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Bears coach Lovie Smith became instantly irritated Wednesday when asked if Mike Martz will return as his offensive coordinator next season. "What kind of question is that at this time?" Smith said. "Why would you ask a question like that anyway?"
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Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith became testy Wednesday when asked about the future of offensive coordinator Mike Martz.
“What kind of question is that at this time?” Smith said in response to a question of whether Martz will return next season. “What kind of question is that? Why would you ask a question like that anyway?”
Martz is in the final year of his contract. He...
Rumors are flying in regards to the future of Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Will he stay with the Bears or look for a head-coaching job in college or the NFL? I have been as critical of Martz as anyone. His play calling is more of a hindrance at times than the brilliance we [...]
Bears coach Lovie Smith didn’t want to talk about the future of his offensive coordinator. Martz's future is in doubt after the Bears offense has fallen off in the last half of the season.
One of the biggest questions around the Bears this offseason will be what they do at offensive coordinator. Mike Martz’s contract is up and rumors have already started flying that he won’t be back next season. Lovie Smith called those rumors “made up” a while back and he doesn’t seem to be interested in answering…
Bears coach can't understand interest in where offensive coordinator will be next yearInstead of saying he would wait until the end of the season to address the future of his coaching staff, Lovie Smith snapped Wednesday when asked if Mike Martz will be back next year.
Injuries wrecked an offense that had started to jell, and a five-game losing
streak knocked a team that seemed headed to the playoffs out of contention. Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz, however, hopes to stick around.
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Lovie Smith snapped at a reporter who asked about Mike Martz's future. (Chicago Tribune)
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Highly regarded special teams coordinator is on expiring contract and he could leave for highest bidderPro Bowl running back Matt Forte isn't alone as a priority free agent. Special teams coordinator Dave Toub also will be a free agent if the Bears do not re-sign him, as will be offensive coordinator Mike Martz.