Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! I'll give him some grace on at least one point and that is that he was saddled with a very inexperienced LB coach last year. That won't be the case this year so if the younger players aren't developing we may have picked the wrong guys. Linebacking is and always has been a forte of any Bears defense and it was pathetic last year. How much the defense improves especially against the run will rest of their shoulders. And as chuckster points out hiring Pasqualoni not only helps the DLine but it brings in the type of guy we need and who it always seemed Lovie would avoid. Coach P as they been calling him has the credentials to be a DC should Tucker not step up to the plate this year. The 2013 personnel problems were obvious and no one can accuse Emery of taking half measures to insure that doesn't happen again. He's brought in front line starters and experienced depth for the line and retained key starters and core backups there and almost everywhere else as well. This year Tucker should have to release guys who would have started here last year and will probably play elsewhere after they are released. There are no more excuses to be had based on lack or talent OR depth. What hasn't been adequately dealt with yet will be in the draft or later in the summer as players are waived elsewhere. It's apparent that if he sees a guy who might be an upgrade at any position if he can get the guy for an affordable price he'll sign him. He's not gonna be caught short of players again. The footnote to all of this is can anyone even come close to imagining these kind of moves being made while JA and Lovie were here? I'm not sure who was driving the mediocrity train but given the moves Lovie is making down in TB I think it was more Jerry than him and it was the old go along to get along deal. Many of those late season fades were due to injuries, fatigue, and not having enough quality depth. I can't even recall JA ever reaching out for so many FA in so many different positions as Emery has or constantly looking to add good competition across the board like this. No, we got guys like Frank Omiyale, Roy Williams and Vernon Gholston, Adam Archuleta and Brandon Meriweather who were on their last stop before exiting the NFL. They weren't even has beens. A few of them were never wases. I don't like some of the moves Emery has made but I can't find fault with any of this. He rebuilt an OLine in one year through FA and the draft and he's pretty much done the same with the DLine plus retained key players at other positions and locked Cutler up on a very accommodating deal for both sides. And all of this was done without creating unmanageable cap situations. We're lucky Jerry Jones isn't it town trying to figure out how he's doing it or offering Cliff Stein interests in his gas and oil wells to come work for him. When the guy sees a problem he rolls up his sleeves and gets it worked out. I admire that in him. Tucker used his get out of jail free card already and he knows he won't get another one so I expect much bigger and better things from his defense this year.