CHICAGO (CBS) — Despite starting the season 0-2, playing poorly in both games and having injuries to five key players, Bears coach John Fox believes the team has enough to turn this into a winning season.
âThatâs much of what I talked to them about last night,” Fox told WBBM Newsradioâs Josh Liss on Tuesday morning. “I think, obviously weâve done things in the first two weeks that have beaten ourselves, and we have to clean that up quickly.âREAD MORE: After Benet Academy Hires Gay Lacrosse Coach, Abbot Who Oversees School Says He Is 'Deeply Troubled'
Perhaps more concerning than the 29-14 loss to the Eagles on Monday night were the injuries to starting quarterback Jay Cutler, linebacker Lamarr Houston, defensive lineman Eddie Goldman and defensive backs Adrian Amos and Bryce Callahan.
Cutler was taken out of the game in the thirdÂ quarter after suffering a thumb injury. He was wearing a cast on his right thumb after the game. Houston left the game in the second quarter with an apparent knee injury. Goldman was carted off the field in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. Amos and Callahan both suffered concussions.READ MORE: Lake County Man Dies From First Case Of Rabies In Illinois Since 1954, After Waking Up With Bat On Neck
Fox said the status for all five players in Week 3 against Dallas is still âup in the air,â although he said Houstonâs injury was âfairly serious.â
âWeâll have a better idea as we prepare for practice tomorrow to go to Dallas,â he said.
Fox also said he couldnât blame Cutler for trying to play through his thumb injury before he was pulled from the game when it became obvious the injury was troubling him. Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer replaced Cutler in the third quarter, with the Bears trailing 22-7, and Fox said by then, âIt was a little bit too little too late.âMORE NEWS: Three Men Steal $10K Worth of Merchandise From Ulta Store
You can hear Lissâ entire interview with John Fox below: