filling in for host Laurence Holmes, JJ Stankevitz is joined by Cam Ellis and Adam Hoge to discuss what the Bears are doing at the quarterback position. They discuss was Nick Foles brought in to compete for the starting job and is this the push Mitch Trubkisy needs to get him to the next level? Later on in the pod, they get into an NBCS Chicago Bears Rewind game that will be on tonight when the Jay Cutler led Bears went into Lambeau Field and beat the Packers on Thanksgiving.
(1:54) - Former Bears lineman Kyle Long speaks on Bears quarterback competition
(7:50) - How will the Bears locker room react to a QB competition?
(13:15) - Who has the upper hand going into camp, Trubisky or Foles?
(20:00) - Former Bears tight end Zach Miller describes the Bears win in Lambeau on Thanksgiving
(26:40) - How did the Bears pull it off vs Rodgers and the Packers?
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Former Bears special teams assistant coach Brock Olivo, who is currently quarantined in Rome, joins JJ Stankevitz to talk about what life is like in Italy during the COVID-19 lockdown.
They discuss what he is doing to keep busy and stay sane, as well as one of the bright sides of the quarantine. Plus, Olivo talks about how American football is getting a foothold in Italy, as well as what it would mean to have an NFL game played there.
(3:00) - Olivo's story on how he ended up in Rome
(4:19) - What does Rome currently feel like right now
(9:48) - Olivo's positive perspective on the quarantine
(13:32) - How Olivo's keeping busy
(22:58) - American football culture in Italy
(28:41) - Type of players in Italian football
(32:54) - What would it mean to Italy to have an NFL game played there
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Olin Kreutz joins the podcast to discuss the new additions to the offensive line, if the bears will commit to the run in 2020, and how the Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky competition will play out this season. Plus, Olin explains why the 2020 season might feel a little like Last Chance U, and how the potential lack of an offseason program will impact the Bears.
(1:18) How will Germaine Ifedi fit into the offensive line
(3:54) The state of the Bears run game
(10:47) Why Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace need to win now
(15:40) Olin on the QB competition
(16:57) How Robert Quinn and Nick Foles put the Bears in competition for the NFC North
(20:19) Olin compares Halas Hall to “Last Chance U”
(22:14) The impact of potentially not having an offseason program
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