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Bears Hour Live
59 minutes | Jul 23, 2017
Bears Training Camp Preview
This episode of Bears Hour Live will get you all set for Chicago Bears training camp and the return of football once again. Hosts Lorin Cox and Draft Dr. Phil Ottochian preview the team's biggest positional battles as they head down to Bourbonnais, Illinois, with a look ahead to how this roster could shape up for the regular season. BHL starts with a deep dive into the wide receiver position, looking at who could be in line to start opposite Cameron Meredith and how the competition in the slot may play out. Find out why all signs point to Kevin White as a Week 1 starter. This episode also touches on the crowded tight end depth chart, the overload of young talent at backup running back, and the future of Kyle Fuller and the other competing cornerbacks. The real question is, will the Bears' depth chart be a true meritocracy, or will player and coach politics shape who sees the field this season?
70 minutes | Jul 9, 2017
Why Adrian Amos is underrated, and the most important Bears of 2017
Pro Football Focus caused quite a stir among Chicago Bears fans when they named Adrian Amos the team's secret superstar. On this episode of Bears Hour Live, hosts Lorin Cox and Phil Ottochian defended the third-year safety and made the case for optimism surrounding his career. The most common criticism of Amos' play has been his lack of turnovers, and this episodes gets into the Xs and Os of creating turnovers and how the total number of interceptions isn't always indicative of a player's play-making ability. The show moves on to debate the most important Bears players of 2017 with opinion split. Phil makes the case for Jordan Howard while Lorin looks a little more long-term and says Mitch Trubisky's 2017 season will be the most important for the team. Throughout the conversation, they also end up covering the offensive line, the defensive line and the new faces in the secondary, with more of a big picture look at all of the "ifs" on this roster heading into the season.
69 minutes | Jun 25, 2017
Bears on the bubble: Who has the most to prove at training camp?
Chicago Bears training camp is around the corner, and in this episode, Bears Hour Live looked at which players have the most pressure on them heading into the preseason. Hosts Lorin Cox and Phil Ottochian debated which former first-round pick has more at stake -- Kevin White or Kyle Fuller? One hasn't been able to stay healthy, while the other is entering a contract year and is fighting for his roster spot. They moved on to debate the backup running back spots, with a pessimistic outlook for former fourth-round pick Jeremy Langford, who faces an uphill battle with Benny Cunningham and Ka'Deem Carey for the third running back spot behind Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. The show wrapped up with a look at the safeties, a position loaded with young talent. The Bears will likely only keep four, maybe five, and the Bears really have seven players all worthy of a spot. Who could be the odd men out? Lorin and Phil made the case for each one.
69 minutes | Jun 8, 2017
How good can the Bears' defense be in 2017?
The Chicago Bears outside linebackers got the hype train started on the tracks at organized team activites when Willie Young and Pernell McPhee spoke to the media. In this episode of Bears Hour Live, hear both edge rushers discuss their lofty expectations for the team's defense, and hosts Phil and Lorin break down just how good the group could be in 2017. It all starts up front with the growth of the defensive line. This episode gets into how important a healthy Eddie Goldman is to the success of the front seven and how Jaye Howard could quiely be a huge signing coming in late May.. Then the focus is shifted to the outside linebackers, one of the deepest group of edge rushers in the NFL. In order for the Bears' defense to truly be great again, the four men at the top of the depth chart have to remain on the field for a full season, something they haven't yet been able to do together. BHL finished with an overview of the new-look secondary, expressing confidence in the safety position with cautious optimism for the changes at cornerback that carry many of the same injury concerns seen elsewhere on the roster.
68 minutes | Jun 4, 2017
Is Kevin White a lock to make the Bears' roster?
The Chicago Bears have 11 wide receivers under contract as they finish up organized team activities, and Bears Hour Live broke down all of them as this episode attemped to sift through the depth at the position. Hosts Phil and Lorin had originally intended to talk about whether the team should pursue recently released Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, but the conversation quickly shifted to Kevin White and the Bears' already added veterans. Halfway though the show, Draft Dr. Phil dropped a bombshell. He doesn't believe White is a lock to make the Bears' 53-man roster, and one caller in particular took to the phone lines to challenge his opinion. He isn't counting the former first round pick out just yet, but he isn't 100-percent confident that White will stay healthy and make the team. This episode featured some healthy debate on the wide receiver position. Let us know on Twitter or Facebook how you feel about White and company, at Bears Hour Live.
66 minutes | May 28, 2017
Bears OTAs Update: Mike Glennon and Victor Cruz
The Chicago Bears organized team activities are the closest thing to actual football we have in May, so BHL hosts Lorin and Phil went through the latest news out of Halas Hall, starting with an update on new quarterback Mike Glennon. They talk about how Glennon has grown since he left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and how the starting quarterback is handling the Mitch Trubisky situation. Bears Hour Live also looks ahead to the upcoming season at the position, discussing the history of Bears quarterbacks and what would happen if Glennon joins the recent history of injuries at the position. This episode also dives in to the signing of former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, and the two hosts tell you why this signing has them more excited than any of the other receivers the team signed this offseason. The show wraps up with a quick discussion of Kyle Long's move to left guard and what that could mean for his future and the future of the Bears' offensive line.
69 minutes | May 21, 2017
How much have the Bears improved this offseason?
How much better is this Chicago Bears team now in May than it was last season? BHL hosts Phil and Lorin break down the Chicago Bears roster positon-by-position to determine just how much this team has improved this offseason. Many of the roster's biggest question marks start with the starting quarterback, but Bears Hour Live also looked at whether the additions at wide receiver will be able to account for the loss of Alshon Jeffery and if general manager Ryan Pace did enough to improve his disasterous secondary. This episode also touches on the development of the Bears' first-round picks with the most to prove in 2017, with audio clips from wide receiver coach Zach Azzanni and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio that discuss Kevin White, Leonard Floyd and Kyle Fuller moving forward.
63 minutes | May 7, 2017
Should the Bears play Mitch Trubisky as a rookie?
Hosts Phil and Lorin debated whether or not the Chicago Bears should play quarterback Mitch Trubisky as a rookie, or if he needs to sit to develop his game. They also touch on the signing of defensive end Jaye Howard and look ahead to Jay Cutler’s new career as a broadcaster for FOX.
64 minutes | Apr 30, 2017
Full Bears Draft Recap
Hosts Phil and Lorin recapped the entire 2017 NFL Draft for the Chicago Bears, taking your call and breaking down the newest draft picks in the Windy City.
34 minutes | Apr 29, 2017
Bears draft Day 3 recap with Emory Hunt
The Chicago Bears took three small-school players in the 2017 NFL Draft, so Bears Hour Live was joined by the expert in this area, Emory Hunt from FootballGameplan.com to break down Ashland TE Adam Shaheen, North Carolina A&T running back Tarik Cohen and Kutztown offensive lineman Jordan Morgan. Find out why Emory thinks Cohen could be a big-time play-maker for the Bears’ offense.
62 minutes | Apr 29, 2017
Previewing Day 3 of the draft (with Bryan Perez)
Bears Hour Live hosts Phil and Lorin were joined by Bryan Perez from Bears Wire to look back at the Chicago Bears first two draft picks before looking ahead to Day 3 and previewing some of the prospects they would like to see Ryan Pace pulls the trigger on. Find out why Bryan says Zach Miller could be on the cutting block.
53 minutes | Apr 29, 2017
Instant reaction to the Bears drafting Ashland TE Adam Shaheen
The Chicago Bears traded down in the second round and drafted Division-II tight end Adam Shaheen out of Ashland, and Bears Hour Live went to the air waves and took your calls to react to the pick. Hosts Phil and Lorin broke down what they knew about the small-school prospect and looked ahead to what his role could be in Chicago.
33 minutes | Apr 28, 2017
Instant reaction to Bears trading up for Mitch Trubisky
Ryan Pace shocked the world when he moved up one spot to draft North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky, and Bears Hour Live took to the airwaves right after for instant reaction to the trade and the pick. Hosts Phil and Lorin broke down how this pick will alter the future of the franchise forever.
60 minutes | Apr 23, 2017
NFL Draft Sleepers (with Emory Hunt)
Lorin and Phil were joined by Emory Hunt from FootballGameplan.com to talk NFL Draft quarterbacks and sleepers at all of the Chicago Bears biggest positions of need. Emory’s depth of knowledge is unmatched, and he gives you a handful of small-school prospects to keep an eye on during Day 3 of the draft.
71 minutes | Apr 20, 2017
BHL Mock Draft Show
Bears Hour Live hosts Phil and Lorin went back and forth on a live mock draft on the air through all 32 first-round picks before wrapping up with a special bonus Chicago Bears seven-round mock draft that didn’t make it onto the live show.
60 minutes | Apr 13, 2017
BHL Bears Big Board Show
On a special Thursday edition of Bears Hour Live, hosts Phil and Lorin debated their NFL Draft big boards for the Chicago Bears, going through how they rank the Top 10 players for the 3rd overall pick. Find out why Myles Garrett isn’t their number one player for this team in the draft.
60 minutes | Apr 9, 2017
Behind the scenes of the NFL Draft process with former Bears executive Greg Gabriel
There’s no better way to learn about how the NFL Draft works than from someone who has actually been involved in it before, so we were thrilled to have former Chicago Bears Director of College Scouting Greg Gabriel on the air to take us behind the scenes of the entire draft process. He discusses the logistics of draft day trades and takes you through how teams scout quaterbacks, before giving his informed opinion on what the Bears could and should do at the end of April.
57 minutes | Apr 2, 2017
Which cornerback prospects fit best with the Bears? (with Jose Cotto)
This year’s draft class of cornerbacks is one of the deepest in recent memory, so hosts Phil and Lorin brought on Jose Cotto from Bears Barroom to help them break down all of the top prospects. They tell you who would be the best fits in Vic Fangio’s defense and who Ryan Pace is more likely to pass on.
59 minutes | Mar 26, 2017
Which safety prospects are right for the Bears? (with PFF’s Josh Liskiewitz)
Hosts Phil and Lorin were joined by Josh Liskiewitz of Pro Football Focus to break down all of the top safety prospects in the NFL draft, debating how the likes of Jamal Adams, Malik Hooker and Jabrill Peppers would fit in Chicago and whether or not it’s worth taking any of them with the third-overall pick.
68 minutes | Mar 19, 2017
Should the Bears draft a quarterback? (with guest Bryan Perez)
Do the Chicago Bears need to draft a quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft? Should they? BHL hosts Phil and Lorin were joined by Bryan Perez of USA Today’s BearsWire.com to break down Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes and all of the top prospects in the upcoming draft to try and figure out what Ryan Pace could do in April.
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