Then he answers a question like this and I’m reminded why the Bears must move on.
I asked Fox whether he agreed that the team has hit a wall or possibly even gone backwards since the bye, and if he could explain why?
“No, I think, I thought just looking at Mitch and a guy like Tarik, you know, people talk about the rookie wall, and I thought those two guys played as well as anybody out there. Not disparaging anybody else but those guys, I thought, played very well.
“I don't sense that. You know, obviously we've lost five games, I'm counting going into New Orleans. You know, I think losing some guys has had a little bit of an effect on that, but that's not an excuse, just reality. You know, other than Philadelphia, I think we've played competitive games and we just keep coming up short.”
Expecting an answer like that today, I came prepared.
The Bears problems are on offense. The defense has played some bend-but-don’t-break, but it’s lost five starters in Jerrell Freeman, Willie Young, Leonard Floyd, Pernell McPhee and Quintin Demps, and when you allow 15 points you’re supposed to win.
Clearly Fox’s blind spot is on offense and with his young coordinator Dowell Loggains.
It started Sunday versus the Niners as healthy as it’s been all year but . . .