Found July 31, 2012 on
If there's a sense that Shea McClellin is getting piled on by me writing this blog, then throw another log on the fire.
I don't want to sound overly dramatic because there is plenty of that going around as well.
There's no reason to panic because we're only four practices into camp and there's a long long ways to go.
The best way to evaluate this is to say a lot of what we've seen from Shea McClellin is maybe how you'd evaluate him at the NFL combine or at his Pro Day, seeing him in person.
What I see right now is of major concern to me for the upcoming season. Simply put McClellin's impact in 2012 will likely be minimal at best. I don't envision him as the primary guy in the rotation and certainly don't see him starting ahead of Israel Idonije.
Right now McClellin is WAY OVER HIS HEAD as a base 4-3 end in the Bears defense. His talent right now is limited to his speed and his effort, something that's not going to get you very fa...
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Shea McClellin should send a thank you card to Brian Price because Price's workout on Tuesday was bad enough that it knocked the rookie off the front page of Bears camp reports.
Brian Price struggled mightily in his first full practice in pads with the Bears, raising early alarms about the young players skills. The naysayers should relax a little, it was one practice and...
Kahlil Bell played well for the Chicago Bears last year, and Armando Allen played in two games for the Bears. Where Bell comes up short is holding on to the football and it puts him squarely on the hot seat.
Allen on the other hand is a dynamic player who is definitely pushing Bell for the third string RB spot. Allen was mentioned by Mike Tice during the OTAs and mini-camp...
After the first few days of practice, the Chicago Bears receiving corps has looked dominant. This is what the team's coaches and management was hoping for when they went out and brought in multiple weapons in the offseason.
Brandon Marshall dominated every defensive back that lined up against him during drills on Sunday. However, corner Kelvin Hayden had him on lockdown,...
Newly appointed Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice has been in constant contact with quarterback Jay Cutler throughout training camp thus far.
Tice, who was the team's offensive line coach for the past two seasons, has said he wants Cutler to indicate his 'likes' and 'dislikes' about the plays they run. He wants his quarterback to be comfortable...
The Bears wrapped up their second day in pads and fourth practice overall in Bourbannais on Sunday afternoon in front of another enthusiastic crowd.
Julius Peppers participated in individual drills but received a veteran's day off during seven on seven and 11 on 11 action.
On the day the offense did not execute very well in the passing game but there seemed to be a strong...
Games Played: 10
Completion Percentage: 58%
Passing Yards: 2,319
QB Rating: 85.7
Last season, Cutler had to deal with a below-average offensive line and an offensive coordinator who called pass plays that had him running for his life, but still had a pretty impressive year. Cutler...
In this three part series, we will be breaking down the Chicago Bears schedule and predicting how the Monsters of the Midway will fare in 2012.
The Chicago Bears finished last season in the most average and disappoint way that a team could finish a season. After starting the season 7-3, Chicago lost Jay Cutler in what would end up being their fifth straight win and they lost...
Veteran cornerbacks Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings turned in strong efforts at Chicago Bears training camp in Bourbonnais Tuesday, solidifying their status as key performers at a crucial position. Head coach Lovie Smith applauded their work in his post-practice briefing with assembled reporters. “Each day we see a few guys who step up and make a few more plays,” [...]
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice expresses his frustration with the offensive line, Matt Forte talks about the addition of fellow running back Michael Bush and much more.
Bears cornerback Charles Tillman leads all defensive backs with 28 forced fumbles since arriving in the NFL with the Bears in 2003.
His 28 forced fumbles rank second all-time in Bears history behind only Hall of Fame DE Richard Dent who forced 34 fumbles in his 12 seasons in Chicago.
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Just a couple of weeks ago I brought you a dreadful performance of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" by Bears QB Jay Cutler. Now it is University of Illinois football coach Tim Beckman's turn at the famous song.
It wasn't a great performance, but it added more enthusiasm to it than Cutler did. Hopefully, Beckman and the Illini play with this enthusiasm during the...
In our first Chicago Bears training camp video, we offer film work and commentary on today's live-action goal line drills from Bourbonnais.
Special contribution from Matt Eurich.
After the pads went on Saturday night in Bourbonnais, the real football started. No longer are the players just walking through practice, but are expected to get to participate at near full strength in order to improve themselves and the team.
Here are my observations from Tuesday afternoon's practice:
-The connection between Jay Cutler...
WR Brandon Marshall reportedly flashed his skills all night long in front of 10,000 Bears fans in Bourbonnais. He was helped off the field after landing "awkwardly" on the ground. But he quickly returned to the field and continued to make plays.
He’s going against a good football player most of the night in Charles Tillman, Smith said via CSNChicago.com. But you know...