Rod Marinelli hired as Raiders D-line coach to reunite with Jon Gruden


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The Raiders had one of the improved defensive strains in football this season, which it is why it's so sudden that their defensive position coach is now in search of a new job.

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has hired Rod Marinelli as his new defensive position coach to exchange Brentson Buckner, Jim Trotter of NFL Community stories. As Trotter notes, the Raiders had 32 sacks beneath Buckner this season after tallying simply 13 in 2018. Additionally they improved from 30th in the NFL towards the run in 2018 to eighth this yr.

Marinelli served because the defensive coordinator and defensive position coach for the Dallas Cowboys for the past seven seasons, and he worked on Gruden’s employees with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002 via 2005. The 70-year-old Marinelli is a respected coach who has a history with Gruden, however many really feel Gruden would have been higher off hiring him to switch Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther while maintaining Buckner.

The Cowboys allowed 103.5 dashing yards per recreation this season beneath Marinelli, which was 11th in the NFL. Their 39 sacks positioned them 15th.