Mel Tucker

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To their credit, the Bears acknowledge that what was one of the top defensive fronts in the league last year is far from that after two games.

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Marc Trestman, Aaron Kromer and the rest of the offensive staff have their ways of dealing with 3-4 defensive schemes.

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Bears defensive backs were three of the team’s leading tacklers in the win over Cincinnati.

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The job of containing Adrian Peterson is an obvious exercise in population control (as in “population tackling” to control the game’s best player).

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Two Pro Bowl linemen — tackle Henry Melton, end Julius Peppers — and all but one member of the Bears defensive line were unable to seriously threaten Cincinnati Bengals quarter

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