Prepare to get sick and tired of the “Mike Martz, Jay Cutler Marriage: Will It Work?” stories in 2010. The opinionated – and, many would say, arrogant – quarterback and offensive coach are spearheading a stunning change in Chicago. The Bears are installing a high-risk, wide-open, pass-happy offense, which is not unlike the PETA organization opening a slaughterhouse.
Whether Martz’s system can work in football’s Black and Blue capital remains to be seen (the bet here is it will NOT – not with that Bears offensive line). No matter how things play out, expect unyielding scrutiny of the Martz-Cutler relationship. We’re still in the first-round of it, so everything is positive for now. Like these words from Cutler (courtesy of ESPNChicago):
"(Martz) makes you want to come to work every day. He's so creative, he's doing fun stuff. He's finding ways to win. That's all you can ask for as a player, to have a coach that loves football and is going to do everything possible to be successful. I think that's what the great coaches are able to do and what Mike's done in the past."
Nice thoughts. Let’s check back after Cutler takes six sacks and throws two picks in an ugly home loss.
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