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The Bears wanted to draft a situational pass rusher in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft. They wanted to find a rookie to come in and have a major impact as an edge rusher. Boise State linebacker Shea McClellin was the player the Bears drafted at 19th overall, a decent athlete who was extremely raw as a pass rusher.
The rookie defensive end's selection was criticized from the get to, and now 10 games into his career he has done nothing to allay the fears of his critics. As a rookie McClellin has failed to make the impact that was expected of him. To this point he has totaled 3 sacks and 7 QB hits on the season though most of his sacks have come in the one half variety.
McClellin's impact has been minimal at a critical position for the 19th overall spot in the draft. Any first round rookie should have a higher impact as a DE than he has, and at the least should be competing for a starting DE spot. That was the expectation that the rookie would eventua...
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Bears receiver Earl Bennett has left Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks because of a concussion.
Bennett got hit hard in the closing seconds of the first half, after Steven Haushka kicked a field goal to put Seattle ahead 10-7. Bennett fielded the kickoff and was drilled by Jeron Johnson. He did not come out for the second half.
Chicago safety Chris Conte was also ruled...
A plethora of Chicago Bears were unable to finish Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, but following a week of rest and practice, many believe they’ll be able to give it a go. Matt Forte, Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs all left Sunday with apparent ankle injuries, and all believe they will be able to [...]
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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and linebacker Brian Urlacher were both fined by the NFL for their actions during last Sunday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings. Cutler was docked $10,000 for taunting Vikings defensive back A. J. Jefferson by flipping the ball to him after a Cutler scramble late in the first quarter of last week’s game. Cutler admitted on [...]
Already down one wide receiver with Devin Hester out with a concussion, Earl Bennett was knocked out of the Bears game versus the Seahawks shortly after halftime. He is being evaluated for a concussion as well.
Bennett had a HUGE touchdown reception from Jay Cutler early in the game, then dropped what would likely have been his 2nd touchdown catch just before the end of the 2nd...
Jay Cutler continues to play at a high level, but the Chicago Bears' offense continues it's struggle to put points up on the board. The Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall show combined for another 10 receptions for 167 yards but the Bears only scored 17 points.
This seems to be the weekly theme that has now developed, the Bears can rack up yards and receptions between...
Injuries were a significant factor for the Bears for a second week in a row as starters Brian Urlacher, Tim Jennings, Chris Conte and Earl Bennett all were unable to finish the game after suffering injuries.
Jennings was told he suffered a sprained right shoulder late in the game when he was hit by Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson. Jennings is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday...
Not quite as good as Jerome Simpson’s flip with the Bengals, but this was a valiant effort by Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett to somersault in for the score.
The Chicago Bears have declared WR Alshon Jeffery, DL Cheta Ozougwu, OG Chris Spencer, CB D.J. Moore, WR Devin Hester, QB Josh McCown, DL Matt Toeaina inactive for Week 13. Source: KFFL.com Attached Thumbnails
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was fined $10,000 for taunting Minnesota Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson, the NFL announced Friday. Cutler, apparently thinking Jefferson hit him late or unnecessarily, flipped the ball at him after a play during the Bears' 28-10 victory on Sunday.
December hasn’t been the kindest of months to the Chicago Bears in recent years. The club has struggled in the season’s final month as injuries mount and depth erodes.The 8-3 Bears hope to change that trend beginning Sunday when they play host to Seattle in a key NFC game with playoff implications for both squads. The 6-5 Seahawks aren’t exactly [...]
The Chicago Bears needed to keep Jay Cutler upright if they were going to defeat the Seattle Seahawks. They did that but it was their defense who could not contain Seattle’s Russell Wilson late in Sunday’s game.
Earlier in the week, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said that the training wheels were off of the offense. Wilson attempted a career high 37 passes against the Bears...
The Chicago Bears have lost three of four contests, and will finish the season with three out of the final four on the road. If the club doesn’t improve quickly, it will be a long offseason.