Found January 03, 2012 on
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Mike Martz resigned from the Chicago Bears today; more like he was forced out. Martz often himself in trouble for ultra pass-heavy schemes that left the quarterback vulnerable.
Not a good idea when the Bears just acquired Jay Cutler, giving the franchise it’s first real signal caller since Sid Luckman. In both years Cutler and Martz worked together there was friction and trouble.
Who could forget in midseason when Cutler was caught on camera saying “F him” about Martz in a nationally broadcast games. And both this year and last year, the Bears ran into an opponent with whom Martz’s schemes (and his stubbornness to stick to them no matter what) really HURT the Bears. There were two games in which Cutler was sacked a ridiculous amount of times. And that says something because up until his season ending injury, Cutler had been sacked more than any other QB in the NFL.
“Philosophical differences” was given as the reason for the split. But given all the hype this man has had bestowed u...
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Mike Martz did not leave Halas Hall with anger or bitterness Tuesday: He did not want to continue as offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears, and the team no longer wanted him, either.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Mike Martz is out after two seasons as the Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator.
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After spending two seasons in Mike Martz' offense, quarterback Jay Cutler appears more than ready to move on.
With the Chicago Bears and Mike Martz officially parting ways Tuesday, the team must move swiftly to secure yet another offensive coordinator for quarterback Jay Cutler and is expected to take a serious look at Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen.
Watch the Bears' 4 p.m. press conference Live on nbcchicago.com.
Changes are coming fast and furious at Halas Hall Tuesday.
The same day the Bears fired long-time GM Jerry Angelo, offensive coordinator Mike Martz resigned, citing "philosophical differences," according to the NBC Sports family.
Quarterbacks coach Shane Day may be out as well, according to local reports...
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