Chicago Bears fire two assistant coaches, retain defensive coordinator Mel Tucker

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by Sportsguy, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    The Bears' failure to reach the postseason in head coach Marc Trestman's first season resulted in two changes to the coaching staff, but defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will stay in his current role.

    The Bears announced Sunday that linebackers coach Tim Tibesar and defensive line coach Mike Phair will not return in 2014. The rest of the staff is expected to remain in place, according to the team.

    "We thank Mike and Tim for their effort and dedication," Trestman said in a statement. "They are men of high character and integrity. These are not easy decisions and we do not attribute our lack of success on defense to two individuals. We need to improve in all areas defensively and that will be a focal point for us this offseason. The process starts with me as the head coach. Our search for a defensive line and linebackers coach has begun and we will be looking for the best candidates whose experience can bring the most out of our veteran and young players in both areas.

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  2. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer

    I don't know about keeping Tucker but 2014 will be his last chance.
  3. BU54

    BU54 1st Stringer

    Clean house and boot Tucker too!!!