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It's Rod's way in Detroit

The Lions needed someone to come in and shake things up and Rod Marinelli has done exactly that, writes John Clayton.

Updated: August 11, 2006, 3:15 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Lions story is about faith and belief. Six consecutive losing seasons zapped the faith out of the locker room. For the last four of them, teammates looked at quarterback Joey Harrington as if he were a franchise albatross. He wasn't alone.

Enter Rod Marinelli, a former Marine who has a unique ability. Marinelli is believable. He speaks about goals. At every coaching stop, he has been able to persuade his players to run through walls to win. But taking over a team that ...

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