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Thread: Mad Mikes Done

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    Mad Mikes Done

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    Longtime coordinator and former head coach Mike Martz is retiring from coaching, he informed me today. Won SB with Rams
    #insideslant "

    There it is for those of you's who'd like Mad Mike here.


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    Re: Mad Mikes Done

    Note the sanity.

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    Re: Mad Mikes Done

    Quote Originally Posted by sosa39rams View Post
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    Longtime coordinator and former head coach Mike Martz is retiring from coaching, he informed me today. Won SB with Rams
    #insideslant "

    There it is for those of you's who'd like Mad Mike here.
    I think they meant to say; "Won SB with Rams as an assistant, LOST SB as HC."
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    Re: Mad Mikes Done

    It's easy to retire when your reputation precludes the possibility of being hired.
    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!

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    Re: Mad Mikes Done

    Martz obviously realized that if he couldn't even work with close friend Lovie Smith, he couldn't work with anyone. Too bad, because he was a great offensive mind before being corrupted by success.
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    Re: Mad Mikes Done

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    Martz obviously realized that if he couldn't even work with close friend Lovie Smith, he couldn't work with anyone. Too bad, because he was a great offensive mind before being corrupted by success.
    I just think along with a brilliant offensive mind came an arrogance with Martz that was his ultimate undoing. He wore out his welcome with 4 different franchises in a 6-7 year span- pretty amazing, even in a league where there is a lot of coaching turnover. He over-thought things and got too cute for his own good. His offensive schemes could be magical, but without ample talent on the offensive line could get a QB killed. Not utilizing Marshall Faulk more in SB XXXVI will forever stick in my memory of Mike Martz, but he still must be given credit for the offensive displays he drew up during the GSOT years.

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    Re: Mad Mikes Done

    He was a helluva QB killer.
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    Re: Mad Mikes Done

    While I think he should be appreciated for his part in helping the Rams win a SB, his arrogant unwillingness to adapt himself, his scheme or playcalling, even when failing epically, will forever taint his legacy.
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    Re: Mad Mikes Done

    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
    I just think along with a brilliant offensive mind came an arrogance with Martz that was his ultimate undoing. He wore out his welcome with 4 different franchises in a 6-7 year span- pretty amazing, even in a league where there is a lot of coaching turnover. He over-thought things and got too cute for his own good. His offensive schemes could be magical, but without ample talent on the offensive line could get a QB killed. Not utilizing Marshall Faulk more in SB XXXVI will forever stick in my memory of Mike Martz, but he still must be given credit for the offensive displays he drew up during the GSOT years.
    I agree with you on XXXVI. He did direct a record breaking offense for 3 or so years as you pointed out and hopefully 10 years from now is more remebered for that than for being being a pain in the ass. I believe one of his biggest mistakes was letting London Fletcher walk.
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    Re: Mad Mikes Done

    Thanks for everything you did for St Louis Mad Mike!!!

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    Re: Mad Mikes Done

    Quote Originally Posted by mh-i View Post
    I believe one of his biggest mistakes was letting London Fletcher walk.
    As well as releasing Kurt Warner...
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    Re: Mad Mikes Done

    It's too bad. I would have liked to see him leave the game on a happier note. He was one of the smartest coordinators of the era, and it was nice to see someone implementing a system other than the dink-and-dunk WCO. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to adapt well and his own stubbornness and general orneriness probably kept him from achieving what he might have. He'll always be a part of the Greatest Show's legacy, but you can't help wondering what might have been.
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