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12-30-2007, 01:23 AM
Detroit set to oust Martz, name Brown O-coordinator

ESPN.com news services
Updated: December 29, 2007, 9:04 PM ET

The Detroit Lions are expected to fire offensive coordinator Mike Martz after Sunday's season finale against Green Bay, the Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site.

The newspaper, citing multiple sources familiar with the situation, said the Lions will replace the veteran coach with receivers coach Kippy Brown. ESPN NFL analyst Chris Mortensen confirmed the report Saturday night.

The little blotch on Martz's resume shouldn't be enough, however, to keep him unemployed for long, The Times said.

Martz will likely be pursued by the struggling San Francisco 49ers as a replacement for current offensive coordinator Jim Hostler. The 49ers are apparently turning to Martz because of his familiarity with the NFC West and successful pedigree as coach of the St. Louis Rams (2000-2005), the paper reported.

Martz led St. Louis to the playoffs in four of his five full seasons, including a Super Bowl after the 2001 season, and helped the franchise win the 2000 Super Bowl as offensive coordinator. The Rams went 51-29 in the regular season and 54-33 overall during his five full seasons as head coach.

St. Louis ranked among the NFL's top 10 teams in total offense in six of the past seven years, ranking first from 1999-2001. The Rams' passing offense hasn't ranked below fifth in the league since 1999, and was first from 1999-2001.

The Lions, 7-8 going into Sunday's road game, rank near the bottom in several key offensive statistical categories, including rushing and interceptions. They have lost six of their last seven games. The Lions have more interceptions (20) than passing touchdowns (18), a major reason they are in third place in the NFC North.

Martz, 56, has been with the Lions since early 2006, when then-new head coach Rod Marinelli brought him aboard as part of his first staff in Detroit.

12-30-2007, 01:34 AM
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KC Tattoo
12-30-2007, 01:35 AM
I'm not sure if this is true and sertianly not in our case. But it seams to me that O-cordinaters do not make as good HC as D-cordinaters do. Is there any way of knowing wich is more successfull in the NFL? How many O-cordinaters or D-cordinaters go to other teams and become successfull HC?

12-30-2007, 01:51 AM
Martz > Solari for Chief's OC....

12-30-2007, 01:54 AM

martz is going to the 9rs

12-30-2007, 02:00 AM
Martz > Solari for Chief's OC....

That didn't take long. :shake:


Ultra Peanut
12-30-2007, 02:01 AM

12-30-2007, 02:03 AM

martz is going to the 9rs

dammit carl!!! :cuss:

12-30-2007, 02:06 AM
dammit carl!!! :cuss:Somebody should make a T-shirt.

12-30-2007, 02:12 AM
Somebody should make a T-shirt.

great idea, I'm on it....

12-30-2007, 02:21 AM
we must be waiting on cam cameron or the return of saunders

12-30-2007, 02:24 AM
I can't see Saunders coming back to Kansas City while Carl's still in charge.

But I've got open arms for Cam Cameron.

12-30-2007, 02:32 AM
The Chiefs are destined for Mike Shula as offensive coordinator and an even further Hermanization of this offense (if that is possible).

12-30-2007, 02:57 AM
Come on Marty and Martz!

12-30-2007, 06:24 AM
Martz is and idiot

12-30-2007, 06:31 AM
Somebody should make a T-shirt.
No, make a gif that says Damnit Carl! kind of like this.


12-30-2007, 09:50 AM
Carl... stay away from Martz

12-30-2007, 09:52 AM
we must be waiting on cam cameron or the return of saunders

Or maybe.. they are waiting on the end of the season first?

Skip Towne
12-30-2007, 09:55 AM
We aren't goin to get good people as long as Carl is around. The word is out on him.

12-30-2007, 09:58 AM
I wonder if it occured to anyone that the problem isn't Martz.

I'd think that Jon Kitna as your QB would make many offensive gurus look like idiots.