Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Farty Marty!

Marty Schottenheimer has a career coaching record of 200-126-1. Pretty damn good but he also has a playoff record of 5-13. Marty willprobably be inducted into the HOF with the worst playoff coaching record of all the HOF coaches. After a 14-2 record Marty was fired as head coach of the Chargers after another early exit from the playoffs. Should Marty hang it up or go for another shot somewhere else?


Blogger CosmicPal said...

Hang it up?

Never give up on the thing you enjoy doing most, particularly if it's paying you a rather handsome salary.

Marty won't hang it up, and I'm sure there are a lot of teams out there that would love to have him. He's got a history of turning assistants into great head coaches: Cowher and Edwards are just two of his disciples that have taken teams to the playoffs regularly, and of course Cowher finally won the big one the previous year.

He also gets the most out of his players and he's a great motivator. His issue is, and this happened during his last years in Kansas City, is that the players soon get tired of his "motivations" and begin to tune him out. Speaking of which, the Chiefs had their best years with him as their head coach. Vermeil may have created an electric offense, but he regrettably neglected his defense- which is why KC only made the playoffs 1 out of the 4 seasons Vermeil was head coach.

I believe Shottenheimer will make it to the Super Bowl some day- he just needs an owner who will be patient with him and a team that will not only buy into his philosophy but maintain that focus- 'cause whatever he does during the regular season- certainly works.

Honestly though, I think he needs to deflate his ego some and accept a Defensive Coordinator position somewhere. Show the rest of the NFL you can turn an mediocre defense into something stellar and special, and then another owner will give him a serious chance at being a head coach.

The only thing is- I don't think Marty and ego will ever accept anything other than the head coaching position.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Cosmic, I have to agree with you on this one. Marty should continue to coach - take a job elsewhere in the NFL for a bad market team. I bet the Cards or Miami wish they would have waited...I don't see Marty in the NFL this season, but he'll be a top candidate for any job next year. He really has had success and there are quite a few good coaches out there who have never won the SB.

8:28 PM  
Blogger RED said...

Marty, Marty, Marty... What can I say. I believe the time has come to throw in the towel for old Marty. He has proved time & time again that he chokes in the big game. Why even take a risk with this playoff choke artist. That is my view as a fan. As for Marty's thought, does he want to go through the pain and misery of losing in the playoffs again? Probably. he has been there done that with the time after time humuliation in the playoffs. I can see this guy coming back and if he does I hope it's in the AFC West again so our Broncos can watch him choke to us!

10:11 PM  
Anonymous lance said...

Thanks for everything Marty you bring a smile to my face everytime I think of you.... The drive, the fumble, every other thing you fail @... only you can have the best record and still be a loser... well its our time to be back on top of the WEST where we belong

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I think that Marty was a great coach. He graduated from the school I go to and he knows my family and he is a great guy overall. Eventhough they did not go too well in the playoffs, I dont think that that made him a bad coach what so ever. So I think everyone should stop blaming it on him.

2:38 PM  

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