Originally Posted by Timmeh
Sad to see that happen to Rod, he's a great guy. It really wasn't his fault though. Matt Millen ran the franchise into the ground and didn't supply good players with the exception of their wide receivers. However, you can have the best wide receivers in the world but they won't do you any good unless you have a QB that can get it to them - Kitna and Orlovsky are not those guys. They looked like they could've turned it around with Culpepper but he apparently got injured.
Maybe after this year, they'll overhaul their coaching staff (Mangini is available), and draft someone like Tim Tebow to get their franchise turned around.
It isn't fully on Marinelli that this team did what it did. That problem was taken care of earlier… Matt Millen. Thing is it was 4 years too late.
I tip my hat to Rod for taking EVERY bullet shot at this joke franchise and being an upstanding gentleman with out throwing one single person under the bus. It was terrible that the media kept probing him to the brink of insanity and would keep trying to get him to place blame on people so they could have stories to write about and talk about
Rod stood his ground his whole tenure here…
But in the light of things, IF new management is hired in, they will likely fire Rod anyways and bring in their own guy. Just like Millen fired Moeller and hired *gasp* Marty Mornhinwheg!
Neverless, Rod Marinelli is free from the football prison the Millen built…