Bears GM Jerry Angelo praises Rod Marinelli, could hire him

A day after Bears coach Lovie Smith hedged when asked about adding Rod Marinelli to his staff, general manager Jerry Angelo gave the fired Detroit Lions coach a resounding endorsement. Full Story
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Rocket Man

Watertown, NY

#1 Dec 31, 2008
Face it Bear fans. Smith will not hire Marinelli because he does not want any other coach to be better than he really is, which is not saying much based upon these last two years. Babich needs to get demoted, Turner needs to go, and Lovie needs to hire Marinelli as his D-Coordinator or Romeo Crennel. I'd love to see the Bears go to a 3-4 defense and shit-can the cover-2. The Bears have lots of good LBs but few good D-line players. As far as Bennett is concerned, he does not have the speed and was a wasted draft choice.

“Stimulate THIS!”

Since: Aug 08

West Frankfort, IL

#2 Dec 31, 2008
It would be so Bears and so Angelo to hire a buffoon who just set an NFL record for futility......NO player is going to respond to a guy who just went 0-16 you dou-che bag Angelo. MCCHUMPS, FIRE ANGELO, HE IS LEADING YOU DOWN THE SEWER!!!!
Spare Me

Hoffman Estates, IL

#3 Dec 31, 2008
Marinelli... oh yeah Jerry, he's the best damn coach in the league. For that reason he just made NFL history!

0-16

He would fit right in! Are you serious!
joe kirk

United States

#4 Dec 31, 2008
Jerry Angelo Is an IDIOT! How long do we Bears fans have to look at his face. On top of all his "brilliant" leadership? This guy wants to bring in Rod Marinelli? The guy who just led the Lions to an 0-16 all time worst record?! Angelo wants to bring this guy here?WTF? Somebody ought to beat the hell outta you Angelo.
Matt Millen

Plano, TX

#5 Dec 31, 2008
I'm now convinced that Jerry has stolen / downloaded my brain. If he hires Marinelli, will he also bring the "naked coach" with him? Google this if you don't know this bit of Lions Lore...
Jack Daniels

Thaxton, VA

#7 Dec 31, 2008
The problem here is with Angelo, get rid of him and his wasted draft picks and everything else will sort itself out. It seems like every pick is made to prove how much smarter he is than everybody else. It is a shame how many of our 2nd and 3rd round picks are released, or do not play.
John

United States

#8 Dec 31, 2008
Before you "fans" go hysterical over hiring Marinelli why dont you google Cam Cameron (1-15 record in Miami in 2007), Mike Mularkey (failure in Buffalo) and Gregg Williams (failure in Buffalo)?

Has everyone forgotten how pathetic the Dolphins were in 2007? Does 1 - 15 ring any bells?

Cam Cameron has taken a rookie QB given respectability to the Ravens offense. All this when the Ravens have competed with the Bears in the last decade in offensive futility. Similarly see what Mike Mularkey has done in Atlanta or what Gregg Williams did with the defense for the Redskins.

Really good coordinators often fail at the head coaching. It has no bearing on whether they are good coordinators or not.
WrecksAlwaysSux

King Of Prussia, PA

#9 Dec 31, 2008
Wilkes is another scapegoat in the mold of Rivera and Don Johnson. Who ordered all those soft "zone coverage" by the DBs while the LBs were blitzing (very ineffectively, I might add)? Smith, Babich, or Wilkes? If Chicago media have any spine, they'd ask tough questions like this, but they don't dare to.
Jim Beam

United States

#10 Dec 31, 2008
John wrote:
Before you "fans" go hysterical over hiring Marinelli why dont you google Cam Cameron (1-15 record in Miami in 2007), Mike Mularkey (failure in Buffalo) and Gregg Williams (failure in Buffalo)?
Has everyone forgotten how pathetic the Dolphins were in 2007? Does 1 - 15 ring any bells?
Cam Cameron has taken a rookie QB
given respectability to the Ravens offense. All this when the Ravens have competed with the Bears in the last decade in offensive futility. Similarly see what Mike Mularkey has done in Atlanta or what Gregg Williams did with the defense for the Redskins.
Really good coordinators often fail at the head coaching. It has no bearing on whether they are good coordinators or not.
At last a poster who doesn't let hatred of failed HC's cloud his judgement. People Marinelli will be a great DC and Babich can take a hike. Why take a hike alone baa baa Babich take Lovie with you,he sucks big time.It's time to assess what talent we have and figure out what system will best fit this team defensively,maybe a 3-4 D would fit better than the passive cover two.
John

United States

#11 Dec 31, 2008
WrecksAlwaysSux wrote:
Wilkes is another scapegoat in the mold of Rivera and Don Johnson. Who ordered all those soft "zone coverage" by the DBs while the LBs were blitzing (very ineffectively, I might add)? Smith, Babich, or Wilkes? If Chicago media have any spine, they'd ask tough questions like this, but they don't dare to.
No, Ron Rivera was not a "scapegoat"... there was simply no reason giving for letting him go. The real reason was that he was not a yes man that agreed with Lovie about everything.

Also, Steven Wilks deserves to be fired. Who was responsible for Corey Graham blowing the coverage in the Atlanta game and Daniel Manning blowing the coverage in the Texans game? It was the DB coach. There were 15 seconds remaining in the game and Wilks couldnt pull Corey Graham aside to tell him his primary responsibility?

See Manning's comments about why he improved as a nickel back. It was one-to-one lessons with Lovie Smith. So what the heck was Steven Wilks doing at that time?
chet

Boulder, CO

#12 Dec 31, 2008
Get rid of Lovie, tghey have been going backwards since his first year. Bring in Shanahan as HC and Rivera as DC. Those two together would bring back the Bears of old
John Corry

Chicago, IL

#13 Dec 31, 2008
Bears defence needs help but what about the offence??? Ron Turners crafty play calling of ram the ball up the middle, downs one through three even though they get stuffed isn't cutting it either!! And when Orton throws a screne pass, I think the water boy even knows its coming...
Justin

Chicago, IL

#14 Dec 31, 2008
I would also like to see the Bears go to a 3-4 defense. I know the coaches weren't the greatest and I am all about letting them all go but we also need to upgrade a lot of key positions. We need to do a better job on draft day. If they do keep Lovie I wouldn't mind seeign them going out and getting Martz as the Offensive Coordinator and would liek to see them get Herm Edwards to be the Defensive Coordinator. Angelo also needs to realize he needs to spend money on a WR and a QB in the off season
FOOTBALL GODS

Girard, OH

#15 Dec 31, 2008
It would not surprise me if they hired Rod Marinelli as Lovie,Jerry, and Rod worked together in Tampa Bay.However, I strongly caution this move because Detroit Lions ranked either last or near last in almost every defense category during his tenure in Detroit. Yeah, Bob Babich stinks as D Coordinator but the joint will really stink if Rod is hired.FYI:Mike Singletary just make his first mistake as a coach by letting Mike Martz go as a offensive coordinator so watch San Fran 49'ers struggle to score points next season with yet another defensive coach turned head coach using a run/ball control philosphy. If Jerry Angelo had a brain, he would get rid of Ron Turner and upgrade with Mike Martz
WrecksAlwaysSux

King Of Prussia, PA

#16 Dec 31, 2008
The Atlanta game was blown by Marcus Hamilton, a dimeback/special-teamer signed from Tampa Bay during that week. The safety on that side was Mike Brown. Corey Graham was not involved at all. How could anyone fault Wilkes for a scrub Angelo/Lovie Smith signed? D. Manning had his braincramp in the Super Bowl too. Why didn't they fire Wilkes then? A lot of good those "one-on-ones" with Lovie did. That didn't prevent D. Manning from effing it up again, did it? Why doesn't Lovie Smith fire himself then? So he only gets credit, but takes no responsibility for any of the mistakes by his players?
John wrote:
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No, Ron Rivera was not a "scapegoat"... there was simply no reason giving for letting him go. The real reason was that he was not a yes man that agreed with Lovie about everything.
Also, Steven Wilks deserves to be fired. Who was responsible for Corey Graham blowing the coverage in the Atlanta game and Daniel Manning blowing the coverage in the Texans game? It was the DB coach. There were 15 seconds remaining in the game and Wilks couldnt pull Corey Graham aside to tell him his primary responsibility?
See Manning's comments about why he improved as a nickel back. It was one-to-one lessons with Lovie Smith. So what the heck was Steven Wilks doing at that time?
EC MACK FROM AZ

San Francisco, CA

#17 Dec 31, 2008
I am now living in AZ and this years team only shows that we need a offense. Even though I love Mcnabb he is not the answer Bears fans. We need a qb not for 2 two year fix but long term. We also need some NFL WRS not arena league WRS !!!! Wilks was a scapegoat. AKA DANIELLE MANNING !!!
J W Chi

Chicago, IL

#18 Dec 31, 2008
The changes that are starting to take place are 2-3 yrs too late in the case of some coaches.

I would rather see Smith, Turner and Babich replaced. Then I would like to see either Bill Cowher which is an almost an impossibility, or Mike Shanahan come and coach the Bears. Cowher has said he wants to sit out the 2009 season, so he might not be willing to come here.

Shanahan might not want to come here as this would be a rebuilding project, he may want to step into a situation that is 1-2 yrs away from Super Bowl Contention.

Whoever the Bears hire would then hire a completely new coaching staff. Then implement his own Offensive and Defensive schemes.The only decent coach is Toub, I wouldn't mind seeing him retained.

Then the new Offense and Defensive schemes can be put in place. Then there is a possibility that some of the Bears might actually play back up to their ability, ergo then the Bears might actually might win games they have been losing.

Our Defense has been deplorable the last 2 years. It is a far cry from the "Monsters of the Midway" as the were known as. Our Defense should let other teams let them remember when they play the Bears, by leaving them Black and Blue and Sore. They should send them home Beaten, bloody, limping, in splints, casts and in Body Bags! That is the "Chicago Way"; Not like with the "Lovie / Babich Way" they send "us" home that way!
Ozzie Guillen

Springfield, IL

#19 Dec 31, 2008
J W Chi wrote:
The changes that are starting to take place are 2-3 yrs too late in the case of some coaches.
I would rather see Smith, Turner and Babich replaced. Then I would like to see either Bill Cowher which is an almost an impossibility, or Mike Shanahan come and coach the Bears. Cowher has said he wants to sit out the 2009 season, so he might not be willing to come here.
Shanahan might not want to come here as this would be a rebuilding project, he may want to step into a situation that is 1-2 yrs away from Super Bowl Contention.
Whoever the Bears hire would then hire a completely new coaching staff. Then implement his own Offensive and Defensive schemes.The only decent coach is Toub, I wouldn't mind seeing him retained.
Then the new Offense and Defensive schemes can be put in place. Then there is a possibility that some of the Bears might actually play back up to their ability, ergo then the Bears might actually might win games they have been losing.
Our Defense has been deplorable the last 2 years. It is a far cry from the "Monsters of the Midway" as the were known as. Our Defense should let other teams let them remember when they play the Bears, by leaving them Black and Blue and Sore. They should send them home Beaten, bloody, limping, in splints, casts and in Body Bags! That is the "Chicago Way"; Not like with the "Lovie / Babich Way" they send "us" home that way!
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Ozzie, you friend from the another post. I just wanna say Happy New Jear to ju and Disgusting.
hydeparkLuke

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Dec 31, 2008
I have been saying to get rid of "What the F888U*#C,K kind of name is " lovie smith but, NOW I'm saying to fire Angelo too!!!
John

United States

#21 Dec 31, 2008
WrecksAlwaysSux wrote:
The Atlanta game was blown by Marcus Hamilton, a dimeback/special-teamer signed from Tampa Bay during that week. The safety on that side was Mike Brown. Corey Graham was not involved at all. How could anyone fault Wilkes for a scrub Angelo/Lovie Smith signed? D. Manning had his braincramp in the Super Bowl too. Why didn't they fire Wilkes then? A lot of good those "one-on-ones" with Lovie did. That didn't prevent D. Manning from **** it up again, did it? Why doesn't Lovie Smith fire himself then? So he only gets credit, but takes no responsibility for any of the mistakes by his players?
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My bad for naming the player as Corey Graham rather than Marcus Hamilton.

The answer to both your questions is simple.

If Marcus Hamilton is a special teams/practice squad scrub then so was Zackary Bowman. Yet when a similar situation arrived in the Vikings game a coach (not sure who it was) drilled the primary responsiblity into Bowman. The result was a interception and victory. Why wasnt the same thing done for the Atlanta game?

Those one-on-ones were specifically for the nickel back position. Either you have not watched the game against Saints OR you are pretending that Manning had no impact as a nickel back in that game. D. Manning excels at a few things and he has credited Lovie Smith, not Wilkes for that.

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