This is the potential candidate we have. First he disses on Jay Cutler. Then before the door even hits Ron Turner in the behind he expresses his interest in a position that’s not even open yet. Then after the position becomes open, he waits….no call…he waits…no call. Then he says he’s just ready to move on. Now he’s at Hallas Hall interviewing for the position.
If you don’t know who I’m talking about you didn’t read the title of this post and you haven’t followed the Bears coaching debacle.
I’m talking about Mike Martz interviewing today for the offensive coordinators position.
As much as I am disappointed with the Bears organization over the past 3 seasons culminating in my frustration watching the coaching search. I like the idea of Martz coming to Chicago. I like his approach to the passing game. Pass often, to lots of receivers, with multiple receiver sets.
I think he could bring some sophistication and some innovativeness to the offense that has been lacking for the better part of 24 years.
I do have my concerns though.
- How is this going to work with a run happy offensive line coach?
- How is he going to work with the QB that he dissed on (Poor Jay)?
- How is going to work for a former subordinate in Lovie Smith?
- How many washed up ex head coaches are going to be on our staff?
That last point really hits home. Mike Tice….former head coach with not too great a record. Rod Marinelli….former head coach with not too great a record. Mike Martz…former head coach…great record…with a Super Bowl ring.
It used to be said that Chicago is where receivers go to die (thanks Muhsin Muhammad). Is it now that Chicago is where Head Coaches go to die? If this season doesn’t pan out, that could be the reality.