Shea McClellin


The pipe dream was that the Jay Cutler-Marc Trestman marriage could evolve into something within earshot of what Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have accomplished.


The defense was still without Jonathan Bostic (back) and Lance Briggs (ribs), two of their top four linebackers, but the unit had Shea McClellin back on the strong-side a


With the return to practice of Shea McClellin from a broken hand suffered in practice before the New York Jets game, the Bears have a “problem” at linebacker.


This time a year ago, the Bears were no worse off than they were on Sunday in Atlanta.


Being without the top four linebackers on the depth chart adds a difficulty factor for the Bears’ or any defense.