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Bears embracing Marinelli's methods

Originally Published: August 6, 2009
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- You want to make Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher smile? Just mention a certain name, and the grin is unmistakably gleeful: "Rod Marinelli."

Yes, the same Rod Marinelli who coached the Detroit Lions to an 0-16 record that led to his dismissal as head coach. One team's loss is another team's gain. He doesn't coach linebackers, but if the Bears resurrect their identity as a nasty defense, Marinelli's work as a defensive line coach will be cited.

"Getting Rod ...

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