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Mike Martz: “Blame me…I did a poor job of coaching”

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I wrote this week that Bears coach Lovie Smith needs to rein in his offensive coordinator, Mike Martz, after Martz called 52 passes and 11 runs in the Bears’ loss to the Saints. Martz has since admitted that he needed to do a better job of balancing the Bears’ offense.

If you’re looking for blame, just blame me. It was one of those things that happened. I did a poor job of coaching, and we didn’t play very good,” Martz said.

Smith didn’t exactly throw Martz under the bus this week, but he did say the Bears’ offense needs more balance. That raises the question of why Smith didn’t demand more offensive balance during the game, by telling Martz to call more running plays. Martz said that Smith leaves the offensive play calling to him on Sundays.

“That’s kind of not how we do things,” Martz said of Smith ordering him to call more runs. “Lovie has great trust in what we’re doing and understands that. I think he understood too a lot of the issues that we were dealing with.

Martz will need to do a better job dealing with those issues on Sunday against the Packers.

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21 Responses to “Mike Martz: “Blame me…I did a poor job of coaching””
  1. brettfavrecellphone says: Sep 22, 2011 12:51 PM

    Mike Martz: “Blame me…I always do a poor job of coaching”

  2. jimbobobjr says: Sep 22, 2011 12:51 PM

    Haha Martz thinks he’s playing Madden.

  3. tenotnamedmiller says: Sep 22, 2011 12:51 PM

    no sh.t

  4. baconholybacon says: Sep 22, 2011 12:52 PM

    And in more News of the Obvious, water is wet.

  5. rayvens says: Sep 22, 2011 12:53 PM

    Mike Martz: “Blame me…I did a poor job of coaching”
    —————
    Were we blaming anybody els???

  6. brettfavrecellphone says: Sep 22, 2011 12:58 PM

    Mike Martz: “Blame me…I love getting fired.”

  7. jimbobobjr says: Sep 22, 2011 12:59 PM

    Too bad Martz wasn’t an O.C. back in the day when the run and shoot wasn’t obsolete. Oh well, there’s always the spread offense in the college game. He’ll fit right in.

  8. bluvayner says: Sep 22, 2011 1:01 PM

    Was he talking about last week’s game, or the Rams 2001 Super Bowl.

  9. nooittall says: Sep 22, 2011 1:05 PM

    Mike Martz has fallen on more swords than the 300 at Thermopylae. He says the same thing everywhere he’s been and they’ve gotten their butts kicked, he’s never going to change this is just part of his act.

  10. scudbot says: Sep 22, 2011 1:09 PM

    I look for up to 40 QB draw plays this week.

  11. scudbot says: Sep 22, 2011 1:21 PM

    Martz sucks but it’s nice of him to walk the plank for Lovie. Lovie was at the game, wasn’t he? Didn’t his headset gear work?

  12. favreforever says: Sep 22, 2011 1:28 PM

    Mike added that he often uses the toilet without lifting the seat beforehand, occasionally has improper thoughts about the Girl Guide cookie sellers, and regularly pilfered change from his younger brother’s piggy bank growing up. He feels better for having gotten that off his chest.

  13. pkrjones says: Sep 22, 2011 1:44 PM

    Thanks for your permission, Mike… but you HAVE been getting the blame for your failures, for years. Attention should now be turned to Halas Hall and the people continuing to sign your paycheck. Feel free to continue the ineptitude for another Sunday…

  14. tatatoothy says: Sep 22, 2011 1:46 PM

    Okay, Mike. You’re fired!

  15. snowpea84 says: Sep 22, 2011 1:56 PM

    They were short a tackle abnd playing from behind. Thats not a situation that calls for a lot of rhunning plays. So quite talking about balance. If you want to break out state from the first 2 or 3 quarters then go ahead, that would actually make sense.

  16. oregonbear says: Sep 22, 2011 2:18 PM

    Mike Martz: “Blame me…I did a poor job of coaching”

    ___________________________________

    We did and will continue to do so!

  17. asublimeday says: Sep 22, 2011 2:37 PM

    We know it’s your fault, and we are blaming you and your short bus system.

    Tice for OC. Now.

  18. thingamajig says: Sep 22, 2011 2:42 PM

    So Lovie does’nt make offensive adjustments or suggestions/demands during the game. Guess that’s not the job of a HC in Chicago. What a joke.

  19. pkrjones says: Sep 22, 2011 2:45 PM

    [quote]snowpea84 says:
    Sep 22, 2011 1:56 PM
    They were short a tackle abnd playing from behind. Thats not a situation that calls for a lot of rhunning plays. So quite talking about balance. If you want to break out state from the first 2 or 3 quarters then go ahead, that would actually make sense.[/quote]1st Qtr = 7 runs, 10 passes (Bears lead 7-3). Remaining 3 quarters (keep in mind Bears down 16-13 midway through 3rd qtr) ~ Martz only calls 4 running plays. FAIL!!

  20. orangeflh says: Sep 22, 2011 3:39 PM

    No worries, Mike. There’s plenty of blame to go around. The Bears just stink.

  21. wtfru2 says: Sep 22, 2011 4:13 PM

    Seems like someone is always falling on his sword in Bears Land.

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