The Dallas Cowboys hired former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard.
When the Cowboys hired the Seahawks former defensive coordinator, some thought it might be to replace Rod Marinelli. That wasn’t too far off, especially with all the rumors that were going around about Marinelli possibly retiring from the game.
It appears that those rumors were just that, rumors (via Brandon George).
“Someone had floated a rumor that Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli could consider retiring this offseason, but Jerry Jones said that Marinelli will “definitely be back” next season as the Cowboys’ DC.”
A young defense will have the help they need to become a top tier defense!
This is great news as the Cowboys will now have a pair of defensive coordinators to work with in 2018. It wouldn’t be out of the question to see Marinelli take the front seven, and Richards taking on the secondary. He did have his input on what happened with the Seahawks well named, “Legion of Boom”, one that put fear in opposing offenses.
Rod Marinelli is not retiring, Jerry Jones said. He's going to be the #Cowboys DC in 2018. Will mark Marinelli's 45th year coaching football.
— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) January 24, 2018
Someone had floated a rumor that Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli could consider retiring this offseason, but Jerry Jones said that Marinelli will "definitely be back" next season as the Cowboys' DC.
— Brandon George (@DMN_George) January 24, 2018
Marinelli has been a staple on many NFL defenses. He has done more with this group than some would have thought. 2018 will be his 45th season in some sort of football role, proving that he has what it takes to have success in this league. You don’t last that long for any other reason.
Marinelli will now have help on that defense that comes with a championship mark on his resume. With Richard and Marinelli, I believe this young defense will thrive in 2018 and beyond.
Are you happy Marinelli is coming back? Do you think Richard will be his eventual replacement when he calls it a career?