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With good friend Lovie Smith out as the head coach of the Chicago Bears it was only a matter of time before defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli followed him out the door. Marinelli will not return to the Bears in 2013 according to WSCR Chicago. Marinelli had one year left on his contract.
New Bears head coach Marc Trestman had been rumored to want Marinelli to remain with the Bears. The Bears were a top-five defense last season and ranked at or near the top at nearly every defensive statistic. Secondary coach Jon Hoke could be considered as a replacement for Marinelli.
There are still a few openings around the NFL for defensive coordinator jobs. The Dallas Cowboys have also expressed interest in brining Marinelli in to serve under their new defenive coordinator Monte Kiffin. Marinelli worked under Kiffin during the coaching days of Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden.
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Reports are now surfacing that Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, a key component to keeping the continuity on defense, has chosen not to return to the team.
Marinelli's return was seen as key to keeping the 4-3 defensive scheme and play at a high level going into the 2013 season. With his departure the Bears now must turn to finding Marinelli's replacement...
Rod Marinelli will not return as the Chicago Bears' defensive coordinator next season.
New coach Marc Trestman said Marinelli has ''made up his mind to move on.'' It was not clear Thursday who will replace him.
''I would have hoped Rod would have stayed here,'' Trestman said. ''We had a great conversation. We've got mutual friends...
The Dallas Cowboys have hired former Detroit head coach Rod Marinelli as defensive line coach.
The Cowboys reported the move on the team's website Friday. Marinelli was the defensive coordinator under Lovie Smith with the Chicago Bears, but decided not to stay on the staff of Smith's replacement, Marc Trestman.
The move reunited Marinelli with new Dallas defensive coordinator...
The Dallas Cowboys have added another coach to their defensive staff. After adding Monte Kiffin as their new defensive coordinator the Cowboys have added Rod Marinelli to be their defensive line coach.
Marinelli served as the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears last season. Under Marinelli the Bears were a top-five defense and ranked first or second in many defensive statistics...
The Dallas Cowboys announced Friday night that they hired Rod Marinelli as their defensive line coach. Marinelli will work under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, who took over for the fired Rob Ryan. Marinelli replaces Brian Baker, whom the Bears fired after the regular season. Marinelli was the Chicago Bears defensive coordinator since 2010. Before that, he was the Detroit...
Tweet Since firing Lovie Smith in late December, the Chicago Bears have been interviewing candidates for their vacant head coaching position left and right. The position is now no longer vacant. Early Wednesday morning, the Bradd Biggs and Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune announced that Marc Trestman, formerly the coach of the Canadian Football [...]
Trestman in Grey Cup form. (Photo coachmarctrestman.com)
CHICAGO - The Bears have found Lovie Smith's successor.
Early Wednesday morning, in a team press release, Chicago announced they have hired Marc Trestman as the 14th coach in team history. Trestman has spent the last eight years out of the NFL, and won back-to-back Grey Cups with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes in...
Ravens defensive back Corey Graham is a hero in Baltimore this week after picking off Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning twice last week.
Graham was a special team standout until week 10 when he was inserted into the lineup. The fifth year pro was tired of being only a special teams standout, and is grateful for his opportunity.
Graham was drafted in 2007 by Lovie Smith and the...
The Chicago Bears have hired Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith, as their next coach. Are the Bears making a full minyan move (Gabe Carimi and Adam Podlesh)? Click HERE for more. We hope to have more soon.
A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bears have hired New Orleans Saints offensive line coach Aaron Kromer as their offensive coordinator.
The person spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced. Kromer will work under new coach Marc Trestman, who was hired to replace the fired Lovie Smith on Wednesday.
The Bears are trying...
The Chicago Bears reached agreement with Matt Cavanaugh to be their quarterbacks coach, the team announced Friday. Cavanaugh returns to the Bears after working as their offensive coordinator in 1997 and 1998. The former NFL quarterback spent the past four seasons as quarterbacks coach with the New York Jets. Prior to his stint with the Jets, Cavanaugh was offensive coordinator...