Posts tagged "Mike Martz"

Former Bears' offensive coordinator Mike Martz retires from coaching

Former Bears' offensive coordinator Mike Martz retires from coaching
NFL.com and NFL Network analyst Jason La Canfora first reported the news today via Twitter that former Chicago Bears’ offensive coordinator Mike Martz will retire from coaching. The Chicago Sun-Times confirmed the news shortly thereafter. “It’s time,” Martz told the Sun-Times, while neglecting to comment further. Martz’s coaching career dates back to 1973, where the... Read more »

Chicago Bears' 2012 Season: Go Big or Go Home

Chicago Bears' 2012 Season: Go Big or Go Home
With Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith likely to return next year, all the circumstances look to combine to make the 2012 season, very much so, do or die. Both Angelo and Smith are signed through 2013, and their act is starting to get old around Chicago. Poor drafting, bad coaching decisions and contract circumstances (for,both,... Read more »

Reading Between the Lines: Is Mike Martz gone in 2012?

Reading Between the Lines: Is Mike Martz gone in 2012?
At Lovie Smith’s regularly scheduled 3:15 PM press conference Wednesday afternoon, a reporter asked the Bears’ head coach about Mike Martz’s future—with one game remaining in the regular season. His response could be characterized as a “Lovie Explosion.” “What kind of a question is that, anyway, at this time?” Lovie responded. “What kind of a... Read more »
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Chicago Bears Detroit Lions Preview

Chicago Bears Detroit Lions Preview
This is a different Chicago Bears team that played the Lion in Detroit back in Week-5. It was being said at the beginning of the season, but it’s finally becoming true … the offense is familiar with Martz’ scheme. The confusion at the line of scrimmage has been minimized. A big part of that is... Read more »

Special Season For Special Bears?

Special Season For Special Bears?
I was expecting some team to emerge from the NFL Blob, but I never thought that it could possibly be Da Bears. They’re now 7-2 on Monday Night Football since Lovie Smith took over as their head coach in 2004. Are those just arbitrary numbers, or does Lovie know how to get his team ready... Read more »

London Called, Bears Answered. But the Phone Service Sucked

London Called, Bears Answered. But the Phone Service Sucked
The Bears advanced to 4-3 with their win over the Bucs across the pond last Sunday. It sure wasn’t pretty, but I’ll take the win. Matt Forte once again proved why he deserves to be paid, and that he IS one of the league’s best. The Bears played great defense all game, and the offense... Read more »
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Why is Mike Martz Deciding Bears Future?

Why is Mike Martz Deciding Bears Future?
Just who’s in charge around here anyway? Mike Martz, the Chicago Bears’ rouge offensive coordinator, known to many as having the most evil-genius offensive mind of his time, sure does come with a lot of baggage. As offensive coordinators go, Mike Martz is as arrogant and as stubborn as the best of them. The cliché... Read more »

Report: Mike Martz Turns Down Contract Extension

Yesterday, we told you that the Sun Times had reported Bears’ special teams coordinator Dave Toub had turned down a contract extension offer from the team, which included a minimal salary increase. Today, the Sun Times is reporting that Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz has also turned down a recent offer from the team. According... Read more »

Brace Yourselves for the Second Wave of "Martzageddon"

The first chapter of “Martzageddon” really wasn’t so bad … right?? In 2010, the Bears’ new offensive coordinator actually did a nice job of adjusting his scheme; to a drastic extent, even … that is, until it mattered to the team the most. So, the question stands: Is what we saw in the NFC Championship... Read more »
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Bears Tight Ends Shine in Playoff Win

Chicago Tribune It’s no secret that Greg Olsen can be a mismatch for any defense. He’s too big for defensive backs and he’s too fast for most linebackers. This past Sunday against the Seahawks, Mike Martz remembered that he has the keys to one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the game. I’ve been... Read more »