maybe, maybe not.
Interesting article for you guys to read.Just from initial meetings, new ideas to slightly tweak the defense came "not only from Mel," Trestman said, "but from other guys on the staff as well that have been here."
So while the Bears plan to utilize some of the same principles employed in Chicago over the years, it's almost a sure bet moving forward that the team won't lean as heavily on the Tampa-2 style favored by Smith and Marinelli. Given the personnel on hand, the Bears won't totally abandon it either.
Tucker plans to take some input from the players as well because "they're on the field. They're the guys out there getting it done. So input from the players and coaches, that's the chemistry part of it. Communication is huge. You've got to have that. You want to encourage the players to give you feedback, not just in game, but in the out-of-season and the coaching sessions, the OTAs," because that helps to "build those relationships and trust and respects" which allows for "the communication you need on game day."