Bears fans: do not look directly at the list of coaches that now-ex-GM Phil Emery turned down or alienated in order to hire now-ex-coach Marc Trestman two offseasons ago. It will just make you mad, and you don't really need that right now.
Rod Marinelli's final words to the members of the Detroit media: "Goodbye, ladies." Well played, my friend. Well played. [ProFootballTalk]
Marinelli actually turned down two other teams, before joining the Chciago Bears as their new assistant head coach and defensive line coach. Wonders never cease. [ESPN]
The Detroit Lions are...
undefeated. They lost all 16 games in impressive fashion this year, and even though coach Rod Marinelli says he's ready to lose 16 more, he has officially been let go.
This whole Robert Parker/Rod Marinelli press conference situation has suddenly turned a beleaguered, not-so-good coach into a sympathetic character for the last game of a uniquely pathetic Lions season. It's kind of awesome isn't it?
Detroit News columnist Rob Parker says he was just joking when he asked Lions head coach Rod Marinelli if he "wishes his daughter had married a better defensive coordinator?" Wow. Some joke.
New Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli doesn't seem to be making a lot of friends among the players. According to this note in the Lions blog at mlive.com, a couple of Lions players filed a grievance against Marinelli because his practices were a little too rough.
Far be it from us to imply that new Detroit Lions head coach might have the deck stacked against him, but the fella hasn't even coached a game yet, and already they're already mocking the guy.
Whenever Lions general manager Matt Millen ("Fire Millen!") makes some sort of executive decision, we tend to sit up and take notice, if just so we can film it and send it into one of those blooper shows. Today's decision is the hiring ("Fire Millen!") of Buccaneers defensive line coach Rod Marinelli as the Lions'…