Best start building the list of top Chicago Bears 2018 head coach candidates. Nothing about Monday night signaled that John Fox and his staff were any closer to saving their job. If anything they reinforced in front of a national audience how ill-equipped they are for the task ahead. The entire 60-minute game was a showcase in doing it wrong.
Once again the play on the field was sloppy and undisciplined. There were mind-numbing penalties that negated big plays. There were dropped passes. Linemen missed blocks. This is a problem that has followed Fox since his time in Carolina. He just doesn’t know how to get his players to be sharper and play with more urgency.
Then there’s his subordinates. Dowell Loggains called a puzzling game all night. He failed miserably to utilize a game plan that fit what Trubisky does best. He called several slow-developing plays that required extended blocking against one of the best front sevens in football. That’s bad scouting work.
Even Vic Fangio isn’t immune from criticism. Injuries hampered his group on a number of plays but there were still breakdown at key moments. Never mind the fact his unit still can’t force a single turnover. Nothing about this staff is inspiring confidence. (continue to next page)