Q & A With Former Bears Linebacker Darrell McClover

June 28, 2011 by

Darrell McClover came into the NFL in 2004 as a seventh-round pick out of the University of Miami by the New York Jets.

McClover spent his first three seasons at the University of Miami playing as a reserve linebacker behind linebackers like Dan Morgan and Chris Campbell. He shined in his senior year playing alongside NFL stars Jonathan Vilma and D.J. Williams.

In McClover’s first season in the NFL he started all 16 games making 15 tackles. Unfortunately he didn’t see any playing time in the 05-06 season and was let go after the season was over.

The Bears signed him that off-season and McClover played in 35 games making 27 tackles as a special teams ace from 2006-2010. McClover never got a shot to start at linebacker for the Bears, but I’m sure the Bears would welcome him back with open arms if the opportunity was there. Considering McClover is a free-agent, the Bears could add him because he fits into the system they run on defense and special teams.

I had the chance to catch up with Darrell last week and I asked him about everything from the NFL lockout, how Lovie Smith’s runs practices and what he plans on doing once he retires.

You can read the interview with former Bears LB Darrell McClover, exclusively on Bearsbacker.com.

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