Is Mike Martz What the Doctor Ordered for Jay Cutler?

Jeremy Pike@JeremyNPikeCorrespondent IFebruary 2, 2010

SAN FRANCISC0 - AUGUST 16:  Offensive coordinator Mike Martz of the San Francisco 49ers paces the sidelines against the Green Bay Packers during a preseason game on August 16, 2008 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Greg Trott/Getty Images)
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Mike Martz, former head coach of the St. Loius Rams and the man responsible for dreaming up “The Greatest Show on Turf”, has joined the Chicago Bears as the offensive coordinator.

So what does that mean for Jay Cutler, the quarterback who will be the trigger man in Martz’s offense?

After the season Cutler had, I have a hard time seeing him succeed in a Martz offense. Cutler has all the physical tools to be a top quarterback in this league. However, his personality tends to rub his teammates and coaches the wrong way.

He also struggles mentally, making poor decisions and never recovering from them. The great quarterbacks are defined by the decisions they make and how they react to the bad decisions.

Also, it will be very interesting to see what the Bears do with their offensive line, which will be expected to hold up even longer in pass protection (and they were poor in that area last season). The Bears do not have a first round draft pick, which would most likely have gone towards an offensive lineman (left tackle if any would be available).

Martz is an offensive genius, but he’ll be working with a quarterback whose football IQ might not be high enough to run the Greatest Show on Sod. I do not know if this will work out, but I lean towards it not.

Which further validates my thought that Denver got the much better end of the trade that sent Cutler to the Bears.

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