Are The Bears Switching To A 3-4 Defense?

3-4 defense

Marc Trestman’s first season with the Bears was about reinventing the offense, and it’s hard to deny the success he had along the way. I’m now wondering if Trestman’s second season at the helm will be about reinventing the Bears defense.

While it’s entirely possible that I’m reading the tea leaves and getting the answer that I want to see, Thursday brought yet another sign that the Bears are considering switching to a 3-4 defense.

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The Morning Constitutional: Mel Tucker Isn’t Going Anywhere


If you were a fan of a Bears defense that allowed at least 20 points in every single game this season, I have some excellent news for you. On Sunday, while they hoped you were distracted by the NFL playoffs, the Bears issued a statement.

Defensive line coach Mike Phair and linebackers coach Tim Tibesar will not be back next season.  Mel Tucker, however, will be.

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