Friday, January 16, 2015

Chicago Bears Hire John Fox as Head Coach

The Chicago Bears have hired a veteran head coach who has a tremendous amount going for himself and will provide a guided leadership on a team that needs direction. It's good new for the Bears.

I don't know much about John Fox, but I do remember watching him during Super Bowl XXXVIII (for the 2003 season) between his Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots. Fox had a quarterback, Jake Delhomme,  who had only played a handful of games for the Saints, but had played for the NFL Europe's Frankfurt Galaxy. He was up against Tom Brady.  Fox's Carolina Panthers gave the Patriots everything they could handle and the game was won when Adam Vinatieri kicked a 41-yard field goal to give New England a 32–29 lead with four seconds left in the game.

Bear fans might remember that Julius Peppers and Muhsim Mohammad were playing for Carolina at the time.  I remember watching Fox and thinking that he was matching up with Belichick and getting the most out of his team.