Bears 'D' scheme not the problem, talent and depth are

Bears 'D' scheme not the problem, talent and depth are
February 23, 2014, 3:15 pm
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CSN Staff

INDIANAPOLIS -- Bears general manager Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman put an end to the rumor that the team would be switching to a 3-4 defense next season during their media sessions at the NFL Scouting Combine. After a dismal season where the Bears defense ranked towards the bottom of the league in nearly every category, the school of thought was that the club needed a scheme change.

That theory was debunked when the Seattle Seahawks, who employ a 4-3 defense, beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

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CSN Bears pre/postgame analyst and SiriusXM NFL Radio host Jim Miller caught up with Insider John 'Moon' Mullin to explain why the scheme isn't the problem for the defense, but the talent and depth are.

"You have to add more talent," Miller said. "You look at the Seattle Seahawks and they have 10 different guys they can rotate through there and that's a pretty good formula. They're not all high draft picks, some of them are free agents. A lot of people gave Seattle 'C' grades in terms of their draft, and low and behold they are Super Bowl champions. I think it's more about the wave of rushers, keeping guys fresh, the different looks up front and keeping pressure on the quarterback."

Check out more of Miller's comments in the video above.