Why Lovie Smith Needs to Leave the Chicago Bears Offense to Mike Martz

March 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Mike Martz knows how to run an offense. Lovie Smith does not. And while some recent comments may be much ado about nothing, they could also signal Lovie's insecurity rearing its ugly head again.
This insecurity shows itself whenever Lovie feels the need to flex his muscles and declare "I'm in charge." Look, Lovie, we know you're the head coach. We also know that you hired Mike Martz to do a job.
So let him do it.
Thus far, Lovie has been spending time talking about how the offense won't change, what they will not do.
For example, back in February, Martz had said that the Bears would be "judicious" in how they use Hester on offense.
"I think he's still the best special teams return guy in the league, period," Martz said. "We have to be careful about how much we ask him to do on offense."
Now comes word from Lovie that the only reason Martz said this was that reporters were peppering Martz with questions and that there would be no change to Hester's role in...

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