Mike Martz: From feared to flexible

After relenting for more balanced attack, coordinator is open to 'whatever it takes'

Updated: August 3, 2011, 10:17 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- There was a time when the words "Mike Martz offense" evoked fear and respect, an image of speed and precision.

Last year, not so much.

And this week, it was not clear whether Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith was trying to spare his offensive coordinator from blame or spread the credit when he reprimanded one reporter who used the words "Mike" and "offense" too close together by reminding us, "It's a Chicago Bear offense. Let's get that down."

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