John Fox on Mitch Trubisky’s runs: ‘A dimension … not everybody has’

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Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky scrambles Sunday. (AP)

Even with unsure footing during the snowstorm Sunday, quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s decisiveness and athletic ability made him the Bears’ best weapon. He scrambled for a first down twice on third down.

The runs — for 14 and 11 yards — were two of the Bears’ 10 longest plays in their 20-3 victory against the Browns at Soldier Field.

Trubisky ran for 44 yards on seven carries; running Jordan Howard had 44 yards on 22 carries.


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‘‘He’s got that ability,’’ Bears coach John Fox said Tuesday of Trubisky. ‘‘He’s done it before. It’s not his first time. But I thought those were some big conversions at some big moments. It gives you a dimension at the quarterback position that not everybody has.’’

Fox on Fangio

Fox praised coordinator Vic Fangio, saying he has done a ‘‘tremendous job’’ of transforming the Bears’ defense from one of the worst in the league three years ago to one that is eighth-best in yards allowed this season.

Fangio’s contract is up at the end of the season. He didn’t sign an extension when it was offered last offseason.

‘‘I think he’s done a tremendous job,’’ Fox said. ‘‘I think there’s been a lot of growth there, and I think he deserves some of that credit.’’

Massie to play?

Fox said he will update the status of right tackle Bobby Massie, who left the game Sunday with a mild injury to his right knee, on Wednesday. Before the game Sunday, Massie was one of two Bears players — left tackle Charles Leno remains the other — to play every snap this season.

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