Rod Marinelli didn’t have much of a reaction to finding out Sunday night he would take over as defensive coordinator for the remainder of the Raiders’ season.
That’s not really in his nature.
“I don’t change, I don’t care what happens,” the 71-year-old defensive line coach said. “Up or down, it’s how you respond. I respond with poise and patience. When you do that, you know what you’re doing. Panic, you don’t know what you’re doing. So it’s all poise.”
Marinelli doesn’t have a whole lot of time to make massive changes to a struggling defense with his first opportunity to call plays coming up on Thursday against the Chargers.