It’s Over For John Fox, So What’s Next?

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Oct 15, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; Chicago Bears head coach John Fox talks to his team as the walk off the field during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Chicago Bears defeated Baltimore Ravens 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 15, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; Chicago Bears head coach John Fox talks to his team as the walk off the field during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Chicago Bears defeated Baltimore Ravens 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

If one thing was determined last Sunday, it’s that John Fox wrote his own pink slip. He did that once again by not preparing his team after the bye and doing so against an awful Packers team. What can’t be stressed enough is that general manager Ryan Pace better make the call that Phil Emery never had a chance to. Pace has to make it known that Fox’s record and his inability to prepare his team is intolerable.

Pace should get another chance to show he can be a general manager and that John Fox wasn’t really the right fit for the job all along. Due to Pace’s drafting and a better understanding of free agency (excluding 2017), Pace has been good enough to get himself another coach.

What Pace can’t do is hire someone that would further hurt the development of Mitchell Trubisky. Pace has to find someone that can get the best out of him. He also has to learn you can’t be skimpy in free agency and expect to get a money receiver. He has to find weapons for Trubisky if he wants him to succeed.

Pace shouldn’t wait any longer than “Black Monday” or fans will get impatient quick. Also to that fact, a new coach needs to be hired as soon as possible. Trubisky having to learn a new offense won’t be quick if the Bears take an extended time in finding out the inevitable.

Vic Fangio shouldn’t be a coaching decision, not because he doesn’t deserve a chance but I just don’t feel going defensively minded again is a good idea. Fangio will probably make a great coach for someone with an established quarterback but Bears and fans need to let that one go.

Dowell Loggains has proven he doesn’t have what it takes. Blame whoever you want, but an offensive coordinator doesn’t and shouldn’t always take the head coach’s advice if he wants to be anything other than a what he is. If Loggains wanted to be a head coach he’d call the offense his way. Showing he can’t prove he doesn’t want to move up from where he is.

The Bears better get Massie out of here and move Leno over to RT. In essence, the Bears have to find a true glue left tackle. Leno just signed a pretty lucrative deal during the season but that shouldn’t stop the Bears from finding an upgrade and sliding him over.

The Bears need a better Cornerback than Kyle Fuller. Even though Fuller has his moments, the Bears have to upgrade the Corner position in free agency or the draft. Not only do I think Fuller walks, but I don’t see Amukamara coming back either.

The Bears have tons to fix during the offseason and this is just the start. But for Pace, a new coach can’t be a rebuilding coach. The Bears need a Coach who can take the Bears over the top. He has to find his Sean McVay. And if he doesn’t he’ll be joining Fox on unemployment.

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