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True or False: Marinelli will be our next DC

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Texas_Pete, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Texas_Pete

    Texas_Pete Active Member

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    Coach Kiffen is doing a good job for us. But let's face it: he is 73 and won't be here longterm. I'm thinking a year or two strictly due to his age. When he retires, Jerry should promote Marinelli as DC.

    The work Marinelli has done for our patchwork DL is remarkable. Games are won and lost at the LOS. Under Marinelli's tutelage, our DL could be great for years to come. I'd hate to see him anywhere else.

    Thoughts?
  2. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    Marinelli is no spring chicken either, but yeah, he deserves the promotion once methuselah retires....I am happy that they are both here at the same time...the defense is starting to come around and the more the team gets used to the scheme, the better they are going to be...can you imagine if we actually had our real starters on the DL all year? granted, we learned a lot about the new guys and Marinelli, but if we had spencer, rat and ware for every game with the others rotating in, yikes.....
  3. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    True UNLESS Lovie gets a new Head coaching job next season and asks Marinelli to become the DC.
  4. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    Kiffen may stick around for another year or two but eventually, father time will have a say in the matter. It's only a logical conclusion that Marinelli would be the more than likely choice to succeed him, barring something totally unforseen. I think it'd be a doggone shame for the team if he were to leave Dallas for any reason whatsoever.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I'd be shocked if this weren't already discussed behind closed doors. Love to see it.
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  6. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    I really hope so, love his energy, his knowledge and no nonsense approach and tough love. To me, he was best signing of last off season.
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  7. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    False. He had his chance and failed. Some great coaches are not meant to be the head man.
  8. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    Umm, what?
  9. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    True. It was probably the design all along. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Marinelli. Dude knows what he is doing.
  10. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I'd like to think so, but I imagine he'll be getting at least a few DC offers in the upcoming offseason.
  11. mahoneybill

    mahoneybill Active Member

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    JJ would be very wise to let him know it's his once Kiffen retires, and to me add some $$$ this next year based on expanding his role.
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  12. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, probably not. I think this is the swan song for both Kiffin and Marinelli, who "got the band back together" for one last hurrah.

    If Lovie Smith gets a job, I think Marinelli will join him for a short run. Otherwise, it'll be 2-3 years of these guys before they hang it up.
  13. pugilist

    pugilist dwarecwby311

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    i'd rather have Lovie as head coach and Marinelli as DC, but that's jmo

    because that's what it's going to take to keep him. as someone already said if Lovie gets a gig somewhere else Marinelli likely follows.
  14. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    I think that depends on how much Jerry Jones ($$$) wants to keep him here. At one time Jerry Jones paid his OC more than his HC.
  15. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think it will be more than just money. Remember he left Chicago when Lovie was fired. Chicago wanted Marinelli to remain as the DC but he left and took a DL job instead with the Cowboys. Loyalty means a lot to Marinelli
  16. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    As it should, but I think his decision to leave Chicago was more involved than just a sign of respect for Lovie Smith. Head coaches who "inherit" a coordinator are often looking for a reason to replace him with their own choice. (see Bill Parcells and Mike Zimmer, or Wade Phillips with Garrett) That can create a situation with an inherent lack of trust between the two and an uncomfortable working relationship. Marinelli, having been a head coach probably preferred not to be in that position. Toss in the facts that Kiffin was going to Dallas, and Jerry Jones has deep pockets, probably made that an easy call for Marenelli. If loyalty is Marinelli's driving motivation and the Cowboys do well this season, and he feels truly appreciated in Dallas, and is promised the DC job here, he might then have to balance his loyalties, and consider all other factors as well.
  17. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    That was not the case chicago wanted him there to remain.

    The Marc Trestman and Lovie Smith coaching regimes already have one thing in common: Both head coaches wanted Rod Marinelli as defensive coordinator when they were hired and couldn’t get him.



    Trestman said Marinelli declined the opportunity to return as defensive coordinator after talking to him Thursday. Marinelli appears likely to wind up with the Dallas Cowboys as a defensive line coach for newly hired coordinator Monte Kiffin, whom he worked for in Tampa Bay.


    http://www.suntimes.com/17642151-41...-rod-marinelli-leaving-likely-for-dallas.html
  18. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    Whether Trestman really wanted him there is something that only Trestman and Marinelli can be sure about. "Declining the opportunity after meeting" can mean anything, and if Marinelli was dead set on leaving, out of loyalty to Lovie, why would he even have discussions with Trestman? He could have left the day Lovie did. If he had already made his decision and was just sticking around long enough to draw another pay check before he left, then money is a factor in his decision making process.

    The simple fact is that none of us really know Marinelli, and can only speculate about his motivating factors. I just do not believe that Lovie Smith getting a HC job automatically means Marenelli leaves Dallas. And, I don't think a coach as dedicated as Marenelli is ready to give up the idea of being a head coach again.
  19. the_h0wey

    the_h0wey Active Member

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    I'm worried someone will snatch up Marinelli before this happens, kind of like what happened with Sean Payton.
  20. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Who takes a DL job when they have a DC job and the new HC along with the organization wants him there? We are not talking some avg DC he is one of the better defensive coaches in the NFL. It is not as if Marinelli came here to take over the DC job he hooked up with his old friend in a lesser role. Even if he did not want to remain under Trestman he could have easily taken a job as a DC with someone else.

    All I'm saying it is not all money with him that is not what will make him stay by Jerry throwing cash at him.

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