Man am I excited for this new offense directed under the masterful mind of the maestro known as Mike Martz! Everything I’ve read thus far makes me believe he will have an impact for the better and the offense will thrive, or at least die trying to thrive! Once we step foot on to Soldier week one against Detroit, we will be in attack mode! We’re coming in shooting and going out shooting! Boy, does that fit Jay Cutler’s persona perfectly! Gunslinger’s got a new offense!
In essence, I like this new, bold approach. Kind of like what Martzsaid in a recent interview I want to put 2009’s offense behind and its inadequacies, miscues, and shortcomings to rest and move on to seeing what we can do with a new, innovative offense based on spreading the field. Ya know, “Out with the Old in with the New”. Let’s hit the casino and gamble. Swing for the fences. One word that comes to mind with this offense: Creativity. So with that in mind, I have a creative proposal for Mike Martz and his offense heading into 2010.
Factor Garrett Wolfe into the mix: Think 2008 New York Giants. I envision Wolfe as our Ahmad Bradshaw, Chester Taylor as our Derrick Ward, and Matt Forte as our (more finesse of course) Brandon Jacobs. Why don’t we put this three-headed monster to work? Utilizing all three of the backs qualities, giving them a proper balance of work throughout the entire course of a game. They all are above-average pass catchers and it would offer a nice spice to the offense, as well as keeping each of one of them fresh. Plus, it greatly limits the threat of any potential injuries. How could this not work? More pros than cons. The key to this attack is durability and health. The result is gainful and prosperous.
Think about the plan. I mean they all have the capability to pick up yards after the catch with their elusiveness, so, they can be used at any time, on any given down On Any Given Sunday…what I’m trying to say —they are interchangeable to any degree. Andthis allows us to improve the chances to effectively gain yards on the ground, something we haven’t been able to do since the Thomas Jones-Cedric Benson days. We move he chains, we hold on to the ball longer, we increase our chances to score. Why not consider this formula? I hope Martz makes this plan come to fruition.
Reason for Wolfe: He has shown flashes of big-play potential despite minimal playing time. Screen game, draws? Reason for Taylor: Whether it was in Baltimore or Minnesota this guy flat out got the job done and prolonged drives with both his feet and his hands. Is there a better fit for a 2nd back than him? Reason for Forte: He does his best early in games and with this plan he can be more effective. You really think he’s a 20-25 carry guy? I want him at 12-16 carries a game at 4.5-5 yards a pop. Otherwise, I don’t think we’ll be able to keep defenses honest if we feature Forte and just show Taylor and Wolfe from time to time. How will we ever be able to combine the run with the pass when Forte is the go-to-guy? We saw what happened with that approach last year.
In conclusion, this has the makings of a beneficial system, one which could make the offense all that more exciting and ultimately more difficult for a defense to figure out and game plan against. This could make for more points with a greater emphasis on better ball-control, enhancing our team’s ability to ware out defenses, while keeping our defense from being worn out. Ponder a crisper, rested defense for just a few moments. Now add that to a well-balanced offense that controls the ball and spreads the field. The opportunities are endless and the results are outstanding. Ah, the potential! Insert the fact that we plan to incorporate more imagination and giddy-up (quick formations, line-ups) to the offense, I can’t see why this would turn out to be anything but a winning equation.
While we’re at it, why not at times throw in the Windy City Flyer Devin Hester, it wouldn’t hurt. I mean he’s only our most explosive weapon. All in all, this dynamic plan has the makings of a winner, and it makes both sides of the ball that much better. A Bears team with a good offense, and a good defense? —The more options for Jay Cutler and Mike Martz, the better chance the Bears have in becoming a balanced football team, which in turn could translate into a winning football team. Somewhere Gale Sayers, Dick Butkus, and Mike Ditka are smiling.