The Sun-Times reported last week that Martz turned down a contract extension from the Bears, but he downplayed any hard feelings toward the organization.
“I have a representative in Bob LaMonte who’s the best at what he does,” Martz said. “I just do whatever he tells me to.
“He doesn’t tell me how to coach, and I don’t tell him how to negotiate. But he knows how badly I want to be here, and I would like an extension. I don’t worry about it. I’m sure it’ll work out.”
Asked why he was so confident, Martz gushed about the 2010 season.
“It was as much fun as I’ve had in coaching in many years, and the reason why is Lovie [Smith] makes it fun,” said Martz, who was out of football in 2009 and coached with the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers before that. “He’s a terrific head coach. He provides great leadership, and he lets you do your job.”
Taken from a recent interview with the Chicago Sun-Times. You can read the rest here.