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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:22:18 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs, who is entering his 12th NFL season, intends to retire as a Bear but did not give a definite timetable. Briggs said he feels more comfortable with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, who is in his second year.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:57:01 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler's arm strength is standing out in practice. "The ball is ON you," said defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.
Fantasy Tip: It is positive news that Cutler is having a nice showing in training camp. He should be drafted as a QB2 with a lot of upside heading into the 2014 season.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 06:27:13 -0700
Chicago Bears FS Chris Conte (shoulder) could win one of the starting spots in training camp, but injuries could play a role. Conte sat out for the entire offseason program. "We'll see," Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker said. "I'll wait until camp rolls around and I'll get a report, and they'll let us know who's available and how much they can do. Whenever he's available, we'll start working him in and get him up to speed, get him the reps. He's been in the meetings. So he knows what we're doing. We're going to start over pretty much in training camp with our installation. So a lot of it will be review, and then we'll add some things as we go that we didn't cover in OTAs and the coaches' sessions. He's gotten the mental work in, in the class room. So it'll just be getting the physical reps. When he's ready, he's ready. We'll work him in."
Sat, 17 May 2014 23:17:05 -0700
The Chicago Bears defense under defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will undergo significant alterations before the 2014 season. "There are some significant changes in terms of techniques that we're going to play; how we're going to fit the run, some of our alignments," Tucker said. "We'll have some alternative fronts that we'll play."
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:14:46 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman announced Sunday, Jan. 12, that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will return for the 2014 season.
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 17:27:34 -0800
Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker's status for 2014 is uncertain because the team is still evaluating its coaching staff and has not decided if Tucker will return. The team allowed a franchise-record 6,313 yards this season.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:55:21 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said the team will run a similar defense to what they have run under new defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:56:51 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Chicago Bears hired former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker for their defensive coordinator position Friday, Jan. 18.
Fantasy Tip: The Jaguars ranked 30th in the NFL in total defense, allowing 380.5 yards per game. They also gave up 27.8 points per game, which was third-worst in the league. Still, Tucker will have much better personnel to work with in Chicago.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:59:40 -0800
The Chicago Bears will hire Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker as their defensive coordinator.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:25:04 -0800
The Chicago Bears are interested in Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker to be their defensive coordinator.
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