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Jeremy Bates.  No thanks.

Tom Clements.  Not allowed.
Chud.  No thanks.
Hue Jackson.  No thanks.
Ken Zampese.  Not allowed.
Nobody wants the Bears' offensive coordinator position and it has nothing to do with the players on the roster.  The next OC will get one year under a sinking-ship head coach who will force you to run the ball early and often.  Every other team in the league, at any other position, offers more job stability.  
For that reason, and that reason alone, it is time for the Bears to hire Mike Martz and move on.  It isn't ideal.  Hell, it isn't even good.  But it's what needs to be done so this organization doesn't go through the entirety of the college scouting process without knowledge of what their offensive system will be.  
The only other possibility is the coaches being targeted by the Bears are still in the postseason.  But I'd be beyond surprised if a coach would leave either the Colts or Saints to come and work in Chicago for 11 months.

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  • First!?

  • Something *does* need to be done.

  • Maybe we can hire Ron Turner back? Just kidding... Sort of.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shady:

    1. Hell no. Stop asking FQ and/or Irish supplying you with cron.

    2. Please change your avatar back, every time I look at it now I get creeped out. Man those things were ugly.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My fault. Now that CHUD is officially of the list I I should change it back to the Dez dispenser.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Boo Yah!

  • In reply to Shady:

    Like I've stated before, Lovie's re-hire was the double edged Rooney Rule sword. Once this character got his hooks into Bears and Chicago, it became impossible to run him out as he deserves. I give him credit however for taking management for a ride. No way he deserved that new deal at those years/numbers. Lovie has a great agent because they both managed to successfully box in the team and the city. Extremely frustrating that he gets handled with kit gloves. Can't we trade him like Jets did when they shipped Lovie's fellow dumb ass best bud Hermie(how much time is left on the clock?)Edwards to Chiefs? Talk about stupid! Problem is nobody wants Hammer or any of his recently fired coaches. Everyone knows they suck. None have gotten any job interviews that I've seen so far. Great job Bears. Keep up the bad work. Here's an inside look at JA and Teddy P as to which one's responsible for Lovie's sweet deal...LOL. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3GI6O36868&feature=related

  • In reply to Shady:

    For anyone wanting a good laugh - this is from the official transcript of the Bears press conference - from JA himself:

    On if it will be tough to get assistant coaches when Lovie will be viewed as a lame duck coach
    "No. I don't think that in the least. I know there will be that perception. I'm not naive to think that that won't be. I do not foresee us having problems in getting coaches. In fact, I don't really see us going out to recruit coaches and have to tell them to come to Chicago. I think given the fact that we feel very confident that we're going to win and given the fact that we are here in Chicago, I think we are going to have a bevy of coaches wanting to be here, and I feel that sincerely."

  • In reply to BillW:

    Sound proof that the front office is not only arrogant but also ignorant in the deepest sense. I would welcome Martz at this point even though I think he's a bag of poo.

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    A bag of poo - or as Doc might proffer - "a bag of warm shite" ... would be preferable to Martz. It really would be poking Cutler in the eyes. It's not his philosophy of "pass-first" (because that's how the NFL is now), but Cutler's not going to forget what Martz said about him on TV and that would just fester away - there's too much 'previous' between them that's out there. Isn't he a spread-offense kind of guy ? How does that suit Jay ?

    We need a dude that says "Okay, we have a QB who's big, strong-armed and very mobile. We need to roll that pocket out more, have more bootlegs, extend the play more, use the speed at receiver we have, stretch it vertically then - POP - hit them with the counter trap .... left .... right ....hit them on the stretch play, then - BANG - play action to Shabba, touchdown."

    Ain't rocket science, hell, give Gary Coleman the damn job, dude needs it .....

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1245862/Diffrent-Strokes-star-Gary-Coleman-arrested-domestic-assault.html

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Martz would be an unmitigated disaster with our field and our personnel. He would single-handedly get Cutler killed. The ONLY good thing that could come out of him coming here would be his insistence that we get FieldTurf immediately.
    I agree - we have the QB so build the frigging offense to his AND Matty's strengths.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Well Bears fans, we've got no coach and no draft picks this year... what do we do? I say we pick up at least one offensive lineman early in the draft, maybe a guard in the third round (tackle would be optimistic) or a center to train during Olin's last season. Then... we wait.

    2010 Bears will look really bad. Really really bad - maybe we go 5-11. Hopefully we're in not stuck with the salary cap nightmare of a first pick, but we get to pick from the top talent in next year's draft. That kind of draft spot plus a new GM could equal a a 2011 Bears playoff contender.

    What would be very bad would be firing Lovie in October. That would absolutely kill the team, and while a top 3 pick looks good on paper I just don't want to have to experienece a season of that.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    Does anyone have faith that we wouldn't pick a sure fire bust with having a top 3 pick? JA should be kept as a 4th Rd and later Defensive pick Adviser only.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    Anyone have any opinions about Norm Chow, Kevin Rogers and the OC for the University of Tennessee (lost the article and hence the name). Heard them mentioned recently. Somebody said Brian Billick but I am sure he isn't that stupid.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    I keep trying to think of trade scenarios but even though I was getting pretty gung ho about trading Urlacher as he made more and more stupid comments, I am more fearful of what we would look like without him than with him healthy. If this year was any indication, not good. If Hester can get back to form on returns, great. If not, he is expendable. (So sad what we did to the GOAT returner) Who would want Vasher? Will Olsen get better and will he ever learn some semblance of what a block looks like?

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    This blogger suggests Rob Ryan as DC, switching to the 3-4 and picking up Richard Seymour and Shaun Rogers on the D-line. Trading Harris for a 2nd rounder or to get Marshall and moving Tillman to FS. Thoughts?

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/daily-chicago-sports-tab/2010/01/how-to-fix-the-chicago-bears-defense.html

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    1) Rob Ryan would be an idiot to come work for Lovie vs. Mike Holmgren. Love to have him - will not happen with LDL here.
    2) 3-4, great, but not while Lovie is here. Will never, ever happen with LDL as Head Coach of the Bears.
    3) Sounds great, but what is the incentive for those guys to come here?
    4) Denver would be absolutely retarded to take Tommie for The Beast straight-up, and we don't have picks to give.
    5) Tillman has bum shoulders and is our best press coverage corner. Moving him to FS is, IMHO, a huge risk to his shaky physical health, a totally different position for him to learn, a temporary band-aid to our FS woes (he's not a spring chicken), and he's too frigging skinny besides. Please no.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    FYI,

    From NFL Network, the Bears 2010 Oppnents.

    In addition to their 6 division games:

    Home - New England, New York Jets, Phildelphia, Seattle, Washington.

    Away - Buffalo, Carolina, Dallas, Miami, NY Giants.

    That is NINE games vs. 2009 playoff teams.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    Per NFL Network; Johnny "Opportunity" Knox has been named to the Pro-bowl, replacing Percy Harvin.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Does that make you an official pro-bowler ?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    And every one of those teams sucked at one point or other (except Miami ?) this season. We already beat the Vikes this year. Let them come ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    There was plenty of playoff turnover this year (Giants and Steelers anyone?) Its not about who we play, its about how we play.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    I don't know man, I mean Urlacher's not going down in the first game again (touching wood), so at least our defense should be respectable. Our O is all down to what happens to that line in the off season ... and curing Jay's propensity to being Brett Favre.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Its not about having bad players. Other than the line, our offense has enough talent to be a playoff team. And our defense was superbowl caliber, its just aging. The reason why the team will fair so poorly is because (1) The offense will not have the leadership it needs to avoid looking confused like it did this year - although Cutler probably won't throw 20+ picks again; (2) The defense is getting older (so is BU) and they aren't drafting the talent they need to stem that tide.

    With that said, I hope you all tell me what a fool I was 2/3 into the season when we clinch a playoff spot early.

  • In reply to BillW:

    Bring in Da Chin (This is not my line - saw it on Roys shirt)!!! Good read:http://www.suntimes.com/sports/2012014,bears-coach-positions-26.article

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    man I'd bring in Roy ! He's the only guy that breaks it down and talks sense. I love Roy. We were ripping on Olsen and Hester all season - he said he'd do more film room stuff on those guys but he must be pretty busy....

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Jebus. Well spotted MB ! No Hate for my beloved Bears here, just a dislike of the suits ...

    Happy anniversary my Bears.

    And we're 90 years old ! Although 2010-1920, so the 90th year was last year ... ?

    Bill Murray looks for superbowl tickets :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4Px_1h3J9A&feature=PlayList&p=C86543F99D1FB9F3&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=9

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    From the Chicago Tribune:
    "Becoming the Bears' defensive coordinator might not be the ideal scenario for Rod Marinelli, but the assistant head coach/defensive line wouldn't be opposed to it, if Lovie Smith runs out of options.

    "Whatever Lovie needs, I'll do," Marinelli said Tuesday during practice at the Senior Bowl. "If the field needs to be mowed, I'll bring my hand-mower out.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    I about busted an artery when I saw this article:
    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/01/is-jay-cutler-the-issue-in-bears-offensive-coordinator-search.html
    So the Braintrust is now blaming Cutler for the lack of OC candidates? That seems bright, Lovie. Do you think we're stupid?

  • In reply to BillW:

    Yeah, good luck with that Sven: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/extramustard/hotclicks/01/26/fan-wont-shave-until-viikings-win-super-bowl/index.html

  • In reply to Shady:

    Edwards was dealt from Jets to KC.

  • In reply to Shady:

    And once again I feel obligated to get back on my soap-box and state what the blogfather will not: Dave Toub (correct spelling) for OC.

    Unless the BT is smitten with someone on the Colts or Saints payroll, this is ugly.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    OK that should do it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ANOTHER St. Louis re-tread?!?

    Hell, why don't we just get Arch Deluxe to coach the OFFENSE?

  • It was reported on 670 the score, the day they interviewed Chud that Lovie wanted Martz but that Angelo won't allow him to hire Martz. Dunno if there was truth in that but that is what they said.

  • It was reported the day they did the Chud interview on 670 the Score; that Lovie already asked to hire Martz for the job but Angelo won't allow that to happen.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    grrr sorry stupid pop up window got in the way and slowed things down so bad I thought the post didn't go...

  • In reply to dutsami:

    It really doesn't bother me that it is taking a while, they have until like the end of March before the offseason program can start. I just think they need to decide who they want and hire them, what is the point of bringing people in for an interview at that point unless it is to say, "well.. we know what you have done in the past but are you willing to scrap all that and come here and do what Lovie wants instead?" Then noone is going to take it, well I would take it if they offered but noone with any experience; hell maybe I should call em up and see if I can get an interview.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    You should totally do that FTW. In fact, we all should.

    Now THAT would be a funny prank. We can each link to this blog as our expereince and knowledge of Bears football and how to run a Bears offense.

    Who's with me... Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm vacationing in Chicago in a couple of weeks; I will stop by Halas Hall and see what happens.
    You MAY be talking to the next Offensive Coordinator of YOUR CHICAGO BEARS.

    Thanks for the inspiration, MB.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Nice MBP!

    You've got my vote bud.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Like I said earlier this week, the bears have become 2nd only to the raiders as an NFL laughing stock. This entire situation is a complete fiasco.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fire Lovie hire Leslie Frazier HC, Doug Plank DC and hell I will be the OC Im a Combat VET, and dont give a shit Im a 46 year old undefeated mfer on madden 10 What the hell?

  • In reply to pankster:

    stamp approved on all of this. hell you HAVE to be better than martz lol

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sorry Jeff, I disagree. If only for a remote outside chance that someone on the Colts or Saints staff is interested. I would love to see WR coach Clyde Christianson take the OC position. I was listening to the radio the other day any someone mentioned that this guy was the most overqualified WR coach in the League.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Lets see they fire all of the Lovie suckies,now they should hire another(Martz)?
    Anything but that, aint worked for the past 3-4 years.

    The Bears put themselves in a no-win position by not cleaning the entire house.Would you buy a house that had a pile of dog-crap laying right inside the front door?

  • In reply to Hoosierdaddy:

    Uhh, the dog crap is actually the foundation.

  • In reply to Hoosierdaddy:

    At this point some Madden geek might actually be an improvement.

  • In reply to Hoosierdaddy:

    btw, unless I didn't catch it above

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah.. MB I saw that too but, I didn't want to bring it up because it just depresses me how low we have are. DAMN!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hey ALL great news!!!!! Hot off the wire...Bears Management have come up with a plan to save Ol' McFuc!@$#$!@sky cash..

    LDL has just resigned and extended his contact again he will play both ways..(take it any way you want it)... He will be HC..OC...and we saved the best for last DC.. Wow! what brilliant planning we have in the Halas Asylum..., Hey where's the Joker?

  • In reply to dutsami:

    When we can't get TE coaches and QB coaches to even interview for our OC job, we are truly fucked. Christenson or bust? Plank for the DB's for sure. Choosing Oakland over Da Bears. That hurts.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    With Martz Cutler has what 65 TD's and 35 INT's? And hey with no Offensive system in place they might accidentally draft some good players for it.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Draft them with what though ? Therein lies the problem. Presumably - sorry, presumably on a professional team - we are going to lose a 3 and a fourth, maybe a fifth in trading up or trading for a player. The only way I could envision losing Urlacher AND HEster is if it was to the Rams for their first pick. Mr. Suh would be welcome in Chicago for a long time ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Oh yeah, I forgot. We don't get draft picks. My bad. That's ok, I am sure we won't have an Offensive system in place after next year either.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    they just need to fire lovie already. If nobody is willing to come in then its obvious that Lovie reputation is hurting this team more that he could be helping the team. Just fire Lovie bring in a whole new coaching staff. This means that our team will possibly be going through three different Offensive schemes in three years. The Best thing for this team is a whole new coaching staff

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Around and around we go. Just replacing Lovie and Angelo would be $95 million at a onservative estimate. I don't know how much the NFL revenue to the Bears is - but it's probably in or under $200 million. You could kiss most of that goodbye to clean house. Doesn't make any sense to clear house if you're business-minded. The money comes in, it doesn't have to go out. Where is the incentive to win a superbowl ?

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    also, listening to the score this morning and they were talking about the option of trading some players to restock on draft picks. possibly Urlacher, Hester?

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    one more question please somebody answer. how come i cant login or post comments when im using my blackberry?

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    I'll say it again -

    If we're not trying to win, and just trying to keep asses in the seats - Let's have some fun.

    Jordan for OC, and Chelios for DC.

    As well: Urlacher, Hester, and Olsen - buh-bye.

    Hello SUH!

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    and while we're at it, let's trade cutty, tillman, forte, briggs, and knox for jason campbell. YEA...THAT'S A BRIGHT IDEA!!!!! FELLAS (and lady)...Y'ALL WITH ME?!?!?!?!?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I think trading Urlacher and Hester is a good idea. We don't need Hester anymore if we don't use him at what he does best, and Urlacher is almost done anyway.

  • In reply to rut419:

    Urlacher is almost done ? How do we know ? He was supposed to be fully fit and stronger this year - we don't know how much better he was and that's the truth. Just better. He didn't exactly get beaten up this year, he just broke his wrist. My point is, an aging Urlacher is waaaay better than the insult that replaced him. Whiffing blocks (can you imagine how bad HH would be in a TWO-gap system ?) and looking lost in coverage. So if we trade Urlacher what happens to the most prestigious position on the Bears roster ? It's not just a roster spot - it's a postion with legendary NFL status attached to it. We have standards to uphold. Smash mouth defense in subzero temperatures, lead by a tornado with teeth in the Mike. The application list for the position of Chicago bears middle linebacker should look like the membership list for the Justice League of America. It should contain characters who are wanted for intergalactic war crimes. I want The Hulk and Hellboy duking it out in the lobby. Not Hunter fucking Hillenmeyer.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Said this in the last thread - why aren't the Bears getting hammered for all the guys turning them down.

    Also said someone should make a list. Thanks Jeff.

    Obviously if they wanted Martz they'd have hired him by now. Why invite so many people to interview if you know you don't want them?

    But somehow they'll spin this by saying it was their plan all along.

    And I've said this before and truly beleive it - Lovie hired assistants before the OC as job security. The obvious move is to realize they can't get anyone here knowing Lovie is a lame diuck - but if they fire Lovie now they have to go through the expense and bad PR of letting the newly signed assistants go too.

    If was clever of Lovie. Now we wait to see what desparate guy will take the OC/DC jobs.

    And if ends uo being Martz, then the Bears look even stupider.

    I beleive that Angelo doesn't want Martz; but the arrogence the they will have no trouble getting people interested in the job has been exposed. So what next? And why is no one asking him or Lovie or Teddy?

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Fk him. Anyone who chooses the Raiders over the Bears deserves what they get.

    What Cutler needs is a vet QB around, an old dog. He hasn't really had the benefit of an older mentor. Rodgers rode the pine for years, looking and learning (how not to play football I guess). Steve Young said he learned the game watching Jimmy Mac from the bench at BYU. If we weren't so brazen headed as a team we could still have Griese riding the pine, giving Cutler his $0.02 here and there. My two biggest concerns before last season were depth at MLB and QB. If either Brian or Jay went down, we were SNAFU. There wasn't anyone competent or proven to jump in at either spot. Would you put the baby's milk money on Hanie or Bassanez to carry your team into battle ? We found out beyond a shadow of a doubt that Hillenmeyer is not an NFL starter and probably never will be. Showing up for 1 out of 16 games doesn't cut it.

    Who would you guys like to see on the roster as a vet backup QB ?

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