The good news, perhaps, is there was no finger-pointing in the Bears’ locker room following Sunday’s debacle against the San Francisco 49ers. There wasn’t anyone putting a coach or teammate on blast to the media or making excuses for themselves after a 15-14 defeat to a 49ers team with 10 losses. That’s probably a product of the culture John Fox worked to instill in his team after taking over a toxic situation three years ago. But here’s the thing about that culture: It hasn’t led to the Bears winning games. Fox, after Sunday’s loss, is 12-32 as head coach of the Bears. His .273 winning percentage is now worse than that of Abe Gibron, whose .274 winning percentage from 1972-1974 was the previous low-water mark in franchise history. While the Bears don’t have a room full of loudmouth malcontents anymore, they haven’t been able to turn that into any semblance of success. “Just, I don’t know man, try to think long-term, for real,” safety Eddie Jackson said. “You got a good enough team, close games like this you should’ve won, but just gotta keep thinking next day, man. That’s about it.” Jackson, in the last four weeks, has experienced more losses than he did in four years at Alabama (the Tide lost three games in which he played). He talked optimistically last week about the rookies on this team — led by Mitchell Trubisky — working to set a new standard on which the Bears could build in 2018. But setting that standard isn’t easy when the results aren’t there (or, in the case of Adam Shaheen, when you’re only playing 24 percent of the team’s offensive snaps, as he did Sunday).
A culture change didn't matter as John Fox now has worst winning percentage in Bears history
NBC Chicago | Dec 4