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Bears Make Change
The Chicago Bears haved hired Mike Martz as their offensive coordinator, agreeing to a 2 year deal. Martz was Bears' head coach Lovie Smith's first choice for offensive coordinator and after a Sunday meeting the team prepared an offer. Martz help mold Kurt Warner into a Pro Bowl quarterback with the St. Louis Rams. In Chicago, his job will be to turn around a struggling offense and get the most out of Jay Cutler, after the quarterback and team failed to make the playoffs, finishing the season at 7-9.
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Wide receiver Randy Moss was diagnosed with a separated shoulder following the Patriots' season and that was the reason he did not play in the Pro Bowl, a league source told Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com. The severity of the injury is not known, although rest alone can often heal a separated shoulder. Moss started all 16 games this season and finished second on the team with 83 receptions for 1,264 yards and a team-high 13 touchdowns. He played in approximately 85 percent of the team's offensive snaps, easily a team-high among receivers.
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Wall Changing His Tune
On Saturday, Kentucky's John Wall was upset in hearing that coach John Calipari criticized his play in the Wildcats' loss last week at South Carolina. Today, Wall was more mellow with his description of the relationship with his coach. Calipari had said that Wall "hurt us" with his play against the Gamecocks. Saturday, Wall responded by telling reporters, "I didn't think I played that bad. I don't know what to expect. He's probably going to say I played bad (against Vandy), too. I just try not to listen to him and go out and play basketball and try and help my team win." Wall looked to smooth things over today by saying, "I love Coach Cal, he loves me and we're just trying to get everything down pat. We're cool where we're at."