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John Fox Believes Coaching Staff Will Return In 2017

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Typically when a team finishes the season with three or four wins, you can expect some type of changes within the coaching staff. However, in the case of the Chicago Bears, head coach John Fox believes his staff should and will return in full force next season.

When asked about the future of offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, Fox expanded on his rebuttal.

“Yeah, [I expect Loggains to be back],” Fox said. “I think as I mentioned before, when you guys were asking me about reports and whatnot, a lot of things change. Players will change, coaches change. It’s not like I’m going to make changes. It’s just the nature of the beast. I don’t know if there will be a long line at 3-12 right now for coaching opportunities, but stranger things have happened.”

Fox wasn’t done.

“I look at it, like I mentioned before, we’ve made considerable improvement in many areas offensively,” Fox said. “One of the frustrating things is that we’ve been with four quarterbacks. I go all the way back to Connor Shaw, because he was in the mix as late as the third preseason game. Three different quarterbacks starting, I think each of them won a game — as you look back, that’s probably the ultimate team game. You got 11 guys out there at once. The continuity and consistency helps when there is continuity and consistency. And that’s not been the case.”

Only time will tell if the Bears front office decides to be as patient as Fox seems to be.

Source: ESPN


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Mark Gunnels

Mark Gunnels is an NFL columnist for Football Insiders. He has several years of experience covering the NFL and NCAA football. He's the radio color commentator for Lincoln University football. Mark's work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports and Yard Barker.