When John Fox took the reins of the Chicago Bears in mid January, everyone knew that the Bears were entering a rebuilding phase. Well, everybody but possibly the NFL, who managed to schedule three 2014 playoff teams; Green Bay, Arizona and Seattle, to open the season. Week one was a 31-23 loss at home. This was followed by devastating 48-23 week two thrashing by Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals. Now the Bears must travel to the West Coast to face the Seattle Seahawks.
The game against Seattle was going to be a monumental task to begin with. Now add the loss of starting QB Jay Cutler and it would be easy to see the team losing faith. But don’t let John Fox hear you say that.
“Almost everybody in here [locker room] is classified as a professional,” Fox said after the game. “And that’s what professional do: They don’t worry about morale. We get paid to win.”
The Seahawks, on the other hand, are having their own issues and have also begun the season with an 0-2 start; a 3 point loss to the Rams to open the season and a 10 point loss to the rejuvenated Green Bay Packers.