Mike Martz on coaching the offensive line

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“He says, ‘Hey, Mike, Jim Erkenbeck has throat cancer. He’s going to be out a little bit. By the way, you’ve got the offensive line.’ He walked out of my office. I checked my seat to see if there was a wet spot there.”

-Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz, explaining a conversation that Los Angeles Rams coach Chuck Knox had with him in 1993, and Martz’s reaction to learning that he’d be coaching the line.

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