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In Rod we trust

The Bears' defensive line guru has an abundance of talent to mold

Updated: August 11, 2011, 7:44 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Rod Marinelli, the gruff ex-Marine tunnel rat, loves the smell of a man's breath in the late afternoon.

It smells like ... victory.

"Believe me," he said of the competition on his stacked defensive line. "They're all breathing on each other's neck, which you like."

Competition breeds competitive players.

Marinelli's unit, the Fighting 4-3, is locked and loaded with a promising rotation of interior linemen to go along with ...

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