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Posts Tagged ‘Mike Martz’

Bears OC Mike Martz Resigns; QB Coach Shane Day Gone

Citing philosophical difference, Mike Martz has resigned as offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears, Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune reports. Martz’s contract was set to expire at the end of the 2011 league year. After ranking 23rd in total offense and 19th in scoring offense in 2009, the Bears hired Martz on February 1, 2010. In Martz’s two […]

Lovie Sticking With Caleb Hanie Against Packers?

Despite evolving into a turnover-machine, it looks like Caleb Hanie will be the starting signal caller for the Bears on Christmas night in Green Bay, according to head coach Lovie Smith. “Right now, Caleb Hanie is our starting quarterback,” Smith said according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. “He played yesterday, we finished up, we […]

Lovie says not so fast on Martz leaving

Bears coach Lovie Smith was put off by multiple reports that offensive coordinator Mike Martz, in the final year of his contract, will not return in 2012 according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. “If there’s a change that will be made, I’ll be making it, and I definitely haven’t discussed that with anyone,” Smith […]

Bears Season is Still Secure Without Cutler

The Chicago Bears are fine. They will not suffer a downward spiral now that QB Jay Cutler is injured and likely out for the remainder of the regular season. Sure, the loss is monumental and a burden for the team, but  it has not put the Chicago Bears in an end all be all scenario. Think back […]

Bears-Eagles Pregame Quotes & Notes

Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz on wide receiver Earl Bennett: “He does everything very well. What Earl has that people don’t realize until they play him is that he has real speed. He made so many key plays in key situations for us last year.” “I call [Bennett] Mr. Third-down, and it’s almost a foregone […]

Rift Raft between Jay Cutler and Mike Martz proves beneficial Bring back the old tapes of Ditka jawing with McMahon and Harbaugh on the sidelines! “I’m a competitor. So is [Martz],” Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said Wednesday. “So is everyone on this offense. Whether we are up three touchdowns or three points, a second- and third-down call is as important as any one in […]

If Bears OC Martz doesn’t change; he needs to leave

As Bear fans we have been told for two straight weeks the offense will run the football more.  Last week before the Green Bay game, Offensive Coordinator Mike Martz took blame for his play calling.  Head Coach Lovie Smith assured both fans and the media the run/pass differential would be balanced against Green Bay.  As […]

Will Bears look to screen pass for success against Saints?

It’s crystal clear that Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz knows how to dial up a successful screen pass. With that said, will Jay Cutler find that same success he found via the screen pass against Atlanta in the Superdome on Sunday? In his last 16 regular-season contests, Cutler has tossed a total of 48 screen […]

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