The Bears Beat (01.05.12): Smith says Cutler had no say in Martz departure

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Bears head coach Lovie Smith insisted that quarterback Jay Cutler had no say in the decision for offensive coordinator Mike Martz and the team to part ways. Martz refused to air dirty laundry after his exit. And the organization will seek permission to speak to personnel man Eric DeCosta of the Baltimore Ravens, a team with a good draft history and personnel moves.

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