Bears’ John Fox, Like All Of Us, Enjoys Saying Jim Bob Cooter’s Name

The NFL season is long and grueling, so sometimes it’s important to step back and appreciate the little things.

Chicago Bears coach John Fox apparently got that message. In a conference call Thursday with Detroit reporters ahead of his team’s matchup with the Lions, Fox admitted to a guilty pleasure: He likes saying the name of Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.

“I love the name,” Fox said, via the Detroit Free Press. “He and (Minnesota Vikings cornerback) Captain Munnerlyn. I recruited Captain way back when I was in Carolina. Those two are right up there (as the best names in sports), player and coach. But I love saying Jim Bob’s name.”

We can confirm Jim Bob Cooter’s name is, in fact, fun to say — you should try it some time — and we’re glad Fox corroborated with us.

After he was done gushing about phonetics, Fox added he also respects Cooter as a coach.

“He’s done a terrific job,” Fox said. “Very, very good, young coach. Jim Bob’s a good man, got a lot of respect for him. He’s a bright, young coach.”

Fox is right — Cooter’s name may be fun to say, but his offense isn’t fun to play against. The 8-4 Lions have scored 20 or more points in three of their last four games, all wins, and could be a tall task for their 3-9 NFC North rivals.

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