Rod Marinelli Might Be Available

September 24th, 2008
It appears Rod Marinellies days in Detroit are numbered. Could the former Bucs defensive line coach return to the Bay area?

It appears Rod Marinelli's days in Detroit are numbered. Could the former Bucs defensive line coach return to the Bay area?

In case you are stuck at work and The Man won’t let you listen to a radio and the IT Nazis have the major sports sites blocked, then you may not have heard that Detroit Lions embattled general manager Matt Millen was shoved out the door this morning.

With a new GM soon to come to the Lions, how long will he put up with coach Rod Marinelli? The Lions coach, a former Bucs stud assistant, could be looking for a job, too. Not only has he been a failure at Detoit, but most GMs are impatient with struggling coaches hired by their predecessor.

Could this lead to a return to Tampa by Marinelli? By any and all accounts, Marinelli was an outstanding defensive line coach. Bucs defensive tackle Chris Hovan, for example, has given Marinelli credit for turning around his career. Former Bucs great Warren Sapp raves about Marinelli.

Is there a chance that Bruce Almighty lands Marinelli when he is unemployed, likely in December?

3 Responses to “Rod Marinelli Might Be Available”

  1. Chris Says:

    Rod Marinelli is the best thing to happen to the Lions since they drafted Barry Sanders. I’d love Mr. Marinelli back!

    I always like coaches who’s players rave about them even if it is Sapp. I hated seeing him go but would absolutely LOVE him back here. He understands team SPEED and SWARMING the ball.

    His players FLY!

  2. crackerick Says:

    As loyal as the Lions owner is, Marinelli might be there awhile. We don’t need him.

  3. Chris Says:

    Not a need, agreed. But wouldn’t you like a Porsche over a VW???

 
 

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