Reports: Detroit Lions fire offensive coordinator Mike Martz Print
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Wednesday, 02 January 2008 09:38
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 DETROIT (AP) -The Detroit Lions reportedly fired Mike Martz on Wednesday, ending his fractious two years as the team's offensive coordinator.
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.
 

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