Episode 14: Week 11 Preview vs. Vikings — Yes, Mel Tucker Still Has A Job

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In this week’s episode, Jordan and I try to keep things positive after the Bears’ embarrassing loss to the Packers on Sunday night. It’s difficult, though, when you consider Jay Cutler is now 1-11 vs. the Pack and the last NFL to allow 50+ points in consecutive games played with leather helmets. (They were the Rochester Jeffersons of the 1920s.)

Topics discussed include Brandon Marshall‘s blunt assessment of the team — “life is tough right now,” he said —  confusion both on and off the field and how defensive coordinator Mel Tucker still has a job. (We don’t have an answer for the last question; we’re just as confused as you are.)

We also discuss this week’s game against the Vikings and how a few players who may not be household names could spell trouble for the Bears at Soldier Field.

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• Can the Bears’ woes on defense be summed up as simply as this year’s players simply aren’t very good?

• How has defense coordinator Mel Tucker avoided being fired?

• How Marc Trestman isn’t saying anything that inspires confidence that a turnaround could be in the cards

• How does Eddy Lacy score a 56-yard TD on a screen pass?

• Is there a silver lining in all the Bears’ offensive woes?

• Is Brandon Marshall‘s doom and gloom assessment of the team accurate? Does it illustrate off-the-field problems?

• Vikings have 30 sacks this season; what’s the Bears’ answer for guys like Chad Greenway and Anthony Barr?

• How Kyle Rudolph and Chase Ford could spell trouble for a defense that has struggled against TEs

• How Jerrick McKinnon has helped Minnesota fans forget Adrian Peterson

• What’s the key to slowing down Teddy Bridgewater?

• Can the Bears take advantage of the Vikings’ problems on the offensive line?


VIDEO: Mark Kriegel explaining the Bears’ woes on NFL Network (Twitter)

Brandon Marshall: “When you’re looking at 3-6, there’s not much hope” (CBS Sports)

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