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Bears Covet Rod Marinelli, But He May Hold Out for Better Offers
by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Jan 3rd 2009 3:30PM by Matt Snyder (author feed)
Filed under: Bears, Lions, NFC North, NFL CoachingFresh off a historic season in Detroit, Rod Marinelli is being wooed by the Chicago Bears as a possible defensive line or assistant head coach. Marinelli was on the same staff as Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay, and the two are great friends.

Look, it’s easy to snicker and point to the record as a head coach, but some people are better suited as assistants, and I believe Marinelli would be a very solid defensive coach. Look at Cam Cameron as a good example. He was 1-15 in his one year Miami stint, but he can do wonders in just one season for an offense — just ask the Baltimore Ravens. I’m not saying Marinelli is as talented on the defensive side of the ball, but he certainly can’t hurt anything.

Of course, Marinelli may not even want a job with the Bears, according to his agent, Frank Bauer. Bauer said Marinelli wants to continue as a head coach but understands the circumstances.

“I think anybody would love to be a head coach, but he would become an assistant and then come back through,” Bauer said.Continue Reading




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