Tucker did it!!!

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  1. Bearsinhouston

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    He got the top spot (if you stand on your head) for run defense. He moved from 31st in the league to 32nd. Officially the Bears have the worst run defense in the league.

    Sad... It makes me mad how we could be in last place for any kind of defensive ranking.
     
  2. Bearsinhouston

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    Can a mod delete this thread. It is taking so long for threads to post, I did it twice. We only need to be reminded once how bad our D is....
     
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    This reminds me of an article that I recently read about the Cowboys and Jerry Jones. He was upset at the fact that the Cowboys O is not as effective when playing games as they are during practices. Someone needs to explain to Jerry that during real games, the Cowboys do not play against the Cowboys D. The Cowboys D is rated at 31st for both run and pass defense.

    Not too hard to figure out. If something is broken, there is usually an underlying reason. Co-incidence does not usually bring you to the bottom (or top) of any list.
     
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    This is the truth. I believe it to be a personnel issue-as in, the players suck. I thought up until today the defense had been doing a decent job considering who it was composed of.
    Not sure if anybody caught it, but on the nbc 5 late night bears postgame show McMichael called out McClellin for being a p.o.s. They replayed the Tavon Austin run and there is Shea, caught with his pants down in the middle of the backfield. By the time he finds the ball it's 10 yards past him and then he's blindsided. At which point another p.o.s. is making one of his patented out of position bone head plays(Conte).
    I mean what the hell could Tucker possibly do with these guys? McMichael claimed that McClellin was being singled out and run at. I didn't notice it at the time but now that I think back he's probably right. I would love to know the dynamic between the GM and the coaches regarding who starts and plays, because Shea is not an nfl caliber player. If teams are singling him out as a weakness and then gashing us you really can't let that go on and win any games. Same thing with Conte.
     
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    The sad reality is there is no one to replace these players with right now. We essentially have to watch this D get raped for the rest of the year i guess.
     
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    Bass seems to play the position better than Shea.
    Casey Hampton is STILL available.
    Huff WAS available.
    Tucker has made this Defense into a back yard pick-up game type defense. Comments like "if you are going to make a mistake then do it at full speed". Instead of being in the right place they are running to the wrong spot at full speed, which takes them out of the play completely.

    I know there are a lot of key injuries, but gap integrity has nothing to do with talent, that has every thing to do with coaching.

    This part of the season is about your teams ability to run the ball. Well everyone has been successful against us. So when are they going to change something?

    There are options for the Bears, Big Toe, Casey Hampton, Corey Williams, and Richard Seymour (possibly too expensive) are all still out there and then you can possibly put Wootten back at DE in a rotation with Bass and Shea needs to ONLY come in on passing situations.
     
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    Fellas, this Defense is worse than just two guys (McClellin and Conte). The entire line is sub par, Bowman had a TERRIBLE game, Major Wright is every bit as bad as Conte and our rookie linebackers, well, let's just say they are as green as the money they are collecting. This is what happens when you have a substantial amount of injuries and a coach that is OK, but not good enough to overcome those injuries. Honestly, I really don't know who to blame, if anyone. The McClellin selection was, and still is a head scratcher for me, but do you blame the player? He really is playing out of position in my opinion, and at best, he's a role player (pass rush specialist), not an every down DE. Conte and Wright have both been on the rise until this year, and what has changed? The quality of the players around them. Part of their problem is they no longer have LBers that can drop and cover the deep middle, well, in this Defense, that is a necessity. How can you blame them for that? And it's really unfair to blame rookie LBers when their collective heads are spinning and they are still trying to figure our what the hell they are doing out there.

    I guess the point I'm making is this. You cannot have success in this league with the volume of injuries we've had. The most recent Packer SB team was the exception to the rule, but typically, you can't win in this league when the majority of your players on one side of the ball or the other are reserves, you just can't. This Defense WILL continue to get raped and it's just up to the Offense to score as much as they can to try to cover the Defense. If we had all or the majority of our starters and we got gashed like that, I'd be pissed too, but I'm not. I guess I've come to grips with it at this point. I think when Peanut went down, that was the last bit of hope leaving my body.
     
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    I believe there are three factors in play:

    1. Certainly the injuries are a huge factor.
    2. In addition to the injuries, we also have a need to upgrade talent. We have starters who are really bad.
    3. I don't give Tucker a "pass" due to the injuries. Sorry. He's a mediocre coach at best. We need to get better someone better.

    If all of our starters were healthy, I still think we'd have a mediocre-to-bad defense. We need a serious talent upgrade this off-season. Just getting our starters healthy will not be enough to solve our woes. We need Emery to work his magic on defense, like he did this past year on offense.
     
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    I agree with all of those and would also add the greenness of some players. Although by now, I would expect them to start getting some seasoning. Instead I may actually see regression. I'd say those four are the key. There may also be subplots if the players do not believe in Tucker, they may not be giving it their all, but that is huge speculation. I think the 4 factors are pretty safe though.
     
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    I would like to see a defensive coach with some emotion. A motivational coach to be Trestman's dog.
    Fire can be a good thing when you have a person around with a cool hand.
     

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