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  1. #1
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    Official: Bears fire John Fox as HC, 2nd worst record in franchise history

    Wouldn't be a bad decision to can Fox, he's struggled to right the ship with the Bears, and it's about time they try something different. They need to hire a younger guy who is an offensive minded coach, and go about improving their offense for once.

    John Fox is not expected to return as coach of the Chicago Bears after this season, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Sunday.

    Chicago will finish last in the NFC North for the third consecutive season under Fox, who was hired by the Bears in January 2015 after a four-year stint as the Denver Broncos' coach. His contract with Chicago runs through the 2018 season.

    Fox coached the Broncos to four consecutive division titles and a Super Bowl appearance, but he failed to duplicate that success with the Bears, who haven't had a winning season since 2012.

    Entering Sunday's regular-season finale, Fox is 14-33 with the Bears and owns a career record of 133-122 in 16 seasons with Chicago, Denver and the Carolina Panthers.

    His .298 winning percentage entering Sunday's game is second-worst in franchise history to Abe Gibron, who went 11-30-1 (.274) from 1972 to '74.

    The Bears particularly struggled against their division rivals under Fox, going 3-14 against NFC North opponents over the past three seasons entering Sunday's finale against the Vikings.

    According to ESPN Stats & Information, during Fox's tenure, the Bears have been held to 20 points or fewer in 30 games; they've scored 30 points or more just three times -- ahead of only the Browns, who have done it just once in that span.

    Chicago has missed the playoffs in 10 of the past 11 seasons.

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2...ago-bears-2018

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    Does Fox run a 4-3 or 3-4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.B View Post
    Does Fox run a 4-3 or 3-4?
    3-4. But he has run a 4-3 in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warfelg View Post
    3-4. But he has run a 4-3 in the past.
    He ran a 3-4 in Chicago because he brought in Vic Fangio when he joined the Bears. Up until that point, he was a 4-3 guy.

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    And it's official: Fox is out

    John Fox has been fired as head coach of the Chicago Bears after Chicago's third consecutive last-place finish in the NFC North, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and multiple reports.

    Fox, whose contract ran through the 2018 season, had a 14-34 record with the Bears since being hired in January 2015 after a four-year stint as coach of the Denver Broncos.


    The Bears finished in last place in the NFC North in each of their three seasons under John Fox. Elsa/Getty Images
    He coached the Broncos to four consecutive division titles and a Super Bowl appearance, but he failed to duplicate that success with the Bears, who haven't had a winning season since 2012 and have made the playoffs just once in the past 11 seasons.

    Fox owns a career record of 133-123 in 16 seasons with Chicago, Denver and the Carolina Panthers.

    His .292 winning percentage is second-worst in franchise history to Abe Gibron, who went 11-30-1 (.274) from 1972 to '74.

    The Bears particularly struggled against their division rivals under Fox, going 3-15 against NFC North opponents over the past three seasons.

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2...nish-nfc-north

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    Needed to happen. Too many penalties, lack of vision on offense, and predictable play calling. We need to find an offensive guy who can develop Trubisky and instill discipline in this team.

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    Lots of coaches getting fired or leaving. If I had to guess who the bears go after, Id guess Jim Caldwell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseGuy24 View Post
    Lots of coaches getting fired or leaving. If I had to guess who the bears go after, Id guess Jim Caldwell.
    I hope not.

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    No Caldwell, somebody younger
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseGuy24 View Post
    Lots of coaches getting fired or leaving. If I had to guess who the bears go after, Id guess Jim Caldwell.
    Nope.
    Last edited by Bluefire; 01-02-2018 at 03:08 PM.
    Screw sabermetics.

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    My current guess is a Shurmur - Fangio tandem.
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