The Chicago Bears released a new episode of their hit YouTube series, 1920 Football Drive. In the 18-minute episode, Raising the Standard, the focus surrounds the team rebuilding with the rookies. It highlights Justin Fields and his growth as well as the rookies discovering Chicago for the first time. Head coach Matt Eberflus and GM Ryan Poles discuss the process as well and the interest piques immediately.
Bears, Halas Hall, and Training
1920 Football Drive obviously takes place at Halas Hall, for the most part, and it shows the Chicago Bears’ fine training facility in multiple ways. While the quarterbacks have a film meeting, we get to see a brief glimpse into the film room.
We also get several different moments when the Bears are practicing on the fields at Halas Hall. Coach Eberflus, offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, and defensive coordinator Alan Williams are all seen coaching and bringing this group of players together.
Bears At Wrigley Field and Out In The City
The episode shifts when the Chicago Bears traveled to Wrigley Field. They had a whole day hitting baseballs and bonding as a team in the Cubs’ ballpark. It’s fascinating to watch and is great to see the team acting like a true brotherhood.
The rookies are also seen exploring the city of Chicago and walking into Soldier Field for the first time. They get a quick moment to feel how strong the passion is for the Chicago Bears and visiting Soldier Field for the first time has a large presence in the eyes of the rookies.
Charles Tillman and Rod Marinelli
One of the best moments in the entire 1920 Football Drive episode was Charles Tillman addressing the Bears’ players.
“There’s a reason why the Chicago Bears have the most Hall of Famers in the entire National Football League. If you work hard for this team, I swear to you this city will love you. This is a Bears town first… This city loves, this city bleeds blue and orange for the Chicago Bears.”Charles Tillman
Tillman’s speech was illuminating. The rookies don’t quite understand how much love the city of Chicago has for the Bears. Hearing it from someone like Charles Tillman, who not only spent most of his career in Chicago but was idolized, should add a nice spark to their offseason.
Then Matt Eberflus brought former Bears defensive coordinator, Rod Marinelli, up to speak with the players. He gave a well-rounded speech about learning and being the best possible asset the players can be. It was inspiring and he finished his speech by praising the coaching staff and honoring individual dreams.
“Honor your dreams by doing the work that’s required. It’s got to be every day because you don’t get to do it long.”Rod Marinelli
1920 Football Drive finished the episode with the Bears’ practice. We see a lot of back-and-forth between the players and the coaches, including a few moments with Justin Fields. They also showcase the day on which the Chicago Bears honored the late Brian Piccolo.
The players were visibly excited to rock the jerseys dedicated to him and the culture-building aspect of this episode was apparent throughout.
The 2022 NFL season is right around the corner and the Chicago Bears’ YouTube sensation, 1920 Football Drive, is the perfect way to get hyped up before it begins.
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