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01-29-2006, 07:18 PM
Sunday, January 29, 2006

Martz could run Lions' offense

Ex-Rams head coach will apparently decide by Monday whether or not to take the job.

Mike O'Hara / The Detroit News

Mike Martz, the architect of the offense known as "The Greatest Show on Turf" while offensive coordinator and head coach of the St. Louis Rams, reportedly is under consideration by new Lions coach Rod Marinelli for the offensive coordinator's position.

Martz has told the Lions that he will make up his mind by Monday, according to a report on ESPN.com.

Martz, 54, became offensive coordinator of the Rams in 1999. The team featured quarterback Kurt Warner and running back Marshall Faulk and beat the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV.

Dick Vermeil announced his retirement as head coach after the Super Bowl and Martz succeeded him. The 2001 Rams went to Super Bowl XXXVI and lost to the New England Patriots.

Martz gave up coaching the Rams after five games in 2005 because of a heart condition caused by a bacterial infection.

The Rams released him after the season and reached a settlement on the final year of his contract.

01-29-2006, 07:19 PM
I thought he said that he wouldn't take an asst job and that he wanted to be a HC ... :confused:

One For The Road
01-29-2006, 08:01 PM
I thought he said that he wouldn't take an asst job and that he wanted to be a HC ... :confused:

He wanted a head coaching job, but no one wanted him. So he has to settle with what he can get!

01-29-2006, 08:03 PM
Could things possibly get any worse for Detroit? :rofl:

01-29-2006, 08:09 PM
He is obviously enamoured with the three wide recievers they have and the possibility of teaching and training a qb which he is very good at doing in the past if they can survive all the hits that his 4 wide offense will allow on an unprotected qb.

He is a qb killer for sure.Who does detroit have anyway? Not harrington or Garcia.Maybe mikey wants one of the new qb's in the draft to work with.This guy is only an offensive coordinator anyway.

It may be good for detroit after all.I'm definately not a mikey fan but detroit can't get any worse with all the talent that they have on offense.:Thumbdown:

01-30-2006, 05:33 AM
Mike Martz is the best OC in the NFL.

With Marinelli and Henderson running the defense, Detroit could be a surprise team next year

01-30-2006, 04:25 PM
word here in St. Louis is he's leaning towards passing on the job and sitting out this season.