CHICAGO -- Former Detroit coach Rod Marinelli interviewed
today for a job on the Chicago Bears staff. The interview comes
less than a week after the Lions fired Marinelli following an 0-16
Chicago newspapers reported today that Marinelli met with Bears
officials at their headquarters in suburban Lake Forest. It was not
clear exactly what his role would be.
Marinelli and coach Lovie Smith were defensive assistants in
Tampa Bay and have remained close friends. General manager Jerry
Angelo also tried to hire him as defensive coordinator when Smith
became the Bears' head coach in 2004.