The Chicago Bears had at least one positive sign in their 23-10 loss the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, and that came in the performance of the young players in the front seven. Rookie linebacker Shea McClellin and third-year defensive end Corey Wootton have both been putting pressure on quarterbacks in the first two weeks.
McClellin finished with four tackles and 1.5 sacks against the Packers, while Wooten posted a 0.5 sack. Wootton also started the season with a sack of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the Bears' Week 1 victory over Indianapolis.
The play of McClellin and Wootton is drawing notice from their teammates. Defensive tackle Henry Melton spoke with reporters about the two young pass rushers, according to the Chicago Tribune:
"They are effort players who are relentless," tackle Henry Melton said of McClellin and Wootton. "Their motors are always going. It's good to see Corey healthy. And Shea is just a young guy who never gets tired."
The Bears hope McCellin and Wootton can continue their solid play as they host the St. Louis Rams at Noon CT on Sunday at Soldier Field.