John Fox believes Bears had NFL’s worst offseason

The Chicago Bears won their first division title but one trainer thinks they had the offseason in the NFL.
John Fox, who coached the Bears to three last-place finishes from 2015-2017, was requested on ESPN’s NFL Live on Monday which group had the worst offseason. His choice was his former club.
„I think when you’re planning to play defense, then you’re going to lean on takeaways to aid a young crime, and you do not have a kicker, a reliable kicker, which you are going to need those points from after some of these turnovers,“ Fox stated, via the Chicago Sun-Times. „I feel the kicking question is really big right now in Chicago. And I think that may be an issue for them in the season.“
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It’s fine for Fox to have his own view on the Bears, even though others disagree. After all, he’s used by a TV system to present his view. The ex-coach’s reasoning is the part that is intriguing.
Bears fans will point out that it had been under Fox’s watch that the team cut Robbie Gould, Chicago’s all-time pioneer in points, until the 2016 season. It’s true that Gould had struggled the prior few seasons, but Fox and the remainder of the brass weren’t eager to give the veteran the benefit of the doubt. Since then the Bears‘ kicking situation was a turnstile of calamity. This offseason Chicago has pined for Gould’s yield, to no avail.
In Fox’s last season, Chicago employed three kickers, Connor Barth, Cairo Santos and Mike Nugent. Cody Parkey lasted only 1 year ahead of the double-doink finally ended his battles in Chicago. The Bears are down to Elliott Fry, Eddy Pi??eiro and 2 kickers, as training camp approaches.
There are plenty of things to concern yourself with the Bears on this offseason, including losing defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, swapping in Ha Ha Clinton-Dix for Adrian Amos, how Mitchell Trubisky will improve in Year 2 under Matt Nagy, and, of course, the kicker conundrum. The former coach singling out the kicker situation is intriguing, especially at a position that can be ironed out to the fly. Fox’s remarks will help amplify the stress which kicker will be under whenever the Bears ultimately land on a booter.

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