Posts tagged Rod Marinelli

Bears Can’t Give Away Defensive Coordinator Job

Rod Marinelli

Much like their open offensive coordinator position, which they finally filled with their seventh choice, the Chicago Bears couldn’t find a defensive coordinator. So, on Friday they decided to give up and make assistant head coach/defensive line coach Rod Marinelli their defensive coordinator. Wait a minute, you say? I know this Marinelli guy! You sure […]

Chicago Bears Settle For Mike Martz

Mike Martz

The spin machine is working overtime in Chicago where the Bears have hired former St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz as their offensive coordinator. The disaster that is the Chicago Bears organization tells it like this: Martz was the Bears first choice all along and the only one offered the job. In reality, the Bears […]

Cleaning House In Chicago

Well, the Chicago Bears were too cheap to fire coach Lovie Smith after all, but they did do plenty of house cleaning on Tuesday. First, let’s address Smith. He’s under contract for two more years at a total of $11 million. Despite going 23-25 in the past three seasons, including 7-9 this season, the Bears […]

Bears Trade for DE Gaines Adams

The Chicago Bears drew first blood against the Green Bay Packers in the trade market Friday, trading for Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Gaines Adams. Adams was the fourth overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft out of Clemson, but he has been an underachiever for the Bucs. The Bears sent a 2010 second-round pick […]

Green Bay Packers: Infamy Avoided

Donald Driver

Yesterday, the Green Bay Packers completed a miserable 6-10 season with a 31-21 victory over the Detroit Lions, and in the process managed to avoid infamy by not becoming the only team to lose to the Lions this year. The Lions are the first team in league history to go 0-16. At times it was […]

Marinelli Refuses to Refute Favre Report

See how I used all of those ‘R’ words in the headline? Some people call that alliteration. From the “What more evidence do you need?” file comes the fact that Detroit coach Rod Marinelli refused to deny that Brett Favre shared detailed information about the Packers’ offense with him and Lions’ coaches prior to the […]

Lions – Trap or Statement For Packers?

Rod Marinelli

This week’s Green Bay Packers’ opponent, the Detroit Lions, are bad. They’ve been bad since a guy named Barry Sanders left town, and hell, they weren’t even that good when he was there (anyone remember Scott Mitchell?). But if their week one performance against the Atlanta Falcons, who started a rookie quarterback and have a […]