On Mel Tucker’s Future

Adam L. Jahns at the Chicago Sun-Times quotes head coach Marc Trestman on whether defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will be retained:

“’I haven’t had a discussion with Mel,’ Trestman said. ‘The coaches need a chance to rest. The last thing you want to do is start making decisions three days after a very, very disappointing loss.’”

Translation: Tucker’s in serious trouble.

I’m going to say that coming off of that terrible performance against the Eagles followed by what would be at best termed an uneven performance against the Packers, that Trestman and/or general manager Phil Emery’s first instinct was to fire Tucker. But they don’t want to make a decision in the heat of the moment that they may later regret. So they are waiting a week or two to allow time to gain perspective. Add the fact that they are seriously considering a scheme change and you get a situation where Tucker’s job is hanging on a thread.

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