The Chicago Bears are reportedly planning to fire defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, who the Bears defense has struggled under for the past two seasons.
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The Chicago Bears binged in free agency during the offseason in an effort to improve their struggling defense. They signed defensive ends Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston and Willie Young.
The Bears have had some embarrassing performances on defense this season as Allen has failed to make a significant impact while Houston had a season-ending torn ACL. Young has 8.5 sacks on the season, but his presence has still not been enough to turn around the Bears’ defensive troubles.
The defense has allowed more than 50 points in a game, and they allowed 41 points in a Thursday Night Football loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is feeling the heat, and the Bears are reportedly prepared to move on without him after the season is over.
Tucker’s unit currently ranks 26th in the NFL in total defense while ranking dead last in scoring defense with 29.1 points allowed per game, so it will take an extremely strong finish for him to stick around in 2015.