50 Total Quotes

Mike Martz Quotes

Matt was exceptional today, best I've ever seen him play. He's playing remarkable football. He's completely given himself over to that coaching staff.
Mike Martz
#Football

That would be unfair to Steve. But if I wanted an open line, isn't that my prerogative as head coach? This is all so bizarre.
Mike Martz
#Coach

What a remarkable man he is and he really deserves to be a head coach in his own right,
Mike Martz
#Man

My visit with Rod was exceptional. I think he's going to be a superstar. Everybody's got talent, nice facilities and all those kinds of things, but who you work with is critical and that was a big plus.
Mike Martz
#Talent

Darn it! ... That's another coach in the league who can coach figure eights around me. But that's okay. There's still plenty of people in this organization on whom to blame defeats. Hey, you! Boy who holds the cords to my headset! It's your fault.
Mike Martz
#Coach

We made some critical mistakes in this game, [and] they're pretty obvious. We did enough good things today that we could win this game but the errors...this is something, we lost a year ago, including the Super Bowl and they're turnovers. Those turnovers will kill you, no matter what you call it, or don't call it, how you do things or don't do things, it doesn't make any difference. You cannot turn the football over, which we did.
Mike Martz
#Mistakes

We can play power football with him down after down, ... He can take that punishment.
Mike Martz
#Football

When we drafted these guys No. 1, the first thing everybody said - and I believe it - was that for a tackle, it usually takes three years to really establish yourself.
Mike Martz
#Believe

The main issue is durability for him at his age now. Speed is not the issue, his weight is down, he's playing as well as he's ever played, but he's got some wear and tear on those knees. To ask him to carry the load, he knows it's not going to be good for him physically. This will allow us to use both of them most effectively and hopefully, potentially, extend his career.
Mike Martz
#Age And Aging

I think if you watch out here in practice, his speed is truly remarkable. The refinement of that position is complete for him. Now it's just how to use him and where to use him and all of those good things.
Mike Martz
#Practice

I think he kind of really wants to be back in the action.
Mike Martz
#Action

Mike Furrey's really played well. He's going to factor in on defense, particularly our nickel stuff.
Mike Martz
#Defense

We lacked discipline. That's coaching. That's me. We need to get a lot more disciplined in every phase.
Mike Martz
#Discipline

We're going to move Adam back to strong safety. When it's all said and done, Adam's probably better down inside than back - particularly in our nickel package. He's such an instinctive and quick read guy in the running game. We miss him being up there.
Mike Martz
#Safety

What we do in the preseason, at least in the first two games, is we look at different packages on offense and defense. Particularly on defense. And we went into this game to try and look at a couple coverages, and some fronts.
Mike Martz
#Games

He's on the verge of something special. He's a power runner who has the quickness and the agility to make people miss.
Mike Martz
#Power

At least he'd be familiar with the terminology, and teaching him what's going on, that'd be out of the way, ... I'm sure he doesn't appreciate that, because he hasn't been at this level. And the agents ... feel like (the players) can pick this up in a week. It just doesn't work that way.
Mike Martz
#Teaching

It's all about the ability to block. It's about who the best hammer is. We've got to have a guy who can knock them out of there.
Mike Martz
#Ability

We have to address the problems, no question about it, ... We have to find out who our best players are back there and who can make things happen.
Mike Martz
#Problems

A week ago, I wasn't sure Terry makes this team. But last week in practice he made this team, in my opinion. He made a significant jump.
Mike Martz
#Practice

Steven can put a lot of pressure on people. You'll see a different type of approach offensively.
Mike Martz
#People

He's obviously trained very well and prepared himself to come to camp. Watching him in practice he's a little rusty with some things, but he's a pretty unique individual.
Mike Martz
#Practice

We've been a very young team for a few years now. And a young team kind of lacks direction. I think the leadership that comes with guys that have been in the league playing at such a high level is invaluable.
Mike Martz
#Direction

That created so much confusion. So that when you blitz, you get guys that don't (blitz) because they're not sure. ... We had really planned to pressure them probably a little bit more than what we did.
Mike Martz
#Confusion

He did not have the preseason that I'd want him to have, ... I think (Friday) night he played very well. He just needed to play. He figures very big into our plans. ... He absolutely has a role. We mix all five of those guys into different personnel groups.
Mike Martz
#Night

Anytime you lose a player like him it's hard; it's tough. He was just starting to realize his full potential. He's obviously a terrific corner. We'll move on. It just provides an opportunity for somebody else to fill in the ranks and be a good player.
Mike Martz
#Potential

It's news to me. I've never talked to them. I don't know anything about it.
Mike Martz
#News

He was playing defense and he asked to come out. You don't take yourself out. He is new here and this is his first game up. Shaun McDonald, God bless him, he just tried to make something happen.
Mike Martz
#Defense

He's not just kind of shooting darts like some people would think about some of the stuff that we do with motion and shifts. He's very specific about what he's trying to attack and very accurate with it. I think he's probably one of the best ones around. I really do. I think he's very good.
Mike Martz
#People

I told my representative to see if it would be a good situation for me. They were able to work something out.
Mike Martz
#Work