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|Former Detroit Coach Downplaying Bears-Lions Matchup
|LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears defensive line coach Rod Marinelli insists this week's game against the Detroit Lions is no different than any other for him.
Fired as head coach after the Lions became the first NFL team to go 0-16 last season, Marinelli says he has no regrets about taking that job.
He says they gave him an "unbelievable opportunity that I failed" during a three-year tenure that saw Detroit go 10-38.
When Marinelli looks across the field Sunday, he might not recognize his former team: The Lions have 31 new players.
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