Things are not going too well for John Fox in Chicago.
Now in his third year at the helm of the Bears, Fox is 12-27 overall and has guided the team from an NFC North contender to a total rebuild. This is not what anyone envisioned with he took over the franchise, to put it mildly, and now there are questions about whether or not he’s the right guy to develop the new crop of talent on the roster.
After an embarrassing 23-16 loss to Green Bay on Sunday — a game in which the Bears were favored and the Packers were without Aaron Rodgers — some fans in Chicago aren’t willing to find out if Fox can lead the team back to prominence. And they’re using a hilarious method to voice their displeasure: posting a web browser logo on social media.
Not just any web browser, of course, fans are using Mozilla Firefox’s image.
Get it? Fire … fox.
Just my new favorite web browser.
— Mark Potash (@MarkPotash) November 13, 2017
Okay @ChicagoBears 0/1 by not firing John Fox last night. Don't make it 0/2 by not doing it today.
— Mr. Conrad (@DarrylConrad) November 13, 2017
The @ChicagoBears came out in the 2nd half of the season just like they come out in the 2nd half of every game under John Fox. Flat, unprepared, undisciplined. His in game coaching is the worst ever. #FireFOX #FireFOX FireFOX #FireFOX #FireFOX #FireFOX pic.twitter.com/I3fevBe7GF
— ️️ron from Chi #FireFox (@aarontor) November 13, 2017
Fox hasn’t made this season any easier on himself. From refusing to play rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in early contests, to severely limiting how much he throws during games, to spectacularly awful challenges, the coach has given his detractors plenty of reasons to be wary about his ability to groom young players.
The Bears typically don’t fire coaches midseason — even Marc Trestman got two full years — so don’t expect a regime change until January.
That likely won’t stop fans from using the logo to vent as ugly losses continue to pile up.
Coincidentally, Mozilla is releasing its new Firefox Quantum browser on Tuesday, so the timing of Bears’ fans using the logo couldn’t have worked out any better from a publicity standpoint.
Hopefully the browser launch goes better than Fox’s start in Chicago.
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