Former St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk offered some perspective on the Bears hiring of Mike Martz.
Here are some highlights:
On the marriage: "think this is a great move for Mike, going to Chicago. He understands this may be the last chance for him to prove to people that he can get it done, which doesn't make sense, because everywhere he's been, the offense has done well.
"Every place that he's been, they've been successful. They went up. Offenses never went down."
On Martz and Jay Cutler: "It'll be very interesting. This will be the first time that Jay Cutler will not have control of the decisions that he wants to make. I'm very familiar with the offense, and it will be a challenge to Jay. And I don't want to take anything away from Ron Turner, but Mike will test his football knowledge, and test his willingness to want to get better in the NFL, because he'll ask him to do some things that Jay may not be comfortable with."
On what Kurt Warner's concern about Cutler's ability to anticipate throws: "Jay is a see it, throw it guy. And when you have the talent that a guy like that has, you sometimes don't rely on your instinct to guide you.
"Mike will really ask him to be more of an anticipator, and Jay will struggle with it. He'll struggle with it at the beginning. But hopefully, he'll look at Mike's resume....
On Matt Forte's role: "He will love it. If he can just understand and come to grips with the fact... not expect to get 30 caries a game, you can survive and play well in Mike's offense."
On Greg Olsen: "The key guy will be Olsen. Getting a tight end involved. It'll be tremendous. It'll be hard to stop, the dynamic of that offense.
"This will be the best tight that (Martz has) ever had."
On relating to Martz: "If you mess up, if you don't do your job, if you don't work hard, he's extremely difficult to deal with. If you decide to take off, you will hate Mike Martz. If you show up and you're not prepared, you will hate him. It's that simple."
On Cutler picking up the offense: "The learning curve is based on Cutler, and what his abilities are. I mean, he's a Vanderbilt guy. He should be able to digest it in a week."