Tag Archives: Rod Marinelli

Countdown to Camp: Experienced coaches should bring out best in players

July 30th, 2010 - 8:45 am

This is Part 10 of the 10-part position analysis leading up to the start of the Bears’ 2010 training camp in Bourbonnais. Lovie Smith claims he feels no additional pressure this season, no more than the pressure of fielding a …

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Falcons

October 16th, 2009 - 8:07 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Put constant pressure on Matt Ryan Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was sacked twice by the Miami Dolphins in the season opener and has barely been touched …

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Give me five: Reasons Bears will/won’t win NFC

July 26th, 2009 - 3:42 pm

The countdown to the start of the 2009 campaign is rapidly dwindling. Although the NFL has become a 12-month sport in the past two decades, in my mind the official kickoff for the new season does not begin with free …

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Thursday news and tidbits

January 15th, 2009 - 7:04 pm

Charles Tillman did not have one of his best seasons, and as of Thursday, we officially know why. Tillman has undergone surgery on his shoulder, correcting an injury he suffered in a Week 4 victory over Philadelphia.  It is a …

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No Excuses Left: Lovie to call defense

January 13th, 2009 - 2:12 pm

Bears defenders better take notice: they are the final piece to the enigma that has become their defense since their loss to the Colts in Super Bowl XLI. There have been many fingers pointed in the past two years as …

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Monday Musings: Dungy retires as Colts coach

January 12th, 2009 - 8:22 pm

I’ve had an awful lot on my mind with all the action that’s occurred around the NFL and with the Bears this weekend. To me, perhaps nothing is more interesting than Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy retiring from coaching …

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It’s official: Marinelli to join Bears’ coaching staff

January 10th, 2009 - 6:00 pm

The Bears received a major boost to an area of need when former Lions head coach Rod Marinelli agreed to join the Bears as defensive line coach and assistant head coach. The move had been rumored for weeks — possibly …

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Is Lee’s firing bait for Marinelli?

January 7th, 2009 - 9:15 am

The Bears’ firing of linebackers coach Lloyd Lee on Tuesday may have had more to do with Rod Marinelli than any kind of failure on Lee’s part, although it was probably a combination of both. Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo, …

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2009 off-season wish list

January 6th, 2009 - 9:20 pm

It’s the time of the year when every beat writer, analyst, and football junkie likes to offer remedies for his team’s misfortunes. And while that advice is seldom accurate and never sought by the team itself, it’s fun nonetheless. Allow …

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Angelo’s message loud and clear

December 30th, 2008 - 6:53 pm

Jerry Angelo gave his end-of-the-year press conference on Tuesday and expressed disappointment that the Bears were unable to make the playoffs for the second straight season. During the 30-minute conference, Angelo said many intriguing things, seeking to reassure Bears fans …

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