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Martz likes tight ends; not worried about Williams

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If Mike Martz doesn't use his tight ends this year it won't be for lack of confidence. The Bears offensive coordinator said he has been impressed by the tight ends in camp.

"We're very pleased," he said. "The tight ends probably had the best camp of all the guys on offense, they really did. We're very pleased with that group."

Martz also said that the signing of veteran backup Todd Collins is not necessarily a vote of no confidence to injured backup Caleb Hanie, who may not be able to return until the regular-season opener, if then.

"We were pleased with Caleb's progress," Martz said. "Had he stayed healthy, I was pretty confident that he'd be a real good backup. That [injury] kind of put a stick in the spokes, so to speak. We didn't know exactly when Caleb would be back. It looks like we'll get him back before the season, but you have to be careful, and we were able to get a veteran, obviously. That's why we went ahead and did that. Actually, [general manager] Jerry [Angelo] and [coach] Lovie [Smith] are more involved. They just asked me, and obviously, I thought that was a good thing to do."

Martz said he didn't know whether the team would carry two or three quarterbacks on the active roster.

"I don't know," he said. "We'll face that, week to week, one day at a time. The biggest thing with Caleb is he was making such good progress. This [injury], we don't know where he is. It's interrupted it. There's so many things that he has to get in a game and work through, and that's what the preseason is for, so missing that is hard. That doesn't mean he can't play. Obviously, we did this with [Marc] Bulger years ago, so that doesn't mean he can't do it or won't do it. But there are some things that you just need to be in a game to pick up, and a veteran kind of has that exposure."

Martz admits that he doesn't like to see his quarterback sacked, but said he doesn't think Chris Williams performance against the Raiders was a sign of things to come.

"I think with Chris, it's an aberration," he said. "I see him every day out here. I don't know what happened to him. When I look at him on tape, the technique and everything, that's just not who he is.
"I know Mike [Tice] has talked with him and they've worked through that. A young tackle will go through that. He has to, fortunately, experience that in the preseason. Imagine if that was a regular season game."

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"Holy cat's" " man that fish was good."

HE sees Chris everyday against the same guy and the same guy keeps beatinmg him, which has been reported here.

You know what I imagine, what if your QB got hurt cause you where letting the other tear him apart because you didn't want to change your protection. Would chipping or slanting have been to much to ask? You already got one QB injured. The good news for Williams is that Omiyale is still the worst tackle on this team.

Hey where are the Martz comments about Cutler, Neil? I like Cutler but I think Martz is in Love.

When Tice talks, I pay attention!

When Martz talks, I listen!

When Anjello or lovie speaks,


I ROLL MY EYES !!!!!!!!!

Martz is just saying what the bears want him to say. This is not the Martz I know at all. Is till say the offense will not use the tight ends that much iun the pasing game except to block. Take that to the bank sense i dont think I have been wrong about anything these last 3 years.

Wilkliams is just brutal. A total Kevin Bumstead special and hes going to get my franchise qb killed. The same with Omiyalke. Should nopt be starting. Should not be iun the NFL. Dont even get me started on the defense. I say the win 6 games if theyre lucky.

Oh and just so you know I have been a fan sense 06 and i rememeber I told my buddy in preseason they will maki tit to the superbowel that year but loose. I dont think I have been wrong about this team sense then.

Hopefully Chris Williams just had a bad day at the office, because allowing two sacks during the regular season would of been disastrous. Williams will get another test this weekend going against Joey Porter, Porter has 26.5 sacks the past two seasons. If Williams can stop Porter, it should be a good way to kind of redeem himself.

This is gonna be a good test for Chicago's interior linemen also, Roberto Garza and Lance Louis will be put to the test going up against Darnell Dockett, who the Cardinals like to move around, but his primary position is inside at defensive tackle. And Calais Campbell is the other defender that will test Chicago's guards, who at 6-8 tied for the team lead with 7 sacks and is considered a rising star going into his 3rd season out of Miami.

If Chicago's o-line can come out of this game and neutralize the Cardinals pass rush, that will be saying something. The Cardinal's 43 sacks last season were the sixth most in the league, and as we all know, this is the 3rd pre-season game, the game in which the starters play almost 3 quarters. Its gonna be interesting to see how Chicago's starters perform through 3 quarters GO BEARS!!

Hopefully Chris Williams just had a bad day at the office, because allowing two sacks during the regular season would of been disastrous. Williams will get another test this weekend going against Joey Porter, Porter has 26.5 sacks the past two seasons. If Williams can stop Porter, it should be a good way to kind of redeem himself.

This is gonna be a good test for Chicago's interior linemen also, Roberto Garza and Lance Louis will be put to the test going up against Darnell Dockett, who the Cardinals like to move around, but his primary position is inside at defensive tackle. And Calais Campbell is the other defender that will test Chicago's guards, who at 6-8 tied for the team lead with 7 sacks and is considered a rising star going into his 3rd season out of Miami.

If Chicago's o-line can come out of this game and neutralize the Cardinals pass rush, that will be saying something. The Cardinal's 43 sacks last season were the sixth most in the league, and as we all know, this is the 3rd pre-season game, the game in which the starters play almost 3 quarters. Its gonna be interesting to see how Chicago's starters perform through 3 quarters GO BEARS!!

Hopefully Chris Williams just had a bad day at the office, because allowing two sacks during the regular season would of been disastrous. Williams will get another test this weekend going against Joey Porter, Porter has 26.5 sacks the past two seasons. If Williams can stop Porter, it should be a good way to kind of redeem himself.

This is gonna be a good test for Chicago's interior linemen also, Roberto Garza and Lance Louis will be put to the test going up against Darnell Dockett, who the Cardinals like to move around, but his primary position is inside at defensive tackle. And Calais Campbell is the other defender that will test Chicago's guards, who at 6-8 tied for the team lead with 7 sacks and is considered a rising star going into his 3rd season out of Miami.

If Chicago's o-line can come out of this game and neutralize the Cardinals pass rush, that will be saying something. The Cardinal's 43 sacks last season were the sixth most in the league, and as we all know, this is the 3rd pre-season game, the game in which the starters play almost 3 quarters. Its gonna be interesting to see how Chicago's starters perform through 3 quarters GO BEARS!!

By Creighton on August 24, 2010 3:45 PM
"Holy cat's" " man that fish was good."

It waas? Good Im glad you liked it. Personelly I dont like fish unless its fired. Actually Ill eat anything thats fried.

The gig is up Brando. Icaught you red handed. Still upset looser about me being right so far about the team? You should really be used to it now. Do you know that when Biggs was here he would ask me for advise? He would be like oh Creighton what do you think about Urlacher's back injury is it serious? Or Creighton explain the nuances of the cover 2 to me and why its not working for the bears. Biggs isnt doing to bad for himself now and he still emails me from time to time about my opinion. I am just that dam good.

"Hey where are the Martz comments about Cutler, Neil? I like Cutler but I think Martz is in Love."

Yes I do like Cutler but Idont bot in the way like you do with Angelo and of course your personal favotiter Metcalf. I bet you cried in your pillow when he was cut. Did anyone pick him up? SOrry dude but he was that bad and Im sure it brakes your heart to hear it.

I am #1 amd thats the only thing that matters.

Well if you actually listened to the Martz interview he opened with " man that fish was good." Later he became the boy wonder and said "Holy cat's." Notice the quote marks in the first post, I put them there because those are quotes. I know it's crazy, what will I do next? Using quotes from interview while blogging about that interview. Do you not know what quotes are for? Hahahahaha, didn;t even pay attention to the interview, at this point your mind is totally focused on me. Hahaha oh that's wierd. Doesn;t know what quote marks are for, that's funny. God if I have to correct your grammer your in trouble.

Look man if hating is your occupation then I got a full time job for you.

If you are a coach or a teammate, I don't know if it good or bad to badmouth a player to the public. Lovie doesn't believe in it, and he sees to it that none of his staff or players do either.

So, in that respect, I don't blame Martz for obviously lying to the press about being worried about Williams. Of course he sucked last game, and I have heard he is getting it handed to him in practice by Peppers. I have heard the term "man against boy" on the radio several times when describing the Peppers/Williams match-up in practice.

I do know that Mike Tomlin does talk truthfully about his players to the media to a point, but he is a different type of coach. He is blunt and in your face. Kinda like Ditka and Buddy Ryan. Ryan used to bash his players in public on a regular basis, but it worked for him. Ditka was blunt enough enough and truthful to the point of saying to the media that his team was bad/awful/sucked/etc.

Ditka would say that Williams performance was bad and that he was not getting the job done. And if it continued, he would be replaced.

I want a coach like Ditka again. Someone with balls. Someone that demands respect. Someone that will make his team tackle and block during practice so they are used to it in games.

I am fed up with this regime until I am proven wrong. Lovie did good the first 3 years, but he clearly has lost it for whatever reason. Whether it is selfishness that led to the firing of Ron Rivera, or too much loyalty to "his" players. He is married to a scheme, his scheme, that is not good with the personnel he has right now.

McCarthy in GB knew his 4-3 scheme was not working. So he switched completely to a 3-4, and hired Dom Capers to run it. He is unselfish, and not too loyal to "his" players. He lets them go or replaces them if they are bad.

But not Lovie. At least, not anymore.

"A young tackle will go through that. He has to, fortunately, experience that in the preseason. Imagine if that was a regular season game."
We are imagining if that were a regular season game, Mike. We imagine seeing this happen alot. We image what the offence will look like with Cutler, then Todd Collins, then Celeb Hanie, and then Dan LeFavour. Because with this line we may need them all.

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