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Chicago Bears fans are starting to catching on that rookie defensive end Shea McClellin is not an every down base DE. So now Bears fans have it in mind that McClellin could be the eventual replacement for Brian Urlacher. That talk was a part of the discussion prior to Urlacher's injury and has exploded into the pantheon of discussion with Urlacher's possible season-ending hamstring injury.
The problem is Shea McClellin is no more a middle linebacker than he is defensive end in a 4-3 defense. McClellin is capable of decent zone drops, but he's not going to cover the deep middle in the Bears Cover-2 scheme.
What evidence do we have to support McClellin's inability to play the MIKE spot? McClellin lacks the sideline to sideline range that a good middle linebacker should have. McClellin is fast, but he does not move well laterally and it showed up when he tried to shadow Russell Wilson in the game against the Seattle Sehawks.
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On Tuesday we posted that the Chicago Bears will be without linebacker Brian Urlacher for at least 3-4 weeks and that there are some doubts that he will see the field again this season.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has played many games at the Metrodome during his 13-year career as the leader of Chicago's defense, but he will likely miss this week's with his team looking to continue its playoff push in Minnesota.
Urlacher, who suffered a knee injury in the final game last season against the Vikings, sustained a pulled hamstring on...
As expected all three injured Chicago Bears starters have been ruled out of action for this Sunday’s matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
CB Tim Jennings (shoulder), MLB Brian Urlacher (hamstring), WR Earl Bennett (concussion) won’t be able to play against the Vikings after suffering injuries in the 23-17 loss last Sunday against the Seahawks.
Jennings and Bennett are expected...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brian Urlacher acknowledged he could miss the rest of the regular season because of a hamstring injury, meaning the linebacker might have played his last game with the Chicago Bears.
In an interview Tuesday with FOX Chicago, Urlacher said doctors told him he could be out "two to four weeks, three, could be four." The Chicago Tribune, citing sources, reported...
He's the latest in the long tradition of Chicago Bears middle linebackers. It started with Dick Butkus in the 60's and 70's. Mike Singletary continued it in the 80's and early 90's. And since the beginning of the new milennium, it's been Brian Urlacher. But with an injury to his hamstring, he could [...]
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DVOA: 22.2% (6th)
Weighted DVOA: 20.2% (6th)
RG Gabe Carimi: Did not allow a pressure on 33 pass block snaps, run blocked for 2 yards on 1 attempt
WR Brandon Marshall: Caught 10 passes for 165 yards on 12 attempts on 32 pass snaps, 3.2 YAC per catch, 1 drop
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When the Chicago Bears (8-4) and Minnesota Vikings (6-6) meet in the Metrodome on Sunday afternoon, it will be the second time in three weeks that these two teams have faced off. In the Thanksgiving weekend matchup between the two teams Chicago walked out of Soldier Field with a 28-10 victory. However, this will be a much different Bears team that faced the Vikings two weeks ago...
The Vikings will face a Bears defense that is ranked fifth overall, but it will be missing middle linebacker Brian Urlacher.
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