Former Rams Coach Mike Martz Denies Making Harsh Comments Regarding Sean McVay

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Former NFL coach Mike Martz denied making harsh comments attributed to him in an upcoming book about whether rookie coach Sean McVay is capable of having an impact on second-year Rams quarterback Jared Goff, ESPN reports.

In the book “Blitzed: Why NFL Teams Gamble on Starting Rookie Quarterbacks,” due out in September, Martz was asked whether McVay can make a difference with Goff. Goff appeared in seven games last season under veteran coach Jeff Fisher. An excerpt was obtained by ESPN.

“What is he, a couple of months older than Jared? They hired a buddy for Jared,” Martz was quoted as saying in the book. “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? And this guy is a quarterback expert? An offensive expert? Wait a minute while I puke.”

McVay was hired at the end of last season just before he turned 31, making him the youngest head coach in modern NFL history. Goff will turn 23 in October.

In an interview Tuesday on ESPN LA 710, Martz said the quote in its entirety was “not accurate.”

“I would never say something like that. [The quote] was kind of embellished. It was a very short interview, and I think what I told [author Thomas George] was there’s only a couple years’ difference between them, and they probably brought him in because of his ability to communicate. With [Goff], you want somebody more his age, I guess. But all of that other garbage, I would never say something like that.”


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One Response to “Former Rams Coach Mike Martz Denies Making Harsh Comments Regarding Sean McVay”

  1. Vincent Hammork says:

    Screw Mike Martz!!!!

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