John Fox is going down with the ship

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Even the most rational minded fan has to understand that John Fox is likely a lame duck coach

The Chicago Bears sit at 1-3, but it feels like so much more could have been done. It also feels so easy to point to the issues, and even easier to point to the solutions. The quarterback is the issue here. Mike Glennon puts this team into holes and takes them out of games. Somehow he stumbled into a win despite 101 passing yards, just nine going to a wide receiver.

It is maddening to think that a team that could be competing with the Steelers, Falcons and potentially Packers with Mitchell Trubisky would not even think to bring in the rookie to at least see if he could provide a spark.

It is time to put on the speculation glasses. The only reasoning that could be behind Fox staying so stubborn with Glennon is that he knows that in the future he will not be coaching Mitchell Trubisky. When he signed Glennon, he did not have the intention of trading up to take Mitchell Trubisky. Ryan Pace went behind his back to take the quarterback that he liked but Fox was hesitant on.

Pace got word that his job would be safe if he made the move as he sold people higher up on the idea. He let Fox think Glennon was the plan, helping other teams think they were not in the market for a quarterback. There were reports that Fox was shocked when he heard the team was engaged in the trade up to pick two. When the team goes to a plan that does not involve the head coach, that head coach has to feel like he is not going to be with the team much longer.

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Pace seems to be fine letting this thing play out, knowing that he has Trubisky to help bring in a new coach for the 2018 season. It is messy on both sides and it is not going to end well, but there truly is no other explanation for why Trubisky is not starting. Fox is going down with his ship, and he has tossed a huge anchor with the continued starting of Mike Glennon.