Martz's future? Don't ask

Martz's future? Don't ask

Posted by Bob LeGere on Wed, 12/28/2011 - 17:49
The future of offensive coordinator Mike Martz is apparently off limits. When Bears coach Lovie Smith was asked about it after Wednesday’s practice inside the Walter Payton Center, he was clearly annoyed and answered the question with a question: “What kind of question is that anyway, at this time?” Smith retorted. “What kind of question is that? Why would you ask a question like that anyway?” The obvious reply is: “To get an honest answer.” But that’s not happening. The bottom line is that, if Smith had already decided to have Martz back for next season, he would have said so. The absence of a vote of confidence is not a good sign for Martz, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that he won’t be back. “Obviously I would sure like to be back,” Martz said. “I think all of that stuff works out. This is going to be a great football team and I would like to be a part of it. We’ll just see how it works out. We’ll address that when the season is over.” If Martz has received any indication one way or the other from Smith regarding his future employment, he’s not saying. “All of those kinds of things I would never discuss,” Martz said. “It is what it is. I’ve addressed it and I like it here. Hopefully, it works out.”
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