Under Center Podcast: Breaking down '21 Bears defense under new DC Sean Desai


There has been so much hype about the Bears’ offense that the defense is going a little overlooked, but the Under Center crew has you covered. Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro go position-by-position and give a thorough breakdown and discussion centered on the 2021 Bears defense. The crew debates whether Robert Quinn will finally produce in a Bears uniform, which position group is the strongest, what Ryan Pace will do at cornerback, whether new defensive coordinator Sean Desai can unlock Eddie Jackson, and a lot more.

(6:30) - Defensive line: Are the Bears better off keeping Akiem Hicks over Kyle Fuller and what will Eddie Goldman look like when he returns?

(17:00) - Linebackers/edge rushers: Is Roquan Smith ready to be the quarterback of the defense and will Robert Quinn literally do ANYTHING as a Bear?

(37:36) - Cornerbacks: Is this the weakest position group on the defense and, if it is, how can Ryan Pace address it in the offseason?

(44:40) - Will Eddie Jackson's former position coach and new defensive coordinator Sean Desai unlock him this year and help get him back in a position to be an All-Pro?

Listen here.