On January 18, 2006, Marinelli was named head coach of Detroit Lions, a position he would hold for the 2006-2008 seasons. He went 3-13 (2006), 7-9 (2007), and 0-16 (2008) which was the worst all-time record for an NFL season.
The defense was drawn up with a fearsome foursome on the defensive line. On paper, a line of DeMarcus Ware, Jay Ratliff, Jason Hatcher, and Anthony Spencer seemed pretty imposing, and got the organization very excited to see what type of pressure that foursome could put on a quarterback. Well Ratliff is no longer on the team, Spencer is on injured reserve and DeMarcus Ware is scheduled to miss this week. Rod Marinelli has had to work miracles with those three out. Thank God for the pro scouting department which has been great. The team brought in Nick Hayden and George Selvie to camp in late July.
Here are the others that were brought in as well:
Jason Vega signed on August 21st
Edgar Jones was acquired August 31st
Ceasar Rayford was acquired on September 3rd
Drake Nevis signed on September 24th
Jarius Wynn signed on October 15th
Marvin Austin was recently added.
Here is my question, Is Marinelli the MVP?