Mullin: ‘Martz Was A Terrible Hire’

(WSCR) With a new offensive coordinator at the helm, the Bears can move forward with a new offensive mindset.

Looking back, though, one Bears expert doesn’t think former offensive coordinator Mike Martz was the right fit.

“I thought Martz was a terrible hire,” John ‘Moon’ Mullin of Comcast Sportsnet told The McNeil and Spiegel Show. “Everything I had heard and everyone I talked to said he’s too wedded to a system. If he has the guys for it, great, but if he doesn’t, he’s not as flexible. … He didn’t change. The track record there wasn’t as good as people (said.) The big numbers were long ago.”

LISTEN: John ‘Moon’ Mullin on The McNeil and Spiegel Show

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Mullin said that new OC Mike Tice will give the Bears the chance to play to their strengths on offense.

“To me, the staff they’ve got now makes more sense to me in terms of flexibility and in terms of what they can do offensively. … If you want to look at what Tice is doing, I think if there’s a guy on this staff that has made do, he’s it,” Mullin said.


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  • tom sharp

    And Lovie was a horrible ‘Keep”!!!

  • Markie Maypo

    /salute to Mr. Mullin. Apparently he has been promoted to Captain Obvious.

    We all KNEW Martz was a “terrible hire” before the ink even dried!!

  • nick

    Yet Moon Mullin was riding the Martz train into the ground as long as he was with the Bears.

    Can Moon be objective for once, and have his own opinion?

  • MarxMyth

    I think the real shame is that despite everyone knowing the hire was bad, they STILL made it. It shows there’s something really wrong at Halas Hall and it may not have been fixed when they fired Angelo. I think Lovie is a great coordinator, or maybe even a head coach if he has strong accountability. Hopefully because Emery didn’t hire him that will be the case. Anyone notice how in “do or die” years, Lovie and company come out and win win win! Then they get an extension and it’s back to “Rex Grossman is our quarterback. Mark Bradley is a good football player, etc. etc.”….?

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