The Chicago Bears won their first division title since 2010, but one former trainer believes they had the offseason from the entire NFL.
John Fox, who coached the Bears to three last-place finishes from 2015-2017, was requested on ESPN’s NFL Live on Monday which group had the worst offseason. His choice was his former club.
“I believe when you are going to play defense, you are going to lean on takeaways to aid a young offense, and you don’t have a kicker, a reliable kicker, which you’re going to need those things from following some of those turnovers,” Fox stated, through the Chicago Sun-Times. “I think the kicking question is really big right now in Chicago. And I think that may be an issue for them in the entire year.”
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It’s fine for Fox to have his own view on the Bears, even if others disagree. After all, he is used by a TV network to give his view. The ex-coach’s reasoning is the interesting part.
Bears fans will point out that it was under Fox’s watch that the team cut Robbie Gould, Chicago’s all-time leader in points, until the 2016 season. It’s true that Gould had fought the prior few seasons, but Fox and the rest of the brass weren’t willing to give the veteran the benefit of the doubt. Since then the Bears’ situation was a turnstile of calamity. This offseason Chicago has pined to no avail, for Gould’s return.
In Fox’s last season, Chicago employed Mike Nugent, Connor Barth, Cairo Santos and three kickers. Ahead of the double-doink ultimately finished his battles in 15, cody Parkey lasted just 1 year. The Bears are down as training camp approaches, to Eddy Pi??eiro, 2 kickers and Elliott Fry.
There are plenty of things to concern yourself with the Bears on this offseason, such as losing defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, swapping in Ha Ha Clinton-Dix for Adrian Amos, how Mitchell Trubisky will enhance in Year 2 under Matt Nagy, and, of course, the kicker conundrum. The former coach singling out the kicker situation is intriguing, especially at a position that may be ironed out on the fly. Fox’s comments will only help enhance the stress below if the Bears ultimately land to a booter which kicker will be.
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