Posts tagged "Mel Tucker"

Chicago Bears: Mel Tucker’s defense starting to emerge

Chicago Bears: Mel Tucker’s defense starting to emerge
Mel Tucker has been criticized ruthlessly for his defensive unit’s performance last season. Most people didn’t see him coming back for a second year, but Trestman and the coaching staff stood by him, and now his teachings and fundamentals are finally coming to fruition. Tucker has always had a similar philosophy to the former Chicago... Read more »

Chicago Bears find right balance on offense, crush Cowboys on Monday night

Chicago Bears find right balance on offense, crush Cowboys on Monday night
On a frigid night in Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears managed to score on every single offensive possession. A year ago, or even ten years ago, that would have been inconceivable, especially in those conditions. But the Bears managed to roll over a struggling Cowboys defense and get a win in a must-win situation to... Read more »

Chicago Bears season preview part one of two: The defense

Chicago Bears season preview part one of two: The defense
Week-1 of the National Football League season is here, and for football fans it’s often the single greatest week of the year. It brings a time of preternatural optimism for fans in just about every city, and a chance at a new start for the 32 teams around the league. The Chicago Bears, being one... Read more »
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Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders: Breaking down the box score

Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders: Breaking down the box score
The Chicago Bears played last Friday in Oakland for their second-to-last preseason game against the Raiders. It was the last time you’ll be seeing the starters until the start of the regular season. Jay Cutler and company will sit the fourth and final game at Soldier Field this Thursday against the Cleveland Browns. The starters... Read more »

Bears' talent gives Tucker more to work with

Bears' talent gives Tucker more to work with
It’s likely that new Chicago Bears’ defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will stick to the 4-3 Cover-2 as the team’s base defense. However, there’s a possibility that he’ll throw his own wrinkles into the scheme now that he’s working with better personnel. It will definitely be interesting to see how Tucker uses Julius Peppers and second-year... Read more »

Meet Mel Tucker, Bears' new defensive coordinator

Meet Mel Tucker, Bears' new defensive coordinator
Well that didn’t take long! We were informed that Rod Marinelli was leaving during the Trestman presser this week, and by Friday the Bears had a replacement. Meet Mel Tucker, a man who is highly respected around the league and was most recently the defensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars. This is a solid hire... Read more »
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