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Happy Hour Replay: Bears center Olin Kreutz on life in the trenches
The Bears legend relives it all with Go Long subscribers, from his go-to move in the scrum to Ted Washington's greatness, his battles with Pat Williams... and those rings that just slipped away.
Good times were had on the Go Long Happy Hour with longtime Bears center Olin Kreutz last Friday night.
Miss it? No worries. You can catch the whole replay below.
The six-time Pro Bowler got into everything…
Why he believes Ted Washington should be in the Hall of Fame. Kreutz played with and against the mountain of a nose tackle and explains what made Washington special.
His go-to move in the scrum… and the time vs. Green Bay it backfired badly.
His epic clashes with ex-Vikings defensive tackle Pat Williams. Kreutz remembers Williams thinking he launched a campaign to keep him out of the Pro Bowl. Kreutz didn’t (his vote actually went to Williams), but that never stopped the center from getting underneath Williams’ skin.
His memories of the Bears’ Super Bowl loss to the Colts.
Why Jay Cutler wasn’t the leader Chicago needed at QB. Unlike the greats, he didn’t live in the “vortex” at the line of scrimmage. Kreutz remembers a receiver being wide open in that 2010 NFC title game.
Is Justin Fields the answer?
How he keeps busy today. With six kids, Kreutz always has a lot on his plate as a Dad, a coach and even a media member now in Chicago.