LINK Former St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz was interviewed Tuesday by Lions coach Rod Marinelli and there were indications that Martz was close to being hired as the team's new offensive coordinator. An announcement could be made today. It is expected Martz would receive a one-year contract worth approximately $2 million. Martz was the offensive coordinator for the 1999 Rams team that won Super Bowl XXXIV. He took over as head coach the next season, after Dick Vermeil retired. Martz had to step down five games into this season because of a heart ailment related to an infection. He was fired after the season with a year left on his contract. Martz flew in Tuesday morning to meet Marinelli at the team's Allen Park headquarters. Martz met with team officials and was given a tour of the facility.