Mike Martz, the headstrong coach who orchestrated the ``Greatest Show on Turf'' while molding Kurt Warner into a Pro Bowl quarterback with the St. Louis Rams, is the Chicago Bears' new offensive coordinator.
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Martz's hiring on Monday ended a nearly monthlong search to replace the fired Ron Turner. His job is to turn around a struggling offense and get the most out of Jay Cutler after the quarterback and team failed to meet high expectations this season.
Cutler threw a league-leading 26 interceptions after a blockbuster trade with Denver, while the Bears went 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the third straight year since the 2006 team's Super Bowl run. That led to a major coaching shake-up in which Turner and five other assistants were let go.
The Bears are still looking for a defensive coordinator.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have yet to release the odds for the 2011 Super Bowl, although the Bears opened as 30/1 long shots to win Super Bowl XLIV this year.
Posted: 2/1/10 4:45PM ET