QBs, Faulk help Martz with game planning

Mike Martz's intricate offensive play calling is fueled in part by the understanding and capabilities of his playmakers.

Updated: July 5, 2005, 12:44 PM ET
By Jeff Reynolds | Pro Football Weekly

Many things in life are about being in the right place at the right time: Bill Belichick in New England, John Elway in Denver, Marshall Faulk in St. Louis. Finding the appropriate fit at the start has all the bearing in the world on who shows up at the finish line.

"It really comes down to having the right people," Rams coach Mike Martz said of assembling a great team, specifically an offense. "That's what the NFL is. It sounds simple, but that is what you spend all of your days doing, getting the right players and the right coaches."

The lone sign hanging in the Rams' locker room at the Edward Jones Dome offers insight into what Martz asks of his club. It reads: "Give of yourself completely, ask nothing in return and excellence will be yours."

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