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Lions name Martz offensive coordinator

Feb. 8, 2006 at 7:57 PM

DETROIT, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Former St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz was named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the Detroit Lions Wednesday.

Martz coached the Rams for eight years -- as offensive coordinator when they beat the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV following the 1999 season, and then as head coach, guiding the Rams to the NFC Championship in 2001. They went on to lose to New England, 20-17, in the Super Bowl.

He missed much of the 2005 season because of an acute bacterial infection and was not re-hired.

As the Rams' offensive coordinator, Martz was the architect of "The Greatest Show on Turf." Under his schemes, the Rams scored 526 points in 1999, the fourth-highest total in NFL history. The following year, they scored 540 points, third-best in league history.

In 2001, they scored 503 points to become the first squad ever to score at least 500 points in three consecutive seasons.

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