Chicago Bears: 5 Candidates to Replace Mike Martz

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Chicago Bears: 5 Candidates to Replace Mike Martz
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Black Tuesday hit Halas Hall this week.

First it was general manager Jerry Angelo losing his job, then it was word that offensive coordinator Mike Martz would not be brought back. Quarterback coach Shane Day was also let go.

So here we are again with Lovie Smith searching for his fourth offensive coordinator as he prepares to enter his ninth season as the Bears head coach.

Team president Ted Phillips made it very clear on Tuesday that Lovie will have free reign to replace 
Martz. That means he does not need to wait for a new general manager. However Lovie's history with this is pretty bad.

First there was Terry Shea, who was brought in to install the Mike Martz offense. After losing Rex Grossman to injury, much like Martz's offense this past season, it went down the drain. Shea lasted one very forgettable season.

All you really have to remember about him was he brought Jonathan Quinn to Chicago.

In 2005, Ron Turner was brought back to Chicago. He brought a more traditional run-oriented offense, which helped the Bears reach the Super Bowl. However, after a bad 2009, someone had to take the blame and Lovie decided the blame should fall on the offense.

That brings us to two seasons ago, where after a lengthy search, Mike Martz was hired. 

Two years later we are right back with Lovie needing a fall guy and again he will blame the offense. So who will be the fourth offensive coordinator for Lovie Smith?

Pay attention, because it may be his last.

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