A couple weeks ago, Mike Martz praised Jay Cutler and how he was an intelligent player and his intelligence can be intimidating. In a recent story on ChicagoBears.com, Martz says that he sees the receivers as the strength of the team. He continued on to say:
"You can put that in granite. I can promise you that one. There's not
very many things I would say are unretractable, but that one is pretty
strong. This will be the strength of this football team. It's a terrific
Did I hear that right? The strength of the team?
Last time I checked, Devin Aromashodu, Earl Bennett, Rashied Davis, Devin Hester, Juaquin Iglesias, Johnny Knox and Eric Peterman didn't really strike fear in opposing opposing defenses. There is promise but they still have a long way to go in become the strength of the team.
The linebackers, defensive line and special teams are strengths of the team. A few questions come to mind.
Is Martz just blowing hot air?
Does he really believe that they can be a strength of the team? Even if they're not, I'm sure the receivers like to hear anything that helps boost their confidence. Hopefully this boost in confidence can help the receivers buy into Martz's offensive philosophy and translates to production on the field.
If the receivers are a strength of the team, have Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith been right all along?