Tag: John Fox

John Fox's firing was long overdue

John Fox's firing was long overdue
Under head coach John Fox, the Bears never made the playoffs once. However, the season’s felt longer than ever because of the struggles and lack of consistency. Watching Fox’s Bears was like tuning into a re-run of a bad soap opera. On Monday morning, the team announced that Fox had been fired after three seasons... Read more »

The Bears are like a bad soap opera

The Bears are like a bad soap opera
We’ve seen this episode before. A close game where the Bears are trailing and try to rally back. But then they choke. This week it came on a shanked Connor Barth 46-yard field goal that went so wide left it almost went into the tunnel where the players come out of. The Lions clipped the... Read more »

The Bears will never succeed under John Fox

The Bears will never succeed under John Fox
Go ahead and make excuses. The Bears have a rookie quarterback, the pass catchers are unknowns, the offensive line is banged up, the defense isn’t consistent… The reality is that the Bears are a 3-6 football team under third-year head coach John Fox. The Fox coached Bears have won 12 games and have lost 29,... Read more »
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The Bears defense is real but Trubisky and Howard are exciting as well

The Bears defense is real but Trubisky and Howard are exciting as well
In one of the weirdest football games that you’ll see this season, the Bears needed overtime to defeat the Baltimore Ravens 27-24 on Sunday afternoon. Baltimore failed to score a single offensive touchdown but still somehow hung around. That is because the Bears had two ugly blunders on special teams, allowing a 96-yard kickoff return... Read more »

Hey Mike Glennon, You're The Problem

Hey Mike Glennon, You're The Problem
Go ahead and blame the Bears porous receiving core, lack of confidence on offense or the defense. The excuses need to be over and so does the Mike Glennon experiment. We’ve seen enough of the 27-year-old quarterback over the last four weeks to know he is not the long-term answer under center or even a... Read more »

Cup of Joe: Hedging My Bets

Cup of Joe: Hedging My Bets
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Last week, I wrote about the Bears need to check the expiration date on John Fox to see if he’s gone sour. I’d like to double down on that and it has nothing to do with Sunday’s shellacking vs. Washington. Listening to Chicago sports radio and reading articles... Read more »
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Cup of Joe: A Letter to John Fox

Cup of Joe: A Letter to John Fox
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Dear Coach Fox, Sunday was one of the worst Bears games I can remember as a fan. That’s not an exaggeration. With the exception to Leonard Floyd, Jerrell Freeman, Jordan Howard, Pernell McPhee and a few others; it was a train wreck performance. That may sound like hyperbole,... Read more »

The Bears do just about everything wrong in loss to Tampa Bay

The Bears do just about everything wrong in loss to Tampa Bay
To sum up Sunday’s game for the Bears with one word, that would be – brutal. A match up with NFC foe Tampa Bay came after the Bears had 12 days between their last game, a win over Minnesota and a bye week. The 4-5 Buccaneers soundly beat the Bears, 36-10 despite two fill-ins along... Read more »

Cup of Joe: A starting standard

Cup of Joe: A starting standard
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer I know what you’re thinking; not another Brian Hoyer vs Jay Cutler article, but this one is different. So before you click off, first hear me out. This is less about Hoyer vs Cutler as it is about holding Hoyer to a higher standard; a starting quarterback standard.... Read more »
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John Fox: Feeling the heat

John Fox: Feeling the heat
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer When John Fox took over as Bears’ head coach in 2015, he held a team meeting. His message to his players, ‘get ready to win championships.’ Easier said than done, but looking at Fox’s track record in Carolina and Denver, he gets his teams to the Super Bowl.... Read more »