Jeff Joniak

Bears defensive end Willie Young.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Keep An Eye On Willie Young

On a defense with questions, Young will be tasked with getting to the quarterback.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2014

Eric Brown

Eric Brown, WBBM Sports Anchor; “A Good Life Lived”

Broadcasters live forever. Their voices, their diction, their descriptions, their words, their perspective, their stories all come back to life simply by hitting play. E.B. rounded third and headed home yesterday. He’ll be missed.


Bears head coach Marc Trestman looks on from the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles, who beat the Bears 54-11 on Dec. 22, 2013. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Trestman: ‘We Played A Terrible Football Game’

When your team loses a game 54-11, no one escapes blame, and Bears coach Marc Trestman summed up his team’s embarrassing loss to the Eagles in seven simple words: “We played terrible in all three phases.”


Lance Briggs. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Briggs’ Experience Would Be Welcome Back On The Field

Bears play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak offers some insight into the Bears-Eagles game.


Jay Cutler throws a pass against the Cleveland Browns. (Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Bears Have New Life

The month of December pumped new life into several teams including the Bears, setting up important games in the final two weeks of the regular season.

WBBM Newsradio–12/17/2013

Jay Cutler.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Keys To The Game: Bears Vs. Browns

In Week 2, Jay Cutler solved Pittsburgh’s fire zone 3-4 scheme, and one of Steeler coordinator Dick LeBeau’s students is using it in Cleveland. Yards are tough to come by against the Ray Horton coached Browns defense.

WBBM Newsradio–12/13/2013

DeMarco Murray  of the Dallas Cowboys runs over Tim Jennings. (Credit: David Banks/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Run Defense Biggest Concern For Bears

The water cooler talk in the city and burbs regarding the Bears is no doubt a raging debate of Jay or Josh at quarterback. However, the most pressing concern remains the run defense.


Chicago Bears v Dallas Cowboys

Joniak’s Keys To The Game: Bears Vs. Cowboys

Analysis of Monday’s game from Bears play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak.


Soldier Field. (Credit: Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: New Bears Better Be Ready For Lakefront Freeze

Bears play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak weighs in on Monday night’s matchup between Chicago and Dallas.


Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings

Joniak’s Keys To The Game: Bears At Vikings

WBBM’s Jeff Joniak weighs in on Sunday’s game.


Defensive end Jeremiah Ratliff #90 of the Dallas Cowboys runs with the football during the game against the Miami Dolphins at Dolphin Stadium on September 16, 2007 in Miami, Florida. The Cowboys defeated the Dolphins 37-20. (Photo by Allen Kee/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Ratliff Ready For Bears Debut

By Jeff Joniak First Impression Jeremiah Ratliff has turned the page on his football career, and he likes what he sees in Chicago. Four times a Pro Bowl defensive tackle in Dallas, the nine-year vet […]


Josh McCown. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: McCown Not Letting Success Go To His Head

By Jeff Joniak First Impression It was quarterback Thursday at the podium at Halas Hall, and Sunday’s starter against the Ravens handled questions for better than 18 minutes. Josh McCown provided thoughtful insight into all […]


Cleveland Browns v Chicago Bears

Joniak’s Keys To The Game: Bears Vs. Lions

By Jeff Joniak-   OFFENSE: RESILIENCY Josh McCown ran the Bears offense beautifully over the last six quarters and earned team-wide praise for it. However, Jay Cutler is cleared to return and will start against […]

WBBM Newsradio–11/08/2013

Shea McClellin.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: McClellin Making Major Improvements

Shea McClellin is the leading tackler, top sacker, and tops in disruptive plays through the first half of the season on the defensive line.

670 The Score–11/07/2013

Marc Trestman talks with Josh McCown and jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Keys To The Game: Bears Vs. Packers

Offensive possessions have to be treated like gold against the Packers.

670 The Score–11/02/2013

Quarterback Josh McCown #12 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass in the third quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on October 20, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. The Washington Redskins won, 45-41. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: McCown Pumped To Start In Green Bay

By Jeff Joniak   First Impression Josh McCown is truly appreciative of his opportunity to start in Green Bay Monday night. He made mention of it repeatedly in his 15 minutes at the Halas Hall […]


Brandon Marshall. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Marshall, Jeffrey A Formidable Tandem

By Jeff Joniak First Impression As a tandem, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey have piled up 1,101 yards in receiving in the first seven games.  They’ve been targeted 120 times, with 79 receptions, and seven […]


Devin Hester. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Keys To The Game: Bears At Redskins

Devin Hester is itching to make a big play in the return game.

670 The Score–10/18/2013

Jon Bostic. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Briggs A Linebacking Mentor To Bostic

Lance Briggs is good for Jon Bostic.

670 The Score–10/17/2013

Chicago Bears v New Orleans Saints

Joniak’s Keys To The Game: Bears Vs. Saints

By Jeff Joniak   OFFENSE: LOOK IN THE MIRROR Bears head coach Marc Trestman was hired by New Orleans head coach Sean Payton as a consultant in 2007 and 2008, when he was between jobs […]

WBBM Newsradio–10/04/2013