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NFL Notes: Bears, Chiefs, Dolphins, Saints, & Seahawks

  Bears Former first-round pick Shea McClellin opened training camp as the team’s starting strong-side linebacker. (Rich Campbell) Rookie Brock Vereen opened as one of the Bears first-team safeties. (Rich Campbell) Rookie QB David Fales had some “rough throws” during practice and exhibited “below average” arm strength. (Brad Biggs) Chiefs HC Andy Reid told reporters...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Packers Rivals Really Think – Bears Edition

As Packers fans, we know how we view our team and their NFC North Rivals. But I’d guess most of us are curious as to how opposing fans view the same subjects. So to find out, one of our regular readers/commenters here, Jesse Cook (aka Bearmeat) contacted a few friends who are (somewhat) sane fans of our Division rivals and peppered them (pun intended) with questions about our...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears recent draft picks could be fighting for roster spots

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery has been praised for his ability to acquire talent through free agency, but a number of his recent draft picks could be on the streets by the end of training camp. Although it may be a longshot in both cases, the most notable players who could find themselves without a team when the Bears break camp are 2012 first-round pick Shea McClellin...
Via cover32 - Bears
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bostic should be expected to start

As the Chicago Bears prepare to begin training camp, there have been rumblings about second-year linebacker Jon Bostic competing for a starting spot. The expectation shouldn’t be for him to be in competition for the job, it should be for him to win it. After drafting Bostic, Bears general manager Phil Emery said “I felt it was very important that if we were going to take a linebacker...
Via cover32 - Bears
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprises for the Bears in 2014

As of now, nobody knows what to expect from the Bears in 2014. They have made some solid moves in the offseason and could be a contender in the NFC. Our top five this week takes a look at some realistic surprises in the upcoming season.   5. Shea McClellin becomes a good linebacker It’s too early to call McClellin a bust. He’s a solid football who has been playing mostly out...
Via cover32 - Bears
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mel Tucker discusses Bears defensive scheme, personnel

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker says the team’s defensive scheme will look different this year. “There are some alignments that we’re going to use with our defensive linemen that are going to look different, and the technique those guys will play also will be different. Some of our run fits will be different as well,” Tucker said to the team’s official website...
Via Sports-Glory
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

How NFL Linebacker Shea McClellin Got Ripped

Look at any NFL team and you’ll see players of many different shapes and sizes. Why the disparity? Every position has specific demands, so players must optimize their bodies for
Via Stack
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

National Rewind: Power Rankings, Chicago Bears pick in our latest mock draft

In case you missed it the best columns from the cover32 universe this past week. National Columns - The top-10 safeties in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Grading each NFL team’s offense. (READ) - Mock Draft Round 1, version 2.0. (READ) - The must see game for each week of the NFL season (READ) You may also be interested in:National Rewind: Power Rankings, Chicago Bears...
Via cover32 - Bears
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Shea McClellin 2.0, Mock Draft 2.0 and Bears 2014 schedule predictions

This week we saw the NFL release the 2014 schedule. The Bears have some tough games but see plenty of home games towards the back end of the season. We also saw a slimmer Shea McClellin and the release of our second mock draft. Here’s what you might have missed this week and don’t forget our national team will give you the league overview tomorrow.   Will Shea McClellin 2.0...
Via cover32 - Bears
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

A proposed new Chicago Bears uniform is pretty sweet

Proposed uniform changes for NFL teams is nothing new. Every week, some sort of idea seems to pop up – from radical redesigns to Star Wars themed tweaks to subtle changes. Most are interesting, but fairly laughable. One new batch, however is worth taking a look at. Jesse Alkire, a freelance graphic artist / designer from Chicago, recently put his spin on each NFL team’s uniform...
Via cover32 - Bears
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Personal Trainer: New Shea McClellin Will Make Chicago Say “WOW”

Chicago Bears News - The first round draft pick for the Bears in 2012 has been somewhat of a disappointment in Chicago, and fans are expecting to see more out of Shea McClellin this year as he moves from defensive end to linebacker. According to reports, Shea McClellin had quite the off-season with personal trainer Scot Prohaska. Prohaska tweeted this picture to show fans the progress...
Via Sports Mockery
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Chicago Bears have a top-2 offense in the NFL

The old adage is that “defense wins championships.” But more and more, that sounds like a cliché being echoed by a coach, analyst or fan intent on living in the past. Nowadays, offense makes the difference; at least most of the time. Looking for proof? Take a look at the teams that made the playoffs last season. The 12 teams who made the postseason all finished in the top-18...
Via cover32 - Bears
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Shea McClellin 2.0 be more effective?

As the Chicago Bears get ready to kickoff their offseason program, it’s quite clear that a former first-round pick has been already been working hard this offseason.   Shea McClellin after 10 wks with me. Shea “I’ve never been under 14% Body fat” #ProhaskaPower#ChicagoBears#NFLpic.twitter.com/Zza1aOETf5 — Scot Prohaska (@ScotProhaska) April 18, 2014 completely re-shaped...
Via cover32 - Bears
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears could surprise us with this defensive tackle

By now we all know general manager Phil Emery likes to throw in a curve ball when it comes to the draft. Kyle Long and Shea McClellin were surprises and no one saw Alshon Jeffery coming either. We also know Emery hasn’t exactly had a keen eye when it comes to drafting defensive players. With all the information we have, don’t be surprised if he picks Minnesota defensive tackle...
Via cover32 - Bears
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears are stacked at outside linebacker

As we continue to preview each position in the draft, we shift our focus to outside linebackers. It’s a very talented crop this year led by Khalil Mack and Anthony Barr. The Bears also have their own talented group. Lance Briggs will look to lead this new look defense. He’s still one of the best outside linebackers in the league even going into his 12th season. It’s up in the...
Via cover32 - Bears
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Shea McClellin the wildcard in the Chicago Bears LB corps?

The Chicago Bears have been extremely aggressive in trying to upgrade their defensive line through free agency this offseason. They have chosen the opposite approach, counting on in-house improvement, regarding the linebackers. The Bears’ defense ranked last in the league against the rush last year. They were also 25th of 32 teams in allowing 7.7 yards per pass attempt and tied...
Via The Sports Bank
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears are not in the market for a linebacker

The Bears announced they will stay in a 4-3 style squashing any hopes of switching to a 3-4 and possibly signing Washington outside linebacker Brian Orkapo. Jon Bostic, Lance Briggs, Khaseem Greene and now Shea McClellin will compete for the starting roles. Briggs is cemented into weak side linebacker position leaving the other players to battle for the other two spots. D.J. Williams...
Via cover32 - Bears
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Combine News: McClellin to compete for strongside job, while Bostic will focus mainly in the middle

The Chicago Bears made a very wise decision on Thursday. The Bears announced that third-year man Shea McClellin will be moved from defensive end to strongside linebacker and second-year linebacker Jonathan Bostic will focus mainly in the middle. Both defenders will see time in the middle and at strongside throughout the off-season, but the move makes sense especially for McClellin...
Via Bears Backer
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears offseason to do list – Defense

The sun shines a little brighter this year on Halas Hall during a cold Chicago winter. This time last year, GM Phil Emery had just selected his successor to Lovie Smith and there were many doubts whether the guy from Canada could get the job done. First time NFL coach Marc Trestman silenced many of those doubters during the 2013 campaign. Even with his team going a mediocre 8-8,...
Via isportsweb.com
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Will Move Shea McClellin to Strong-Side Linebacker

The Chicago Tribune has confirmed that the Chicago Bears will move former DE Shea McClellin to strong-side linebacker. The change has been a long time coming, and will benefit both the Bears defense, as well as McClellin. From day one, McClellin just didn’t fit into the role of an NFL Defensive lineman. He has enough speed to rush the passer, and showed flashes of that during...
Via Sports Mockery
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears moving Shea McClellin to linebacker

getty images The Chicago Bears are moving 2012 first-round pick Shea McClellin to linebacker for 2014 according to the Chicago Tribune. McClellin has never had success as a pass-rusher and the Bears are hopeful that he could transform into a Bruce Irvin type linebacker. In two seasons since being drafted the 24-year-old McClellin has 6.5 sacks and 44 tackles.
Via Tireball.com
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears defensive changes coming but likely not Tucker

All indications on Thursday were that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will remain in place for the 2014 season. But some of his players will not. Shea McClellin’s future will not be as an every down defensive end with his hand in the ground. Indeed, that was not the role envisioned for him when the Bears made him the No. 19 pick of the 2012 draft. Jonathan Bostic was a middle...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Switch to linebacker may save McClellin’s career

The Chicago Bears top duo of head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery strongly hinted that the career of 2012 first rounder Shea McClellin is going to change drastically this offseason, possibly with a new position. Emery was very upfront about the first draft pick he made as general manager of the Bears. McClellin has ability, but the productivity doesn’t necessarily...
Via cover32 - Bears
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears’ Shea McClellin looking for another important break

Testing the health and resolve of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers involves one thing — and one thing only — from the Bears in the eyes of defensive end Shea McClellin. ‘‘Hit ’em,’’ McClellin said. “That’s how you rattle any quarterback. Get pressure on them.’’ McClellin just might get some star-like treatment Sunday because no player has shaken...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Game of the Week: Packers

A Packers-Bears rendezvous hardly needs added gravitas. The Black and Blue battle is one of the most heated (God help Shea McClellin if he ever wonders into Wisconsin) and balanced (Chicago leads by a thin margin of 93-86-6) in league history. Yet Week's 17 rendition of his rivalry holds a gridiron gratuity: whoever emerges victorious claims the NFC North division title, punching...
Via Fox Sports
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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