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Bears to stick with 4-3 defense

Chicago Bears Defense tackles Green Bay Packers Eddie Lacy four quarter play December 30 2013 Chicago. | Tasos Katopodis/for Sun-Times

Chicago Bears Defense tackles Green Bay Packers Eddie Lacy in the four quarter of play December 30, 2013 in Chicago. | Tasos Katopodis/for Sun-Times Media

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Updated: February 18, 2014 2:03PM



The Bears’ base defense won’t change in 2014, though, as the team said days after the past season ended, they will try to add versatility in the draft and through free agency.

General manager Phil Emery told the Bears’ web site, in a story published Tuesday, that the team’s priority will be to add “playmakers” and be able to “score points.”

It will do so out of a 4-3 front, though.

“It’s making sure we have a scheme that can utilize our players and bring the best out of them,” coach Marc Trestman told the site.

Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker — who, Emery said, the team wanted to surround with veteran assistants in his second year — said the Bears’ “pressure packages will fit our personnel and be dynamic enough where we can play to guys’ strengths and be unpredictable.”



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