True, but their offense is clearly better than it was. They were dead last in '07 in scoring and yardage and are 10 and 14 right now. The D and running game look strong too so I don't think it's hard to imagine them competing for the west this year. Instant turnaround on offense thus far.
Not even sure that ,come January, that the Whiners will have improved. they haven't beaten anyone yet. Not really.
Detroit was 25th in points before Martz and is scoring less than 20/game already without him. Kitna looks horrible and even with Martz gone and 2 new RB's, they're averaging only 75 yards rushing per game. I think Martz was the scapegoat in Detroit and Marinelli had to can him or can himself. Their defense is just too horrible to sustain any kind of running game or offense.
2. Detroit is atrocious & was not much better with Martz. 19th overall offense in '06. 54 sacks allowed. And didn't he fail to gel with yet another staff/FO ? He makes nice about Detroit but he did get canned,no?
The Super Bowl where the Rams were constantly trailing and finally got it together and tied it up in the 2nd half? I didn't agree with Martz sitting on Faulk but that game was far from normal situations too. With all the things the ref's were allowing it's hard for me to say whether or not Faulk would have made the difference with 20+ carries. I do know that after all the miscues and mismanagement the Rams were tied with just over a minute to go. Not a great coaching performance by Martz but in retrospect, not horrible either. I wouldn't use that one game to illustrate Martz's career or current style either. Just because he didn't have his best game 7 years ago doesn't mean that he's the same guy.
3. Good thing you didn't make that RB comment after Faulk disappeared in the 2nd half of the SB we lost.Might be a few fans who'd take issue.He certainly wouldn't know what to do about our o-line or have you forgotten the revolving door @ ROT ? Bet Warner hasn't.
Even with all of that, "his" teams were still getting to the playoffs. I think there's a chance he may have learned a thing or two since then as well. Maybe not, but I think many people forget that he had a grand total of 1 year as an OC when handed the job in '00. Bellicheck didn't look like much his first time as a HC either. It's possible for experience to improve a guy.
4.Short-term, nobody wants to play a Martz offense so seeing him leave the NFC West altogether would be good....unless you have a good pass-rush. Long-term, he's a proven QB killer as an OC. As a HC, his drafts were awful , his game management often suspect,etc.
Not really. Warner took more hits last year than any other QB even though he didn't take many sacks and Bulger is already taking hits/sacks with what the Rams have had the past 3 years. I don't see anything Martz would devise as being that much worse. O'Sullivan's taken 12 and Bulger's taken 10 this year. Not an issue in my mind. Not good, but nothing either of these guys haven't been already dealing with.
5. That's just crazy talk, Ram friend. Bulger,never mind an aging Warner, would soon be eating through a straw if we tried a Martz spread O.
Like Cowher, Shottenhemier and Billick? Guess who's got the best winning % out of those four? Martz would be a risk but a worthy one. At the very least, it would get all Rams fans interested again.
It's so unlikely that anyone of real merit will even consider the Rams until then but I don't see how a retread will help a car whose engine just fell out of its neglected body.