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Somebody Sure Loves Kool Aid

Somebody Sure Loves Kool Aid

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.

Talking about newly free agent wide receiver Roy Williams, Martz had this to say:

"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"

And finally, in light of the departure of Olin Kruetz, their best offensive lineman for the last decade, Martz explained everything was going to be alright.

"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.

Um, sure.

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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Comments (6)

Kevin's picture

Bears still suck!!!

JohnRehor's picture

Let me check...

Yes they do

wgbeethree's picture

Mike Martz is an offensive genius. I keep hearing it. It must be true. Somehow he managed to run a successful system with only 5 HoFers on his offense (Warner, Faulk, Bruce, Holt, Pace). It's not like just anyone could be successful with that group. It takes someone truly special to triumph those over long odds. Plus his offenses have succeeded at every stop since. He's continually kept his offenses ranked right around the 30th best in the entire world! The man is clearly at or near the top of his field. How dare you doubt him!

JohnRehor's picture

Overrated *clap clap clap*

Wiscokid's picture

If Martz is such a "genius" how is it he couldn't figure out how to better utilize Gregg Olsen in the offense? That guy was probably the best receiver he had. Instead he will be leaning on Roy "re-tread" Williams. Some genius. It is going to be impossible to get the smile from Olsen's face.

JohnRehor's picture

Strangely enough, Olsen is EXACTLY the reason I would always bring up to Bears fans as to why he is overrated as an o-coordinator. Olsen is tall, fast, and can catch. And Martz could never find a way to get him the ball, choosing to go with Hester, who is not a WR, rather than a young TE, as a focal point on offense.

Makes absolutely zero sense

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