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LAKE FOREST, Ill. NCAA Jerseys . - After his defence allowed more than 50 points for the second consecutive game, Chicago Bears co-ordinator Mel Tucker says the pressure he feels comes from some place other than disgruntled fans.I dont feel any pressure other than what I put on myself, and thats a lot of pressure, Tucker said.Tuckers defence has dropped to 26th in the league and 28th against the pass heading into Sundays home game against Minnesota. Last Sundays 55-14 blowout loss in Green Bay came on the heels of a 51-23 loss at New England, making the Bears the first team to allow 50 points or more back to back since the 1923 Rochester Jeffersons.The struggles of quarterback Jay Cutler and the offence are often the focus of critics in Chicago. But a defence that used to be the backbone of the franchise is bordering on laughingstock status. Coach Marc Trestman said this week he is planning no staff changes, and Tucker said hes not receiving specific pressure from his boss.I just feel pressure to coach the best that I can, he said. Thats the pressure I put on myself. Ive never been anywhere where there wasnt pressure to win and there wasnt pressure to play well.The Bears have been outscored in the first half of the last three games 94-7, including 42-0 Sunday that was a franchise record for points allowed in a half.Obviously we were not prepared enough and our effort and everything we do needs to be better, Tucker said. There is nothing that was good enough and regardless if we thought we were ready going into the game, obviously we need to make sure we are even more ready going into this next game.Chicagos defence finished 30th in the league and last against the run in 2013 under Tucker, but Trestman stood behind him. Tucker is now in his second year as defensive co-ordinator after doing the same job for four years in Jacksonville.Players are defending Tucker.I do believe in the system, veteran Bears linebacker Lance Briggs said. And I believe in the guys that are in that (locker) room, that we all have in the room. And when I say those guys, it means my teammates and my coaches.Briggs admitted the confidence level of the team could be better, although he said it doesnt have to stay that way.The confidence level? Shoot. Ive never been in a situation like this and the last year, he said. As tough as it is, today is definitely better than yesterday and you could say the same about the day before. And really, at this point, its every one day at a time and its one play at a time. And its one practice at a time.Players acknowledge hearing the criticism about their coaches and the team, but try to forget it.It would be the most stressful life in the world, defensive end Jared Allen said. Goodness, wed be king one day, wed be dead the next. We have to focus on what we know and we know football.Even family members are catching heat these days. Trestman said his two daughters have become targets for what he calls Twitter terrorists.No. 1, thats a personal issue, he said. Thats a family issue and well work through that. The thing that that brings up is that theres another side of the coin and theres a lot of support out there for my family and for what were going through during this adversity. I try to find the glass loaded up with good things, too.After starting the season with high expectations, the team is wondering what kind of reception they will get Sunday in their first home game since Oct. 19. Chicago (3-6) is at the bottom of the NFC North, one game behind the Vikings (4-5).I understand the impatience from the fans, Briggs said. Obviously this city deserves better. We deserve better. We deserve better for ourselves.Notes: Tight end Martellus Bennett (ribs), cornerback Tim Jennings (knee), wide receiver Brandon Marshall (ankle) and tackle Jordan Mills (ribs) all missed Wednesdays practice. ... The team signed former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver B.J. Cunningham and guard Antoine McClain to the practice squad. McClain has spent time with Baltimore, Oakland, Buffalo and New Orleans. College Football Jerseys . The biggest collapse in franchise history was a long time ago, and he was too busy trying to make sure it didnt happen again. College Jerseys . -- Crystal Webster avoided elimination at the 2013 Capital One Road to the Roar Olympic pre-trial curling tournament with an 8-5 win over Amber Holland on Thursday. . -- Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, Colby Rasmus drove in two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 on Saturday.Eight months after Cory Schneider was traded away, goaltender Roberto Luongo finds himself in another awkward situation with the Vancouver Canucks. Luongo will not get the start when the Canucks host the Ottawa Senators in the Heritage Classic at BC Place Stadium on Sunday. "I dont want to start going through this whole thing again," said Luongo, who has yet to start for the Canucks since returning from the Olympics. "Ive always wanted to play in an outdoor game so I was excited when I saw that we got one this year. I was looking forward to it." "I believe Roberto Luongo feels this is somewhat of a slap in the face," said TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. "Almost a year ago, he fought hard to get out of the Canucks organization and hoped for the same in the summer and that didnt materialize. You have to think this is going to amplify the hard feelings that may continue to exist between Luongo and the coaching staff and by extension, the management of the Canuucks. Authentic NCAA Jerseys. quot; Eddie Lack, who has started both Canucks games since the Olympic break, has allowed just one goal in a shutout win over the St. Louis Blues and a shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild. "You also have to look at it from the prespective of head coach John Tortorella," added Dreger. "He doesnt care about the spectacle of the Heritage Classic, he cares about the two points on the line. Eddie Lack has been lights out good for the Canucks in the past couple of games. This is not a popular decision and I predict that this going to add to why this relationship between the player and the organization wont end well." "VAN obviously went into this eyes wide open and believes upside of Lack starting over Luongo outweighs downside of accompanying controversy," said TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie on Twitter (@TSNBobMcKenzie). "I dont believe for a moment this decision to start Lack is related to any imminent Luongo trade possibility." ' ' '

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