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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears position preview: Linebackers

This will be one of a series of team previews highlighting each position group for the Chicago Bears, keep an eye on the team page for more from our isportsweb team. Check out the defensive backs preview here. What we know Pernell McPhee is the only true lock to start at linebacker for the Chicago Bears this season. Not much to be honest. It’s hard to analyze where the Chicago...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears 2015: Five Questions Heading Into the Preseason

By Tom Pollin The Bears have made wholesale changes in their front office and coaching staff after the train wreck of a season that 2014 became. For 2015 the Bears have brought in veteran coaches with track records of success. One aspect of this season’s team is unquestioned, they will no longer look like figures on the surface of an electronic football game, buzzing and scattering...
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19 days ago  |  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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25 days ago  |  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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27 days ago  |  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

Taking a Look at the Bears Most Important Training Camp Battle

With training camp starting at the end of this month, the team at TopSportsReport has begun to analyze it.  As part of that analysis, we compiled opinions from many of our team based writers into one post that takes an in depth look at the most important camp battle for every NFL team. As part of that article, Mike Brez evaluated Chicago Bears’ inside linebackers Jon Bostic,...
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July 11, 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: What we learned from the mandatory minicamp

Mandatory minicamps are an important part of the offseason for any team, but especially for a team breaking in a new coaching staff and new schemes like the Chicago Bears are. A lot of news has broke during the minicamp, and these are three tidbits that look to effect the Bears this upcoming season: Alshon Jeffery, a true No. 1 receiver? Alshon Jeffery looks to continue his growth...
June 18, 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

Expect the 2016 Chicago Bears To Look Totally Different

It’s no surprise that people will stay focused on what the Chicago Bears will do in 2015 in regards to picking up the pieces from what was a painful 5-11 season.  However, anybody who might be expecting sweeping changes to the roster from the get go by GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox need to settle down. There are any number of reasons why they will want to maintain the status...
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February 05, 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

Four Potential Candidates to Be Next Bears GM

The Chicago Bears are in the market for a general manager, after former GM Phil Emery was fired on Monday. Emery made some good moves, but ultimately he made more bad than good. Emery used his very first 1st round pick to draft Shea McClellin. It is clear that was a huge mistake. McClellin had to move to linebacker because he could not produce as a defensive end. He also signed Jay...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Decisions That Led The Chicago Bears To This Disaster

How did it come to this?  That is the question that keeps passing through the lips of many Chicago Bears fans, players, coaches and executives.  A team that was considered a playoff contender the past three years has suddenly and sharply sank to the pits of NFL despair and become a laughing stock around the league. So.  How did everything come a-tumbling down?  Here are 10 key...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chicago Bears LB Shea McClellin Resorts to the Leg Whip to Bring Down Khiry Robinson

The Chicago Bears have been known for having tough as nails, bad to the bone kind of defenses over the years, but since Brian Urlacher retired the Chicago defense has been sliding further and further down. Things like this leg whip by linebacker Shea McClellin certainly do not help restore the unit to its former glory.Like I said before Bears fans--it can only get better.@SBNationGIF...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Re-Drafting The Phil Emery Era, Chicago Bears Should’ve Taken These Guys

Where Phil Emery will be judged at seasons’ end is how he has done in the draft.  How many hits did he have and were there enough to justify keeping him?  Let’s find out.  The following overview will pinpoint every single Emery pick in his time as GM and evaluate whether it was good enough or whether he could’ve done better. 2012 Round 1 Who Emery took:  Shea McClellin...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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