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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, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2012 4:09 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Who could blame Cutler for not wanted to get knocked around? Martz expects his QB to take big hits on a regular basis. Once people realized that against the Rams, Bulger and Warner were dogmeat as defenses turned up the heat on the passrush. You have to have an excellent O-line to keep a QB safe in Martz's system. The Bears don't. It's not entirely Martz's fault that Cutler was getting hammered, but he has to take most of the blame.



Since: May 13, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2012 4:08 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Players win football games. It is 11 on 11 every play.




Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2012 4:07 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Best quarterback the Bears have had since Luckman.



Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2012 4:07 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

----- "Only one more year of 6-10 or 7-9 before Smuggy Smith is gone. I'm counting down the days." -----


All Chicago needs to do is have a decent season next year and Lovie will be back. The Bears will keep him forever, like luggage. Unless, whoever the new GM is, decides he wants Jeff Fisher. If I were Lovie, I'd try to make a clean break soon. That defense can't last forever.



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 4:02 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Cutlers a crying bitch.He will never win.  Martz has a bowl ring...does he? Nope and never will. 



Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2012 4:00 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

A great piece of investigative reporting by the Tribune to come up with that story.  Must have taken them hours of work, tracking down leads.



Since: Dec 26, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 3:39 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Once Cutler went out for the season, everyone knew that there was no way a backup quarterback could acclimate into the Bears offensive in any less than 8 games.  It took 3 - 4 games for Cutler, an experienced quarterback, to really start to deliver the ball to the right places.  Sure if the backup was a diamond in the rough, maybe it could have happened, but most NFL quarterbacks were NOT giving valedictorian speeches at their graduations.  In fact, most were in the back asking if a D+ was passing or failing grade.  So it's not surprising that Cutler wants Martz out (as do most Bears fan).  Martz just wasn't putting the effort into making the pieces that he had work.  He is a system guy and the players better figure out how the system works.  But not only the players, but the all the other offensive coaches as well.  This particularly includes Mike Tice, the genius who paved the way for new levels of public embarassment by selling comp tickets (strictly forbiddent by the NFL).  So what if tons of other guys did it too, they were too smart not to get caught.  So when they pan the Bears coaching staff and you see nothing but "Deer in the headlights" looks on all the coaches faces, it's no surprise when their spoiled prima donna quarterback wants the coaches out. 



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 3:39 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

Martz is good but you see he needs a hall of fame QB a hall of fame RB and three great wide receivers, then his system will work..............hey, wait a minute, is it Martz or those players that make it work? Get outta town martz!
For Martz system to really work the team must have the player that fit the system, also they need a all purpose back that a great at being RB, WR and a great blocker. Most Important the player must believe in the system, The Bears player never got behind martz system



Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2012 3:37 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

I don't blame Jay Cutler one bit for feeling this way. Mike Martz's offensive system is known for Qb's taking a beating.



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: January 5, 2012 3:26 pm
 

Report: Cutler didn't want Martz back in Chicago

As an avid Broncos... fan I have to correct you and your post.  It was good ridance to Cutler.  While Tebow is defintely NOT the answer, Cutler and his cry baby attitude and interceptions are not missed.  You can keep him.


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