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Tales from the Tape: 3 down, Shea up

DE Shea McClellin (Matthew Emmons/USP)

The Bears have been experimenting with a defensive front that utilizes just three down linemen and Shea McClellin as a roving linebacker. We go to the film to break down this formation.

The Chicago Bears have been creative this year in the use of the team's defensive linemen. In each of the first three contests, the club has activated just three defensive tackles. Typically, the coaching staff likes to keep four DTs and rotate them heavily throughout the game. Yet on this year's club, the talent is weighted toward the defensive ends. Israel Idonije and Julius Peppers continue...

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