Some stories write themselves.
In case you are new here, I make it a habit of pointing out the shortcomings of the Bears as much as I can. Dealing with the Kool Aid drinking fans and their nonsensical approach to their team on a regular basis always makes for interesting conversation. Plus, watching the looks on the Bears fans faces when they completely shat themselves is comical. Almost as comical is the litany of reasons why they “would have been successful if only they had…” talk on Chicago sports radio which follows every game. It is the gift which keeps on giving.
Apparently the Kool Aid has finally reached the coaching staff of the Bears as well.
Yesterday in an interview, Bears Offensive Coordinator Mike Martz took a big swig of the Kool Aid being offerred at Halas Hall.
“He’s an elite player.”
Not to be outdone with that statement, Martz went on to add this nugget for analysis:
“Mike Martz said he was “giddy,” when he realized Jay Cutler worked on his drops on his own. Said Cutler fixed it on his own”
“Martz on O-line “last year we had no idea where guys would line up…”
So to summarize, the Bears picked up an underachieving and aging wide receiver to be the savior to their substandard corps while allowing their best lineman to walk away, and all the while Martz is “giddy” because Cutler supposedly figured out how to play quarterback in an off season which did not involve any coaching assistance due to the lockout.
I understand that a coach is not going to be able to come out and say that any part of their team is poor. They learn coach speak and how to maintain an positive outlook on even the worst situation. For example, Mike McCarthy would never come out and say “We really sucked” if the Packers had a bad practice or game. So it should not be surprising that Martz sounded excited about the upcoming season. But I have to wonder how many more times he can dip into the Kool Aid jug before realizing that he’s not drinking the good stuff. He’s drinking the generic stuff that’s really just clear water.
Drink it fast Mike. Season isn’t too far away.
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