Chicago BEARS defense ... back on track or recurring future scumbags?

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  1. jackiejokeman

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    The PISSER is nobodys been able to come up with what THE CHICAGO BEARS offense was ranked in 2012.

    However in 2013 they were ranked 5th.

    Speaking of 5th ... in 2012 CHICAGO BEARS DEFENSE was ranked that number against the run.

    Uhhh ... thats CHICAGO BEARS DEFENSE ... you may have heard of those guys.

    Not in 2013.

    OK ... Im ready to get over it ... the key question here is ... what do we do now ?

    Did the FA and the Draft make us whole again ?

    Are we what made us GREAT in the past when it comes to DEFENSE in FA and this Draft?

    A CHICAGO BEARS TEAM without a DEFENSE ... thats a SIN in the eyes of every BEARS fan.

    How did we do ?
     
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    The ingredients are all there now somebody needs to make a meal out of them.
     
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    Soul. The ingrediants were there last year too. I think that's why I for one am still apprehensive as to how the D will perform even though I think we are well stocked now. We still have some potential issues and depth problems, but I don;t think talent is our problem at this point. I think everyone wants to see how the D plays this year.

    Lots of excuses I don;t buy have been put forth. Bottom line is they have to play at least up to the level of talent that is on board.
     
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    All the stats are on NFL.com. They were ranked 28th. :icon smile slap::drinking61:
     
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    The ingredients may have been there in the beginning of the season, but the ingredients didn't stay healthy.
     
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    True, if the injury bug doesn't hit da bears this year like it did last season, there is so much upside and potential for this vastly improved unit. Give it a couple of games for the defense to gel, just like last season it took the offense a couple of games to get it going and we can determine if it has improved or not. But my worries are in McClellin and Bostic, I hope they play their asses off for that starting position and continue to improve throughout the season.

    NO MORE EXCUSES MEL SUCKER... TIME TO BEAR THE F*CK DOWN!!
     
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    When all the ingredients were there (first threeish games) I thought we had a pretty good defense. In my opinion we look better for Week 1 this year than we did Week 1 last year.
     
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    I really don't understand how injuries to 3 defensive tackles, one playing with turf toe, AND the top 3 DE's on the roster were largely ineffective (Peppers due to age and being the focal point of opposing olines, Wooton playing out of position at DT and Shea being played at a position he never should have) are an excuse. That's not even mentioning the rookie linebackers only played (and called plays) because of injuries to our 2 best linebackers, and were never supposed to hit the field. Also ignoring that our best defensive back was hampered by injuries in the little time he was healthy enough to play.

    No, I think "reasons why the defense sucked last year" is being confused with "excuses" as an explanation for bad play, by many
     
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    True, as the season began they were and then injuries took their toll. We might have survived on the line if Collins hadn't gone down too and Paea wasn't fighting that turf toe and we'd had at least one more vet in the rotation like Ratliff or Ellis or even Izzy. But to me the LB core and S positions were a mess. No one could step up and replace Urlacher's leadership and intensity and Wright looked like bagged it very early on. He played like he didn't want to get hurt.

    I think Williams would have handled the physical part of MLB OK with little loss in performance IF he's stayed healthy too but the leadership and play calling is what really suffered. Bostic wasn't ready mentally or physically for MLB and I don't know if he ever will be. It's not his best spot. Forcing Tucker into running that same defense without it's QB and all of the other injuries was a big mistake. Either they keep Urlacher or they let Tucker run the D differently but the combination of injuries and lack of talent and leadership were a disaster.

    There's nothing wrong with that Tampa-2 Lovie ran but it depends on a lot of team work and synchronization that just wasn't there. The fact that certain players didn't progress and other regressed I blame at least partially on Tucker and his DLine and LB coaches but those two are gone as well so there are no more scapegoats. Tucker has the talent and the depth to make that defense a whole lot better. His entire coaching career kind of depends on it so we'll see how he does.

    If it were up to me he'd have been gone but quite a few players have supported him so maybe he does deserve another chance but one with a very short leash. At least now we have a guy in Pasqualoni who could take over if it does begin to fall apart. I'm just trying to put last year and all of those mistakes and plain old bad luck aside and just focus on this year. Tucker has more new pieces for his defense than Trestman got for his offense a year ago and quite a few are proven talents so all he has to do is put it together and keep it together this time.
     
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    We were also playing in a outdated defensive scheme, where teams easily ran up the gut and got 5-7 passing yards on slant plays.
     

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