You're right, it doesn't make sense other than the fact that they have no one else who could even come close to running this offense he's installed. That's always been the best form of job security for all of those "Air Coryell" guys. Tell me how Norv Turner has managed to hold on to his HC spot in San Diego with all the playoff choking they've done.
Originally Posted by Cornish
Lovie and JA obviously don't have the first clue about how to build an offense so they did the next best thing. The hired one. As and OC Mike Martz is like the daily special at your local greasy spoon. He comes with few options and there are no substitutions. As has been said, "you don't hire Mike Martz to fit in". In other words he does things his way or not at all and the Bears job is perfect for him because there is no one on the current staff who could take over and run this offense. The Bears knew this when they hired the guys which is why a whole shit load of us were against it. He's not and never will be a good fit for this team.
Mike Martz is a what you see is what you get guy. He doesn't adapt to your team, your team must adapt to him and the type of players he wins with do not reside on our roster. The closest we can come is at RB where Forte is a pretty fair comparison to Marshall Faulk as an all around back. But, we don't have an Orlando Pace in his HOF prime at LT and we don't have Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt running those routes like he drew them and although I'd take Cutler over Warner anyday in the short run Warner was built to run that offense and so was Marc Bulger. So far Cutler is not.
Warner and Bulger were prototypical pocket passers with just enough arm to reach Martz's downfield routes. Good arms but not guns and very limited mobility. Jay Cutler was drafted by Denver to be the second coming of John Elway and he had all the same tools. Great athleticism, mobility and a gun for an arm. Maybe even better than Elway's but certainly no worse.
Cutler would be far better off playing for the Packers where he would be allowed to use his mobility and his arm to make plays on the run or from a moving pocket. I don't think Martz knows what a "waggle" is. That is exactly the kind of offense that Cutler was drafted to play in. One with a big WR target, a pass catching TE and good solid running back. With the exception of the running back (who excels as much or more as a receiver) he has none of the rest. This whole thing is an abortion. The Mike Martz offense is not the place for Jay Cutler yet we got him and then hooked him up with Martz. Bad move.
If Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers traded places Jay would be a Super Bowl QB and a media darling right now instead of a whipping boy. You can bank on that.
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