Does Martz still have too much power?
You could argue that a team with five picks and an established starting quarterback didn't need to take on a developmental quarterback like Idaho's Nathan Enderle. But that decision speaks to the underrated power offensive coordinator Mike Martz now wields in the organization.
Chicago Sun Times
An experienced player who was a four-year starter in a pro-style offense. Has a strong arm and a quick
release, is intelligent and competitive and was highly recommended by offensive coordinator Mike Martz.
Granted, with the way our o-line played last year, we HAD to have 3 QBs on the staff, as we DID go through 2 qbs in 2 different games, but only one of those was due to injury. As we all also know, Martz had to be reigned in in the early to mid part of the season due to the playing style leaving Cutler at great risk for harm, so if this is true, WHY is he giving so much personnel decisions as far as the draft goes, if only on a 5th round pick on a QB?
To me, it seems, we need a qb for the future, as Hanie is gonna end up somewhere else with his talent, and the rookie FA's might not be available for a little while longer. However, investing in a QB in the draft will seem to be just as useless if FA comes and goes and we don't do a major overhaul of the interior of the line, and the fact that we didn't get anyone, if not to compete with Garza, to at least be in line to start next year. That certainly beats a QB that might not be ready for 3-4 years just to be a backup, IMO. Maybe this is a warning sign, maybe it's just "nothing to see here", but if this offense plays like **** next year just like it did this year, I think it's time to either neuter him or cut our losses and see how Tice performs as an OC (why not? Marinelli was a line coach) with Martz' power in the organization.