Chicago Bears: Three New Year's Resolutions For 2015
Now that the Chicago Bears have ushered in the John Fox era, the number one question on the mind of fans and media alike is how will the team work to first make Jay Cutler a better quarterback and second how will the defense get better.
The Bears hired Fox with the idea his defensive presence will be an asset to the growth and rebuild of one of the worst units in the NFL this past season.
Kevin Patra of NFL.com said in a story he wrote on Jan. 17, Fox was brought in to, “clean up the mess left behind by Marc Trestman and company: A pathetic defense, a maligned, puzzling quarterback and a dysfunctional locker room that can't stay out of its own way even in the offseason.”
It’s a tough job, but Fox’s demeanor and his ability to build solid defensive teams, as seen in both Carolina and Denver, makes him an ideal candidate for this task.
Fox took the reins in Carolina and 2002 and had the team in the Super Bowl two seasons later. His Broncos team were heavily offensive, which is what happens when Peyton Manning is your quarterback, but the defense, led by then defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, was a major part of the team’s run toward Super Bowl 48.
Since this is a fresh start for Fox and the Bears, who also have a new general manager in Ryan Pace, there are a few things this team might want to do to have a chance at a successful 2015. Here are three resolutions to help make that possible.