But it was Mike Martz's offense that I came to see, and despite the low-impact nature of OTAs, I got to witness QB Jay Cutler running four-receiver sets, handing off to RB Matt Forte up the middle, moving quickly up field -- the typical Martz offensive staples.
When the Bears brought in Cutler, an oft-erratic talent with the capability to be Kurt Warner and the culpability to be more than QB Rex Grossman, it was obvious the team's run-off-the-bus philosophy would have to change. And with Martz on board, the Bears' offense could actually be enjoyable to watch in long stretches.
"I love it," Cutler said of Martz's system, which encourages the quarterback to throw to spots where receivers should be. "There's a lot to like about it. The ball's in the air. We're doing some great stuff in the run game. It's personnel-based so we're trying to get guys open, trying to find spaces for them, trying to find matchups."
You wouldn't expect Cutler to say anything else, but hopefully for him, this offense only helps him, and of course his fantasy value. With many down on Cutler because of last year, and for good reason, you should be able to draft him as your backup and hope he turns into an every week starter. The key will be where to take him in your draft.