Bad Mouthing the Chicago Bears seems like a regular day occurrence in the life of pundits. Why do these so-called NFL experts make such uneducated hot takes? It comes down to one word… Limelight.
On September 13, former NFL Head Coach Mike Martz discussed the Chicago Bears and San Fransisco 49ers game on @the33rdteam.
I don’t know if I’ve seen such a bad performance by a quarterback. He was completely awful. Right now, they’re a team without hope.” Said Martz regarding the Bears’ second-year quarterback, Justin Fields.
Former Super Bowl winning coach Mike Martz told @The33rdTeamFB that #Bears QB Justin Fields ”Can't do anything at all.”
And on #49ers Trey Lance: “He's not a great passer. Doesn’t have good skills. takes him a long time to set himself and throw the football.” pic.twitter.com/K1iDU07bbB
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 13, 2022
Mike Martz is the same guy who didn’t see enough talent in Greg Olsen to keep him around. The same guy who Jay Cutler deemed to have “no conscience.” The same guy who compared the 2022 Bears offense to the 0-16 Lions’.
First, after one game, the Bears ALREADY have a better record than the 0-16 Lions. Second, I’ve never seen a hopeless team have so much fun.
Football is fun pic.twitter.com/Yc9RZwUajw
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 11, 2022
Fields threw for 121 yards (8-of-17), with two touchdowns and an interception. This was not a perfect day, let alone great, but he battled through weather adversities and what some NFL experts considered a talentless offense.
Much of this improvement is thanks to new Offensive Coordinator Luke Getsy. Getsy tailored the offense to Fields’ strengths, utilizing more play-action, RPOs, and quarterback-designed runs. On top of that, the offense practiced scramble drills—methods not coached last year.
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney said that last season they didn't work on scramble drills.
Mooney said they have talked and worked on scramble drills a lot already in training camp. "We are definitely emphasizing it now."
— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) August 5, 2022
The Bears aren’t in a rebuild and don’t plan on tanking. They may not have the flashiest names, but they rostered 53 well-disciplined players that will play to the whistle and give their opponents fits—having shown on Sunday, as they only committed three penalties for 24 yards.
Mike Martz isn’t coaching in the NFL for a reason. Bears fans shouldn’t concern themselves with those who have room temperature I.Q.s.
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