“Why run it when they have one more guy than you can block? Why not throw it when you have free access and you have a guy who can beat single coverage? … To do that you have to have the ability to check at the line of scrimmage, you have to have the ability to have a short passing game. And then I’m a no-huddle guy and we don’t have no huddle. … I want to be able to go no huddle and change the rhythm offensively.”
-Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice on his offensive philosophy, which directly contradicts former coordinator Mike Martz’s scheme.
Sounds an awful lot like a verbal slap in the face to Martz, doesn’t it? By rhetorically asking “why do this?” or “why not that?” and saying “you have to be able to check” (call audibles) at the line of scrimmage, Tice is essentially relaying how different he and Martz are and, to some extent, how out of touch Martz is with today’s game.
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