LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Obviously John Fox and his Chicago Bears had a bad day Sunday.
As you might expect, after studying the film of the game, things didn’t get any better on Monday.
In his day-after gathering with the media, Fox was asked whether — after looking at the film — he might have handled his replay of what turned out to be Benny Cunningham’s fumble at the goal line any differently.
“It’s a good question, a fair question," he said. "Unfortunately, I can’t really respond exactly how I would like to.
“Obviously, in those situations, hindsight is 20/20, I probably would not challenge that if I were given the opportunity again. And we’ll leave it at that.”
Asked if he couldn’t answer because he’d be fined, Fox said, “You’re really not allowed to respond. Yeah” which taken literally, does not mean yes.
I don’t think fear of fines or repercussions from the league had anything to do with what Fox was talking about.
Pushed once more whether he talked to his assistants after the game about what they saw on the play, Fox said, “They saw it pretty much how I thought I saw it, we’ll leave it at that.
“In hindsight, I would not have challenged it, because it took points — however many points we don’t know — but in my opinion it hurt our cause.”