“I think it's a little bit like a championship boxing match,” said Fox. “Body blows aren't real sexy, but they take their toll in the later rounds. It's a way to win. Maybe not as flashy, as exciting as knockouts and those kinds of things, but it works.”
Loggains’ willingness to stick with Jordan Howard and the ground game has been questioned over the offensive coordinator’s past year-plus as the Bears’ play-caller. It can be challenging, he said, for someone who likes to sling it around the yard to stay run-committed. But he echoed Fox’s sentiment on it being the means to an end — of a road losing streak and perhaps the start of something greater.
“You guys know me. I like to throw the football. I’m a quarterback guy. But it’s the understanding of whatever it takes to win, and it all goes to the guys up front. … When you average 4.5 yards a carry, you can do that.”
The O-line, a defense that shut out the Ravens' offense and a violent (Jordan Howard) and versatile (Tarik Cohen) backfield may have stole the show in fans’ eyes. But it only took one of Trubisky’s 16 pass attempts, in Loggains’, to continue validating the future of the franchise’s draft status.