The Bears announced yesterday that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will be retained for at least…
Changes coming to Bears' front seven?
After a season in which the defense hit historic lows, change was necessary. Which is why Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman yesterday fired defensive line coach Mike Phair and linebackers coach Tom Tibesar. Phair was one of two holdovers from the Lovie Smith era – the other being defensive backs coach John Hoke, who somehow avoided the axe – while Tibesar was a first-year NFL coach who had previously worked with Trestman in the CFL. The Bears had the fewest sacks of any team last year and finished last in the league against the run for the first time in franchise history. Phair and Tibesar took the fall. Coordinator Mel Tucker kept his job and will be given a second chance due to the inordinate amount of injuries to the defense in 2013. Yet wasn't it the linebackers and defensive line that were hit hardest by the injury bug? Why does Tucker get a pass and not Phair or Tibesar? The answer might...
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