Bears embracing Marinelli's methods
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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MORT GOES TO CAMP
ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen's 21-team bus tour of training camps is over. Mort's trip started in Arlington, Texas, where he met Dallas owner Jerry Jones at the team's new stadium and ended in Miami Gardens, Fla., for a visit with the Dolphins. Mort camp page