Chicago Bears: John Fox still annoyed at team

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Former Chicago Bears Head Coach John Fox took to national television to embarrass his former team.

Here’s a dose of reality for you: The Chicago Bears are just 18 months removed from John Fox being head coach. Yes, 18 months is a long time, but in the NFL world, 18 months seem short.

Additionally, the John Fox era in Chicago is long forgotten. Every time Fox’s name comes up in Chicago, nobody says anything positive.

For someone who won 14 games over a three-year span as an NFL head coach, Fox certainly shouldn’t be talking about who’s bad.

But now that he’s an NFL analyst for ESPN, Fox is doing just that. On NFL Live, when asked which team had the worst offseason in the NFL, Fox responded by saying the Chicago Bears did.

Essentially, all Fox did was cite the fact that the Bears inability to get the kicking position as being a  major reason for not having a successful offseason. And it’s funny Fox says that because the kicking game, while he was in Chicago, wasn’t exactly top tier either.

As an NFL analyst for ESPN, one is required to have knowledge of every NFL team. Analysts are also expected to know the strengths and weaknesses of each team, but it’s clear that Fox doesn’t have that knowledge.

Clearly, he’s overlooking some of the more underrated additions that the Bears have made this offseason in David Montgomery, Riley Ridley, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Moves that will actually pay off and end up getting the Bears to place he couldn’t take them.

See, time will tell, but the Bears will be just fine. This team just finished 12-4 and is clearly on the rise. Matt Nagy is one of the NFL’s ascending coaches who actually shows the ability to adapt to the modern NFL and draw up a playbook that can actually take down defenses.

What’s scary about the Bears is the fact that this team has barely reached its ceiling. Roquan Smith is still getting better while Mitchell Trubisky and the rest of the offense have yet to breakout and really perform at a high level.

And regarding the kicking situation, the Bears will get it figured out. Whoever the kicker will be in week one against the Packers will be the best possible option that the Bears could’ve gone with. So while things seem shaky at the kicker position, for now, the Bears will do anything and everything in training camp to get it figured out.

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So the next time you decide to criticize the Bears Mr.Fox, just remember that your tenure in Chicago wasn’t very good either and that if fans had the choice, they probably would never have wanted you as head coach ever again. But anyways, thanks for saying something negative about the Bears because it’ll only fuel this team more and help them bring a Lombardi Trophy back to the Windy City.