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Mike Martz is under contract to Bears in 2011

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In my story today, ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Ron Jaworski stressed how important it is that Mike Martz return as offensive coordinator next season, to work with quarterback Jay Cutler.

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/2866339-419/cutler-bears-jaworski-martz-season.html

It's important to note that Martz is under contract in 2011, as well as offensive line coach Mike Tice.

Given all that the Bears have invested in Cutler -- draft picks, money -- they need to provide the 27-year-old quarterback some continuity. He seems to like Martz and his offense, and Jaworski projected a a big step next season for Cutler.

''I think it's critical for the development of Cutler that Mike Martz returns,'' Jaworski said. ''That second year, [quarterbacks] have that quantum leap. I think that will happen with Martz and Cutler.''

Jaworski added that Martz's system "takes time to master."

''Occasionally, I see a lot of special attributes. I don't see it consistent enough. Sometimes, the undisciplined Jay Cutler comes in that huddle. That [consistency] comes with time, in the same scheme.''

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