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Poles sees Week 3 game against Chiefs as opportunity to 'make a splash' 

Bears general manager Ryan Poles
Bears general manager Ryan Poles

General manager Ryan Poles spoke with Jeff Joniak Sunday on the Bears pregame radio show on ESPN 1000 AM and 100.3 HD2 FM.

Poles discussed his familiarity with the defending Super Bowl Champions, having spent 13 years with the Chiefs organization prior to joining the Bears.

As part of Kansas City's player personnel department from 2018-2021, Poles saw the Chiefs' core players like quarterback Patrick Mahomes, tight end Travis Kelce and defensive tackle Chris Jones. Poles added that it's "definitely cool to see the development of some of those guys."

A big challenge for the Bears defense Sunday will be slowing down the production between Mahomes and Kelce, a connection Poles understands.

"It's time on task – the amount of time they've spent together," Poles said. "They start to think alike and they don't even need to talk. It's a feel. It's a look in the eye that allows that connection to be so strong. That's something our defense is aware of and I'm looking forward to our guys stepping up and slowing those guys down."

While the Bears have a tough task ahead of them Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, Poles knows the players are confident they can get back on track.

"This is a great opportunity for our team to really turn the corner and make a splash," Poles said. "Going through this week, it makes me feel confident that our guys are going to give this game everything they've got. It's a great game to start a little streak here and get things going. So I'm looking forward to it."

Listen to the full interview below.