Chicago Bears head coach John Fox admitted to what anyone watching the team for the 99 percent of downs in which they aren’t running a trick play already knows: That these guys have no clue what they’re doing. Or, as Fox put it: “We don’t know exactly what we’re doing.”
The admission came during Fox’s “explanation” of the Bears’ unexpected cutting of wide receiver Tre McBride on Tuesday.
John Fox twice didn’t answer when asked directly if Tre McBride, who was cut Tuesday, was involved in argument Monday.
— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) November 29, 2017
Fox on releasing WE Tre McBride: “Just kind of churning the roster. We have a roster spot available. We don’t know exactly what we’re doing. We have some options.”
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) November 29, 2017
Yeah, that much was clear long before Fox made one of the most hilariously dumb challenge blunders in league history, and even before the team gave Mike Glennon $19 million in guaranteed money.
McBride’s three-catch, 92-yard effort in Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints was the team’s greatest air yardage output of the season for a Bears wideout.
He reportedly was involved in an argument with fellow wide receiver Josh Bellamy, 28, who has 27 more receiving yards on the season than does McBride, a 25-year-old in his third season, at 171.
Tre McBride and Josh Bellamy were the two primary players involved in Monday’s argument, per multiple sources. Obviously one player is still on the roster and the other is not. McBride was waived Tuesday. As for Bellamy, he was not in the locker room today for comment.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) November 29, 2017