By Jim Thomas
Of the Post-Dispatch

As he enters his sixth season as head coach of the St. Louis Rams, Mike Martz paused amid game preparations with San Francisco to answer five questions from Post-Dispatch football writer Jim Thomas. Martz was short and sweet, but to the point.

Q: Can the Rams win the Super Bowl this year?

A: Absolutely. However, it's a long hard road to Detroit. First things first. Let today be enough. Tomorrow will come soon enough.

Q: Will you really run the football more in 2005?

A: We will run the ball more . . . provided the line and backs stay healthy. I'm very excited about the potential of our running game.

Q: Who is your favorite non-Ram currently playing in the National Football League?

A: Brett Favre. He's intensely competitive, and humble, and unselfish. A winner. He is what this league is all about.

Q: What's the most enjoyable thing about your job?

A: Teaching. Helping these men achieve a level of performance that they perhaps didn't know they could.

Q: What's the least enjoyable things about your job?

A: Dealing with the media.