Rod Marinelli was in no mood to chat it up with Detroit media when he arrived at the Senior Bowl on Monday.
As Tom Kowalski of Booth Newspapers and MLive.com reports, Marinelli referred to three Detroit reporters as "ladies" and basically motioned for them to hit the path. The three reporters who approached Marinelli were male. Kowalski was joined by Nick Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press and John Niyo of the Detroit News.
Marinelli was happy to talk about his new position with the Bears when cohort Mike Mulligan tracked him down. Those who have played for Marinelli in the past only have glowing things to say about him.
The end of his three-season tenure with the Lions with punctuated by the highly publicized question from former Detroit News columnist Rob Parker, who asked Marinelli if he wished his daughter had married a better defensive coordinator than son-in-law Joe Barry.
Parker said afterward that he was joking and had a good relationship with Marinelli. If Parker did, maybe he was the only member of the Motown media corps who did. The Lions became the first team in NFL history to finish a season 0-16.