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  • Help Martz Become A Better Head Coach.

    What does Martz need to do to become a better head coach?
    We all know what his weaknesses are and we can list them however this has been done to death. In detail how can Martz overcome for example his game time adjusting or his mis-use of time outs? How can he prepare better? How can he help the team to help themselves? This is one you will have to think about and you may not have any response at all. However, your on the hot seat and Martz is all ears. Tell Martz what he must do in any of his areas of weakness to become a better coach. He is listening.

  • #2
    Re: Help Martz Become A Better Head Coach.

    Get input from other coaches for cryin' out loud! Game management should be a group effort, especially with Martz so focused on the offense.


    • #3
      Re: Help Martz Become A Better Head Coach.

      Get input from other coaches for cryin' out loud!
      How do you know that he doesn't?


      • #4
        Re: Help Martz Become A Better Head Coach.

        Originally posted by RamTime
        How do you know that he doesn't?
        I agree, Martz would not be a head coach if he never had coaching huddles. Its surprising the amount of people that think Martz is a loner

        Keeping the Rams Nation Talking


        • #5
          Re: Help Martz Become A Better Head Coach.

          For all his faults, Mike Martz knows more about being an NFL Head Coach than I ever will. That said... don't ever run that damn TE reverse again!


          • #6
            Re: Help Martz Become A Better Head Coach.

            Let me preface this (as Avenger did) by saying that my football coaching knowledge covers about .0001% of his spectrum, but.....he appears to be one who outthinks himself in game-time situations. Go with your gut. Make a call and send it in. You're a good coach, trust your first instinct. That alone would cut down on:

            1. emergency time-outs
            2. delay of game penalties
            3. blown blocking because of play confusion
            4. false start based on play confusion
            5. incorrect routes

            Just my opinion.
            The more things change, the more they stay the same.


            • #7
              Re: Help Martz Become A Better Head Coach.

              I don't think he is going to get any better. Martz is who he is. He seems to believe in his methods and I do not forsee him changing. Personally, I like to see a head coach stick with what he believes in, rather than cater to the whims of his critics. That is not to say I have agreed with everything Martz has done over the years, but for the most part, he seems to stay true to his beliefs.

              Now let's talk players, as far as I'm concerned, players make or break the coach.

              Curly ~ Horns


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                There has been a lot of discussion regarding Martz status as HC. Many have called for his removal due to his failures regarding time outs, game preperation and play calling. Others have pointed out his winning % as a reason to keep him. My question is how does he compare with Andy Reid. ESPN is reporting the Eagles gave Reid a 4 yr extention. This to a coach of the team who went to the divisional finals in his home stadium (twice) and lost. At least Martz took the Rams to the SB. I know we lost and many out there think it should not have happened but at least we made it. :ramlogo:
                -09-08-2004, 10:55 AM
              • RamDez
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                He has the keys and he needs to get back and get that engine started.

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              • RamWraith
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                Martz needs time to truly disengage from the grueling experience in St. Louis. Martz's bacterial infection of the heart valve has cleared, and medically he's 100 percent ready to work, but he's still battered emotionally after predictably losing a power struggle with Rams executives John Shaw and Jay Zygmunt.

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                And a year from now, a completely rested, recharged and refocused Martz would be a hot candidate. His agent, Bob Lamonte, would have no problem marketing the Martz II Project to NFL owners. If you're an NFL owner with a dormant offense that needs to be zapped back to life, how could you resist the reformed Mike Martz? How could you turn away from 30 points a game? Americans love a second act.

                Martz is feeling low these days, but he's been through rougher days than this. His alcoholic father bailed on his mom and four brothers when Mike was a kid. Mike survived, maturing sooner than any child should just to help keep the family strong.

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              • AvengerRam_old
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                by AvengerRam_old
                Mike Martz says the team is coming together...

                We scoff.

                Mike Martz says the defense is finally adjusting to Larry Marmie's defense...

                We snicker.

                Mike Martz does odd things and the Rams lose a few games...

                We call for his head.

                But today, in the biggest game of the year, Martz showed that he just might actually know what he is talking about. The team is coming together. The defense does look like it has greatly improved. And, the oddest things that happened in this game...the early blowing of timeouts... also occurred on key scoring drives.

                Maybe it will all end next week. But I'm giving Mike Martz his due today, and... while I can't promise I won't criticize him in the future... for now, I'm happy to have him as the Rams' Head Coach.
                -01-08-2005, 08:55 PM
              • LaRamsFanLongTime
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