Posts tagged "mike martz"

Run-first Tice Will Still Need To Air It Out

Run-first Tice Will Still Need To Air It Out
Last offseason, the Bears denied the Titans from interviewing Mike Tice for their offensive coordinator position. With Mike Martz being on a short leash and signed for only one more year, Lovie Smith knew that if Martz were to leave he would promote Tice in Martz’s place. Promoting Tice was the logical choice for Smith... Read more »

Reading Between The Lines: George Flexed His Muscle

If you look at all the managers/coaches that have won championships in Chicago, there’s one characteristic they all had in common. No, it wasn’t that they had superior talent or that they made timely game time decisions that won the ball game… they all had mustaches. The power of the mustache. Chicago is known for... Read more »

Bears' Season Over: Potential Offseason Headlines

Is a recap of the game really needed here? The Bears go into Lambeau and get spanked against the Packers, their fourth straight loss to their oldest rivals. With the Bears now officially eliminated from the post season, it’s time to look at the upcoming offseason. Does Mike Martz Stay Or Go? — If he... Read more »
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Dear Martz, Stop Playing Scared on Offense

Dear Martz, Stop Playing Scared on Offense
After last week’s loss to Denver, there have been a lot of different headlines ranging from Marion Barber losing the game for the Bears to Tim Tebow officially being anointed as successor to the pope (maybe not, but he’s close). Though these were both integral parts of the game, no football game is won or... Read more »

Hurry Up Offense: Cutler's thumb, Martz denies rumors, Forte undergoes treatment

Hurry Up Offense: Cutler's thumb, Martz denies rumors, Forte undergoes treatment
The Hurry Up Offense is a new weekly feature on the 4th Phase Blog about the latest rumblings from Halas Hall. We’ll tell you the headline and give you our opinions. Here we go… Cutler: “everything is on track” Cutler got the stitches removed from his surgically repaired thumb. During the surgery he was asked to grip... Read more »

Still Trust Hanie? Bears Need To Sign McNabb

Still Trust Hanie? Bears Need To Sign McNabb
As a diehard, half-glass-full fan, I put my faith in Caleb Hanie. I want the guy to succeed. This past offseason, he signed a one year extension because he probably figured that he would get his chance to play after the Todd Collins experiment failed and having watched Jay Cutler get destroyed. He finally has... Read more »
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In Hanie we trust

In Hanie we trust
They say when you are under duress, your true colors come out. When the Bears are bad or have a losing record, fans revolt and want to Occupy Halas Hall. As an optimistic Bears fan, it’s a tough pill to swallow but the sentiment is understood. When news started to spread Sunday night about Jay... Read more »

#4thPhase Tweets: Bears win fifth in a row but lose at the same time

#4thPhase Tweets: Bears win fifth in a row but lose at the same time
The Bears beat the Chargers for their fifth straight, the first time since the 2005. While we should be celebrating, many of us are panicking because Jay Cutler could be out for the rest of the regular season. If he can’t go, I’m confident in Caleb Hanie. Hanie showed us something last season against the... Read more »

2011 Bears are better than last season's team

2011 Bears are better than last season's team
We’re at the half way point of the season and the Bears’ record is exactly what it was last season, 5-3. Although the Bears have the same record, this season’s team is better than they were last season. Improved Protection The improved play of the offensive line, is the primary reason for allowing Matt Forte... Read more »
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Cutler's Leadership Skills Are On Display

The Bears have played in front of a national audience for the past two weeks. This Sunday, they travel to London to play the Buccaneers and in front of a global audience. While there is little doubt in Cutler’s toughness or desire, some people still question his leadership and decision making skills. In the past... Read more »
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