Running still key, even under Martz

Bears are unpredictable with emphasis on rushing game and pass-happy coordinator

Updated: May 25, 2010, 10:30 AM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The reaction seems nearly rehearsed.

Their eyes light up. Then a smirk as if to say Think that if you want to precedes what's about to be said.

"We hope people are thinking that," Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith said, smiling.

But how could anyone not expect Chicago to get away from a decades-long reputation for smash-mouth football on offense, given the acquisition of new coordinator Mike Martz, who comes from the let-it-fly school ...

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