Mike Martz Resigns As Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator
Mike Martz has resigned as the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Martz has served as the Bears offensive coordinator since the beginning of the 2010 season. In his two years with the team Chicago has combined to go 19-13. This season the Bears seemed destined to make the playoffs after a 7-3 start, however injuries to Matt Forte and Jay Cutler doomed the club's chances. As a result of the injuries, the Bears lost five of their final six games.
Martz is best known for his work as the head coach of the St. Louis Rams from 2000-2005 where he led the team to a 53-32 record. During his time in St. Louis, current Bears head coach Lovie Smith served as his defensive coordinator from 2001-03. Martz has also served as the offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, and San Francisco 49ers.