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Lions Hire Jim Schwartz as New Head Coach

The Lions, fresh off a historic 0-16 season, have a new head coach in place, as reports are stating that the team has reached a deal with Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. He has agreed to a four-year deal states ESPN. Schwartz was with the Titans for the past season seasons as their defensive coordinator. […]

And So It Begins: Marinelli Shown the Door Following Ugly 0-16 Season

And so the firing of coaches begins.  The Detroit Lions, less than 24 hours following their unreal 0-16 season which included their defense allowing over 500 points, Monday fired head coach Rod Marinelli.  To say the move was expected is an understatement, as Marinelli is the latest in a line of Lions coaches unable to […]

Marinelli Not Getting Many Calls of Support

From: Detroit News Staring at a possible 0-16 record, Lions coach Rod Marinelli said Tuesday he hasn’t received many calls of support heading into Sunday’s season-ending game at Green Bay. “It’s kind of quiet,” Marinelli said in a relaxed tone. After the team’s midday indoor practice, Marinelli then expressed his resolve at a time of […]

Parker Sorry If He Offended The Marinelli Family

Could the Lions Actually Keep Marinelli in ’09?

From: Detroit Free Press The Lions will not clean house completely after the season, despite making history with their futility. Owner William Clay Ford said in a released statement Sunday that “he expects both Tom Lewand and Martin Mayhew to return to the organization next season.” Lewand is the Lions’ chief operating officer. Mayhew was […]

Reporter Parker Issues “Sort Of” Apology to Marinelli in Column

From: NFL Fanhouse Detroit News reporter Rob Parker issued an apology of sorts in his column today, saying that he was just trying to lighten the mood when he asked Lions coach Rod Marinelli a pointed question about his son-in-law, who is also his defensive coordinator. The Lions’ defense is coached by Joe Barry, who […]

Listen to Detroit Free Press Reporter Rob Parker Roast Rod Marinelli Post Game Sunday

WR Johnson Suffers Ankle or Knee Bruise in Loss to Saints

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has “an ankle or knee bruise,” according to head coach Rod Marinelli. Johnson sat out the last quarter and a half of Sunday’s 42-7 loss to New Orleans with what was originally called a coach’s decision. Marinelli revealed the injury in his postgame press conference and Johnson will be re-evaluated […]