The Chicago Bears star running back said on Good Morning Football on Thursday that the Bears’ offense was too basic and too predictable under John Fox in 2017. With new head coach Matt Nagy, who’s regarded as a bright offensive mind, at the helm, Howard is expecting change for the better.
“I actually got a text earlier that day that he was going to be announced as our coach so I was pretty excited about that with his offensive background,” Howard said of Nagy. “We struggled on offense this past year so I’m definitely excited about that because we need some help to get cheap nike jerseys.”
Fox’s offense, which was led by OC Dowell Loggains, ranked third-to-last in the NFL with just 287.4 yards per game. It averaged a league-worst 175.7 passing yards per game and a league-low 473 passing attempts. That led to Howard seeing an awful lot of opposing jerseys at the line of scrimmage, which is something he’s hoping changes with the new coaching staff.
“I felt great about that because last year we were pretty much basic and everybody knew what we were going do, they knew what was coming pretty much every play so it was pretty easy for them to stop us,” Howard said when asked for his reaction to Nagy saying the Bears’ new offense would be fun. “Now, I feel like we’re going to be a lot more creative and have defenses off balance.”
Fox’s ouster comes as no surprise. Rapoport reported weeks ago that the coaching staff saw the writing on the wall amid another dismal elite nfl jerseys season.
The 62-year-old coach went 14-34 in three seasons with the Bears, losing double-digit games and finishing last in the NFC North each year.
Under Fox, the Bears ranked 30th in win percentage (.292 — only the Browns were worse), T-30th in points per game (18.3), T-21st in points per game allowed, and 31st in turnover differential (-24).
During Fox’s tenure, the Bears never had a win streak of more than two cheap nike elite nfl jerseys games.
The gloomy three-year stretch in Chicago dropped Fox’s career coaching record to 133-123. Fox had earned Super Bowl appearances in previous stops with the Panthers and Broncos. The Bears never sniffed even a .500 record under Fox.
Fox’s conservative coaching style consistently perturbed Windy City fans as the losses mounted. While Bears players rarely quit on the coach, Fox and his staff did little to lift the middling talents and cheap jerseys.
Fox oversaw a roster that needed to be torn down and rebuilt. After he managed the teardown, the Bears jerseys hope another will lead the upswing.
The key in the upcoming coaching search is finding someone to nurture quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Rapoport reported that GM Ryan Pace jersey will lead the search for Fox’s replacement, and is likely looking for an offensive mind to work with the raw but talented young signal-caller.
Vic Fangio’s fate in Chicago is still up in the air. After being passed over for the head coaching job, the defensive coordinator is reportedly being courted by the rival Green Bay Packers to fill the same role, vacated by the fired Dom Capers. Nagy said Tuesday that the two have talked and that the Bears will “make a clear decision” soon regarding retaining Fangio. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed, that the team is expected to retain his nike nfl jerseys and a deal should be done soon.
Nagy said he will call plays for the Bears next season. He took over play-calling duties from Reid in Week 13, after which K.C. enjoyed a four-game winning streak and averaged 28 points per game.
As much as he’d probably like to, Nagy couldn’t escape questions about the last cheap nike elite nfl jerseys game he coached, Kansas City’s second-half collapse in Saturday’s wild-card loss to the Tennessee Titans. “I was numb for a lot of the night for so many different reasons,” Nagy said. “I called every single play in the second half. Again, that’s a learning situation for me. … For me, that was a failure in my book and cheap elite jerseys.”
Nagy specifically addressed the elephant in the room, the Chiefs’ inability to get over the loss of Travis Kelce on Saturday. “You lose a player like Kelce, you’ve got to adapt,” Nagy admitted. “I know that our offense and our offensive staff supports my cheap nike elite nfl jerseys, Coach Reid supports me. I called every single play in the second half. I stand by it. I promise you I’m going to learn from it.”