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Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by Chicago_66, May 12, 2014.
Hmm... It's very easy to read into that!!!
Got everything I wanted in the first 4 rounds. The rest of the picks ? Ehh.
A Punter/LB er ? Interesting.
A future long snapper ? One is going to be needed.
UDFA's ... we did good.
If you listened to Briggs and Williams last year, they all had confidence in Tucker also, they all said the inj's ruined this teams ability to play.
I hope you're right. Tucker has a lot to prove and there's a lot of justifiable skepticism about him, injuries included.
the only people that have any skepticism justified or otherwise is in the fanbase; the one group that doesn't get a vote. The coaches/players and management aren't showing any.
and ya I agree his D schemes have to show they work this year, don't get me wrong but I don't think the fan bases opinion counts :)
I beg to differ. There was no vote of confidence in Tucker immediately after the season ended at the Jan 2 press conference. Trest-ery waited another full week to announce a decision to keep him (by default it appears). And later hired PP who's a DL coach who's also been an a college HC and NFL DC.
SHOT ACROSS THE BOW
If the D flops again, Tucker needs to be the first one fired.
Actually he stayed, that's the vote of confidence, Tillman, Briggs, WIlliams all AFTER THE SEASON came to Tuckers defense, those are votes of confidence. Just b/c you chose to ignore them doesn't make it not true.
Just b/c you CHOSE not to listen to people that told you that it's not the DC's job to improve the players, but the positional coaches doesn't make YOU correct. Give it up, Tucker was kept b/c the team and management believe in him.
yeah but I think Tillman is saying they didn't get it done last year.
yes injuries hurt the defense but the defensive plays really sucked too.
how much motivation did they provide? Just because you have injuries doesn't mean you wont be good.
I just hate Mel tucker as it stands right now. I don't think my opinion will be any more positive by the end of this season.
I hope he succeeds and the Bears give him time to get his system, whatever it may be, up to speed. It may take a few games to get all the players on the same page and understand the new system. Obviously if it is crash and burn he needs to go, concern is how much time does he deserve, the full year, 8 games???? Just sayin it may not happen overnight but if each game is better I am willing to stick it out, as long as we start at a solid starting point.
Ski, it wasn't just inj's. It was inj's to Melton/DJ/Briggs/Tillman, those are all keys/leaders of your Def. Then you lost Collins who the team felt was Melton's equivalent, not his backup. You didn't just suffer injury, you suffered multiple key losses at every position but S, and the S's should have started last year, they were barely good the year before.
He'll be here all 16 games, you rarely see teams cut a coach and see an improvement whoever they higher to take over. If the D scheme fails then he should be fired after the season though.
We put up with Lovie's bend but dont break for how many years of mediocrity only to lose in the last few minutes. And then get no explanation and no excitement from him. Anything is better than that.
Now he thinks he is an offensive juggernaut based on his draft. Like he could spot an offensive weapon if he tripped on it.
Baltimore fired Cam Cameron mid-season and went on to win the SB.
Don't get me wrong, I WANT Tuck to succeed but alibi time is over. Put up or shut up time. Just get the D to average and we can win. Emery just spent 80% plus easily of the draft and FA resources on D...make it work. I don't want to hear any more bullshit excuses.
We already covered that contingency with that guy from the CFL, Chad Rempel. Don't you remember all of the conversations about whether he'd have a problem handling our smaller balls?
I can see the headlines now. Lovie's offense becomes a jugger...not.
I was shocked that Tampa went O in their first 3 picks (despite the obvious need to do so).
Their GM must have roofied Lovie and handcuffed him to a radiator in his hotel room without a cellphone the first two days of the draft.
exception, not rule. No doubt the D should be significantly better this year. To this point you've heard no BS excuses, you just don't like the reality of what happened.
Despite the talent deficiencies brought on by injuries and lack of depth there was a clown school of missed calls, mal-alignments, and players generally looking as lost week 17 as they were week 7. I can't give Tucker a complete pass on all that as he was the general of the defense.
He's got a re-stocked roster now (way more so than I expected Emery to be able to pull off in one offseason) and he gets to implement his own scheme free reign. I don't think its unreasonable of me to hold him accountable for much better results forthcoming.