LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Mike Martz has come a long way from those "Greatest Show On Turf" days in St. Louis and he insists he's not looking back.
Not with a championship within reach.
The Chicago Bears are one win from the Super Bowl with a home date against Green Bay in the NFC championship game on Sunday. They're in this spot thanks largely to the adjustments they made on offense.
Put simply, they got away from the Martz way.
Martz says he's "very pragmatic" and sees no reason to resurrect the show he orchestrated as the head coach and offensive coordinator in St. Louis. Besides, he tried it in Chicago and the reviews weren't good.
The Bears adjusted and the result was a season-saving 7-1 run that propelled them to the NFC North championship and a first-round playoff bye.