Former Rams coach Mike Martz made a career of getting a lot of production from his quarterbacks. Whether they were likely Hall of Famers like Kurt Warner or much-travelled veterans like Jon Kitna, Martz's aggressive offensive approach led to career years for most of the signal-callers that played under his guidance.
Martz is a few years removed from the game now, but he still stays close to it through film study and his work with the Scouting Academy. Over the weekend, Martz offered his thoughts on the league's most recent top two quarterbacks -- the Los Angeles Rams' Jared Goff and the Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz -- to stltoday.com.
Martz had no shortage of praise for both passers, drawing comparisons to Warner, the most successful of his quarterback projects. Martz worked out both quarterbacks in the pre-draft process and clearly came away impressed.
On Goff, Martz drew comparisons to Warner for his ability to stand in the pocket and deliver in the face of great pressure. That was a mandatory trait in Martz's offense, which featured plenty of seven-step drops. It's unlikely Goff will need to worry much about taking those drops in the Rams' current offense, but his proficiency for getting rid of the ball quickly and handling pressure should undoubtedly serve him well as he transitions to the NFL.
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