I Need More Mike Martz Burying New Young Rams Coach Sean McVay

Sporting News Former Rams head coach Mike Martz does not think Sean McVay was the right head coach for second-year QB Jared Goff.”This guy is a quarterback expert? An offensive expert? Wait a minute while I puke,” Martz said, in an excerpt from Thomas George’s upcoming book, “Blitzed: Why NFL Teams Gamble on Starting Rookie Quarterbacks.””Right, he’s going to be able to teach and handle and guide Jared through tough times because of all of his expertise and knowledge? Right. I’m not going to drink that Kool-Aid.”McVay was hired as the Rams head coach this offseason after spending the previous three years as the Redskins’ offensive coordinator. In his time with Washington Kirk Cousins had two 4,000-yard passing seasons along with two seasons of 25 or more touchdown passes.But his head coach was also Jay Gruden who is known as a quarterback guru and a great offensive coordinator and he got a lot of credit for the team’s offensive success. McVay, who is 31 years old, got some of the credit, but many didn’t know his name when the Rams announced him as their head coach during the offseason.Meanwhile Martz, who was the offensive coordinator for the Rams when they won their Super Bowl in 1999 and was the head coach of the team when the Rams lost the Super Bowl in 2000, worked out both Goff and Eagles QB Carson Wentz prior to the 2016 draft. He thought both could succeed but said Goff was not put into a position to succeed with the Jeff Fisher regime in Los Angeles during his rookie season.”I watched the Rams offense last season. It was awful football,” Martz continued in the excerpt. “There was nobody there on that staff that could teach him, develop him. You have a high-value guy like that and he went to the worst offensive place, the Rams.”Goff completed 55 percent of his passes for 1,089 yards as a rookie but had a less-than-stellar TD-to-INT ratio (5-7). Now, Martz said the Rams are just hiring a friend for Goff and not a coach that can give him the instruction he needs.”What is he, a couple of months older than Jared?” he asked. “They hired a buddy for Jared. The NFL has nothing to do with being the friend or the buddy of the quarterback. You’ve got to coach them and work them hard with respect. But buddy?”

Here’s an exclusive live look at Mike Martz dealing with a young guy being the coach of the Rams

There’s no way anybody could come to the conclusion that Mike Martz still holds a grudge against the Rams for firing him back in 2005. And by not anyone being able to come to that conclusion I mean everyone should easily come to that conclusion. But I don’t care. I love me some old football coach coming out of the woodwork to blast a young, new up and coming coach. Need this to happen more.

Couple things here. First off, I would of figured Martz would of been one of those guys who was so brilliant, like he was with constructing the “greatest show on turf” and helping Kurt Warner become Kurt Warner, that he’d be living in the woods totally cutoff from the rest of world like Bob Lee Swagger. He’d have a huge beard and be paranoid that the government and Adam Schefter were spying on him. I don’t know how anyone was able to find Martz. To me, Martz always seemed like a Lt. Col. Markinson type guy who could just disappear whenever he likes. So I think Martz found the media, not the other way around.

Secondly, it seems like Martz is going after guys who get labeled QB gurus. I agree with him here. I do feel like that many guys get dubbed a real QB whisperer to often. But I disagree with Martz going that route because that’s essentially what he was thought of. It’s cannibalistic going after your own here Mike. Now Martz did lead a loaded Rams team to the Super Bowl when he became the head coach after Vermeil retired, which ushered in the Patriots’s iron grip on the league, so Martz is more than just a QB guru. But the way he completely beats on Mcvay like he was his little brother is unheard of.

He’s also doesn’t care for McVay’s age. He probably thinks that McVay and Goff are going to hit up USC on the weekends and hit up some college parties. Actually, that be pretty cool. I’d much rather have a Hard Knocks featuring Goff and McVay hitting up college parties where Goff has to convince the people running the party that McVay is in a Masters program. I’d watch that all day.

“This guy is a quarterback expert? An offensive expert? Wait a minute while I puke,” Martz said, in an excerpt from Thomas George’s upcoming book, “Blitzed: Why NFL Teams Gamble on Starting Rookie Quarterbacks.””Right, he’s going to be able to teach and handle and guide Jared through tough times because of all of his expertise and knowledge? Right. I’m not going to drink that Kool-Aid.”
“This guy is a quarterback expert? An offensive expert? Wait a minute while I puke,” Martz said, in an excerpt from Thomas George’s upcoming book, “Blitzed: Why NFL Teams Gamble on Starting Rookie Quarterbacks.””Right, he’s going to be able to teach and handle and guide Jared through tough times because of all of his expertise and knowledge? Right. I’m not going to drink that Kool-Aid.”

Those are beyond fighting words. They’re so outlandish that if you’re McVay all you could do right now is just say whatever, he’s has the right to his opinion. Something that doesn’t prolong the conversation. Then if you see Martz at a Rams alumni party you casually buy him a drink, walk up to him, smile and say “any time old man.”

But if I’m also McVay, I don’t know how you don’t think of these comments by Martz if things end up going bad, which by the way, is a real possibility. I mean you can hide behind the fact that Goff wasn’t your guy but the last thing you want to do is to be exactly what Mike Martz said you are. A laughing Mike Martz is the kind of visual that would haunt your dreams.

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