Bears coach John Fox has been in the hot seat seemingly forever, and is widely expected to be on the way out in Chicago. But Bears fans, and even NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin, used Chicago's lackluster 20-10 loss to the Lions Saturday evening to once again unload on the coach as a dreadful 4-10 season got even worse.
Irvin was brutally honest about Fox, questioning the first-half game plan limiting quarterback Mitch Trubisky's downfield looks.
"If you ain't gonna let (Trubisky) throw the ball, then get out," Irvin said during halftime.
Once again, Fox's conservative play calling left fans begging for a more aggressive approach. Fans on social media were particularly irked when the Bears, facing a 4th-and-1 at midfield in the first half, opted to punt. The Lions countered with a touchdown on their next drive.
Without any hyperbole: John Fox is by far the worst of all 32 head coaches and I️t isn’t particularly close. He’s not involved in the Bears offense or defense and basically just stands there. Worst “leader of men” type coach ever.
— Andrew Ortenberg (@AndrewOball) December 16, 2017
NFL teams don't really tank, the culture doesn't allow for that regardless of what fans think or want, but having John Fox coach is the closest thing
— Bayek of Siwa (@SowaTheArrogant) December 16, 2017
Just when you think the #Bears offense may have finally found something last week, they come out with this conservative gameplan and now trail 20-3. Only John Fox, folks.
— Zack Pearson (@Zack_Pearson) December 16, 2017
A Christmas present every #Bears fan will be guaranteed: The end of the John Fox era.
— Flo Ottis (@flo_ottis) December 16, 2017
Fox is now 13-33 in his third season with the Bears, a far cry from the success he had earlier in his career when he took two different teams (the Panthers and Broncos) to the Super Bowl.