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Saturday, November 18, 2017

John Fox thinks Bears are close to winning

John Fox

The Chicago Bears have gone 9-23 in two seasons under John Fox, including a poor 3-13 campaign last season. But the Bears head coach believes the team is close to winning.

“Going back to a lot of the changes, we’ve had a lot of change,” Fox said Wednesday via CSN Chicago. “I think we’re better for it. Unfortunately, you can’t walk around with your chest out about that because of our record the last two years. But I have total confidence and (general manager Ryan Pace) has done an outstanding job and will continue to.

“I understand you have to win. And I finally feel like we’re in striking distance.”

If Fox thinks the Bears are “in striking distance” of winning, he certainly would be in the minority. The Bears’ big free agent splash was the signing of quarterback Mike Glennon, who has been behind Jameis Winston in Tampa Bay the past two seasons, but showed capability the year he got to start.

Chicago was 28th in the league in points scored and 24th in points allowed. Bringing in Glennon and the likes of Prince Amukamara won’t be enough to turn things around, though simply calling an end to the Jay Cutler era is a positive development.

H/T Around the NFL

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