The Chicago Bears will reportedly fire head coach John Fox following Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, which isn’t all that shocking. What is a bit shocking is that Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell is also reportedly on his way out after Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media had the inside scoop on both of these coaches. Discussing Caldwell, Rapoport wrote, “When Detroit missed the playoffs, his fate was almost certainly sealed. When the job becomes open, keep an eye on Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, a hire that would allow the Lions to keep the offensive side of the ball mostly in place.” Detroit had some big injuries on both sides of the ball to deal with this past season and enters Week 17 with a record of 8-7. In the ultra-competitive NFC, that’s not a bad outcome, though given this news it appears the Lions are not interested in continued mediocrity.
John Fox, Jim Caldwell expected to be fired after Sunday’s games
Sportsnaut | Dec 30