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ROD MARINELLI RUMORS

Performance of Cowboys' patchwork defense reaffirms Rod Marinelli's daunting task

The task Rod Marinelli was handed this offseason was daunting. The 65-year-old coordinator was charged with rebuilding a defense on a weakened foundation — one that no longer has its best two pass rushers, DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher — that ranked dead last in the NFL last season. “It’s an everyday deal until we get it right,” Marinelli said. And Marinelli knows...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys sign former top-10 pick

The Dallas Cowboys continue to bolster their defensive line even after the Draft. Today the Cowboys signed someone they’ve coveted for almost two years. Since the departure of the 3-4 system and the change over to the 4-3, Okoye has been linked as a possible addition to the defensive unit. It’s a positive sign too, seeing as the Cowboys are coming off one of the poorest showings...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Dallas Cowboys winning Rod Marinelli sweepstakes?

While the fans of the Dallas Cowboys have been fretting over losing defensive line coach Rod Marinelli to Lovie Smith as his new defensive coordinator, it turns out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven’t asked for permission to talk to him yet. Right now it appears as though Marinelli is just as close to staying with the Cowboys as he is to leaving. There is no word on if owner Jerry...
Via Players View
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys could be losing D-Line coach Rod Marinelli soon to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Today ESPN NFC North blogger Pat Yasinskas said that there are rumors around the league that the Bucs will hire Rod Marinelli as defensive coordinator. Lovie Smith would be tabbing longtime pal Marinelli over Leslie Frazier, who could still be brought on in a position coach/”assistant head coach” role. The hangup with Marinelli was the fact […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
January 01, 2014  |  1 Comment

Kiffin Expected to be Out, Would Marinelli Stick Around?

The Cowboys offseason is currently underway, and with Jerry reaffirming that Jason Garrett would be back, the talk moves to the defense. Monte Kiffin needs to be released, but the Cowboys are working out the details for a press conference. Don’t be surprised if Jerry comes out and announces an extension for Jason Garrett, and Rod Marinelli as the new defensive coordinator. The...
Via CowboysBlog.Net
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones wouldn’t want anyone but Monte Kiffin leading his defense

Despite the fact that the Cowboys are giving up yards and points at an alarming rate,  owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that he wouldn’t want anyone but Monte Kiffin as his defensive coordinator right now. “To fix what we’re doing, there’s nobody I’d rather have than him and Rod Marinelli, and where we are today to get this fixed over the next week, two weeks...
Via Pro Football Zone
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Marinelli gives the Cowboys' D credibility

IRVING, Texas The Dallas Cowboys' coaching staff is showing its age. And that's a good thing. New defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, a spry 73, has been reunited with the 63-year-old Rod Marinelli. The two were part of a remarkable coaching staff in Tampa Bay for a decade, and they will try to replicate some of that success with the Cowboys. Kiffin is regarded as the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys have hired Rod Marinelli

According to Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, the Cowboys have hired former Bears’ defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli to work with Monte Kiffin. It’s uncertain what Marinelli’s role will be, but he’ll likely take over for Kiffin when he ends up retiring at time point in the near future.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Marinelli out as Bears defensive coordinator

Rod Marinelli will not return as the Chicago Bears' defensive coordinator next season. New coach Marc Trestman says Marinelli has ''made up his mind to move on.'' It was not clear who will replace him. Marinelli is a longtime friend of former coach Lovie Smith. The Bears fired Smith after they missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons. Marinelli...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Will Lose Rod Marinelli, Defensive Hire Now Becomes Key Component

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...
Via Midway Illustrated
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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