He has only been on the job a couple days, but new Chicago Bears head coach John Fox is already shaking things up, vowing to do away with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker’s controversial “Prevent 60” scheme, designed to hold opponents to 60 points or less.
“While the scheme technically achieved its objective, it’s been my experience that setting more challenging goals is the way to go,” said Fox. “It’s pretty basic. If you only score 20 to 30 points per game on average, then holding the other team to 55 isn’t going to result in victory.”
Added Fox: “Then again, maybe they had goals other than victories around here the last couple years. It’s not my place to judge what priorities were before I got here.”
Bears players were excited about the new philosophy.
“So we might actually practice how to not be embarrassed on a weekly basis?” asked Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller. “I can dig that. I mean, it was pretty tough doing exactly what Mel [Tucker] said and still losing. We were missing assignments just like he told us, but kept coming away with losses.”