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The dream has come true for Bears fans: Not only is Jerry Angelo gone, but so is offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who chose to officially retire this offseason, but is suggested to have been asked to leave.
Martz just wasn't a good fit with the Chicago Bears. Martz never wanted to run the ball, he wanted Cutler to do seven step dropbacks and he made it impossible for a new quarterback to learn his system, which proved hurtful when Cutler was knocked out for the year last season.
After Martz "left," the Bears promoted offensive line coach Mike Tice to offensive coordinator, a move that fans and players alike adored. Tice immediately went to work, integrating the ideas of offensive linemen, wide receivers, quarterbacks, running backs and tight ends to make a new offensive system, one that the players would be comfortable running and one that would be easy for a new player to learn.
Another coach brought in this offseason was quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates. Bates worked with Cutler in Denver, where Cutler made the Pro Bowl, along with his wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Bates knows Cutler better than anyone, and if anyone is going to get this guy to be an elite quarterback, it is going to be him.
Bringing in Bates and promoting Tice shows that the Bears are prepared to win now, and that they want coaches who are going to lead the talent that they currently have.