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    By Jim Thomas
    Of the Post-Dispatch
    San Francisco reporters got Mike Martz laughing during a conference call Wednesday, but not because of a good joke.

    "For your own future there, do you have to go deep into the playoffs?" was one of the last questions posed to Martz during the call. He responded by laughing heartily.

    Then came his answer: "I could care less about that stuff. Are you kidding me? The last thing in the world I worry about is my job security. ... I'm financially secure. I think I can get another job if I have to, don't you think?

    "I'm not going to worry about that. I don't coach out of fear. I never had and never will anymore. I did at one time, but the last thing in the world I'm worried about is losing my job.

    "I love what I do. Should the day come when I'm not wanted here, then you just move on. ... This organization has been extremely good to me. I'm sure there will be a day eventually when maybe that is not the case. But for right now, it is just not a topic, really."

    A. Williams is listed as questionable

    Safety Aeneas Williams is listed as questionable for the San Francisco game after aggravating a pinched nerve in his neck and shoulder area. The injury has bothered Williams since training camp. He had an MRI exam Tuesday.

    After Williams started in the base defense Monday against Green Bay, it's likely that his role will be limited to nickel and dime package duty against the *****, if he plays at all.

    Safety Adam Archuleta (back), WR Isaac Bruce (wrist), RB Marshall Faulk (knee) and TE Brandon Manumaleuna (knee) were listed as probable. All could be limited today when the players return to practice after an off-day Wednesday.

    A bulging disc in the lower back has bothered Archuleta all season. He had an injection Tuesday. Faulk has experienced some knee soreness lately and that could lead to more playing time Sunday for rookie Steven Jackson, who basically has been splitting repetitions with Faulk the past two games.

    Although listed as doubtful, CB DeJuan Groce (knee) is a week or two from being able to play.

    Martz says fake FG was a call he made

    Jeff Wilkins ran for a first down on a fake field goal last season in Cleveland. But on Monday in Green Bay, the Rams tried it again and Wilkins was dropped for a 5-yard loss on fourth and 7. The Rams trailed 21-10 at the time, with Wilkins lining up for what would have been a 42-yard attempt with 3 minutes 50 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

    "The decision to go for the fake field goal was my decision," Martz said. "Kind of at the last second, really. I just felt like at that point we needed to try to make something happen. We talked about it during the week, and we felt like we had a pretty good opportunity to make that play. It just didn't work out."

    Landeta has tryout

    Punter Sean Landeta, who was released by the Rams last Friday, worked out for the New York Jets on Tuesday.

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    Re: Martz laughs off question about job

    I don't blame Martz for not being worried about his job security.

    If he were to be fired, and he wished to go to the college ranks, he'd probably have some of the best programs in the country pounding on his door to get him in as head coach.

    He could also take a year or two off like Dennis Green, and before long he'd be the hottest Head Coach prospect in the pros.