Are the Chicago Bears Behind the Times AGAIN???

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May 14, 2013; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker during organized team activities at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Who says the “defense wins championships” axiom is dead?  Maybe the Denver Broncos, who scored a league best 37.9 PPG but allowed nearly 25 PPG.  The Patriots were second in scoring offense, averaging the same as the Bears, 27.8 PPG.  Unless the Bears are switching conferences, the latest formula for success in the NFC appears to be a hard-hitting, violent defense which can stop – or at least slow down – the high flying offenses.

There is hope for the Bears.  Just last season, the Saints were historically bad; one of the worst defenses ever to disgrace the league.  Rob Ryan came in and righted the ship, turning the Saints from worst to nearly first on D.

I’m not convinced that Mel Tucker is the guy to do that with this Bears bunch which will face a lot more turnover on defense than the Saints had to face, but Phil Emery and Marc Trestman do, so we’ll have no choice but to sit back and watch to see if Tucker can turn this group around back to respectability and closer to the latest hot trend in the league – good defense.  Didn’t we just have a guy who specialized in D?

As you watch the games this weekend, especially the NFC Championship game, watch to see how far the Bears have to go.


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  • Goodshepherd Americanbullies

    Even if Lovie was still the coach we still wouldn’t have a top 10 defense this year. Age & injuries too much. It might not have been as bad but it would have still been bottom half of the league. Our offense would have never figured it out

  • Dr. Johnny Nacho

    You need a balanced team w/ an identity on offense. I think we have that identity in the offense that Trestman runs and the weapons to run it. We just need some balance on defense. Get a stop when we need it, not give up 3 4th down conversions on a game winning drive. Emery will improve the defense through the draft and FA signings… could it get worse?