Monday, February 1, 2010
Mike Martz is Bears New OC
The Chicago Tribune and espnchicago.com are reporting that the Chicago Bears have hired Mike Martz as their new offense coordinator. Martz is the former OC and Coach of the Rams where he orchestrated their high flying offense into what was nicknamed, "The Greatest Show on Turf." Martz becomes the 3rd OC of the Lovie Smith Era
I for one like the signing. He was always the backup plan for the Bears and I think they are glad they had a backup plan. Martz will bring a stronger emphasis on the passing game which will hopefully let Cutler thrive in the system. Martz has struggle in has last two stops in San Francisco and Detroit. San Francisco he had troubles because his preferred passing attacked did not work well with the 49ers who were better equipped to focus on the run. He ran into similar problems in Detroit where he couldn't find consistent enough QB play to allow his offense to thrive. I hope that he brings new life to the Bears offense. I am concerned that the NFL has caught up to Martz's schemes and that is why he has been failing lately.