Former Rams head coach, 49ers offensive coordinator and Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz would like to work with Lovie Smith again if the Bears are interested in Martz as their offensive coordinator.
Martz and Lovie worked together when the Rams were known as “The greatest show on turf”, Martz was the head coach and the offensive guru while Lovie was the defensive coordinator.
Martz is good friends with both coach Lovie Smith and former Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner.
Martz had this to say about the possibility of getting the offensive coordinator gig:
“I really hope I get a phone call, I’m excited about it. Obviously, I’d love to work for Lovie. From a selfish standpoint, it would be a great situation for me. Working for someone you know and believe in would be ideal. There is real potential there.”
“Cutler has more talent than anybody I’ve ever seen, when he came out I gave him the best grade of any quarterback I’ve ever graded. But I don’t know him. Until you sit down and work with a guy, you don’t really know him.”
“I’d like to coach again, but the situation has to be right, otherwise you go back into TV if that’s available.”
Martz went 56-36 as a head coach in St. Louis and his teams averaged 26.5 points per game — more than any head coach in history of the NFL. Those numbers alone are impressive. He has also taken some decent quarterbacks and made them successful in his system some of them were Trent Green, Kurt Warner, Marc Bulger and Jon Kitna.
Do I think hiring Martz would be a good move?
Well Martz does have the experience and the success, but he is maniac when it comes to passing, he barely ever runs it and maybe thats why he didn’t get the job done in San Fransisco or Detroit, but he would be a big help to Jay Cutler. I’m not opposed to the idea, but just make sure he is the right guy and you don’t overpay for him.
all quotes from chicagotribune.com