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Chicago Bears Training Camp: The battles to look out for in Bourbonnais

Training Camp kicks off in Bourbonnais this week and there are a few position battles that are important to watch for during camp and preseason. A few on the defensive side of the ball which struggled last year, but now a revamped defense is ready to take the step the Bears offense took in improving. Safety One of the biggest struggles came from both safety positions and going into camp, the battles seem to ...

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Chicago Bears Training Camp Primer: Linebackers

The Chicago Bears revamped defense will also include a position battle at two linebacking spots. An area where they struggled last season, allowing running backs to get into the secondary and do damage. But this year it's a new Bears team and a new look at the linebacking core that is manned down by veteran Lance Briggs. While Briggs will be at the weakside, the Bears are still opening up the strongside and ...

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The Bears defense comes back to life in Green Bay

Shea McClellin's sack on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers forced No.12 out with a shoulder injury.  GREEN BAY, WI- There were many reasons why the Bears walked out of Lambeau Field with a 27-20 win tonight. Not the least of which was the unfortunate injury to Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers which caused the Packers offense to stall to some degree for the rest of the game. There was also the fact t ...

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Concerns On The Bears Defensive Line

  Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton will miss the remainder of the 2013 season with a knee injury.   LAKE FOREST- In the National Football League, there is always bad that comes with good. Such as Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton tearing the ACL in his left knee in Sunday night's win at Pittsburgh. The 27-year-old, three-technique specialist now has an uncertain future ahead of him (aside fro ...

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NFL Week 2: Shea McClellin Needs to Continue to Develop

After week one in his second season, Shea McClellin leads the Bears in sacks, recording the only sack for the Bears on Sunday against the Bengals. It's important for the Bears to continue to get production from their first pick of the Phil Emery era in Chicago. Shea is one of only two first round picks drafted by the Bears that are on the roster, along with Kyle Long. Getting production from Shea is importa ...

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The Battle At Defensive End Heats Up For The Bears

  Corey Wootton in 2012.   BOURBONNAIS- On Monday, the Chicago Bears released their first depth chart of the 2013 season. And aside from the recent development with Kyle Long, the most intriguing position is the contest at left defensive end between Corey Wootton and Shea McClellin. Both players are listed as "co-starters" at the position. Coming into 2013, both men were expected to have a highly ...

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CCS Film Room: Tillman’s INT of Romo

The Bears have shown glimpses of a "Mug Front" this season, and did so often against the Cowboys in Monday night's win. Let's take a look at some still-images as to why the Mug Front is effective, especially when we send more than the front four.   When the Cowboys break the huddle, the Bears have four linemen and both linebackers showing blitz. Urlacher is up on the line with the Defensive Line, Brigg ...

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