Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer.
Season 3, Episode 4: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer talk about Mike Glennon’s arrival in Chicago and what it means for the Bears in the NFL draft (2:00 mark), final impressions of Jay Cutler (22:00), going through the clutter of the first wave of free agency (35:28), secondary issues (46:39) and Northwestern’s dance card (56:01).
Season 3, Episode 3: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer are talking Bears from the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis: The free-agent market for Alshon Jeffery and what Plan B is for the Bears (1:53 mark), annoying Jay Cutler talk (16:32), the Bears’ free-agent plans — any bargains available? — (22:18) and a shoutout to Bob from Lisle (34:00).
Season 3, Episode 2: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer discuss the crazy end to the Super Bowl — and the NFL season (2:09 mark), the chances the Bears land Jimmy Garoppolo and if not, what GM Ryan Pace has planned (18:48), calling out Patriots fan Pete for turing off the Super Bowl too soon (35:59), what to expect in the Bears’ offseason — NFL draft, free agency and Alshon Jeffery (44:21) and Rich’s big weekend plans (58:17).
Season 3, Episode 1: The Tribune’s Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer, live from the Senior Bowl: Which players are the Bears watching and who are they falling in love with (2:11 mark), who is the quarterback of the future (11:50), mock drafts (24:38), new Bears coaches (29:36) and two words: free. chocolate. (35:00).
Season 2, Episode 21: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer are here to put a bow on the Bears’ 3-13 season: Status quo at Halas Hall (1:32 mark), what’s next at the quarterback position (14:07), Alshon Jeffery’s Super Bowl guarantee (20:35), the offseason to-do list (30:42) and NFL playoff picks (44:00).
Season 2, Episode 20: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer discuss the Bears’ loss on Christmas Eve, with all those empty seats (1:31 mark), Matt Barkley’s regression (6:15), Dontari Poe’s touchdown for the Chiefs and sportsmanship (17:30), the shortcomings of the 2015 draft class (23:22) and Week 17, aka THE END (35:35).
Season 2, Episode 19: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer break down the Bears-Packers game, highlighting issues in the secondary (1:15 mark), Matt Barkley in crunch time vs. Jay Cutler (15:06), John Fox’s clock management (32:05), Leonard Floyd’s rookie development (40:20) and a voicemail from The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore (50:15).
Season 2, Episode 18: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer, reporting for rumor patrol. Tension at Halas Hall and possible changes next season (4:08 mark), how to report on rumor vs. reality: John Fox vs. Vic Fangio edition (29:34), checking in on Adam Gase and the Dolphins (46:20) and how the NFC North race is faring (53:06).
Season 2, Episode 17: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer break down the Bears’ win over the 49ers, focusing on the Akiem Hicks-led defense (1:55 mark), dress code violations (18:33), the state of the NFC North and Matt Barkley’s next four starts (26:00) and the play of Jordan Howard (38:35).
Season 2, Episode 16: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer are here to talk Bears: Matt Barkley’s first start in the loss to the Titans (2:58 mark), John Fox’s non-excuse excuse for dropped passes (19:22), Sunday’s upcoming game vs. 49ers and potential draft ramifications (26:20) and the Lions possibly winning the NFC North (44:32).
Season 2, Episode 15: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer discuss Jay Cutler’s future with the Bears and beyond (2:13 mark), a stupid month of November for the Bears (22:03), PED suspensions and what John Fox had to say about them (29:00) and the guys pick their favorite Thanksgiving food (39:53).
Season 2, Episode 14: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer discuss Alshon Jeffery’s four-game suspension and what it means for 2017 (1:55 mark), Jay Cutler as an inspirational speaker (17:37), Bears’ 36-10 loss to the Bucs (24:46) and the best team in the NFL — hint, not the Bears (32:05).
Season 2, Episode 13: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer touch ’em all this week: Cubs winning the World Series (1:16 mark), Bears’ win on Halloween + Jay Cutler’s return + Pernell McPhee’s return (8:13), playoff hopes (18:12), goals for the second half (27:19) and some more World Series talk (40:34).
Season 2, Episode 12: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer discuss Jay Cutler vs. John Fox, (5:10 mark), Matt Barkley’s QB play (15:55), the return of Pernell McPhee (18:37), Cardinals-Seahawks tie (23:09), Bears playing the Vikings after their bye week (27:04), Leonard Floyd’s play vs. Packers (39:05) and World Series predictions (46:08).
Season 2, Episode 11: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer talk about the Bears’ spiral since their last visit (and win) to Lambeau Field last Thanksgiving (2:43 mark), options at quarterback (15:20), Aaron Rodgers and the Packers (30:33), Thursday Night Football games (23:55) and the recent play of Cameron Meredith (43:29).
Season 2, Episode 10: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer are live from the Halas Hall panic room to talk about the Brian Hoyer-led offense and what it means for Alshon Jeffery (2:26 mark), Leonard Floyd’s injuries (11:10), Martellus Bennett’s comments about the Bears (20:37) and that magical 2006 game between the Bears and Cardinals (25:11).
Season 2, Episode 9: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer are back for a Victory Edition episode: Bright spots and the narrative going forward after the Week 4 win (1.56 mark), Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall’s response (20:09), QB games with John Fox (25:39) and Eddie Royal, the MVP of the win (41.36).
Season 2, Episode 8: The Tribune’s Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer discuss the Bears’ 0-3 start + injuries + John Fox’s responsibility + attitude in the locker room (1:12 mark), Jay Cutler as the starter vs. Brian Hoyer (23:22), Sunday’s game vs. the Lions (33:00) and the job Mike Zimmer had done with the Vikings so far (39:13).
Season 2, Episode 7: The Tribune’s Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer on Jay Cutler and the ‘Groundhog Day’ feeling about the QB situation (2:27 mark), what’s next for a banged up defense (20:13), pregame predictions and an ESPN personality (25:08), is there any hope in the 14 remaining games (31:57) and saluting the Eagles (43:44).
Season 2, Episode 6: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer break down the Bears’ Week 1 loss to the Texans (1:45 mark), talk about going out of bounds (21:54), discuss offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains and preview Week 2’s matchup with the Eagles and rookie QB Carson Wentz.
Season 2, Episode 5: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer are back to discuss a busy weekend of roster moves for the Bears: Adding Josh Sitton (1:40 mark), Robbie Gould’s departure (12:05), why it’s too early for strength of schedule chatter (20:43), previewing Sunday’s season opener vs. Texans (24:50) and Lovie Smith’s debut at Illinois (38:49).
Season 2, Episode 4: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer talk about the Bears’ offensive woes (3:14 mark), reasons for hope (16:50), roster cuts over Labor Day weekend (23:20), drafting Jeremy Langford, Alshon Jeffery and Jay Cutler for your fantasy football team (30:18) and the injury to Connor Shaw (43:10).
Season 2, Episode 3: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer are back to talk some Bears: Depth at cornerback (2:11 mark), running back Jeremy Langford (12:05), NFL amending the injury report (21:56), Patriots (and maybe future Bears) Jimmy Garoppolo (25:05), and Bears chairman George McCaskey breaking up a fight (34:37).
Season 2, Episode 2: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer talk about 3 main Bears issues: Alshon Jeffery (3:27 mark), outside linebackers (11:22) and bright spots from training camp (19:49). Other segments: That’s just stupid (27:21), what to watch in the preseason (34:00) and a shoutout to the Fairfield Inn in Bourbonnais (42:32).
Season 2, Episode 1: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer are back from summer break and ready to talk Bears training camp. Bold (and not so bold) predictions for Bourbonnais (6:20 mark), do’s and don’ts for the next month (21:00), remembering Buddy Ryan and Charles Tillman (33:30) and Dennis Green’s legacy (42:25).
Episode 12: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer with a final report from Bears minicamp (2:58 mark), talk about Cam Newton and NFL storylines where there aren’t any (18:53), a personnel changes and outlooks for NFC North teams (23:22), the Cavaliers winning the NBA championship (33:18) and a final word on Alshon Jeffery (39:40). Have a great summer!
Episode 11: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer talk about Alshon Jeffery’s appearance and comments after Bears minicamp (2:36 mark), new wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson (14:38), Darren McFadden’s mysterious injury (22:44), Jay Cutler and yet another new OC (25:59) and the NHL in Las Vegas (35:33).
Episode 10: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer talk about Alshon Jeffery and his absence from Bears OTAs (2:56 mark), Willie Young (15:48), the coverage of Harambe and zoo safety (25:40), spotlight players to watch in John Fox’s Year 2 (30:49) and picking an NBA Finals winner (38:44).
Episode 9: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer talk about Danny Trevathan and the linebackers after the Bears’ OTA session (2:18 mark), Bills’ new media policy vs. the Bears’ (12:57), wide receivers working with Jay Cutler (21:54) and crowning Bryce Callahan and John Timu (31:28).
Episode 8: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer talk about their observations from Bears rookie minicamp, including top pick Leonard Floyd (1:17 mark), what they learned from talking with the assistant coaches (11:47), Dan’s golf goal (26:17), practice with the Patriots (31:15) and the best new talkers (34:50).
Episode 7: Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer talk about the Bears’ quarterback situation after not drafting one (1:17 mark), what to watch at rookie minicamp (14:32), what Adam Gase is doing down in Miami (20:01), Joe Douglas’ departure (27:13) and crowning another departed Bears staff member (32:32).
Episode 6: Rich and Dan talk about Bears trading up for Leonard Floyd (4:15 mark), Laremy Tunsil’s draft experience and Roger Goodell’s comments on it (16:30), Matt Slauson’s exit (21:03) and picking the favorite member of the Bears’ 2016 draft class (30:10).
Episode 5: Rich and Dan talk about defensive options for the Bears in the draft (1:25 mark), compare Shaq Lawson vs. Leonard Floyd (8:05), explain a "Mall draft" (14:44), look at who should be on the Bears’ big board (18:05) and crown the No. 1 draft pick (30:50).
Episode 4: Rich and Dan take a closer look at the Bears’ 2016 schedule (1:33 mark), draft options on offense — including Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley — (7:18), pre-draft injury leaks (17:11), looking for a backup quarterback — perhaps Josh McCown? — (21:00) and the best agent to follow on Twitter (27:40).
Episode 3: Rich and Dan discuss Dan’s recent trip to the Masters (1:40), NFL draft options and non-prediction predictions (6:35), NFL marketing and lobster in New England (15:06), what the signing of Ted Larsen means for Matt Slauson (18:45) and 2015 first-round pick Kevin White (23:15).
Episode 2: Rich and Dan talk about Jay Cutler, Kyle Long on the move again, draft options and/or trading the pick and finally, they pick an NCAA tournament winner.
Episode 1: Rich and Dan talk about the new pieces added in free agency and if the Bears are better now, what’s a catch in the NFL and more in the debut episode.