Marinelli’s post game comments

Discussion in 'Detroit Lions' started by jaxvid, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. jaxvid

    jaxvid Hall of Famer

    Oct 15, 2004
    I caught an interview with Rod Marinelli, Lions head coach, after their loss yesterday, it was typical caste BS and is part of the reason I have little hope for the game. The Lions started 6-2 but finished 1-7. They basically fell apart. The interview went something line this:

    Interviewer: Coach, that was another tough loss, what do you think was the reason for the 2nd half downturn?

    Marinelli: same reasons as always, dropped passes, missed tackles, blown assignments and too many penalties.

    Interviewer: How do you fix that for next year?

    Marinelli: We have to get faster, we have to go out and get guys that are faster.

    WTF????? Can anyone tell me how getting "faster" is going to solve any of the problems he mentioned? Is this guy a retard or does he think everyone else is. Was he reading from a script or what? Speed is NOT the teams problem and any idiot can see that.

    And BTW his comments were not racial in that the team has an all black defense, unless he wants to put Furrey even more in the background then he already is. Perhaps he wants a "faster" o-line filled with black sumo lineman, or maybe he wants the TE's all to be black.

    But coaches mindless fixation on "speed" and the idea that only black players have it, is why the caste system lingers on. I wish the interviewer asked the simple question, Coach how is speed going to help with the dropped passes, missed tackles, penalties and blown assignments?
  2. C Darwin

    C Darwin Mentor

    Mar 29, 2006
    New York
    Pushing caste propaganda = Job security.
  3. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    It looks like it's going to be "fixed" by keeping the same incompetent players while scapegoating Mike Martz. From the AP recap of yesterday's game: "Jon Kitna found tight end Sean McHugh for a 5-yard gain, well short of the needed 10 yards on fourth down late in the fourth quarter of another game with no playoff implications to finish a Lions season. It also was a fitting end, if it's truly over, to offensive coordinator Mike Martz's fractured two-year tenure -- a play too late to matter, too far to go and too poorly designed to be effective.

    "Lions coach Rod Marinelli wouldn't comment on multiple reports that Martz was finished, either by stepping down or being fired, after a 34-13 loss at Green Bay. 'Not here, not now,' Marinelli said of the situation. He fielded about a half-dozen more questions about his offensive coordinator. Neither Martz, nor his apparent replacement, wide receivers coach Kippy Brown, could be found in the locker room by the time the Lions opened it to the media."

    Furrey is probably done for too, waived outright before next seasonor pushed down to the bottom of the depth chart at receiver.Edited by: Don Wassall
  4. Bart

    Bart Hall of Famer

    Feb 6, 2005
    Sure, the problem is Martz, and Furrey too, no doubt. Guess what team's defense gave up the most points this year in the NFL? Yeah, it was Detroit.I suppose Matt Millen will draft a few more affletic wide receivers next year.

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