Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Im even gonna take exception with that statement. Im pretty sure the only time Martz was succesful was when he was using Vermeils playbook. Please correct me if Im wrong.
This is the Martz sucks thread, but I do have to say that the 1999 Rams were the most incredible offense I've ever seen in 25-30 years of football viewing. I'm sure Vermeil had a lot to do with this but, playcalling was still damn important and I think we all recognize who was calling plays that year. Martz was in a playcalling zone that year and had a Midas touch.
OK, enough of the Martz compliments.
His ego seems to be ruining him. (Warner's ego is ruining him too - just throw the damn ball away before you get sacked - his biggest Achilles heel the last 13 months.) Several solid postings here save said it well: Martz is stuck backing his boy, but doing it so much that he won't let Marshall Faulk make him look like a genius.
And in spite of everything that happened for 45 minutes of play on Sunday, Martz TWICE went for idiotic 4th-and-several/long (wasn't it 4th & 5 AND 4th & 12?). Getting that game within 7 points would have changed a lot of things, and at least given them a chance after the 2-minute warning.
By the way, I have K Jeff Wilkins on two teams but those teams won anyway. I'm surprised I'm not seeing any Wilkins owners out there with major complaints.
More important than fantasy numbers though, this guy is running a great team into the ground. He's so interested in "thinking out of the box" that he's overthinking his team right out of the playoffs. In general, as a football fan, I just don't like it. A great offense (80s Niners, 1999 Rams, 1979 Chargers, etc.) is a beautiful thing to watch. What a waste.
... in my opinion, of course - but that should always go without saying.
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