You have to ask your­self…

Red Eye Chicago - - Sports - By Dan Wiederer

When the clock strikes mid­night Satur­day, only two teams will have com­pleted the 2016 cal­en­dar year with fewer wins than the Bears: the Browns and 49ers. For ev­ery is­sue the Bears thought they’d solve this sea­son, two or three oth­ers have sprung up. The cur­rent strug­gle feels like the most bru­tal of Chicago win­ters, cold and harsh and un­re­lent­ing. And as a new year closes in, sig­nif­i­cant ques­tions con­tinue pil­ing up.

» With John Fox con­stantly re­in­forc­ing that pro­fes­sional foot­ball is a re­sults-based busi­ness, what sig­nif­i­cance should be at­tached to his .290 winning per­cent­age as Bears coach?

» Among the six other NFL head coaches who were hired in 2015—Gary Ku­biak, Jack Del Rio, Dan Quinn, Rex Ryan, Todd Bowles and Jim Tom­sula— where does Fox rank? (In vic­tory to­tal alone, he’s sixth.)

» Should it be alarm­ing that 2016 head coach­ing hires Adam Gase and Ben McA­doo al­ready have more wins in their first sea­sons than Fox has in two years with the Bears?

» With an of­fense that has scored only 28 touch­downs in 15 games, has co­or­di­na­tor Dowell Log­gains shown enough to keep the con­trols for a sec­ond sea­son?

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