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Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Posted on: January 5, 2012 11:41 am
Edited on: January 5, 2012 3:49 pm
Martz, Cutler

By Josh Katzowitz

This might not surprise you, especially considering Jay Cutler dropped an F-bomb on former Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz, but, according to the Chicago Tribune, Cutler met with coach Lovie Smith and said he was in favor of moving on without Martz.

Cutler apparently met with Smith to give his opinion before Smith and Martz met to officially part ways. Martz’s contract was up anyway, but considering Cutler (among others in the organization) didn’t want Martz around, it seemed unlikely Martz would return for another season.

"Obviously I would sure like to be back,” Martz said last month. “I think all of that stuff works out. This is going to be a great football team and I would like to be a part of it. We’ll just see how it works out."

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Though Cutler had a standout season in Martz’s system, Martz, earlier in the year, didn’t seem all that concerned about keeping Cutler protected by the offensive line. In fact, Cutler was asked in September if he could survive the year, and he hoarsely said, “I don’t know. I don’t know."

Martz also didn’t make friends with Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte by using him in such an inconsistent matter that it led Forte to say he thought the Bears didn’t believe he's an elite player. And Martz didn’t come off great when he blamed backup Caleb Hanie for an interception on a play that probably shouldn’t have been called for such an inexperienced player in the first place.

Now, Smith will have to hire his third offensive coordinator in four years, and hopefully, Cutler will give his seal of approval.

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Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2012 9:05 pm

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

I never liked Cutler, but I take his side on this one.  When he gets sacked the most every year and it's not his fault, I believe the coordinator is to blame.  He is lucky to be alive.

Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2012 8:37 pm

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Sorry bro....but you are used to a team that drafts well, always has a solid O-line, an actual offensive philosophy and at least one receiver to stretch the field.  Cutler gets NONE of that in Chicago.  It's really laughable.  It's easy for fans of other teams to rip the guy, but as someone who watched all 16 games the Bears played this year, it's never been MORE evident just how good Cutler really is.  If he ever had just ONE receiver who actually scared somebody and a line that could keep him consistently upright, dude would be a stud.  He has as much physical ability if not more than most QB's in the league, and he is definitely a tough dude.  I don't think he missed a game until this season since he was in high school.  I will promise you that few QB's in the NFL took the pounding he did at Vanderbilt in the SEC or for the Bears so far in his career.  He hasn't called out his O-line or any of his receivers on the Bears, and trust me, any Bears fan knows they don't do him any favors, with maybe the exception of Bennett.  I'm not saying he doesn't have some faults, every QB does, but Cutler is a top 8 QB for sure.  Had he not been hurt, Bears probably finish 12-4.  I'm not being a homer...I'll criticize the Bears and the players when they play poorly, but find me a QB getting that money, and then find me another GM who is too stupid to put some talent around him at the WR postion or at least a line to keep him on his feet.  He takes way too much criticism because he isn't nicey nice fake with the media.  If guys like Urlacher or Briggs don't question him....or his toughness....then fans really don't have any ground to stand on.  Those two know way better than any of us, and I don't ever see articles in the Chicago papers about any Bears players questioning Cutler...or his toughness.  It's a pretty close team....albeit one that is definitely frustrating to watch at times.

Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2012 8:35 pm

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago


Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2012 8:18 pm

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

mismanaged and ostracized the Bears 2 franchise payers and did not prepare the backups to play in this very difficult system.

When Jay Cutler is one of your 2 franchise players, your problems go much deeper than the Offensive Coordinator. Cutler is about as mediocre a QB as is in the league today. There are 15 guys I'd rather have than him and I'd rather have him over 15 other guys that is the definition of mediocre.

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Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: January 5, 2012 7:27 pm
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Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2012 7:04 pm

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Cubsfanincal,   Great post. The personnel and preparedness of the personnel was the reason for the collapse. These are the reasons Martz and the GM had to go. Martz has trouble getting along with anyone, mismanaged and ostracized the Bears 2 franchise payers and did not prepare the backups to play in this very difficult system. The GM, knowing full well the issues with Martz's offense, did not acquire the right personnel to ensure the offense could run in case of injury.

   Martz treated Cutler and Forte quite poorly, if you ask me. Yes, I know that they are grown men and should suck it up for the money they make, but that is not the new NFL, so as coaches, you deal with the situation. The situation is that most NFL players are spoiled brats nowadays, so you have to learn to deal with it (not everyone is as appreciative and mature as Kurt Warner). Martz did not. He had the RB on the verge of wanting out, and had the QB (2 first rounders and a ton of cash) half killed. Then you have the issue of the lack of TE use. It would have been acceptable if the TE's were used to provide solid blocking to protect the QB. That was not the case. He had to go. 

  The GM had to go because he did not ensure the backup QB's were prepared to play in the event of an injury to Cutler or Forte. Now, I'm no GM, but it wasn't a stretch to think that Cutler would get hurt. He was sacked more times than any other QB in the league (some games 8-10 times). They knew that with the offense (people trashed Warner for plenty of fumbles; well, look at how many times the guy was hit). It was up to the GM to bring in an O-Line, some talent at WR, and if he had to go with the back-ups he had, make sure that he told Martz to make bloody sure that they could step in. Nobody expected that a backup could have the same winning recoed as Cutler, but to get even 2 wins with that team should have been absolutely possible. That was a horror show out there.

  PS: All of you who call Cutler a pussy are retarded. How many QB's get hit as hard and as often as Cutler?? he may be a knob and a spoiled little brat, but he isn't a puss. Another thing to mention is that these kids are created to be spoiled brats by the high school, then college systems. they don't have to do well in school, they are treated like royalty, and thrown millions of dollars. When all this happens and they act like meatheads, it just provides positive reinforcement for negative behaviour. So, don't whine as the whole NFL turns out to be whiners and want the coaches fired.

  Lovie will have a tough time taking these guys any further now, I think. I believe it has been reinforced that the star players can dictate the fate of a coach now. Cutler should NEVER have been consulted before firing Martz. Who cares what Cutler says. Lovie had to have known Martz had to go, whether Cutler liked it or not. If he didn't, or if he needed Cutler's blessing, he shouldn't be coaching there anymore anyway. Could you see Fisher, Cowher, Shanahan, Chucky, or Tomlin doing something like that? Never! The coach must always remain the man in charge. 

Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2012 7:02 pm

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Cutler is a cancer, plain & simple.
Not even close, hit team mates absolutely love playing with the guy. Which one of his teammates EVER came out against him??

The playoff game where he supposedly injured his knee
Supposely? If you still question it, we know the motive for your rant.

When he was with the Broncos Elway wantd to talk with him after practice about in game stuff, Cutler ignored him and kept texting on his phone as if Elway wasn't even there.
Got a link to this??

Cutler wanted to move away from Denver because they were moving him out, he left oin his own terms. Elway is a freakin' control freak lobcock. Is there anyone he doesn't throw under the bus?? Look at what that guy has been doing to T-Boe all year in the press. The Chicago Bears, as well as their fans are more than happy to have Cutler.

Since: Oct 7, 2010
Posted on: January 5, 2012 7:00 pm

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Once you read the article and you recall this season Martz didn't really care or want to be here. He didn't protect Cutler or use Forte as he should of been. He sat in the booth instead of the sideline with his backup QB and RB to help them coordinate the offense. But Martz is smart and did everything you could to make sure the critics couldn't really make him look like the A$$ he is. You can't say he didn't try he just didn't care, he wants to be the captain not co-captain. Good bye Martz see ya on the flip side.

Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2012 7:00 pm

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

The Bison is a fool!

Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2012 7:00 pm

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Youre nuts buddy..Cutler is the best thing to happen to the Bears in ages..he is the reason they went to the NFCCG last year, and his injury is what kept the Bears out of the playoffs this year..

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