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Speculation: Is Brian Urlacher Heading The Same Way As Marinelli?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Gryphon, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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    NFL Rumors: Is Brian Urlacher Heading The Same Way As Marinelli?
    Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

    With the a new era dawning at Halas Hall for the Chicago Bears, Marc Trestman announced in his introductory press conference, that despite talking to the veteran defensive coach, Rod Marinelli couldn’t be persuaded to return to the Bears’ side lines in 2013.

    With a new coaching structure beginning to take shape and Marinelli walking out on the Bears and its veteran defense, where does this leave veteran star MLB Brian Urlacher who is heading into free agency?

    The obvious rumor for a landing spot for Marinelli has come in the shape of the Dallas Cowboys, who have recently installed the Tampa-2 defense under new coordinator Monte Kiffin. Marinelli served under Kiffin for four years at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as defensive line coach.

    With the Cowboys needing to learn a new scheme, Marinelli is an obvious fit in Dallas especially given his reputation as being one of the game’s best teachers.

    The Cowboys may have Demarcus Ware, but his strength is in his passing rushing ability at OLB, even if the Cowboys where to draft a rookie ILB such Manti Te’o in the 2013 draft, the likelihood of them being ready to go at a high level is slim in my honest opinion.

    By now I am sure you know where this is going. Trestman refused to be drawn into the specifics of Urlacher’s future in Chicago, complimenting his past production and stating that he and Phil Emery would discuss the roster in the coming days/weeks/months.

    The Cowboys are serious about moving to the Tampa-2 defense, the Bears don’t know what defense they are running next season. There is no line backer in the league who knows this type of defense like Urlacher.

    The Cowboys may look to sign up Urlacher in free agency in order to help transition this defense rapidly into the Tampa-2 , Urlacher has a lot of respect for Marinelli and may struggle to bring himself to sign a new contract in Chicago after the Bears usurped Lovie Smith as Head Coach.

    With so much uncertainty in the air at this time of year, and a new era dawning in Chicago, don’t sleep on Urlacher lining up for “America’s Team” for the 2013 season.

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  2. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    :facepalm:
  3. koolaid

    koolaid Drink Me

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    The last thing we need is high-priced vets on the wrong side of their career. Especially those with injury concerns.
  4. dstew60105

    dstew60105 Active Member

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    Has this writer ever heard of Sean Lee?
  5. kirkjrk

    kirkjrk Active Member

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    Like to see Marinelli bring Henry Melton with him, please.
  6. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Urlacher looked extremely slow in the games I saw this year. I think injuries have taken their toll. No thanks
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    You can tell this reporter has no clue about the roster at LB for the Cowboys other than Ware who will no longer be a OLB in the new system.
  8. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Active Member

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    I actually wouldn't mind it as long as it is CHEAP. Help with the transition over to the new D, but he wouldn't start and he likely won't come cheap, so there isn't a fit.
  9. jobberone

    jobberone Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

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    I don't see Urlacher here except he's the Mike, Lee the Jake and Carter the Will which would work for me. How would we afford him? Not sure about his speed but Marinelli would.
  10. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    No way. Urlacher is older than Ware and Ware is 34. : )
  11. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    The Internet is awesome.

    And gryphon always finds the shining examples of it.
  12. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Ware is an old 35. A lot of wear and tear on that body.

    He'll turn 37 this season. You have to look for a replacement. You can't possibly rely on a 40 year old as your best pass rusher.

    I'd keep going but I don't feel like writing the obituary.
  13. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    thats what I am thinking.
  14. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    I have no problem bringing in Urlacher.... as long as he takes the vet minimum to back up Sean Lee (who is a better LB at this point).
  15. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    is Ware that old already? Holy S.
  16. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yep. He'll be 43 in July.
  17. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    His age is a sad matter. Coach Kiffin was heard commenting how much he'll miss Ware. Said Ware is like a father to him.
  18. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Active Member

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    Crap, so he'll be 45 by week 1!!!
  19. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Active Member

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    Thats funny
  20. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    What the hell is a "Jake"? You mean "Jack"? A "Jack" is a WILB in a 3-4. I assume you meant Sam. But I wouldn't do that cuz Lee is the better LB at this point and would be the Mike.

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