By now, you know that the Chicago Bears have had an abysmal season. There are many reasons for this, but a lot of questions have fallen on Head Coach John Fox.

There is one question. Is John Fox a boom or a bust?

Now, let me say, I am not a fan of teams replacing their head coaches every two years. I don’t feel that the Bears should necessarily go the route of the Buffalo Bills, who fired head coach Rex Ryan after two seasons. You cannot always blame the head coach when the team has a major lack of talent and vision.

But, that also doesn’t mean I’m saying that John Fox should keep his job. John Fox has done a remarkable job of getting the Chicago media behind him. He’s also been in the middle of a whirlwind of rumors this season. Like, does he get along with general manager Ryan Pace? Does Ryan Pace actually have control over John Fox? Are John Fox and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio fighting? Through all of this, the Chicago media has had John Fox’s back, and it doesn’t appear that that will change.

Is John Fox to blame for Jay Cutler and his struggles? Is John Fox to blame for the fact that Kevin White has not been able to play in two seasons after being a first-round draft pick? These are all questions that you have to take into account before you fire your head coach. One of the other things you have to look at, is do the players respect him? Do the players want to play for him? Are the players playing hard for him? The only person that I’ve heard the team turning their backs on this season, is Jay Cutler who everyone knows is as good as gone.

I look at John Fox, who has had successful coaching stints with the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, and look at the fact that he has come to Chicago and in two seasons has led them to a 9-22 record prior to this weekend’s season finale against the Minnesota Vikings. I have to wonder, does he still have the drive to coach? Is he staying for the money? Or, does he still have the passion, want, will, and drive to do what he can to lead these Chicago Bears back to the Super Bowl?

I’m not sure what the ownership and front office have in mind when it comes to John Fox. But, I also know it’s not a sure thing that John Fox is gone. With a successful draft, a quarterback of the future if they get one, and the right personnel to build around Jordan Howard, John Fox could easily be back in Super Bowl contention.

Personally, I see John Fox back for his third season as Bears head coach next year. What will come of it? Only time will tell. 

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