The Bears firing the defensive line and linebackers coach could portend a schematic shift up front…
Keeping Tucker a questionable move
The Chicago Bears yesterday announced the firing of defensive line coach Mike Phair and linebackers coach Tim Tibesar. In that press release came the revelation that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will be retained for at least one more season. "We believe Mel is the right person to lead our defensive unit," coach Marc Trestman said. "He fully understands where we need to improve, has the skill set and leadership to oversee the changes that need to be made and to execute our plan to get the results we know are necessary." Tucker will stay on board after Chicago's defense had its worst season in the 94-year history of the organization. The Bears set records in yards allowed (6,313, 30th in the NFL) and points allowed (478, 30th in the NFL), and finished dead last in the league in rushing defense for the first time ever. Opposing offenses rushed for 161.4 yards and posted 29.9 points per game against the Bears this year, which is unheard of for a franchise that has always prided...
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