The Bears were adamant that rookie Shea McClellin would be exclusively a ''hand-on-the-ground'' defensive end. But on one play in the third quarter, they used McClellin as a stand-up 3-4 end/linebacker -- roving behind the line and finding a spot to attack.
''That's just a special package we have to mix up the looks we're giving,'' McClellin said. ''I think it's good to mix it up. It feels natural to be standing up -- I did a lot of that in college.''»
McClellin said he doesn't expect the coaches to make it a regular defensive tack, ''but if they do, I'm all for it,'' he said.