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News: BTB: Rod Marinelli Best Defensive Coordinator According To Charles Tillman

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by NewsBot, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. NewsBot

    NewsBot New Member

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    Rod Marinelli takes over the defense and gets a huge endorsement from one of his former players.

    Did you guys see this quote from Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman?


    (On Rod Marinelli) Charles Tillman: I wish he was still in Chicago. I would love to play for Rod again. Bar none, the best coach I've ever played for. He's helped me elevate my game. Rod is the best coach in the league, the best defensive coordinator in the game right now - Rod Marinelli. I love that guy. He's just an awesome coach, an awesome person and an awesome man. When you guys (Dallas) played us this year, I was looking for him on the sideline, I couldn't wait to give him a hug. When he stepped in the room, he commanded your attention. I miss him.

    Well, that sure is high praise from one of Marinelli's former players. Usually current players might praise an old coach, but they generally don't say they're better than any coach they have played for, in this case that would include the Chicago Bears current staff. Okay, technically Tillman is a free agent, so he's not a Bear, but he's indicated that he would like to return, so he might have those coaches again.

    Anyway, I was already a little fired up about Marinelli taking over, now Tillman has really got me excited. If the Cowboys can stay away from the injury bug in 2014, and draft a few guys who can play along the defensive line, this defense stands a chance in 2014. Do you agree?


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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Ginsu Wolverine Minion Staff Member

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    Well, at least one guy likes Coach M.
  3. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    Here's a question for everyone. Would anyone be opposed to bringing in Tillman and putting Carr at safety ? Then going front 7 in draft
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  4. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

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    Not even marinelli can turn this defense around. We need a big influx of talent on the defensive front seven and probably one good safety. If we don't find 3 new starters this offseason through draft and FA, marinelli wont have much to work with.
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  5. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Tillman angling for one of those huge Jerry contracts...
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  6. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

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    If Carr could do it. It'd be awesome. Tillman is one of the best.
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  7. alicetooljam

    alicetooljam Well-Known Member

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    Tillmans 31, I was wondering if HE wants to play FS...
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  8. jobberone

    jobberone Ginsu Wolverine Minion Staff Member

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    I'm not certain we have that kind of cap room.
  9. alicetooljam

    alicetooljam Well-Known Member

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    Actually hes 32,...33 next month...
  10. NJ22

    NJ22 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly i have yet to hear a player who had him as a DC or line coach say a bad word about him.
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  11. NJ22

    NJ22 Well-Known Member

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    We havent had a playmaker like Tillman on this team in a long time. Maybe Roy Will before destiny's child castrated him...
  12. jobberone

    jobberone Ginsu Wolverine Minion Staff Member

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    Well, I'm betting someone somewhere does but I hear the same. I think he did an incredible job with the DL this year.
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  13. Rogerthat12

    Rogerthat12 DWAREZ

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    Count me in as well, I love Coach M.
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  14. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    I pray Jerry can resist the urge. Obviously Peanut has been a fantastic player for a long time, but he's on the wrong side of 30 for this rebuilding team!
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  15. EGG

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    Great signature, it's funny, accurate, and one of the only movies that ever actually scared me... :eek:
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  16. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    I think they would have to dump Carr and his salary if they wanted Tillman at CB over him. Carr might can play FS but he's not a 10 million a year FS.
  17. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    No, we need health more than anything. I still don't understand why some in here forget about the massive injuries along our front 7; especially the losses of Spencer, Ratliff, Crawford, Bass, Lee (again), Holloman for a bit, and a dinged up Ware and Hatch for a couple games. We lost starters and our main depth. But oh well. Out of sight, out of mind.
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  18. hutch1254

    hutch1254 Well-Known Member

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    Having Tillman on the team would not bother me at all. The guy makes plays and create turnovers. He should open his own clinic on he generates turnovers. However, it has to be at the right price because again, I'm not interested in dropping large money on 32 years and up on guys like Hatcher and such.
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  19. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Marinelli is one of the best in the business no shock there... The problem is Dallas must find the right pieces to run his 4-3 scheme.
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  20. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    Every. Single. Year.

    Let's move X Cb to FS... Like this happens all the time all over the NFL and is wildly successful. CB and FS take two dramatically different approaches to the game. Particularly when one is a press cover corner who likes to play on the LOS.
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