Former Bears receiver doesn't hold back on the former Bears offensive coordinator...
Muhsin Muhammad joined the Waddle and Silvy on WMVP-AM in Chicago:
"I wasn't really a big fan of Ron Turner's. We worked together there and obviously had an opportunity to win a championship there and I think some of the things he did, with the young crew that we had, made it complicated. The protection schemes and, like I said, I think Mike Martz is a guy that you come in there, you simplify things, and still make it challenging for defenses to defend."
"I thought it was a great move. I thought that Lovie (Smith) needed someone to come in and rejuvenate the offense. Obviously, Mike Martz's challenge is to incorporate a tight end into his offense as well as be determined, focused, and committed to the running game..."
It's not hard to statistically illustrate where Muhammad's frustrations come from. He had 1,405 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns in 2004 with Carolina. That was followed by a move to Chicago and a precipitous drop off in his personal production beginning the following year (750 yds, 4 TD's).
Meanwhile, Jay Cutler joined their show on Wednesday and dispelled the notion that learning Mike Martz's system has been any less challenging.
"I would definitely not classify (Mike Martz's offense) as simpler."
Whatever your opinion of the now Colts wide receivers coach, Turner's offense ranked in the bottom half of the league in 4 of his 5 seasons in Chicago.
Martz's scheme also never got out of the bottom half of the league during his most recent stops in San Francisco and Detroit. But, unlike Turner, Martz's offense improved those teams' production over the previous year and from year to year.