Raiders Hire Rod Marinelli As DL Coach

According to Jim Trotter, the Raiders have hired former Cowboys defensive assistant Rod Marinelli as their new defensive line coach. 

Oakland has also fired its previous DL coach Brenston Buckner, who oversaw massive improvements by the Raiders this past season per Trotter. 

Marinelli, 70, began his NFL coaching career with the Buccaneers back in 1996 as their defensive line coach. He spent 10 years in Tampa Bay before he was hired as the Lions head coach in 2006.

Unfortunately, Marinelli was fired after three seasons and he later agreed to become the Bears’ assistant head coach the following year. Marinelli has been with the Cowboys since 2013. He moved from defensive coordinator to a senior advisor role in 2019. 

In 2019, Dallas finished No. 9 in yards allowed per game and No. 11 in scoring defense, while also coming in No. 10 in passing yards per game and No. 11 in rushing yards per game. 

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