Chicago Bears Rumors: Is Mel Tucker the New Bears Defensive Coordinator?

Updated 1/18/2013 5:55pm PT

Earlier this week the Chicago Bears announced that Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman is the new head coach of the Bears. This news came in the wake of the surprising firing of former Bears head coach Lovie Smith.

Trestman is considered a very good coach who wil install a strong 'West Coast' offensive system into a Bears offense that desperately needs revamping.

Knowing that Trestman has the Bears offense on lock, who is Trestman going to bring in has his defensive coordinator?

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Rumors are starting to swirl naming Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator, Mel Tucker, as the most likely candidate for the postion.

Assuming that Trestman names Tucker as the new DC, this would be a strong indication that the Bears defense will change very little in 2013. Tucker runs a very similar defensive scheme in Jacksonville to the one that the Bears already use, so it would seem highly unlikely that much change is to come.

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