Mike Martz would embrace chance to be head coach again

Mike Martz wouldn’t mind the opportunity to be a head coach again.

It was during the 2005 season that he left the St. Louis Rams on medical leave and didn’t return as their head coach. The Bears’ offense ranks 30th in the league as its struggled with consistency for much of the season. They’re 19th in scoring, and things have improved since the bye as Martz has balanced out his play calling.

He wasn’t lobbying for a job, but was asked in his press conference on Wednesday if he’d like a second chance.

“Sure, if the opportunity would come up again, who knows,” Martz said. “Shoot, I am 59 years old. I am very happy with what I am doing right now and if that’s it for me I would be the happiest guy in the world too.”

What does he enjoy more? Being a head coach or a coordinator? Keep in mind, he was the de facto coordinator when he was head coach too.

“That’s a hard question,” Martz said. “More than anything else, I think it’s who you’re with. The people that you’re with and that you enjoy what you’re doing and this is a special situation for me, obviously knowing Lovie (Smith) and Rod (Marinelli) and now these coaches too. I think when you’re happy in the job that you do, whether it’s a head coach or a coordinator, it doesn’t make a heck of a lot of difference. I really like being a coordinator because you’re hands on and you’re involved with football, and I really like that part of it and enjoy it.”

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