|Reports: Detroit Lions fire offensive coordinator Mike Martz|
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|Wednesday, 02 January 2008 09:38|
Martz will be replaced by Jim Colletto, who will retain his position as offensive line coach while calling plays. Receivers coach Kippy Brown will serve as co-coordinator, the Detroit Free Press, Booth Newspapers and ESPN.com reported.
A message seeking comment was left Wednesday with Martz's agent, Bob LaMonte. The Lions had no comment on the reports, a team spokesman said.
Martz confirmed his firing to the Free Press.
``We fell short of what we wanted to do offensively, and I regret that,'' he told the newspaper.
The Lions were 7-9 this season after a 6-2 start.