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Ahh, the great offensive mind that is Mike Martz. The coach who brought us the St. Louis Rams’ greatest show on turf.
I wonder just how long he’s going to be able to take credit for that before people realize that maybe the personnel of Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Issac Bruce and others may have a lot more to with his Rams success than he did.
After being fired by the Rams in early 2006, because of multiple conflicts with the front office, Martz went on to take the offensive coordinator job for the Detroit Lions. With his two seasons with the Lions, the team went 3-13 and 7-9.
Martz then went on to take the San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator job for one season before being let go. He landed as the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears in 2010.
In his first season with the Bears, Martz’ offense ranked 28th in passing and 22nd in rushing, not too good.
His play calling is getting Jay Cutler killed back there and is frustrating for Bears fans. Running back Matt Forte is starting to make Martz look a little better, but don’t kid yourself, it’s in spite of Martz not because of Martz.