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Earl Bennett "not concerned" about learning Martz offense

Mike Martz runs a complex offense, but as the new Bears offensive coordinator settled in for his first full day on the job today, one of his wide receivers said he’s confident that the new offense won’t be hard to learn.

I’m not concerned at all,” said Bears receiver Earl Bennett. “I’m pretty sure that all of us will be able to get it. I’ll be dialed into my position. We’ve just got to come in and understand our playbook, and I’m sure all of us will get it.”

Bennett’s comments come from a story by Larry Mayer of the Bears’ official web site, and it’s a story similar to the article from the Bears’ official web site that we pointed out last week, in which Jay Cutler talked about working with Martz. Based on the Bears’ web site, it seems that the players in Chicago are excited about the new direction of their offense.

The question, of course, is what happens when the season starts, and when Bears players are talking about Martz to media outlets less friendly than the team’s official web site. Martz has a proven track record of success as an offensive coach, but he also has a proven track record of rubbing some people the wrong way. If he can turn the Bears’ offense around in 2010 and keep everyone saying positive things about him, he really is an offensive genius.

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  1. LL Live says: Feb 8, 2010 5:22 PM

    “but he also has a proven track record of rubbing some people the wrong way”
    I’m sorry, who you talking about, Martz or Florio?

  2. bearsrule says: Feb 8, 2010 5:23 PM

    Ha !! Bennett couldn’t get on the field as a rookie in 2009 because he struggled with Ron Turner’s playbook.

  3. IAVikefan says: Feb 8, 2010 5:25 PM

    Ha! Short of firing every player on that team sans Knox, Hester, and Briggs, there is no turning it around. I don’t care if you inked Jesus Christ to a multiyear contract as head coach, with Martz’s “offensive genius” calling the plays, this team just doesn’t have the talent. And they don’t have any draft picks. And they don’t have an owner willing to spend money on free agency. And, you add it all up, 2010=S.U.C.K. for Chi-town.

  4. Nick Shank says: Feb 8, 2010 5:25 PM

    Either way, they are going to need a better WR.
    Q or B-Marsh would be good.
    Does anyone know when Calvin Johnson ‘s rookie contract is up, I can’t wait for him to hit the open market.
    On paper, he is the best receiver in the game, the mesurables are outstanding.

  5. ncm42 says: Feb 8, 2010 5:29 PM

    Has Vegas posted odds on how long it will take for Cutler and Martz to have a clash of egos? It’s going to be epic when it happens…

  6. Jabberwocky says: Feb 8, 2010 5:31 PM

    If he can turn the Bears’ offense around in 2010 and keep everyone saying positive things about him, he really is an offensive genius.
    I think the “he really is an offensive genius” part belongs in a different sentence Michael David. Actually the whole excerpt hardly makes sense.

  7. OZZ says: Feb 8, 2010 5:39 PM

    In other Bear news, Devin Hester just saw the Martz playbook and immediately shat himself.

  8. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Feb 8, 2010 5:46 PM

    who did he “rub” the wrong way? if u can’t name names we won’t believe you

  9. spdy3450 says: Feb 8, 2010 5:47 PM

    Got a feeling we’re in for another long season fellow Bear fans. Everyone else spare me the ” Bears suck” comments. I know you’re all a bunch of pea brain morons but come up with something original that shows thought ( shouldn’t be hard, right now we’ve given you lots of options) and yes simply saying “cuntler sucks” also makes you an idiot.

  10. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Feb 8, 2010 5:53 PM

    @ Nick Shank
    excuse me sir…but what paper were u looking at? Andre johnson is the best wide receiver in the league

  11. Caldon says: Feb 8, 2010 5:56 PM

    If he can turn the Bears’ offense around in 2010 and keep everyone saying positive things about him, he really is an offensive genius.
    ——————
    Let me rephrase this for you
    If he can turn the Bears’ offense around in 2010 he really is an offensive genius.

  12. perryjoseph says: Feb 8, 2010 6:08 PM

    spdy3450 says:
    February 8, 2010 5:47 PM
    Got a feeling we’re in for another long season fellow Bear fans. Everyone else spare me the ” Bears suck” comments. I know you’re all a bunch of pea brain morons but come up with something original that shows thought ( shouldn’t be hard, right now we’ve given you lots of options) and yes simply saying “cuntler sucks” also makes you an idiot.
    ———————————————-
    I’m with you regarding the idiots that have all the originals. It gets old. But, I hope you are wrong about the 2010 season.

  13. Peoples Champ says: Feb 8, 2010 6:21 PM

    He better be concerned because he sucks. He couldn’t even grasp the last OC’s playbook. How is he gonna do with Martz’s?? Sheesh

  14. purpleguy says: Feb 8, 2010 6:29 PM

    Maybe if he rubs Cutler’s noggin the “right way” his haircut won’t look so bad.

  15. Drat says: Feb 8, 2010 6:38 PM

    He doesn’t rub his players wrong. He rubs the pretentious folks in authority wrong. I like that.

  16. snh7997 says: Feb 8, 2010 6:43 PM

    They better put Devin Hester back to returns only. He didn’t know where to line up this year. He has no chance of learning the offense of the mad scientist.

  17. mashoaf says: Feb 8, 2010 7:34 PM

    Just wait until the Winter when it gets cold in Chicago. Frank Gore will tell you how well running the ball under Martz system works.

  18. Philtration says: Feb 8, 2010 7:47 PM

    # bearsrule says: February 8, 2010 5:23 PM
    Ha !! Bennett couldn’t get on the field as a rookie in 2009 because he struggled with Ron Turner’s playbook.
    ====================================
    Bennett could not get on the field as a rookie for the same reason that most of the Bears players sit for a year.
    Because Lovie wants it that way.
    Johnny Knox got some playing time last years only because it was absolutely necessary.

  19. Philtration says: Feb 8, 2010 7:52 PM

    # mashoaf says: February 8, 2010 7:34 PM
    Just wait until the Winter when it gets cold in Chicago. Frank Gore will tell you how well running the ball under Martz system works.
    ====================================
    You do know that it gets cold here every year right?
    Do you believe that it will get colder in Chicago because Martz is in town or that running the ball in this weather will be any different than it was for the last 90 years?
    By the way… I never heard Marshall Faulk complain about running the ball in Martz’s system.

  20. SmackMyVickUp.com says: Feb 8, 2010 10:23 PM

    Does anyone know when Calvin Johnson ‘s rookie contract is up, I can’t wait for him to hit the open market.
    ————–
    Click the red link and it shows relevant info.
    8/3/2007: Signed a six-year, $55.5 million contract.

  21. ChicagoJo says: Feb 9, 2010 10:11 AM

    a) Rookie’s often sit for a year to “adjust to the system” when their isn’t room for another wide receiver on the roster. Same thing with most skill positions, given proper depth.
    b) The Bears offense will improve in 2010.
    c) Forte’s all purpose yards should also increase in 2010. In offenses like Martz’ receiving out of the backfield is a substitute for a handoff. Only fantasy owners could give a shit about the difference. Also, when you can’t rely on run blocking up the middle it makes a lot more sense.
    d) The Bears record next year has a lot more to do with how the defense performs than people are thinking. The offense, namely Cutler’s picks, cost us some games this year but not nearly as many as other teams lighting up the scoreboard.

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