Emery said to want to re-tool the D, not rebuild. Is this the smart way to do it?

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by dabears, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. BearDownUnder

    BearDownUnder Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    61
    Ratings:
    +71 / 0 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    35ß
    Retool = keep the same system and structure and just add in a few new tools
    Rebuild = new system, a lot of new players and coaches

    There might not be a heap of change from 2013 to 2014 with maybe 4 new starters at best, but considering how much has changed back to 2012 it's a rebuild defense.

    If there's no Urlacher, Tillman, Peppers, Melton and others not to mention no Love Smith or Marinelli from 2012 then it's a rebuild. Last year with the young and veteran FA linebackers added but not a lot of other new parts and trying to keep the same system it was a retool.
  2. jackiejokeman

    jackiejokeman Pro-Bowler

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Messages:
    1,637
    Likes Received:
    165
    Ratings:
    +215 / 2 / -1
    ßearz ßuckz:
    516ß
    It still means the same thing.
  3. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    22,168
    Likes Received:
    2,759
    Ratings:
    +3,311 / 9 / -8
    ßearz ßuckz:
    1,479ß
    Problem w/this theory is that Emery stated that he wants to use more scheme to confuse the O, and the old Lovie 2 has zero interest in subterfuge. So Emery has already said he wants a scheme change on top of all the player turn over.
    • Like Like x 1
  4. JustAnotherBearsFan99

    JustAnotherBearsFan99 Coordinator SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Messages:
    9,456
    Likes Received:
    2,338
    Ratings:
    +2,691 / 3 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    1,201ß
    That's another good point Ric. This is going to be more than just a change in players. It's certainly not going to be the old Lovie Smith D. It might not even be a 4-3. So, they will have changed coaches, players and scheme since '12. They will have basically nuked the D.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2014
  5. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    22,168
    Likes Received:
    2,759
    Ratings:
    +3,311 / 9 / -8
    ßearz ßuckz:
    1,479ß
    Don't expect Briggs back next when contract is up also, in another 1-2 years the D will have been completely turned over.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. weneedmorelinemen

    weneedmorelinemen Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2013
    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    322
    Ratings:
    +387 / 0 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    108ß
    Unfortunately, our defense also doesn't have a head.
    • Like Like x 1
  7. butkus3595

    butkus3595 Pro-Bowler

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    592
    Ratings:
    +709 / 0 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    487ß
    I for one am fine with a total nuking of our defense. No offense but Briggs isn't getting younger. I don't think we need to resign him after his contract is up. Bostic or Greene should be ready by then.
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. DavidL

    DavidL Pro-Bowler SuperFan

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    3,398
    Likes Received:
    610
    Ratings:
    +708 / 6 / -22
    ßearz ßuckz:
    965ß
    There is only about 30 before free agency begins, and I don't see how we can enter the free agency bidding until we know for sure what is going to happen with Peppers. He is the key guy from a money standpoint.
  9. abegibronlives

    abegibronlives Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2013
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    45
    Ratings:
    +64 / 1 / -0
    ßearz ßuckz:
    53ß



    We have some older players that command hefty salaries, and some will have to go. Is that re-tooling or re-building? Semantics, either way some change is in order.

Share This Page