Marsaw’s Mailbag: John Fox Bio, Future QBs and More

Marsaw’s Mailbag: John Fox Bio, Future QBs and More

The Chicago Bears haven’t delivered many wins, but Shayne “The Mailman” Marsaw keeps delivering thoughtful answers to Bears fans’ questions.


MARSAW: Quarterback is a need. Everyone knows that. I’ve said multiple times that 2017 is the offseason of the quarterback in Chicago. That being said, if you analyze that QB and don’t feel he can be the face of your franchise for the next 12-15 years then you can’t pull the trigger up high in the draft on him. The worst possible thing you can do to set your franchise back five years is to reach for a QB at the top of the draft. The Bears have talent on the roster and that gets overlooked by most media pundits and fans. If it’s not a QB they should truly take the Best Player Available approach because the roster can use players almost everywhere. Personally, I’m not buying into the current hype that say this current quarterback crop is awful. We don’t even know who is or isn’t declaring at this point. Get used to the QB talk in Chicago this offseason. It will be the main topic of discussion and it should be.


MARSAW: If you look back at Bobby Massie’s career so far, his early season struggles and mid to late season improvements are not a new development. As always, footwork and staying true to your technique is always key. Massie played his best game as a member of the Bears last week versus Tennessee. Does his current play prevent you from looking at a right tackle in the NFL Draft? No it certainly doesn’t. The Bears have rarely made big offensive line investments in the NFL Draft. If they invest in a quarterback early, he should be the focus and surrounding him with the biggest baddest offensive line available should be the focus. Especially at OT. That’s bad and is badass!

The strongest pairing at inside linebacker would include Nick Kwiatkoski and then I’d rotate in John Timu and Jonathan Anderson. Christian Jones can also play there in a pinch but to me, Timu/Anderson are clearly better options inside at this point.

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MARSAW: If I were writing John Fox’s future biography I would title it, “Plans Are For Pussies,” with a Forward written by Brian Hoyer.

John Fox

As for your second and third questions, I am pretty sure they buried Fidel Castro In Kaep’s fro. And, who do I want to get drunk with? Easy. I’m getting drunk with He’s a funny cat and what’s better then beer and video games? Sign me up.


MARSAW: Your question clearly came in before the announcement by John Fox that Jay Cutler’s season is over. Saturday he will undergo surgery for a torn labrum. Until the offseason, I think the only suspense left regarding Cutler is if we’ll see him on the sidelines in any of the upcoming games.


MARSAW: If Fox is back I expect the next offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears to be… the current Chicago Bears offensive coordinator. Dowell Loggains. If Fox is given the benefit of the doubt with the rash of injuries the Bears incurred this season, I expect Loggains to be given the same leeway.

Thanks for all the questions this week everyone. 2-9 is never fun but the Bears DO have talent on this team and the young players like Cody Whitehair, Leonard Floyd, Jordan Howard, Jonathan Bullard, Nick Kwiatkoski, Eddie Goldman, Cre’Von LeBlanc, & Deiondre Hall should be the focus along with Matt Barkley these last handful of games. 2017 will be a huge off season for our beloved Bears.

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Shayne Marsaw

Shayne Marsaw

Shayne Marsaw is the Lead Analyst at the Bears Barroom. He writes a weekly column called Marsaw's Mailbag. Send him a question on twitter. Just hashtag it #MarsawsMailbag. You can also send the question to Shayne at the Bears Barroom Facebook page

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