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Marinelli brings 'show-me' football attitude to Lions

Updated: January 19, 2006, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions hired Rod Marinelli because they hope he's the tough coach they need to turn around the team that has been the NFL's worst since 2001.

Marinelli, who spent the past 10 seasons in Tampa Bay as defensive line coach, certainly looked and sounded like the right fit Thursday.

"There's one voice for discipline. Mine," the Vietnam veteran said during his introductory news conference. "There's one voice for leadership. Mine."

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