Bears defense starts post-Urlacher era

Updated: April 17, 2013, 6:17 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears players and their new coaches are promising not to tamper with what worked in the past on defense.

So while conducting their first minicamp practices this week under coach Marc Trestman and defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, only the faces have changed. The defensive scheme looks identical to the same 4-3, cover-2 zone approach they used under Lovie Smith to lead the league in forcing turnovers the past nine years.

"I think that's been the way and ...

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