Chicago Bears Need to Say “Bye” to Shea McClellin in 2016

Last week against the St. Louis Rams the Chicago Bears were inspiring hope among all of their devoted fans by a thorough dismantling of the stumbling St. Louis Rams. We saw players like Jeremy Langford and Zach Miller have breakout performances along with significant plays from guys like Tracy Porter and Shea McClellin, but this week the only standout performances came from the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shea McClellin and the Bears Defense Shut Down Todd Gurley

The NFL has gone high-tech. New for the 2015 season, every player has a tracker embedded in his shoulder pads that collects data like velocity, distance traveled and proximity to opposing players. Zebra Technologies is the company behind the tech, and the insights they provide are letting fans see the game in a whole new light. Week 10 produced more impressive data, and many of...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Shea McClellin led Bears with nine tackles in first game back

Bears LB Shea McClellin made a huge impact in his team's win over the Rams. Billy Hurst USA TODAY SportsThe Chicago Bears got a huge lift in Week 10, when starting inside linebacker Shea McClellin returned from a knee injury that forced him to the sideline for three games.McClellin led the team with nine tackles in his first game back, as the Bears beat the St. Louis Rams 37-13 last...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: 3 takeaways from the win against the Rams

The Chicago Bears continued to play well for a second week in a row as they dominated the St. Louis Rams 37-13. The Bears were clicking on both sides of the ball on Sunday afternoon and will have to do the same this week as they take on the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field. With the win, the Bears moved to 4-5 on the season and although a playoff berth is still unlikely, if the Bears...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Shea McClellin's knee injury only a 'short-term' problem

The Chicago Bears will be without their best inside linebacker but maybe not for long. Shea McClellin hurt his knee against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5, but Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune is describing it as only a "short-term" injury.McClellin will rest his knee this weekend, when the Bears take on the Lions at Ford Field. In preparation for Sunday, Chicago will bolster...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears overcome injuries for consecutive wins

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears seem to have found a team identity as a group that overcomes injuries and deficits. After a second straight comeback win using numerous reserves, the Bears prepare for the Detroit Lions hoping to get back some of their injured wide receivers. They will be without backup running back Jacquizz Rodgers the rest of the year due to a broken arm...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears ILB Shea McClellin carted into locker room vs. Chiefs

Chicago Bears inside linebacker Shea McClellin was carted into the locker room with a knee injury during the team's Week 5 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Shortly after that, the Bears ruled him out for the remainder of the game. #Bears LB Shea McClellin carted to locker room with knee injury; he will not return. DB Terrance Mitchell questionable w/ hamstring.— Chicago...
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October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Only one player has played every defensive snap for the Bears in 2015

The Chicago Bears have dug deep into their defensive rotation, as D-coordinator Vic Fangio has spread plenty of snaps around to all of his reserves.Only one player has been on the field for all of Chicago's defensive snaps this season, and the name might surprise you.According to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, it's linebacker Shea McClellin. LB Shea McClellin is the only player...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

John Fox says LB Shea McClellin is 'getting better everyday'

Chicago Bears coach John Fox took the time to talk about linebacker Shea McClellin and his move from defensive end to inside linebacker. He was drafted in the first round (19th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, but hasn't been able to carve a role out on defense; however, his move to inside linebacker could be the one that works out. “I thought he did well [against Miami],” Fox...
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October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Urlacher compares McClellin to himself, says he was out of position

Throughout their franchise history, the Chicago Bears have established a tradition of fielding great linebackers. Brian Urlacher, selected ninth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft, was one of them. He played middle linebacker for the Bears for 13 years and made eight Pro Bowls before retiring after the 2012 season. The Bears are now counting on Shea McClellin to step up at inside linebacker...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

John Fox says former first round pick LB Shea McClellin is 'getting better every day'

Chicago Bears coach John Fox took the time to talked about linebacker Shea McClellin and his move from defensive end to inside linebacker. He was drafted in the first round (19th overall) of the 2012, but hasn't been able to carve a role out on defense; however, his move to inside linebacker could be one that works out. “I thought he did well [against Miami],” Fox said...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

McClellin Faces Make-or-Break Year for Chicago Bears

The 2012 NFL Draft class was filled with stars.Everyone knows about Andrew Luck, the first overall pick to the Indianapolis Colts, and Robert Griffin III, who led a small renaissance in Washington during his rookie season. Luke Kuechly, Dontari Poe and Fletcher Cox were also defensive studs that also came from that class.However, just like every draft class, there were a fair share...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Shea McClellin taking control of Bears' defense

Fourth-year linebacker Shea McClellin is taking on more of a leadership role for the Chicago Bears' defense. He's calling the signals at middle linebacker in defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's new 3-4 scheme, according to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times."You’re kind of the quarterback of the defense," McClellin said, per the Sun-Times. "And that’s something I’ve never really...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears’ Shea McClellin Ready for Opportunity with new Regime

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 28: Shea McClellin #50 of the Chicago Bears tackles Charles Johnson #12 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter of the game on December 28, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Chicago Bears fans and even NFL experts were surprised when then-genreral manager Phil Emery made his first ever...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Shea McClellin feeling no pressure in make or break season

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio moved Shea McClellin to inside linebacker this offseason and the change could save his career in the Windy City. McClellin, the 19th overall pick in the 2012 draft, failed at both defensive end and outside linebacker in the team's old 4-3 scheme, Fangio is giving him another shot on the inside in the new 3-4 defense. “I feel...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears' John Fox praises 'smart' ILB Shea McClellin

It has been a rough ride for Shea McClellin through three NFL seasons. As he heads into his fourth year in the league, the former first-round pick is also undergoing his third positional shift.McClellin's efforts aren't going unnoticed by head coach Jon Fox, though."I think he's a smart, young player," Fox said about McClellin, per Kevin Fishbain of Chicago Football. "I think he...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Shea McClellin to go Under Microscope of Chicago Bears in Contract Year

CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 09: Shea McClellin #99 of the Chicago Bears rushes against Anthony Castonzo #74 of the Indianapolis Colts during their 2012 NFL season opener at Soldier Field on September 9, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Colts 41-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Entering his fourth season, Chicago Bears defensive end-turned linebacker Shea...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears LB Shea McClellin faces make-or-break season in 2015

Shea McClellin has struggled through his first three professional seasons, after the Chicago Bears selected him 19th overall in the 2012 NFL draft. The Bears have tried him at defensive end, tried him at strong-side linebacker and, if this last shift inside in the new 3-4 defense doesn't go well, the team will have run out of potential homes for the former first-round investment...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t Look Now, Bears Coaches Fawning Over Shea McClellin

Most Bears fans left him for dead after 2014.  Former 1st round draft pick Shea McClellin was coming off his third season of under producing at a second position.  He sat mired for two years at defensive end (6.5 sacks in 28 games) and then spent the last one failing to fit in at outside linebacker (38 tackles in 12 games).  There was no doubt he was destined for the cut either...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Shea McClellin Making Yet Another Position Change

Entering just his fourth year in the NFL, Bears linebacker Shea McClellin is looking to make his third position change. The Bears’ new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio spoke this past Saturday about McClellin and what his expectations are for him, saying “He has been hindered, I think, by being moved around.” McClellin spent his first two years with the Bears wearing jersey...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Won’t Pick Up LB Shea McClellin’s Fifth-Year Option

Bears GM Ryan Pace told reporters on Wednesday that they will not pick up LB Shea McClellin‘s fifth-year option, per Brad Biggs. This is hardly surprising news given that McClellin has struggled to carve out a role with the Bears since they used a first-round pick on him a few years ago. It would have cost the ...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

John Fox Is A Shea McClellin Fan

Considering the disaster known as “The Trestman-Emery Era in Chicago,” Shea McClellin may never be thought of as first round talent no matter what happens moving forward. That being said, there’s still hope for the young buck – one more year of hope. McClellin is set to become a unrestricted free agent in 2016, leaving him one season with the new regime to finally prove...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

After Three Years, Two Positions, Shea McClellin Still Blows!

Shea McClellin was a first round draft pick, selected 19th overall by the Chicago Bears in 2012. Shea was selected one spot ahead of Tennessee Titans starting wide out Kendall Wright and two spots ahead of Super Bowl champion defensive end Chandler Jones. Shea even impressed Phil Emery enough to be picked ahead of players such as David DeCastro, Dont’a Hightower and Harrison...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears' Shea McClellin Will Thrive in 3-4 Defense

So far Chicago Bears’ outside linebacker Shea McClellin has not lived up to the hype coming out of college. After completing his third season in the NFL, McClellin has a total of 7.5 career sacks. Not exactly what you would expect from the 19th overall pick in the 2012 draft.McClellin was extremely versatile while starting three years at Boise State. The Broncos played him everywhere...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

New Bears GM Ryan Pace Never Would Have Drafted Shea McClellin

The new Chicago Bears general manager, Ryan Pace, has been making his rounds with the media since being hired earlier in the week. In a recent interview Pace discussed his draft strategy and how he’s learned that taking the best player available is the right approach. “I want to be honest with you guys, honest assessment. And when I talk about taking best player available,...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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