Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Huh? Detroit's Matt Millan didn't hire someone from San Francisco? He hired someone who has coached on one of the best defenses in the league? Someone who has worked with one of the most respective defensive coaches in the league for the past 10 seasons? The tide has turned in the NFC North; Detroit hires a successful assistant coach as their new head coach while the Packers hire from San Francisco.

Tampa Bay's defensive line has been one of the best in the league for the last few seasons. Detroit's NT Shaun Rogers is arguably the best in the NFL at his position, but his play is inconsistent. Hiring Rod Marinelli may be just what Detroit's good but inconsitent defense needs. Detroit still has to rebuild their offense, which was awful in 2005 despite the fact that Detroit has used their last six first round picks (since 2001 with LT Jeff Backus) on offensive players, including four picks in the top 10.

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