It’s one of those quotes that sounds way worse than it was meant to sound. But when it was finished falling out of the mouth of noted wordsmith John Fox, it had already become a metaphor for a season gone wrong in Chicago.
See, the Bears haven’t thought about the future of their quarterback position simply because Jay Cutler (thumb) isn’t well enough to be a factor in the decision, so they’re going to keep on trucking (or something that rhymes with trucking) with Brian Hoyer.
“We don’t have a plan,” Fox said Monday, via John Mullin of CSNChicago.com. “Right now we’ve got two guys healthy in Matt Barkley and Brian Hoyer, and those are our quarterbacks right now. I think all our focus is there right now.”
But those famous words “We don’t have a plan,” will rank with past Fox classics such as “We picked a bad day to have a bad day,” and “a punt is not a bad play,” because it sort of summarizes where the 1-4 Bears are.
“I think we’re managing it well,” Fox said. “It kind of is what it is, and everybody on the team knows that Brian Hoyer is the quarterback right now and that’s where all our focus is going. I think Jay understands that, too.
“Moving forward, I can’t predict the future, otherwise I’d be in a different line of work. But I think everybody’s handling it professionally.”
Professionally being a relative term, of course.