The mad scientist has done it again. He has given life to a down and out team. Now this may only be after two weeks but if all goes according to plan barring no major injuries, the Chicago Bears may be in the NFC championship game. Crazy? Maybe, but to take that job you had to be. He is the second coming of the late Don Coryell who said the same thing when he took over the San Diego Chargers in the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Only good things can come of the Martz-Cutler marriage, if Cutler does not get butt hurt by Martz opinions and vocal volume. Almost everything is in favor of the Bears. Cutler has been praised since his loosing days at Vanderbilt as a great quarterback and in this system his rocket arm will be put to good use every down. The NFC north has been “dumbed down” with the Vikings taking big hits this off-season and the Lions a couple years away from maturing with a young defense. Their schedule is highly favorable already going 2-0 who should go 5-2 up to their bye week and then an easy warm up game against Buffalo their first week back and 6-3 record after their buy week. And their defense is going to be in a position much like the Colts defense. If the Bears get a big enough lead, which their offense should do, Julius Peppers, Tommie Harris, and the rest of that defensive line should abuse offensive lines as most teams will be set up to pass. And with athletic linebackers like Brian Urlacher and Lance Birggs, the Bears should be a very dominating defense once again. The receivers might need to pick it up though. It is not that they are not good or do not contribute but there is no one dominant receiver among them. That’s where Matt Forte and Greg Olsen come in and pick up the slack.
The only detractor may be the weather. The Bears play six of their last nine games in possibly snowy weather that may not favor a throwing team. But in perfect weather they wouldn’t have a problem against the teams they play.
With Mike Martz at the helm he will take charge of an offense that could launch the Bears into NFC dominance. Lets not forget that Martz had the most dominant offense in the St. Louis Rams and made Jon Kitna , of all people, a 4,000 yard passer. Mike Martz may give the Bears the best chance to make a deep post season run that will favor them.