The Chicago Bears looked like they buried the kid Shea McClellin on the depth chart. At the start of the season, he was barely seeing the field and there were rumors that he was on the trading block.
In week 9, McClellin broke loose and earned honors for NFC Defensive Player of the Week. He recorded 3 sacks in the game and his first sack on Green Bay’s first possession, he knocked Aaron Rodgers out of the game with a broken collarbone. He then gobbled up Seneca Wallace for a pair of sacks in the 4th quarter.
In his first 7 games of the season, McClellin had recorded 11 tackles and only 1/2 a sack. Add 3 more sacks to that total now and look for the expectations from him to be rising a little more now also. He has the potential to get to the quarterback like this all the time, but he has not been able to do it.
Maybe this performance will give him a little momentum and a little more confidence. The Bears could use the added boost.