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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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Comments

Since: Jan 8, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2012 5:30 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Martz is the ex-offensive coordinator for the Rams (elevated for a short time to HC), the Lions, the 49ers, and now, the Bears.  If you can't see a pattern here, you are an idiot.  I doubt you'll hear Martz' name mentioned in connection with head coaching jobs or OC jobs in the pros or college.  Does anyone remember the guy is a cancer?  When he succeeded Dick Vermeil in St. Louis, half the coaching staff quit in protest?  As a Packer fan, I can only hope Minnesota hires him next, but I doubt even they are that stupid.



Since: Apr 8, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2012 5:28 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Cutler is a overrated P.O.S.




Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2012 5:18 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Had Cutler bought into Martz's offensive scheme.  He would have been one of the elite passers in the league.  It takes a certain player to learn his complicated offense.  Warner Mastered it and Bulger did a pretty good job as well.  Cutler will never bee a top notch QB because he complains too much and doesnt do enough to make him a better player.

As a RAM FAN, I would love to have Martz come back as our offensive Coordinator.  He may not have been Head Coaching material, but the man knows how to make an offense score points.

Hope Martz lands a job somewher.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2012 5:11 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Martz was a disaster...looking forward to seeing Cutler with a coordinator who uses his talents effectively




Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2012 4:56 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Cutler was in the Pro Bowl in '08 genius



Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2012 4:44 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

When did the players dictate who the Offensive Coach should be? Cutler is a whiny b!@#h and will NEVER make the SB let alone Pro Bowl. Good luck to Martz



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 4:40 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

cutler is a nerd and martz is a free spirit. they dont mix well. the comment, other in the organization makes it better for cutler. cutler need to trim down his sensitive side. wouldnt hurt himto lift some weights. no wonder he gets hurt. its time for cutler to be a little more mature. probably show up in his play.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 4:39 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

cutler is a nerd and martz is a free spirit. they dont mix well. the comment, other in the organization makes it better for cutler. cutler need to trim down his sensitive side. wouldnt hurt himto lift some weights. no wonder he gets hurt. its time for cutler to be a little more mature. probably show up in his play. 



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2012 4:23 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

I didn't want Martz with the Bears in the first place. He can't adjust his system to the personnel he has to save his life. He is too stubborn and he doesn't even allow the quarterback the flexibility to make audibles. Just hot reads. Well what if he sees a perfect running opportunity with a draw, offtackle run? Guess what...you're screwed! There's a reason folks weren't beating down the door of Mike Martz before the Bears grabbed him and there is a reason he wasn't our first choice. I remember Martz guaranteed Roy Williams would have around 80 receptions...how well did that work out?



Since: Jan 20, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 4:13 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Kind of like the train wreck as was the Viking season?


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