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Chicago Bears: Why Pernell McPhee will have a breakout year in 2015

It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears‘ defense has been historically bad the past few seasons, ranking 30th in the NFL in total defense in both 2013 and 2014. At the conclusion of last season, the Bears immediately decided they needed to get back to old school Chicago Bears football. To do that they needed to rebuild the coaching staff and roster to fit more of a “run the football...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect Big Things from Pernell McPhee In Chicago

It’s no secret the Bears struggled on defense in 2014, after losing their defensive identity and ranking 30th overall. The Bears fixed their defensive coordinator problem by hiring Vic Fangio who transformed the San Francisco 49ers’ defense to one of the league’s elite. However, no matter who is on the sideline, they aren’t the ones making the plays on the field.That’s...
Via Pro Football Spot
20 days ago  |  Discuss

OLB Pernell McPhee will do more than pass-rush for Chicago Bears

Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee became a hot commodity on the open market mostly for his ability to rush the passer. However, the Chicago Bears signed McPhee in free agency with intentions of him doing much more for their defense.McPhee recently touched on how his new role with the Bears differs from the old one he held with the Baltimore Ravens, according to Nate Atkins of Chicago...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Pernell McPhee says defense is full of 'secrets' and 'very creative'

Chicago Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee signed a five-year, $40 million contract to play in the Windy City and the free agent prize said he's learning a new defense that has a lot of 'secrets.' New defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has run some of the NFL's top defense the past four seasons, but McPhee sometimes stops and wonders why the coach does what he does. “Sometimes...
Via 60 Max Power O
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Pernell McPhee: 'Secrets' of Chicago Bears defense makes it unpredictable

Vic Fangio's new defense doesn't always make sense to pricey pass-rusher Pernell McPhee, acquired by the Chicago Bears in free agency this spring. On about 80 percent of McPhee's snaps at outside linebacker, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times estimates, the noted QB-chaser is...dropping into coverage."Sometimes I wonder, 'Why the hell you got me doing this?'" McPhee said, per...
Via Fox Sports
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Expert Sees Brilliance In Bears Signing Pernell McPhee

Most of the focus of late has centered on the six new additions to the Chicago Bears roster via the NFL draft, particularly wide receiver Kevin White and his infectious enthusiasm to show why the team got a steal in him with the 7th overall pick.  Buzz has already started building on what he can do in the offense, but it also overshadows earlier moves made by GM Ryan Pace in free...
Via Sports Mockery
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears sign OLB Pernell McPhee

McPhee was a risky signing this off-season. On one hand, he graded out as Pro Football Focus’ #2 ranked 3-4 outside linebacker in 2014 despite playing just 540 snaps. He was 2nd in the NFL behind only JJ Watt with 21 quarterback hits. He’s not a one year wonder as that type of player either as he graded out as Pro Football Focus’ 3rd ranked defensive tackle as a 5th round...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Pernell McPhee Signs Five-Year Deal with the Bears

Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee has signed a five-year deal to join the Chicago Bears in 2015, according to the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson. The contract calls for $40 million, including $16 million guaranteed. Pernell McPhee to Chicago Bears on five-year, $40 million deal, nearly $16 million guaranteed: — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 9, 2015...
Via Sportsnaut
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Five free agents who are about to be overpaid

National Football League free agency does not officially begin until March 10. Before then, teams can sign their own free agents and can begin applying the franchise tag on Feb. 16. With over 500 players scheduled to hit the market, both unrestricted and restricted, the teams will be busy trying to construct their 2015 rosters. This rush on players will lead to plenty of competition...
Via This Given Sunday
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

I hate to see the Ravens lose Pernell McPhee to free agency…

McPhee has improved so much at DE/OLB since being drafted in the 5th round in 2011 that now the Ravens probably can’t afford to keep him… The Ravensa have been reluctantly breaking up the old gang of defensive linemen and OLB’s over the past 5 seasons— affordability is the main issue. I don’t blame Pernell McPhee for wanting to get paid market value. He’s almost 27...
Via Ravens Football Machine
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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