Interesting Chicago Bears Nuggets To Chew On

Their big win in San Francisco has uncovered some surprising facts for the Chicago Bears.  Here are just a few that stuck out. Marc Trestman is now 5-1 in primetime games as a head coach. Chicago has allowed 43 points over the first two games, but only nine total in the second half and overtime. Chris Conte has two interceptions in two games.  He had three all of last season....
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Could the Chicago Bears Deal Shea McClellin to Pittsburgh?

Shea McClellin continues to struggle fitting in with the Chicago Bears defense.  Is it time for them to deal their former 1st round pick? Jarvis Jones and Jason Worilds not providing enough pass rush If so, the first phone call they should make is to the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Coming out of Boise State in 2012, McClellin was lauded as an athletic pass rusher who would ideally fit...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Fans, Mel Tucker Isn't The Problem

I understand that Bears fans over the years have grown accustomed to crappy offenses and great defenses from the team. I also realize that seeing the Bears of 2013 was a sort of culture shock to many who watch the team. I also get the need to place blame on someone's lap if things don't go well. I just don't get why Mel Tucker is getting so much undue blame.The Chicago...
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7 days ago  |  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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Week One: The Good News and Bad News

It wasn’t all good and wasn’t all bad for the Chicago Bears in week one against Buffalo.  Here is some of each. Good News Matt Forte and the offense are still loaded What makes the loss so hard to stomach is that Buffalo never did stop the Bears offense.  For the game Chicago put up over 430 yards of offense and leading the way was of course Matt Forte who piled up 169 on the...
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10 days ago  |  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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10 days ago  |  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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14 days ago  |  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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Shea McClellin getting ‘more comfortable’ at LB for Bears

The Chicago Bears’ defense has fallen away from dominance over the past couple of seasons, but they do have plenty of players who are more than capable of helping them improve from last season. One of those players is 2012 first round pick Shea McClellin, who has had issues switching over to linebacker since coming into the league. According to The Chicago Sun-Times, McClellin...
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25 days ago  |  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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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Why Seahawks Matchup Is Perfect Timing

It doesn’t get much tougher for the Chicago Bears in preseason than visiting the world champion Seahawks.  Here is why the timing is perfect. Russell Wilson a supreme test for Shea McClellin and Jon Bostic Probably only one other position group has come under more scrutiny the past month in Chicago than the linebackers.  Every play is evaluated and criticized a little more than...
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August 17, 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 preaching patience with McClellin

Despite his struggles on defense in the preseason opener, the Chicago Bears coaching staff is adamant that Shea McClellin will soon develop into a starting linebacker.
August 13, 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

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...
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July 25, 2014  |  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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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April 26, 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...
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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...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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