Two days after landing the hit heard round the NFL, Shea McClellin was rewarded for his career day against the Green Bay Packers. The NFL awarded McClellin with the NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his five tackle, three sack performance Monday night. His trio of sacks doubled his career total.
The Chicago Bears needed any sign of life from their 2012 first round pick, and Monday was a glimmer of what Shea McClellin could offer as an NFL player. That being said, McClellin’s performance on the national stage was an aberration. For most of the game, Shea was non-existent. Green Bay tight end Andrew Quarless held the Boise State grad in check, which is what he is asked to do on a weekly basis.
According to Pro Football Focus, Quarless did more than just stop McClellin.
Andrew Quarless earned a career-high +2.6 @PFF run block grade vs CHI, dominated Shea McClellin from start to finish.
— Pete Damilatis (@PFF_Pete) November 6, 2013
Shea McClellin: 2nd-worst @PFF grade of any ...