Episode 18

The City: Off-Campus Episode 18: Former Chicago Bears Long Snapper Patrick Mannelly


October 25th, 2020

46 mins 44 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

On Episode 18, Sam and Jack are joined by the record holder for most games played by a Chicago Bear, Patrick Mannelly. We talk about his introduction to the position during his time at Duke and when he realized he could make a career out of it. We also touch on the coaching changes he went through while in Chicago, the Super Bowl team in 2006, as well as some great stories with teammates like Charles Tillman, Robbie Gould, Devin Hester, and many others. Mannelly talks at length about the importance Coach Dave Toub brought to the Special Teams unit including the fake punt return by Johnny Knox and Devin Hester in 2011 that Toub set up. We finish with talk about the current state of the Bears with Mannelly giving his offseason approach as well as his expectation for the team for the remainder of the season.