Packers Periscope: Week 10 at Chicago Bears

The Past: As with division rivals, the Packers and Bears meet twice a year and the second time is almost always more interesting as it’s a chance for the loser to even out the score. Last year Shea McClellin knocked Aaron Rodgers out of the 1st game with a broken collarbone and essentially won the game for the Bears, only to see the Bears lose at home in the 2nd game to the Packers...
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Too little, too late remains to be the storyline for the Chicago Bears

The depleted Chicago Bears traveled to Gillette Stadium Sunday and were dominated by the New England Patriots falling 51-23 and dropping to 3-5 in the standings. The Bears struggled from the opening kickoff surrendering points on every Patriots offensive drive except for a third quarter drive that resulted in a punt. Now I understand that this Bears defense has been plagued by injuries...
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Former Chicago Bears Legend Blasts Shea McClellin

Shea McClellin has gotten a lot of criticism in Chicago since being selected #19 overall in 2012, but this could be the worst thing said yet. Ripped By Dan Hampton After the most recent loss to the Miami Dolphins, former Chicago Bears great Dan Hampton voiced his opinion on the third year linebacker…. and it wasn’t pretty. Dan Hampton on Shea McClellin: "He deserves to be...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

LB McClellin back for Bears against Dolphins

CHICAGO (AP) Linebackers Shea McClellin and D.J. Williams are active for the Chicago Bears' game against the Miami Dolphins. McClellin has been out since Week 2 with a hand injury. Williams missed last weekend's 27-13 win at Atlanta with a neck injury. Miami center Samson Satele is active after he was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. The Dolphins' inactive...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bold Chicago Bears Predictions For NFL Week 7

The matchup  has been analyzed from every conceivable angle.  So here some bold predictions for the Chicago Bears against Miami. Shea McClellin Notches Two Sacks In Return Back for the first time since Week 2, linebacker Shea McClellin is no doubt anxious to asuage any doubt that the starting strong side job belongs to him.  He was just starting to play well when he broke his...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Trade Opportunities Before NFL Deadline

The NFL trade deadline is imminent.  What are some possible moves the Chicago Bears could make to improve their prospects? Shea McClellin to Cleveland Browns The game in Atlanta revealed many things for the Bears.  Not the least of which is they may have more depth at linebacker than first realized.  First Jon Bostic and then rookie Christian Jones both performed very well at...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Meal Plan That Helped Shea McClellin Add 11 Pounds of Muscle

Shea McClellin had to change everything about his body and he didn’t have much time. After being drafted 19th overall by the Chicago Bears in 2012, McClellin bulked up to play
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Expect Shea McClellin Back Soon

Injuries were what killed the Chicago Bears defense in 2013.  They have hit hard again in 2014, but some good news came in for once on linebacker Shea McClellin. Marc Trestman Expects Him Back In A Couple Weeks As it stands McClellin was quickly declared out for the pivotal contest on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.  It’s a tough loss.  Chicago was just starting to see...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Is Chicago Bears New Linebacker Darryl Sharpton?

Always on the lookout for depth wherever they can find it, the Chicago Bears added linebacker Darryl Sharpton.  What does he bring to the table? Shea McClellin Injury and Jon Bostic Switch Create Depth Issue Typically when players are signed so late in free agency it’s because a team has developed depth concerns at the back end of their roster.  That has become true for Chicago...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Jon Bostic Pushing Shea McClellin For Starting Job

Roster competition is the bloodline of the new Chicago Bears mantra, and one may be getting a reboot between Jon Bostic and Shea McClellin. By the end of the preseason the defensive roster was set.  McClellin had rightfully earned his chance to start at strong side linebacker.  His ability in to rush the passer along with speed and athleticism made it a much better fit for him...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears signed linebacker Daryl Sharpton

Chicago Bears signed ILB Darryl Sharpton because Shea McClellin still is not 100 percent. Sharpton was released by Washington with an injury settlement earlier this week and will provide veteran depth. Sharpton has been around the league and was most productive with the Houston Texans. The post Bears signed linebacker Daryl Sharpton appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Injury Report: Shea McClellin, Josh Morgan, Jeremiah Ratliff

The Chicago Bears will head into a Week 3 Monday night clash against the New York Jets with a few new names on their final injury report:#187043555 / gettyimages.comStarting linebacker Shea McClellin will be inactive Monday night after sustaining a hand injury during the week. Defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff will also miss the game due to a concussion.With cornerback Charles Tillman...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Shea McClellin’s Injury Opens Door for Jon Bostic

Just when Chicago Bears’ strong-side linebacker Shea McClellin was starting to catch on playing a different position in the defense, an injury threatens to stunt his development. A broken hand will sideline McClellin for at least a game or two. What that means is second-year LB Jon Bostic and undrafted rookie Christian Jones will get […] The post Shea McClellin’s Injury Opens...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries impact Bears for Monday nighter

The Chicago Bears will miss a handful of starters heading into Monday night’s contest against the New York Jets. Bears defenders Shea McClellin (fractured hand) and Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) will miss the game, along with CB Charles Tillman (triceps), who was lost for the season in the Sunday night win over San Francisco. To add insult to injury, special team [...]
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury Adjustments Chicago Bears Will Make For MNF

Announcements are coming through for the Chicago Bears on their latest injuries.  How will they adjust their lineup accordingly? Injury:  Shea McClellin (Out with broken hand) This is an unfortunate circumstance because it appeared Shea McClellin was just starting to get the hang of playing linebacker in San Francisco.  Now he has a broken hand suffered in practice.  So the team...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What Is Wrong With the Chicago Bears Defense?

So many questions continue to simmer regarding the Chicago Bears.  Perhaps the loudest of them is what in the world is eating the defense? Shea McClellin and Chris Conte exude “soft” image Marc Trestman said he wanted the defense to get tougher in 2014.  The main focus of that barb was directed at his linebackers and safeties who too often got pushed around and refused to properly...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Shea McClellin and Jon Bostic Center Stage

No two players will garner more attention in the opener for the Chicago Bears than Shea McClellin and Jon Bostic.  Is that good or bad?  How they play will go a long way towards determining how the team does in their first quarter of the season. C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson offer ideal prologue for the big test The stats have already been well covered for the Bears ahead of their...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Outside Solutions for McClellin or Bostic?

Doubts linger about the validity of Shea McClellin or Jon Bostic at linebacker.  Could the Chicago Bears find help elsewhere? Free Agency Pat Angerer Health is a primary reason Pat Angerer was let go from Indianapolis and then Atlanta.  The past two seasons he has missed ten games.  However, when healthy the 27-year old validated his scouting reports of intelligence, good leadership...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Bold Predictions: Christian Jones Over Shea McClellin?

Ugly games like the one in Seattle tend to create vacuums where surprising things happen.  Here are a few updated bold Chicago Bears predictions. Undrafted Jones will supplant McClellin at strong side linebacker Inconsistency usually comes when a player is forced to switch positions as Shea McClellin has for the Bears, going from defensive end to strong side linebacker.  However...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

McClellin Beginning to Adjust

This season will undoubtedly be a new challenge for numerous Chicago Bears players including, even more so, for Shea McClellin. McClellin, the third year veteran out of Boise State, has made the transition from defensive end to strong-side linebacker, which is a position that he hasn’t played since he was in college. In the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, McClellin...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Expectations Too High, Too Soon for Shea McClellin

Just two preseason games into the year and Chicago Bears fans are already on Shea McClellin again.  Are their expectations too high so early in the season? Marc Trestman pleased with his progress after shift from defensive end First of all, one can understand the frustration of Bears fans.  McClellin was supposed to become the next great defensive end for the team after going in...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Shea McClellin and other Chicago Bears to watch tonight

The Bears have left Bourbonnais and are in Chicago to get ready for their second preseason game tonight against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In today’s preview, we are highlighting the five players you should keep an eye on tonight. 1. Linebacker Shea McClellin Boy does McClellin need to have a strong game. The third-year pro struggled in his debut at linebacker and could even be...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Linebacker Coach Reggie Herring High on Shea McClellin

After a relatively poor showing in the Bears’ first preseason game, a win against the Philadelphia Eagles, fans are crying out against LB Shea McClellin. Although Shea was an outside linebacker in college, the Chicago Bears organization decided to use him as a pass rusher on the defensive line last season. This sort of hybrid play is normal in a 3-4 system but did not work well...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears offer surprises on “unofficial” depth chart

The Bears released their unofficial depth chart as the team prepares for their first preseason game Friday against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field. There were a handful of surprises most notably on defense. Looking at the strongside linebacker spot, Shea McClellin gets the nod over Jon Bostic. McClellin is making the transition from defensive end to linebacker in his third...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Falcons, Packers, Panthers, & Titans

  Bears The Bears have D.J. Williams and Jon Bostic listed as “co-starters” at middle linebacker. (Brad Biggs) Shea McClellin is listed as the Bears’ starting strong-side linebacker. (Brad Biggs) Chicago’s starting safeties are Ryan Mundy and Brock Vereen as of now. (Brad Biggs) The Bears have Jordan Palmer listed as their No. 2 quarterback ahead of Jimmy Clausen on...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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