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Martz sorry for the mess he made for Lovie in Cutler remarks

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Mike Martz is sorry for making a fuss about Jay Cutler for his friend Lovie Smith, but he meant what he said when he tore into the quarterback after the Bears' season-opening loss at Lambeau Field for his demeanor in a postgame press conference. On the field, he considers Cutler one of the rare talents in the league who is just beginning to put it together at 26.

"He is just scratching the surface,'' Martz said today when he visited with Marc Silverman and Tom Waddle on ESPN-1000. "He's a remarkable talent, he's one of the elite talents that I've ever seen. I just think he's just getting going with what they do with Ron Turner and the discipline and add more receivers over the years, over the next 10 years or so, Chicago has got to be excited about the future of that position. He's gonna ice that thing down for a long time to come.''

The former St. Louis Rams head coach was, in a way, trying to defend Smith when he spoke about Cutler on the debut episode of "The Coaches Show'' on NFL Network after Cutler's poor debut.

"He just doesn't get it," Martz said at the time. "He doesn't understand that he represents a great head coach and the rest of those players on that team ... somebody needs to talk to him."

Martz was more diplomatic in his radio appearance.


"No, it's not a big deal,'' he said. "The thing that I regret is it created issues for Lovie, and I regret that. But what I said it was I felt and I still feel that but that's just not who Jay is. I met Jay and talked to him for a quite a while when he came out and the thing [is] that didn't reflect his character and who he is, you know the way he appeared in that press conference, I thought that was really unfortunate.

"If you look at the elite players at that position in the league, whether it's Tom Brady or shoot, Brett Favre or whoever, it doesn't make any difference. You know when bad things happen in a game and they don't win and he just has to learn that part of it. I know he was upset but you just can't let that show, man up so-to-speak, that's just not who he is. I felt it was very unfortunate because I think people got the wrong idea about him.''

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Did they do this interview on bar stools at midnight?

I remember they used to talk about Martz and needing veterans to understand his highly complex passing offenses. Maybe it wasn't the offense that was complex.

Maybe instead of saying "if the corner is covering the in-routes, run an out"

he said "It's not a big deal, you know if you come out and you know the issue is the character on the other side of the line is so-to-speak appearing in press coverage, don't get the wrong idea, but bad things might happen if you let it show that you might run to the outside. It would be unfortunate if you know, you couldn't so-to-speak run toward the outside. Unless, you know, that's not who you are."

BEEP BEEP BEEP

He wants to criticize Cutler for not taking responsibility for a poor game, but he won't admit that he was overly critical and wrong about Jay Cutler. The guy is a poor analyst and a hypocrite.

I said it the day it came out of his mouth. "He is trying to cover Lovies @SS." Maybe he should worry about his big mouth blame everyone else crybaby son.

He says he met Jay and that is not how Jay is but still feels that way about him. Make up your mind you double talking piece of garbage.

Looks like the 49ers are doing a lot better without him. I hope Lovie does not try and hire this clown. Isn't this the last year of Turners deal, 07, 08 and 09 on a three year right?

Open mouth, insert foot.

GFY Mike Martz....GFY

Please Martz, stop talking. Don't you realize the more you do it, the worse it sounds and less intelligent you seem?

Martz was recently asked about who the most up and coming coaches are in the NFL. He couldn't bring himself to even utter the name Singletary. That tells you all you need to know about Martz.

classic non-apology. what a load of BS. next thing you know Martz will be running for office, what with those kinda skills...

"If you look at the elite players at that position in the league, whether it's Tom Brady or shoot, Brett Favre or whoever, it doesn't make any difference. You know when bad things happen in a game and they don't win and he just has to learn that part of it. I know he was upset but you just can't let that show, man up so-to-speak, that's just not who he is. I felt it was very unfortunate because I think people got the wrong idea about him.''

Can't let it show? Perhaps Martz is not familiar with the "Manning Face" that Eli and Peyton both sport after every serious mistake...That half mouth open, twisted, this can't be real look of pain and "who do I blame".

Maybe he misses Tom Brady's constant screaming on the sidelines...that his teammates tend to appreciate, but is definitely "letting it show".

Perhaps he missed out on "shoot, Brett Favre" and his revenge statements about Green Bay last year, or his sad mope after losses, or his dismissive air when a less important game goes bad...The same things he is riding Cutler for.

Maybe he just ignores it when it happens to other QBs, because there isn't a preexisting media story line about "petulant behavior" by a player...Who happens to be in no different of a situation than we have seen with other players, cherished as great humble men by Martz...Like Elway...Or Eli Manning? Except Cutler didn't create his situation, he just responded to it. Maybe it's because Cutler didn't say anything AND didn't let his dad say it for him, making it less fun for the media?

Whatever the case, all quarterbacks are cocky, and egoists, and have violent, explosive tempers common among athletes...And they all show it, in games, on the field, on the sidelines, and in press conferences. It is just a matter of who's you want to focus on to make look bad, and who's you want to ignore to make look good and "humble" and "behaved".

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