Everyone seemed so excited to jump the gun with Martz. It looks like he is out.
Not so fast on those Mike Martz-to-Detroit headlines.
This afternoon, Martz told Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch that he will not take the job as the Lions' offensive coordinator under new head coach Rod Marinelli.
The Post-Dispatch and other media outlets reported Wednesday that Martz had accepted the Lions' offer to join the coaching staff, but that contract terms had not been completed.
Martz told Thomas today, "We couldn't come to an agreement on terms. I really do feel bad . . . but we just couldn't get on the same page."
For now, the former head coach of the Rams plans to return to his hometown of San Diego and will sit out next football season.
He recently sold his house in Chesterfield.
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