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hermhater
01-02-2008, 04:10 PM
Lions fire Mike Martz

January 2, 2008
By NICHOLAS J. COTSONIKA
FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER
Mike Martz confirmed today the Lions had fired him as offensive coordinator.
“The only thing I will tell you is, I came here because of Rod,” Martz said in a brief telephone interview with the Free Press. “Rod’s a terrific coach, a man of great character.

“We fell short of what we wanted to do offensively, and I regret that. Nonetheless, he’s going to be successful, and I wish he and the Lions all the best. My experience there was very positive.”

ESPN reported Martz would be succeeded by offensive line coach Jim Colletto and receivers coach Kippy Brown would become assistant head coach, passing game coordinator and running backs coach.

Shawn Jefferson was promoted from offensive assistant to receivers coach, and Tim Martz, Martz’s son, was fired as an offensive assistant.

Lions spokesman Bill Keenist said the team had nothing to announce today and had no comment on the report.

Mike Martz declined to comment on reports Colletto clashed with him about the running game early in the season.

“No,” Martz said. “Jim’s an excellent coach. That’s a good staff, and they’ll do well. They really will. Like I said, I’ve got no regrets about anything. I have no anger. I’m not upset about anything. I went as far as I could there, and now it’s time for me to move on.”

In his introductory news conference in January 2006, Marinelli said he wanted to run the ball with power. Later, he hired Martz, who is known for his aggressive passing attack. The Lions often were unbalanced this season.

Asked if the firing came down to philosophical differences, Martz said: “Sure. More or less. I believe in Rod. I believe he’s a great coach and a great man. I think people need to understand that, and I think he’s done a great job there. He’ll be successful. He will. He’ll do well there. It’s just time that I moved on, really, more than anything else.”

The NFL record for fewest rushing attempts in a game is six. The Lions had games with seven, eight and nine rushing attempts this season.

Martz said repeatedly this season that the run/pass ratio didn’t matter. What mattered was execution and the circumstances in the game.

“I think when you’re playing from a lead or the game’s in the balance, I think you have a tendency to mix things in pretty good,” Martz said. “But things kind of got out of hand occasionally, and you have to do what you can to stay in the game. That happened on a couple of occasions. But that really doesn’t matter. What matters it that we fell short. We didn’t succeed in the way we all felt like we would. That’s the way it goes.

“I was disappointed we just didn’t do as well as we should have, and really, that’s about it.”

Asked about his future, Martz said: “It’s awfully early yet. We’ll just kind of see what happens. I wish them the best. I really do. The Ford family deserves a winner, and I think they’ll bring them one.”


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Guru
01-02-2008, 05:06 PM
No friggin way!!!!!

hermhater
01-02-2008, 05:09 PM
Who do you want to replace Solari?

Martz is a freakin' genius!

Guru
01-02-2008, 05:20 PM
Martz is a friggin idiot with a superiority complex. He still takes credit for Vermeils super bowl win in St. Louis.

Sure lets go from RRPP to PPPP. Not interested in another OC that will get our QB killed.

chief31
01-02-2008, 08:09 PM
I don't hate him. But without superior O-linemen, guru is right. He will be a huge qb-killer.

chief31
01-02-2008, 08:13 PM
Perhaps there is a way to make our qbs jerseys out of that material. It could help to counter the Herm-effect. :D

DrunkHillbilly
01-02-2008, 08:52 PM
Who do you want to replace Solari?

Martz is a freakin' genius!
Not too many genius' without a job!

hermhater
01-02-2008, 08:58 PM
Perhaps there is a way to make our qbs jerseys out of that material. It could help to counter the Herm-effect. :D

Are you referencing the Titanium stuff?

:sign0153:

hermhater
01-02-2008, 08:59 PM
Not too many genius' without a job!

I don't see him staying unemployed for too long.

chief31
01-02-2008, 09:08 PM
I don't see him staying unemployed for too long.

Indeed I was. I wonder how that happened. Lol. It was supposed to have been in another thread.

hermhater
01-02-2008, 09:13 PM
Are you referencing the Titanium stuff?

:sign0153:


I don't see him staying unemployed for too long.


Indeed I was. I wonder how that happened. Lol. It was supposed to have been in another thread.

Hitting the bottle tonight chief31?

First you put a response in the wrong thread, then you misquote my correction!

:lol:

chief31
01-02-2008, 09:15 PM
Hitting the bottle tonight chief31?

First you put a response in the wrong thread, then you misquote my correction!

:lol:

Yeah. Appearently a few days away from the game causes some rust. I was unaware of that. :D

Guru
01-02-2008, 11:21 PM
Back on topic guys.

chief31
01-02-2008, 11:27 PM
Consider it done.

hermhater
01-02-2008, 11:35 PM
Back on topic guys.

Sure thing!

I want Martz in KC next year!

rbedgood
01-03-2008, 09:16 PM
Martz would be a great OC if you had the personnel to match his system. However the only time his system worked was with 3 very good WRs, 1 very versatile Halfback, and a QB who could make accurate throws and quick decisions. He doesn't use the TE much at all, and rarely leaves anyone to protect the QB...

Bad combination for KC, and not a match with Herm's philosophy. I see Herm going after either Cameron (who is a running game guru), Callahan (not a great hire, but wouldn't intimidate Herm) or Mike Shula (familiar with Croyle, and has experience)

hermhater
01-03-2008, 10:11 PM
Martz would be a great OC if you had the personnel to match his system. However the only time his system worked was with 3 very good WRs, 1 very versatile Halfback, and a QB who could make accurate throws and quick decisions. He doesn't use the TE much at all, and rarely leaves anyone to protect the QB...

Bad combination for KC, and not a match with Herm's philosophy. I see Herm going after either Cameron (who is a running game guru), Callahan (not a great hire, but wouldn't intimidate Herm) or Mike Shula (familiar with Croyle, and has experience)

Somehow I keep forgetting how limited our options are with Herm as coach.

What's he doing during the playoffs? I heard he is gonna be doing commentary for the networks.

m0ef0e
01-04-2008, 02:44 PM
I like Cam Cameron for the job. Maybe Shula. Callahan can suck it.

hermhater
01-05-2008, 01:33 AM
I like Cam Cameron for the job. Maybe Shula. Callahan can suck it.


I remember talking to you about Cameron at your shop during the middle of the season.

Wouldn't it be great to get him?

rbedgood
01-08-2008, 05:50 AM
Cameron makes running games better. Look at Ronnie Brown the last 2 years, and then look at him the 1st half of this year before he tore his ACL...

Lazeye
01-10-2008, 11:29 PM
Callahan is a proven loser and do not like that choice. I want cam but think shula might be better cause him and croyle have history or like i said before maybe a no namer that has a run style like we need and from the college ranks.