Chicago Bears Hire Mike Martz

Well, I guess it was for real, as the Bears have hired Mike Martz as their offensive coordinator.  And as Pro Football Talk writes, if it doesn’t work out Martz, Smith, Tice, Marinelli (and Jerry Angelo hopefully) can all look for work together in 2010.

6 Responses to “Chicago Bears Hire Mike Martz”

  1. I feel about as excited as a turd on the floor. Sorry, this hire just doesn’t do anything for me.

  2. Well, I certainly have my concerns, given that the last two offenses he coordinated were worse when he left than when he got there. But I can only be excited that they finally hired someone, and actually hired an offensive coordinator with NFL offensive coordinating experience for only the second time since the 1970′s. Just focus on thinking about Kurt Warner, Torry Holt and Marshall Faulk and what they did. That being said, of course the Bears don’t have a Holt or a Faulk. But hopefully Cutler has the promise to be somewhere near a younger Warner.

  3. Thanks for the encouragement Roy. I will have to see it to believe it. My faith in this current team is pretty weak. These past few seasons have been as disappointing to me as the SB loss to the Colts. I had the high of the Bears finally reaching the superbowl again, then the disappointment of the way we lost, then the disappointment season after season after season.

  4. I think Forte stacks up favorably to a Marshall Faulk. I am not saying he is as good, but that they are similar backs when looking at their potential for receptions. In my opinion, Martz made lemonade out of lemons with Jon Kitna, Marc Bulger, and Kurt Warner. Kurt Warner being the only one to go on and have success post-Martz. This is an understated issue, but look what he did with Marc Bulger, the year after Martz left he had a big year, but now is a horrible quarterback. You can say what you want about Kitna having Megatron and Williams when he was there, but he had Chad Johnson(Ochocinco) and Houshman??? when he was in Cincinatti.

  5. At least they have someone now. Hopefully this isn’t the farewell tour for these coaches. Every year brings promise, we’ll see what happens.

  6. If the Martz took the gig in Chicago because nobody else would hire him, that to me is room for concern alone. If the Bears hired Martz because nobody else would take the job that also is concerning. Bears fans have no other option but to be optimistic but I for one am not going to fall into that trap again this year. My excitement will be directly tied into our teams performance on the field next season.
    Can the Bears surprise all of us and out perform our expectations next year? I think that is definitely a possibility but I will have to see it take place first before I even think about ordering NFL sunday ticket again. We will find out just how bad or how inconsequencial turner actually was concerning the outcome of our Teams performance next year.

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