The Greatest Show on Turf is coming to Candlestick

So apparently Mike Martz was a candidate for the 49ers OC position after all. I think this is a great move for the franchise (and the offense as a whole), but also says volumes about New GM Scot McCloughan’s status with the franchise in relation to Mike Nolan. Just the other day we were told in no uncertain terms by McCloughan, that Martz was NOT a candidate for the job. I don’t know about you, but my head is spinning a bit. First we’re told that outside of ownership, the buck stopped with McCloughan. Or as Mike Nolan says “the finger on the trigger”. That has to make for a very awkward office now, unless of course we were completely lied to about the organizational structure of the SF 49ers. My brother just IM’d me to say that I “talk mad shit on the 49ers” and I guess he’s right. I hold this franchise up to a very high standard that comes from 5 Superbowl wins. Maybe no one in the front office understands this, but I know other fans certainly do.

To conclude my thoughts on Martz, I’m happy with the move. Martz has always had a knack for making a defense adapt to his high powered passing game, and showed that even with mediocre talent he can bring out the best in a QB (see Jon Kitna, Kurt Warner, etc.) Maybe this means that Torry Holt will force a trade to play for Martz again, and the passing game that all 49er fans remember, will return to being a reality. I don’t know one way or the other, but I’m looking forward to all of this.

Follow Up:

I forgot to mention that I’m disappointed that Cam Cameron wasn’t the choice for OC, but I’ll live with it. Also Martz’s contract will be for 2 years, which coincidentally is the exact length of the remainder of Mike Nolan’s deal. I also understand that I will need to be ordering a few cases of TUMS for the next 2 seasons.

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  • Johnny Heck

    Good news… if you want your QB to throw 45 times a game, get sacked 5+ times and stifle Frank Gore. Unless you draft a few new offensive lineman…

  • Johnny Heck

    …and unless Kurt Warner, Isaac Bruce, Marshall Faulk and company have traveled through time from 1999 and were signed to this team, the The Greatest Show On Turf it is not. Not trying to hate, but let me just say that Rams team was something special. Good luck to the 49′ers and I hope Martz does good things.

  • Drew

    JH – If you watched any of the 49er games this season, you know I’d kill to see a QB complete more than 20 passes in a game.  I can’t remember the last time a niner QB had a 300 yd passing game, and we’ve only had 2 games in the past 4 years where a QB threw for 3 TD’s in a game.  Frank Gore has been stifled by the Mike Nolan offense (at least this past season), and anytime a good RB has 8-9 guys stacked in the box he’s going to have a tough time running the ball.  He was lucky as hell to pull off a 1000 yd season this year.