Bears GM Jerry Angelo praises Rod Mar...

Bears GM Jerry Angelo praises Rod Marinelli, could hire him

There are 32 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 31, 2008, titled Bears GM Jerry Angelo praises Rod Marinelli, could hire him. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

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.

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J W Chi

Chicago, IL

#22 Dec 31, 2008
Ozzie Guillen wrote:
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Hey soy yo
Ozzie, you friend from the another post. I just wanna say Happy New Jear to ju and Disgusting.
I take it you did not like my comments about the Defense? The Bears could not defend a grocery store case of Donuts they way they are playing. They used to leave teams Bruised and bloody after the game, now they are lucky to leave them winded. "SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE"! Surrendered leads are the cause for numerous losses the last 2 years. It is a fact, not fiction.

Orton's Overthrowing receivers and staring down others for interceptions did not help matters either.

Your Ozzie impression is Disgusting, BTW the real Ozzie says he is tired of cheap imitators!!

Park Ridge, IL

#23 Dec 31, 2008
Marinelli is one of Lovie's closest friends kinda like a certain defensive cordinator
Babich must go

Channahon, IL

#24 Dec 31, 2008
Seriously, Lovie I'm fine with. Babich needs to go. Marinelli is a specialist on the D line which is our primary concern. Hire him, and honestly if we could find a better Offensive coordinater go for it. I just dont think the likes of Mike Shannahan or Marty Schottenheimer would want to lower themselves to assistants

Since: Oct 08

Redwood City, CA

#25 Dec 31, 2008
Just what we need, another loser coach added to our already goofball management team. If Moe,Larry, and Curly were still alive Jerry Angelo could hire them too! At least we'd have a good laugh watching their insane antics on the sideline instead of all the failure on the field.Can somebody please figure out how to straighten out all of this embarassment. I didn't have to get hypnotized to quit smoking but I swear I'm considering it to get me past being a Bears fan.I'd like to be able to say I root for a really good team, instead of one that is the brunt of everyones jokes.Is that asking to much?

Hermosillo, Mexico

#26 Dec 31, 2008
MARTYBALL in chicago

La Crosse, WI

#27 Jan 1, 2009
Matt Millen ? Wonder where you went.... Plano Texas huh ? You do know about the naked coach but we won't tell all the Bears fans about that will we ? All I can say is take Marinelli, take the Dynamic Duo Butman & Rubbin (aka Mayhew & Lewand) hell you can even have the Edsel Ford if you want to be seen with a classic. Do the Lions fans a favor.

Rome, GA

#28 Jan 1, 2009
Who is MORE incompetent: Bears or Bulls?

United States

#29 Jan 1, 2009
When do we get rid of Angelo, Smith, Turner, Babich and Phillips who does as little as anyone in football.....Angelo's endorsement of anyone is a kiss of death....what does he mean we can't judge a draft pick if they didn't play....isn't that a judgment...if they didn't play they weren't good enough...out of his own mouth he shot himself in the foot....Angelo is is his whole coaching staff...all we need is another coach from an 0-16 team...we have enough losers on this staff already....why fire the secondary coach when you go to the head of the snake...and that's Angelo, Smith, Turner and Babich.....

Powder Springs, GA

#30 Jan 1, 2009
wth is the article about orton having to earn the qb job in 2009?

why? who could the bears bring in to challenge him? rex is gone. caleb really needs to be a b-u for another year.
mcnab is coming? puh-lease say it ain't so.
Vicroy 27

Chicago, IL

#31 Jan 2, 2009
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!

I agree over canning Lovie and company for Cower or Shanahan but the insecure and in denial McCaskey's will never relinquish that much control of the family store. The Bears have always attracted second rate talent such as Lovie and Angelo because the Bear ownership have such a bad reputation. It is not a coincidence that certain NFL franchises seem to always be in contention because they are managed properly: Mara (Giants), Rooney (Steelers) or Kraft (Patriots).

Sadly, the only way for the Chicago Bear clown show to end is when Virgina McCaskey is called to the great skybox in heaven. The warring McCaskey heirs will be forced to sell the team because they will never agree on control. This is a collection of spoiled malcontents who don't have a clue. What does the name Michael McCaskey conjure in your mind?

I love the Bears but we will remain the laughing stock of the NFL until ownership is changed.
Vicroy 27

Chicago, IL

#32 Jan 2, 2009
Babich must go wrote:
Seriously, Lovie I'm fine with. Babich needs to go. Marinelli is a specialist on the D line which is our primary concern. Hire him, and honestly if we could find a better Offensive coordinater go for it. I just dont think the likes of Mike Shannahan or Marty Schottenheimer would want to lower themselves to assistants
Shottenheimer is an assistant with the Jets. These are retreads who would fit well with the Bear tapestry of bad management, coaches and lost draft picks. Lovie is an ideal segment coach but he is not an NFL head coach!

United States

#33 Jan 2, 2009
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.
Finally a quote from someone who actually has a clue. You are right Coordinator & Head coach are two different positions. You also have to consider the quality of players you have to coach(pitiful Lions)!! And the team for that matter(Lions). The Bears wouldnt be viewing him as a head coach anyways! It would be at D-Coordinator Or D-line Coach position. By the way Marinelli was very good at D-Coordinator. Just look at how well Tampa's defense was,He did quite well there. He also knows our defense that we run,as he has been running it as well. He ran it with Lovie & Angelo in Tampa. If I remember correctly Tampa was a Pretty damn good defensive team!! Its not like we have offered him a job yet anyways. All Lovie & Angelo did was give credit & support to a Friend! Some people read too far into this. I didnt see or hear of a job offer. I saw friends offering the guy(Marinelli)who just got Fired some support. So until I hear the Bears actually offer him a Job. All this is just Rumor and Speculation anyways! Take care fellow Bear fans. GO BEARS,GOOD LUCK IN 2009!!

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