Originally Posted by phlysac
As far as I have always thought, about the only thing that Mike Martz has from the "Air Coryell" era is the digit system. I could be wrong, but Martz's system is unique in nearly every way. That's why he doesn't have a young "Martz deciple" working his way up the coaching ranks, and that every team has to virtually start over once he leaves.
No, he and Norv Turner added that digit system, but both learned it from Ernie Zampese the former coach in the NFL. What makes Martz and Turner's system unique is the terminology. I have 2 of Martz's playbook and those things are huge, but the terminology is very easy. In fact the college I coached at used the terminology, but we used the Urban meyer spread which he used with Alex Smith at Utah.