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Postby Keyser_WV » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:05 pm

Well, looks like Martz backed out again. He said they couldn't agree on terms.

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports ... enDocument
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:33 pm

Keyser_WV wrote:Well, looks like Martz backed out again. He said they couldn't agree on terms.

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports ... enDocument


yup - and now others are picking up on this as well.

Martz isnt coming to Detroit. Too bad. :-/
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Postby onnestabe » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:41 pm

I doubt there's any way that we will ever know, but I am betting that the term they couldn't agree on was the length of the contract.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:52 pm

onnestabe wrote:I doubt there's any way that we will ever know, but I am betting that the term they couldn't agree on was the length of the contract.


My guess is that it was the amount.

Marinelli is only getting 2 mil per, so they couldnt pay Martz more than the HC. Martz felt he should be paid as much as the top OCs in the league, and in so doing he would have made more than Marinelli.
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Postby mutantseabass » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:17 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
onnestabe wrote:I doubt there's any way that we will ever know, but I am betting that the term they couldn't agree on was the length of the contract.


My guess is that it was the amount.

Marinelli is only getting 2 mil per, so they couldnt pay Martz more than the HC. Martz felt he should be paid as much as the top OCs in the league, and in so doing he would have made more than Marinelli.


Im sure that Martz wanted a way out of the contract at any time too. There were too many things working against Martz coming here for it to work out.
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Postby moochman » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:47 pm

effem, never like Martz anyway. Hue Jackson anyone? He will bring his X-men offense with him! :-b
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Postby Humpback » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:59 pm

They said he was asking for 3 yrs. at just under $1.5MM per year, which I'm surprised they wouldn't do. Who knows, the truth will come out soon enough.
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Postby Dystopia » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:40 pm

Looks like they might be back after Martz again....

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"According to league sources, the Lions contacted the former Rams head coach Friday, seeing if he would reconsider his decision not to take their offensive coordinator job....

"Martz could not be reached for comment Friday. But those familiar with negotiations say the Lions were offering somewhere in the range of $700,000 to $800,000 in Year One, and about $1 million a year in Years 2 and 3.

Martz’s agent, Bob LaMonte, apparently was seeking $1.5 million in Year One, and a little over $5 million total in a slightly back-loaded, three-year deal. Those numbers present a problem for the Lions since their new head coach, Rod Marinelli, is believed to be making about $2 million a year.

With the dollar figures so close between the two jobs, it would be an awkward situation. If a coordinator is making almost as much as the head coach, it would be like having Head Coach 1 and Head Coach 1A."

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Postby Atog » Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:12 pm

Dystopia wrote:Looks like they might be back after Martz again....

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The short form:

"According to league sources, the Lions contacted the former Rams head coach Friday, seeing if he would reconsider his decision not to take their offensive coordinator job....

"Martz could not be reached for comment Friday. But those familiar with negotiations say the Lions were offering somewhere in the range of $700,000 to $800,000 in Year One, and about $1 million a year in Years 2 and 3.

Martz’s agent, Bob LaMonte, apparently was seeking $1.5 million in Year One, and a little over $5 million total in a slightly back-loaded, three-year deal. Those numbers present a problem for the Lions since their new head coach, Rod Marinelli, is believed to be making about $2 million a year.

With the dollar figures so close between the two jobs, it would be an awkward situation. If a coordinator is making almost as much as the head coach, it would be like having Head Coach 1 and Head Coach 1A."

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Postby moochman » Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:21 am

Welcome to the Cafe, Dystopia!

Why does it always turn into a carnival with Millen everytime he is juggling his coaching staff?
I dont' see Martz making almost as much as Marinelli being an issue. He does have a lot more coaching experience and can help in an area of great need, but nobody is going to get confused as to who the head coach is.
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