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On the latest WCG Radio, it’s time to discuss other thriving Bears who aren’t the early frontrunner for Defensive Player of the Year.

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When you have one of the NFL’s best players on your roster in Khalil Mack, it can be difficult to talk about anyone else. When that player is on one of his best career stretches, the limelight feels like it won’t ever leave his presence.

Everything Mack has accomplished in his short time of three games with the Bears has been nothing short of remarkable. He’s the primary reason Chicago sits in first place in the NFC North. He deserves all the attention he’s receiving for his dominance.

In a breath of fresh air, we thought it would be pertinent to discuss some of the Bears’ supporting actors instead. It’s easy to discuss Mack and say what he does well every week, because he rarely makes mistakes and does something incredible almost every defensive possessions. However, he wouldn’t be nearly as good without some underrated Bears offering their support on both sides of the ball.

On the latest WCG Radio, lead draft analyst E.J. Snyder and I broke down some of Chicago’s lesser heralded players and how they’re factoring into a 2-1 start. How good has Eddie Goldman been after his contract extension earlier this month? What does having a healthy Bryce Callahan playing better than ever do for the Bears? We get into these unsung stalwarts and more.

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Robert Zeglinski

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On this episode of WCG Radio

Windy City Gridiron’s E.J. Snyder joins the program.

  • There’s been a lot of (deserved) talk surrounding Mack lately, so we break down the underrated Bears
  • Why Goldman is so dominant and underappreciated
  • How Leonard Floyd’s versatility plays into Vic Fangio’s scheme
  • The value of a great slot cornerback like Callahan
  • Ranking Chicago’s underrated defensive trio in importance
  • Why Charles Leno is finally at the top of his game
  • The return of a dominant Kyle Long
  • Should the Bears bring Long back in 2019?
  • BONUS: What’s the deal with James Daniels and Harry Hiestand?

Robert is the Editor-in-chief of The Blitz Network (subscribe here!), the managing editor of Windy City Gridiron, and writes for a host of other fine publications. E.J. Snyder is the lead draft analyst for Windy City Gridiron. You can follow them on Twitter @RobertZeglinski and @thedraftsmanFB.