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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2010 file photo, Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz works the sidelines as his team takes on the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game in Cleveland. The Bears went 0-4 in the preseason and insist their struggles were no cause for alarm, that they were simply holding back. Well, now it counts. The season opener is Sunday, Sept. 12 against Detroit, and it's time to see what the Bears have. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
Photo by: Amy Sancetta
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2010 file photo, Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz works the sidelines as his team takes on the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game in Cleveland. The Bears went 0-4 in the preseason and insist their struggles were no cause for alarm, that they were simply holding back. Well, now it counts. The season opener is Sunday, Sept. 12 against Detroit, and it's time to see what the Bears have. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

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