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Old 12-30-2008, 06:54 PM   #361
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Posted by Mike Florio on December 30, 2008, 4:35 p.m.

The San Francisco 49ers have announced that offensive coordinator Mike Martz has been dismissed from the team.

“After an evaluation period I felt it was best to go in a different direction,” coach Mike Singletary regarding the decision to terminate Martz’s employment. “This was not an easy decision because I appreciate Mike Martz, and I enjoyed working with him. He is a true professional, and I wish him the best in the future. I do recognize the need for a long term solution on the offensive side of the ball.”

After Adam Schefter of NFL Network reported that Martz had been dumped, Martz told Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat that Martz was in his office, drinking coffee.

As one media source observed in the wake of the announcement that Martz had indeed been fired, “Martz might want to finish that coffee and get the hell out.”
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