Per Rotoworld quoting the Trib: Shea McClellin to offically switch to strong side LB

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  1. dabears

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    Take it for what it is worth:

    Link: http://www.rotoworld.com/recent/nfl/7518/shea-mcclellin

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    The Chicago Tribune confirms 2012 first-round pick Shea McClellin will convert to strong-side linebacker this offseason.
    After failing as a pass-rush specialist, the Bears hope to salvage McClellin's career as a stand-up linebacker, where GM Phil Emery believes he can upgrade the team's run defense. Chicago's hope is McClellin will make like Seahawks DE-turned-SLB Bruce Irvin and allow the Bears to field as many athletes on defense as possible. McClellin mostly played with his hand up at Boise State. Jan 29 - 10:31 PM
    Source: Chicago Tribune
     
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    So the Bears wasted a 19th pick for a SAM; well done Emery. Im not sure he'll even be good at this, he's not exactly strong. At last they can hope they'll get 2 decent years out of him before he's gone.
     
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    Its the only smart thing to do. Now lets hope it works out.
     
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    I get really angry when I think of how we blew that draft pick. We have so many needs on defense now. We sure could have used a solid young stud in that draft. Will Shea work out as a serviceable LB? Maybe. But I'm not holding my breath. I wish him the best, but fear the worst. Another 1st round draft pick bust. I get so tired of them. We've had far too many over the years.
     
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    He should have switched to LB one year ago. Now he'll need at least another year to learn and fully understand the position. Personally I don't think most members here are gonna be patient, so I guess he'll be thrown under the bus after week 1. Sad but true.

    However I wish him the best.
     
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    Every GM has good ones and bad ones. Poor Shea got put into a position that he didn't have a track record of success in so give him a couple years to prove his worth. It isn't his fault he was drafted by the wrong team for the wrong position.
     
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    Don't know why everyone is so dumbfounded over this, ever since we drafted him, we said he would be a better 3-4 OLB than a 4-3 DE. For all we know, he will do very well at SLB
     
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    Jimmors,

    Really. He had MLB written all over him ... thats what I thought at the time. That he was the Urlacher replacement.

    Now with him moving to SLB is this a season or less that gets him up to speed to call the shots at MLB ?

    I dunno. I had big hopes for this guy ... but we knew out of the box he was no DE in the NFL.

    Was he a Lovie pick or an Emery pick ? We'll never know. Hes on the team ... they found a learning spot for him ...

    Hmmm ... played DE , moved to SLB ... maybe the education of defense continues after all.

    For a shot caller at MLB. Time.
     
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    I fear that he might actually catch on to playing LB in the NFL, become a free agent and then eff us in our arses......I hope he will give us a chance if he does play as expected
     
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    Fuck O-Bob if he does that then more power to him ... but first he has to prove his shit.
     
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