The Chicago Bears defense had one of the worst performances in franchise history in the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles when the former Monsters of the Midway lost 54-11, but defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is not worried about being fired.
The job of Tucker has been easy to criticize in his first year with the team since after previously working with the Jacksonville Jaguars as the Bears have given up at least 40 points in four games and have the leagues’ worst run defense.
Tucker on whether he worries about his future with the Bears. “No, I don’t. I just stay focused on the task at hand.”
— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) December 23, 2013
In his defense the Bears lost franchise defensive tackle Henry Melton at the start of the season, Charles Tillman was lost for the season and Lance Briggs just returned to his first game since Oct. 20.
However the performance has not been up to the standards that the Bears and their fans are accustomed to seeing.
It may be too soon to pull the plug on Tucker after one season that was marred with injuries and a number of rookies seeing extended action, but if the Green Bay Packers offense lights up the scoreboard like the Eagles a change may be necessary.