The Chicago Bears knew they had a lot of work to do when it came to their defense and have made a couple moves in hopes of improving their numbers in 2014.
Last year had to be the worst year as far as stopping the run is concerned. It was frustrating watching players who haven’t done a whole lot during the regular season, running all over that Bears defense. Guys like Ray Rice and Brandon Jacobs (who hasn’t had a 100 yard rushing game in awhile), slashed up this defense for 100 plus yards.
With injuries plaguing Chicago in 2013, it forced them to convert defensive lineman Corey Wootton from an end, to a tackle. This year the team plans on moving Shea McClellin from end to outside linebacker. So what else does this team plan on doing?
Well another position change could be moving second year pro Jon Bostic from inside, to outside linebacker according Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago. A fan tweeted Michael asking what trio he sees starting at linebacker.
Wright responded with:
“I see Lance Briggs at “Will”, D.J. Williams at the “Mike” and Jonathan Bostic starting at the “Sam” spot. Bostic and Shea McClellin will compete for that starting job, and although I’ve been hard on McClellin lately, I shouldn’t just automatically assume that Bostic will win that job. The Bears see some physical traits and movement skills in McClellin that lead them to believe he’ll make a successful transition to linebacker.” – Michael C. Wright via ESPN Chicago.
It’s safe to say that Jon Bostic and Shea McClellin will be very busy during camp this season.