May 14, 2013; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker during organized team activities at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Mel Tucker not worried about job security with Chicago Bears


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.

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.

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  • Sammy Z

    he should definitely be gone if two things happen: Rex Ryan is fired as the Head Coach of NY and if we can acquire him.

    • Goodshepherd Americanbullies

      Haven’t thought about that 1 but since you mentioned it I’ll be pulling for the Jets to lose Sunday, LOL!!!

      • Sammy Z

        It’s been long since time that Chicago bring back a Ryan to run the Defense. With Ditka’s blessing, can you say “SuperBowl Shuffle” fast enough? lol

  • Dirkdeez20

    I myself have always thought that this was the dumbest decision Phil Emory have made hiring Mel Tucker this season period. The same sorry coach that have sent the Jaguars defense from the top to the bottom the last 4 seasons no more Mel Tucker in Chicago even when the defense was healthy the results was the same under Mel Tucker’s coaching.