From: Chicago Tribune
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. “I think the world of Rod Marinelli,” Angelo said Tuesday. “I would love to have Rod Marinelli on our staff. And I think Lovie would say the same thing. “He’s a great football coach. Any time you get a chance to get a great coach, a great player, you’re not going to say you wouldn’t consider them or you wouldn’t work a way to do that. But that’s premature to answer your question about Rod.
“He’ll be a great addition to any staff.” The Lions fired Marinelli on Sunday after they became the first team in NFL history to go 0-16. He could come to Chicago, but the Bears have a defensive coordinator in Bob Babich, who has been under much scrutiny because his defense finished 21st in the league in total defense and 30th in pass defense.
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