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Bear With Me: Championship Windows, Amos vs Callahan, and NFL Officiating

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On the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. discusses how long great defenses last before predicting the Bears’ championship window length. He also weighs in on the Amos vs Callahan debate and talks about what the NFL’s officiating could take away from the AAF.

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Hey Bears Fans! In this episode, I look into the future to predict how long the Bears’ championship window currently is. Because I think their championship hopes largely rely on their defense, I start by discussing what makes a defense great and what makes those defenses last. [START-7:30]

I explain why I think the defense effectively determines our window length and discuss looming contract issues in the Bears’ future. [7:30-14:30]

I weigh in on the ever-raging Adrian Amos vs Bryce Callahan debate, remembering to recap anyone unfamiliar on why we’re deciding between them at all. [14:30-20:00]

I discuss the rule changes the AAF’s debut brought with it and whether they’d be a good fit for the NFL. [20:00-24:50]

I note the importance of the AAF’s Sky Judge and detail how an NFL implementation could save football from another Rams-Saints situation. I also review why I think Pass Interference should never be made reviewable. [24:50-END]

Give it a listen and let me know what you think!

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