Tag Archives: Mike Martz

Countdown to Camp: Experienced coaches should bring out best in players

July 30th, 2010 - 8:45 am

This is Part 10 of the 10-part position analysis leading up to the start of the Bears’ 2010 training camp in Bourbonnais. Lovie Smith claims he feels no additional pressure this season, no more than the pressure of fielding a …

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Countdown to Camp: Cutler, Martz hold the keys to the season

July 12th, 2010 - 3:25 pm

This is Part 1 of the 10-part position analysis leading up to the start of the Bears’ 2010 training camp in Bourbonnais. If you thought Jay Cutler had the weight of the world on his shoulders last year entering his …

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Martz: Veteran backup QB “would make us all feel a little easier”

May 3rd, 2010 - 8:32 am

New Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz essentially confirmed what most of us have felt since last year, when the Bears carried just two quarterbacks on the active roster: adding a veteran backup would provide valuable insurance should the worst happen …

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Mike Martz on the Bears’ wide receivers

May 2nd, 2010 - 4:30 pm

“I love our receivers. I think that our receiver corps will be the strength of this team. You can put that in granite. I can promise you that one. There’s not very many things I would say are unretractable, but …

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ESPN’s Clayton says Bears could be a Top 5 surprise team

April 29th, 2010 - 12:49 pm

The Bears could be one of the Top 5 surprises in the upcoming season, writes ESPN’s John Clayton. In his yearly assessment, Clayton forecasts five surprise teams that will be the most likely to sneak up on the rest of …

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Mike Martz on Greg Olsen

April 22nd, 2010 - 12:07 pm

“If there’s a [good] player who can’t fit a system, then something’s wrong … with the system, don’t you think? We will give everybody an opportunity to find who they are and how they’ll contribute. Everybody will get that opportunity, …

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Martz, not Smith, correct about Hester

March 25th, 2010 - 12:05 pm

One of the first players Mike Martz was asked about after being hired as the Bears’ new offensive coordinator was kick returner Devin Hester.  Martz said he liked Hester’s speed and thought he could play the role of the slot …

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Bears strike quickly, sign TE Manumaleuna

March 5th, 2010 - 8:18 am

Just as they had done by signing Frank Omiyale in the opening hours of free agency last off-season, the Bears recognized a need and struck quickly at the start of free agency this year. The Bears agreed to terms with …

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Torry Holt on Mike Martz’s offense

February 15th, 2010 - 8:35 am

“In [Mike Martz's] system, you gotta be able to run. You’d better be cerebral, you’d better be able to learn and you’d better have thick skin because he’s so demanding. You’re working with a perfectionist.  If you can’t do those …

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Although unlikely, signing Holt makes perfect sense

February 13th, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Torry Holt said it best in a recent interview on WMVP AM-1000. “I think it’s a match made in heaven if they were to bring someone like me in to actually show these guys how to run this system, efficiently, …

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