Marc Trestman delivered this morning the type of press conference that will come to define the Phil Emery era in Chicago. It was bland. It revealed nothing. It utilized a bunch of a buzz words and corporate-speak phraseology befitting a man known for his football intellect.
Most importantly was Trestman’s answer when asked if Shea McClellin will remain a defensive end in 2013: uh…maybe? (Side note: Phil Emery later said Shea will remain at defensive end.)
While many around Chicago would like to see Shea McClellin as heir apparent to the Urlacher throne I would prefer to see McClellin given an opportunity to thrive at 4-3 defensive end – a position he’s truly only played for one season. Middle linebacker is a hallowed role in the city of Chicago but the ability to rush the passer is the key to success in the modern NFL. Having a B+ edge rusher outweighs an A- middle man.
So…open debate. Where do you want to see Shea McClellin in 2013?