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Steve Smith (wide receiver, born 1979)

John Fox right man for Bears' rebuilding job

John Fox right man for Bears' rebuilding job

The Bears went down a path they never had ventured before to get a man who has brought back an organization from an even worse position than they are in now. John Fox has been hired as the 15th coach in franchise history and becomes the first with the distinction of having been a head coach elsewhere. Yes, new general manager Ryan Pace, a week after Chairman George McCaskey and President Ted Phillips hired him, clearly placed value in finding an experienced leader, one who had a mutual parting with the Broncos on Monday, a day after they were ousted from the divisional round of the playoffs. Fox, 59, guided the Broncos to the Super Bowl last year and took the Panthers there after the...