When reports surfaced during the season that Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz was on his way out of Chicago after the season, Bears coach Lovie Smith said the reports were “made up.”
He never said Martz would be back.
When the issue was raised again in Week 17, Smith was upset the topic was even raised. Now that the season is over, Smith isn’t saying much of anything.
“I haven’t talked to the coaches, so I’m not going to talk to you about any of them right now, and I think you can understand that,” Smith said Monday via ESPNChicago.com. “Mike did a super job for us. He had a lot of injuries this year. I think you guys know how I feel about him. But this is a new year coming up, and we’ll see how that goes.”
Plenty of coaches came out Monday to say their coordinators would be back. The Jets did it with Brian Schottenheimer. Titans coach Mike Munchak said his coordinators would return.
“We’ll see how that goes” doesn’t sound like a great sign for Martz’s future in Chicago.