Bears bring in three for tryouts

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    BIH, you hit the nail on the head there. I agree completely. Tucker has had a lot of bad breaks for sure but he's also done nothing to make you think he'd be anything special if everyone was healthy. I'd put DeCamillis in that same "nothing special" category. Both these coaches' respective units have understandably declined but the speed and depth of the decline makes me think better coaching could have cushioned it more.

    Ironically, the D probably put in its best two overall performances the last 2 games (ST coverage seems to have tightened up a bit too) even though the injury parade is in full force. Strange. Where was that a couple weeks before, Mel? That D performance in Washington was truly embarrassing.
     
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    I mocked it originally, but apparnetly Mel Moving to the sidelines might have actually helped; GB it also helped that Rodgers went out first drive and their OL is awful. but Det they really did step up big and the only real difference was Tucker on the sidelines.
     
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    I'm thinking Rogers going down (and so having less O to defend) is a bigger factor than Tucker moving to the sideline, but none of us are in a position to know for sure.
     
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    I'm sure Martin is going to be a depth/ST guy, but it would be nice to see the competition elevate Conte's play.

    We signed a safety not a CB, that has to make Conte think that he might be on the hot seat.
     
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    The D got a big stop and sack against Rodgers to hold them to three early in the game. Only one drive but they made a nice stand deep in the RZ. I agree that Seneca coming in made their job a lot easier but I still give the D credit for a decent overall performances against Green Bay and Detroit. They actually got STOPS.

    If that is due to Tucker on the sidelines then he needs to stay there because I definitely have noticed a difference since the bye.
     
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    What I think caused it MP, is a "going back to basics, focus on fundamentals" that Tucker went to. I just posted a good link to an article in another thread. If Tucker on the sidelines, works better, that's great. I'm not sure that is the difference maker, but it sure hasn't hurt.
     
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    But that doesn't explain a huge step up against Det
     
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    that's a good article. the vets shouldn't need that type of structure or work, but w/the Rook's and young guys you HAVE to do that.
     
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    yeah, I thought the article was pretty well balanced. It gave Tucker lot's more leeway than I think he deserved, but I have no idea if I'm right or they're right. I just know it's not clicking.

    The reason that I don't think Tucker moving to the sidelines made a big difference is this.

    I have seen no real ability to make adjustments to getting gashed in the run game (or hell the passing game either). That was with the benefit of him being in the booth and seeing the whole play develop. And that is a huge benefit. If he can't do it there, being at the field level is not going to be able to give him any better perspective, so I don't think it has anything to do with his being able to make better calls at field level. And those electrons move pretty fast. The extra distance from the booth is nothing when calling in plays on the mic from up top. Doesn't he use a mic down on the field too? I see no difference. The only thing that I see that would be different is that he is there to provide direct motivation and grab guys be the sleeve and give them plays.
    I don;t see those benefits having the kind of impact I see the last two weeks.

    I think it is getting better at fundamentals and seeing plays, which begs the question of why they weren't coached up in those respects already.
     

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