The Bears are in the midst of a nightmare season. However, after a win on Sunday, John Fox cited that the team was making progress. Progress or not, here are three reasons why Fox needs to be shown the door after week 17.
John Fox cited the Bears were making progress after their 26-6 rout of the 49ers on Sunday. However, the Bears are far behind the mark they set last season. The Bears would have to win out to better their record from last season, and they can only afford one loss if they want to tie it.
In regards to pure statistics, the Bears’ offense has taken a significant step back. They score almost 4 points fewer per game than last year (20.9ppg to 17ppg). The offense has also struggled with taking care of the ball. The Bears suffered 21 total turnovers last season. With 4 games to go before the season is over, the Bears are already at 17.
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Speaking of the turnover battle, the Bears have also taken a step back in regards to takeaways. The Bears ranked 28th in the NFL last year with 17 takeaways. Chicago would need to average almost 3 turnovers a game the rest of the way out just to match last year’s already disappointing total.
Most shocking though is how the Bears are on a worse win trajectory than what Marc Trestman had them on. John Fox would have to win out just to equal Trestman’s record in his first two years (13-19).
Above are just a few displays of how the John Fox era has fallen significantly short. What follows are the three most important reasons why Chicago needs to show Fox the door on Black Monday.