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On the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S reviews the positives and negatives of the Bears-Eagles game, gives his thoughts on Cody Parkey, looks forward towards the 2019 season, and much more.

NFL: NFC Wild Card-Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Well the Bears lost. That really, really stinks.

So let’s talk about it.

In this episode of Bear With Me I begin by reviewing the Bears’ loss to the Eagles, making the case that no one play or player lost us this game. This was truly a team loss, and that hurts. [1:00-6:30]

I then point out the bright spots of what took place, namely three special young players that stepped up in big ways. [6:30-11:10]

As much as it pains me to do it, I give credit to the Eagles for playing well and analyze why things didn’t turn out like we’d wanted. [11:10-12:50]

I give my thoughts on the Parkey conundrum (to cut or not to cut?) [12:50-14:00]

I look to the future and give my thoughts on...

  • The 2019 Bears’ offensive outlook [14:00-15:30]
  • Expectations for the Bears’ defense [15:30-17:30]
  • Coaching, adversity, and overall team preparedness for next season [17:30-19:40]

I finish out by touching on Fangio’s situation before recapping all three other Wild Card Weekend games. [19:40-END]

One quick note: With the season over, my current review-preview-recap format isn’t going to work anymore. That said, I’ll still be providing a weekly podcast every Tuesday, so I’d like to try something:

With every episode, I’ll post 4 topics in a poll — your votes in that poll will determine what the next episode is about! And if you don’t like my options, tell me what you’d rather hear me talk about for 20ish minutes! I want to make a show that you want to listen to, so please let me know!

It’s been a wonderful season and I’m already excited to see what the offseason brings. Bear down, and thanks for Bearing With Me.

Poll

What do you want to hear about in BWM 12?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    Quarterback Special: Mitchell Trubisky, The NFC North, and You
    (57 votes)
  • 9%
    Learning From History: How Well Does Success Carry Over Season-To-Season? How Long Is Our "Window" Open, Anyway?
    (13 votes)
  • 29%
    New DC, Who Dis? Chuck Pagano and What He Means to the Bears DefenseNew DC, Who Dis? Chuck Pagano and What He Means to the Bears Defense
    (41 votes)
  • 20%
    Sorry, There’s Football On: Breaking Down the Super Bowl Contenders; What are They Doing that Got Them There?
    (28 votes)
139 votes total Vote Now