Fox: Bears are in ‘striking distance’

Fox: Bears are in ‘striking distance’

Chicago Bears head coach John Fox is doubling down on his assertion that the team is in pretty good shape to have a very successful 2017 season.

At the end of last season, Fox proclaimed that the Bears were indeed ‘closer than people think’ to their goals, adding that they were in “striking distance.”

Those words came up again on Wednesday:

“Going back to a lot of the changes, we’ve had a lot of change,” Fox said, via CSN Chicago. “I think we’re better for it. Unfortunately, you can’t walk around with your chest out about that because of our record the last two years. But I have total confidence, and (Pace) has done an outstanding job and will continue to.

“I understand you have to win. And I finally feel like we’re in striking distance.”