News: ESPN: Marinelli to Ware: 'Close but no cigar'

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  1. NewsBot

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    IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys defensive-line coach Rod Marinelli has earned a reputation as a hard-driving, no-nonsense kind of coach. However, Marinelli has a sense of humor. In fact, it’s on display in defensive end DeMarcus Ware’s Valley Ranch locker. A cigar is taped to a piece of paper that was hung in Ware’s locker this week. Marinelli wrote a message that reads, “Close but no cigar,” and is signed, “Your loving coach.

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  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Ha! I like Marinelli tweaking Ware like this.
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  3. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    Love it,,, sometimes superstars need a little extra motivatin' too.
  4. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Here's to Demarcus lighting up a few Alex Smith brand stogies this weekend
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  5. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Ha. That's great. I'd love to see Ware respond to it by getting a few sacks on Sunday.
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  6. Cowboy4ever

    Cowboy4ever Well-Known Member

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    So will the motion of smoking a cigar now replace the Hulk slam after a sack?
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  7. pugilist

    pugilist dwarecwby311

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    doubt it. that gesture can easily be misconstrued as the act of smoking something else, if you get my drift
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  8. kruddy

    kruddy Duffer

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    This is exactly what this team has been missing...........Yeah
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  9. Dhragon

    Dhragon Deadly Claws of Death

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    Reminds me of the stuff Parcells would always do.
  10. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Clarence Hill ‏@clarencehilljr 1m
    DeMarcus Ware is using defensive line coach Rod Marinelli' close but no cigar line re: his lack of sacks as fuel for KC. He wants his cigar
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  11. Corso

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    What is it missing, Kruddy?
    I truly would like to know what you think.
  12. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member

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    Someone that doesn't see our stars as untouchables, they're great players but not beyond a little prodding.
  13. Corso

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    I agree with you. I believe Marinelli is such a great addition...
    But my wonder is if he meant that comment, or is there more to what he was saying.

    Thank you for your interjection though.
  14. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member

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    Hey Ware or Marinelli might make the next cover of my Cigar Afficianado mag...........
  15. fanfromvirginia

    fanfromvirginia Inconceivable!

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    Great motivation tactic, it seems to me. Ware strikes me as the kind of player to take this the right way.
  16. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    I'm not kruddy... but it has been missing an attitude. An attitude that nobody is above coaching, or needing to be motivated.

    What I'm talking about is a subtle thing, but like kruddy, I think we have been missing it for a while.
  17. Fredd

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    Agreed. the talent is there, a little extra prodding isn't going to hurt...this team needs motivation to realize the God-given talent that they have
  18. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    I like this guy
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Sure beats Ryan telling us how great his defense each week.
  20. kevm3

    kevm3 Well-Known Member

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    That is the kind of stuff you need from your coaching staff, which is why Marinelli has had the success he has had. You can't be afraid to get on the 'greats' of the team and even have them step it up to the next level. I love the attitude of challenging your players and doing so in a fashion that is not overly abrasive.
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