Bears' Defensive Mentality the SameLAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bears defense has a new head coach, defensive coordinator and two new linebackers.
Yet during the team's first minicamp under coach Marc Trestman this week, the scheme they are playing, the terminology and even the coaching techniques are similar to what the team had under former coach Lovie Smith.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 17, 2013
What the Bears are trying to replace is the veteran leadership and skills of Brian Urlacher, who was allowed to leave in the offseason after 13 years. Urlacher remains unsigned and general manager Phil Emery says it's very unlikely the eight-time Pro Bowl player will be back in Chicago.
See other LocalSports news:Gee Pitches 7 Innings as Mets Defeat Cardinals 3-2
Montero Homers as Cubs Beat Royals 7-0
Toews' Late Goal Lifts Blackhawks Past Jets 4-3
Webster Runs for Gold, Wins State
Cabrera Homers, Leads Tigers Over Cardinals 4-3