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*****Mariucci Fired*****

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by StevenOtero, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    After much deliberation, Lions fire Mariucci

    Sources have told FOXSports.com that after much speculation and deliberation, the Lions have fired head coach Steve Mariucci.

    The same sources said they believe defensive coordinator Dick Jauron would be the team's interim head coach, but that has not yet been confirmed.

    It was widely reported on Friday that Mariucci's days in Detroit were numbered, but he managed to last the weekend.

    The last straw for Lions management apparently was Detroit's embarrassing 27-7 loss to Atlanta on Thanksgiving Day. Playing before a national television audience, the Falcons took a 27-0 lead into the fourth quarter and were able to sit starting quarterback Michael Vick.

    This was supposed to be the season Mariucci got the Lions back on track. Quarterback Joey Harrington was entering his fourth season in the league and the team was loaded with talent at the skill positions.

    But after sharing the NFC North lead at 3-3, the Lions have dropped four of their last five games to fall out of the postseason hunt for the sixth straight season.

    In his two-plus years in Detroit, Mariucci had a 15-28 record — a far cry from the 60-43 mark he had during six seasons in San Francisco. Mariucci has two more seasons left on a five-year, $25-million contract signed when he was hired in 2003.
  2. jksmith269

    jksmith269 Proud Navy Veteran 1990-1995

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    That sux for the Lions because Mooch is a VG coach.
  3. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    horrible drafting and bad coaching. mooch shouldnt be an nfl coach, his playcalling and mellow attitude arent cutting it.
  4. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Who's held accountable for drafting 3 overrated WR's in the Top 10 three years in a row?
  5. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    At least they have Matt Millen for the long haul! :lmao:
  6. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Release the Kraken! Zone Supporter

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    People want to know why the Lions will always be a laughing stock?

    Moves like this. I can't believe Matt Millen escaped...again.
  7. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    When are they going to get rid of Matt Millen? Nice guy, very good player in his day. I liked him as a broadcaster, but it was a big leap to make him a general manager. It hasn't worked out. Heck, Jerry Jones has been a better general manager. :)
  8. Waffle

    Waffle Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

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    That makes twice now that Mooch has been the recipient of an undeserved firing.

    Millen should fire himself, IMO. He is worse at being an NFL GM than he was as a color commentator, a feat that seems almost impossible to achieve considering how horrid he was on TV.
  9. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    On the Nosey regasding Millen....he brought in Mooch for $25 million...drafted 3 WR's in the first round...brought in Harrington in the first and from what I have read, Mariucci wanted to start McMahon...and was forced to play Harrington...who he inherited.

    I simply don't understand how Mariucci goes and Millen stays.
  10. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Release the Kraken! Zone Supporter

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    It seems that Millen was the true coach of the team.

    I can't believe Lions fans are happy about this. They want Millen to go out and hire a coach that fits his coaching style.

    Fools.
  11. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    What a waste -- Remember when the Bucs were going to give up picks to get Mooch?

    Mooch will work again next season. Could the same be said for Millen if he got fired?
  12. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Millen should have been canned first.
  13. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I guess the Texans can pick up Mooch for next year.
  14. Waffle

    Waffle Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

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    Millen first hires a coach in way over his head (Mornhinweg) that goes 5-27. He also proceeds to draft a QB bust and a WR (Rogers) who has been suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

    Yeah Lions fans...it's all Mooch's fault! :rolleyes:
  15. jcblanco22

    jcblanco22 Active Member

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    I could see him in Houston next season if/when Capers gets canned.
  16. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Well-Known Member

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    I'm just guessing here, but I bet Mooch is going to be the new Texans coach
  17. aikemirv

    aikemirv Well-Known Member

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    A coach deserves to get fired when, during the game before they replace Harrington they tell the WR to step up their pace because Garcia is coming into the game "come out of your breaks quicker" - "make sharper cuts".

    That was just stupid - Harrington is not the reason for that teams problems IMO but somehow the blame is falling on him all the time and Marriucci is the ring leader!
  18. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    Mooch may end up in Minnesota if Tice can't keep his job.
  19. kartr

    kartr New Member

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    That's sad, but true.
  20. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Mooch is going to Green Bay -- book it.

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