Mike Martz, infamous former 49ers assistant, rips Trey Lance

Former 49ers offensive coordinator and longtime NFL coach Mike Martz blasted Niners starter Trey Lance and the Bears’ Justin Fields in an unusually acrimonious section after the hard-to-watch Week 1 duel between the pair of younger QBs. Martz, showing on former Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum’s NFL web site The thirty third Team, apparently tried to set a speedrun report for quarterback hating.

“I’ve by no means preferred him,” he stated of Lance. “I nonetheless don’t love him.”

While Lance made a number of spectacular performs, together with a number of downfield completions and scrambles for first downs, Martz was adamant that Niners followers did not get their hopes up.

“I’ve by no means seen something about this child that was encouraging in any respect,” he stated. “He actually has to plant himself to make a superb throw. He’s not a fast resolution man. Everybody’s shot within the rear about him for being a cellular man making performs together with his toes. He appeared like a fullback wanting round to stumble attempting to run the ball, to me. He’s not Lamar [Jackson], I do not know what he’s. He’s not a very good man working with the soccer and primarily based on what I noticed at the moment, he missed two guys fully by themselves. I do know it was within the rain, however quarterbacks do this, you make these throws.”

Lance accomplished simply 13 of his 28 go makes an attempt for 164 yards with an interception in Sunday’s ugly 19-10 loss to the Bears. Lance did rush for 54 yards on 13 carries, but it surely was removed from sufficient to guide a 49ers offense that was held scoreless on their ultimate 4 drives. Martz wasn’t any kinder to Fields, calling him “fully terrible.”

Martz made a reputation for himself because the offensive coordinator and head coach for the “The Greatest Show on Turf” Rams, profitable a Super Bowl as Dick Vermeil’s OC however by no means getting over the hump himself when he took over.

After he was let go by the Rams, Martz bounced between quick stints as an offensive coordinator for the Lions, 49ers and Bears, the place he final coached within the NFL a decade in the past. During his lone season with the Niners in 2008, Martz was infamous for his love for quarterback JT O’Sullivan.

At one level, Martz — who had coached Hall of Famer Kurt Warner and a number of other different Pro Bowlers — reportedly advised the Fox broadcast workforce that O’Sullivan “might be the perfect quarterback he ever coached.” O’Sullivan was benched for Shaun Hill later within the 2008 season after then 49ers head coach Mike Nolan was fired, and he by no means began one other sport.

To full the Lance critic bingo, Martz expressed the assumption that head coach Kyle Shanahan will bench him for Jimmy Garoppolo earlier than the tip of the season. “I would not be stunned to see them go along with Jimmy G right here by the fourth week as a result of they don’t seem to be going wherever the place they’re now.” Lance has loads of haters and doubters, however Martz may be probably the most caustic and among the many least credible. Shanahan and the 49ers should hope he is as flawed about Lance as he was about O’Sullivan.

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