Finally, the Bears have an offensive coordinator with an aggressive game plan and a proven track record! It’s about time; it was starting to look like the Cubs may win a World Series before that happened.
All North Side jokes aside, Martz has been the brains behind many juggernaut offenses over the past decade or so.
The “Greatest Show on Turf” Rams offenses of the early 2000’s were all under the tutelage of Martz, as he took the abilities of Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Torry Holt, and Isaac Bruce to levels they never would have reached without him.
The Bears do not have the talent Martz had in St. Louis, but look at the production he has gotten elsewhere in his NFL coaching career: Shaun Hill and J.T. O’Sullivan of the 49ers combined for nearly 4,000 yards passing in 2008 while Frank Gore rushed for over 1,000, and Jon Kitna of all people threw for over 4,000 yards two seasons. This bodes extremely well for the Monsters of the Midway.
The Bears are much more talented and have better weapons to fit Martz’s system than his teams in San Fran and Detroit did. Reports from OTA’s have been that the offense is starting to adjust well to the complexities of his offense, as long as that continues look for the offense to improve big time this season.