Tag Archives: Shea McClellin

Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-49ers (09.14.14)

September 15th, 2014 - 2:31 pm

After hours and days of studying, reviewing game film, analyzing rosters and projecting strengths and weaknesses of each team in the NFL, I think we can say this much is certain: There is nothing certain in the NFL. I think [...]

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Game Preview: Chicago Bears (0-1) at San Francisco 49ers (1-0)

September 13th, 2014 - 1:07 pm

The Bears will try to avenge their season-opening loss to the Buffalo Bills when they take on the San Francisco 49ers this coming Sunday night, but it will take quite the upset to accomplish that feat. The Niners open their [...]

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Bears-Browns preview: Linebackers have to step it up a notch

August 28th, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Of the three levels of the defense — line, linebackers, secondary — a team can perhaps get by best with a subpar linebacking corps on the second level. Does that make it an ideal scenario? No. Because a good defense [...]

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Bears-Jaguars preview: McClellin, Bostic need to show progress

August 14th, 2014 - 2:30 pm

The “Release Shea McClellin” bandwagon seems to be gaining passengers at a rapid pace, but don’t expect to see general manager Phil Emery or head coach Marc Trestman aboard anytime soon. I’ll admit, I’ve been as discouraged as most that [...]

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Bears-Eagles preview: Is Shea McClellin a capable linebacker?

August 8th, 2014 - 5:00 pm

As an eternal optimist, I’ve been willing to give the benefit of the doubt to Shea McClellin since the Bears drafted him with the 19th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Rather than dwell on some of his question [...]

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McClellin finds himself in the right spot

May 28th, 2014 - 9:15 am

One of the hottest story lines of this offseason was the switch of 2012 first-round draft pick Shea McClellin from defensive end to linebacker. Given his high draft status and the large expectations placed upon him, it’s safe to say [...]

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Wootton, McClellin still battling for starting DE job

August 13th, 2013 - 7:29 am

According to new defensive line coach Mike Phair, there remains an open competition for the starting defensive end spot opposite Julius Peppers. Fourth-year pro Corey Wootton finished the 2012 season with the first-string defense but second-year man Shea McClellin will [...]

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10 Bears story lines to pay attention to in Bourbonnais

July 22nd, 2013 - 8:15 am

It’s training camp week! I enjoyed a nice summer break from the nitty gritty of the business of professional football. We got to enjoy an admirable playoff run from the Bulls and an even better one from the Blackhawks, the [...]

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The Bears Beat (07.16.13): Cutler not distracted by contract status

July 16th, 2013 - 8:59 pm

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said he would not be distracted by his current contract uncertainty. Also, with Julius Peppers getting up there in age, the Bears need their young defensive ends like Shea McClellin and Corey Wootton to step up. [...]

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The Bears Beat (04.23.13): Tillman, Peppers, and McClellin earn Piccolo honors

April 23rd, 2013 - 5:56 pm

Veterans Charles Tillman and Julius Peppers and rookie Shea McClellin were named this year’s recipients of the Brian Piccolo Award. Tillman answered questions about Brian Urlacher and the nature of the tough NFL business. Plus more NFL news and Draft [...]

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