Martz out as Bears' offensive coordinator
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Mike Martz is out after two seasons as the Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator.
The team has confirmed on Tuesday that Martz will not be back. Hours earlier, general manager Jerry Angelo was fired.
The changes come after the Bears finished 8-8 following a collapse marked by season-ending injuries to quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte, along with the arrest of backup receiver Sam Hurd on federal drug charges.
Chicago dropped five in a row following a 7-3 start before closing out the season with a win at Minnesota.
Martz had an expiring contract, and speculation that he might be on his way out mounted as the losses piled up. Quarterbacks coach Shane Day will not be back, either.