Rod Marinelli Will Stay In Dallas

January 6th, 2014

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Hours after it was learned Lovie Smith was going to take over the Bucs in the wake of the firing of former commander Greg Schiano, an erroneous report by Adam Schefter claimed Lovie had hired former Bucs defensive line coach and current Dallas defensive assistant Rod Marinelli as his defensive coordinator.

Sadly, this report was at best premature and at worst, flat wrong.

Any chance of Marinelli coming to the Bucs in any capacity was shot down by Lovie today in his introductory press conference before the Tampa Bay pen and mic club.

“Rod Marinelli will be staying with the Cowboys,” Lovie said.

Lovie did not go into detail about whether he tried to lure Marinelli back to Tampa or not likely, Joe is going to guess, because of potential tampering charges.

Lovie did state what close friends he and Marinelli are.

8 Responses to “Rod Marinelli Will Stay In Dallas”

  1. PRBucFan Says:

    He’ll be here next season 🙂

  2. PRBucFan Says:

    Or rather after Marinelli’s contract runs out in 2014

  3. Macabee Says:

    Lovie and Marinelli are connected at the hip. If there is any way possible, they will be reunited. Here’s the way I read tea leaves. Joe Barry, Marinelli’s son-in-law is the LB coach for the Chargers. His contract is up in San Diego. The Chargers are in the playoffs now. When they are done, see if Joe Barry heads for the Bucs. If that happens, Marinelli is not to far behind!

  4. Joe Dunn Says:

    I wish reporters would WAIT until they have FACTS….did we really have to read story a week ago that was FAST coming out but now FALSE??

    What is the point?

  5. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    So you guys are assuming Frazier is going to do a poor job? Why else would Rod become our DC after this coming season?

    That’s funny cause everyone around here is saying Frazier will do a good job. I suppose next we’ll be saying Rod will come in as Asst. HC.

  6. Greg Says:

    @ Joe Dunn–because that’s what Adam Schefter does best, all he wants is that someone credited him first with the story, whether it’s false or not doesn’t matter to him. Take anything Schefter or Jay Glazer says with a grain of salt.

  7. PRBucFan Says:

    Nope, but Marinelli will still come and be a part of the staff,.
    When his contract is up in Dallas he can do what he wants.

    Doesn’t have to be DC.

    But rest assured Lovie will make room for him lol

  8. Gt40bear Says:

    To hell with getting it right, I gotta be first! So is the motto of today’s media!