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Mon, 24 Dec 2012 04:26:37 -0800
Former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci denied a report that he is interested in coaching the San Diego Chargers next season. Mariucci has been out of coaching since being fired by the Detroit Lions in 2005. "I would never comment on a coaching job where there's a coach in place, and the coach down there in San Diego happened to be a very good friend of mine, Norv Turner," Mariucci said. "There's no way I would ever discuss this right now, I don't know where it comes from. Let's just stop the nonsense, OK? Please."
Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:03:21 -0800
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci said the New England Patriots could get at least a first-round draft choice if not more if they decide to trade QB Matt Cassel.
Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:22:03 -0800
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci said one of the reasons former Detroit Lions general manager Matt Millen struggled in the job was because he did not have the experience when he accepted the job.
Mon, 30 Jun 2008 10:39:23 -0700
Kurt Mensching, of the Marquette Mining Journal, reports former Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci recently ripped the team's general manager Matt Millen for how he has managed the team during his tenure. "Matt Millen has changed 58 coaches already, and he's now finally changing players," Mariucci said. "Sure I've stayed in touch with some of them and some of the coaches, and on occasion Bill Ford Jr. - I respect the heck out of Bill, he'll take that team over some day."
Thu, 31 Jan 2008 14:42:30 -0800
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder will interview Steve Mariucci (Lions) for the team's head coaching position. The interview will take place sometime Sunday, Feb. 3, before the Super Bowl.
Wed, 30 Jan 2008 20:27:13 -0800
Updating a previous item, Jason Reid and Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins will interview former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci this week, according to league sources.
Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:52:32 -0800
David Elfin, of the Washington Times, reports the Washington Redskins could meet with Steve Mariucci regarding the team's vacant head coaching position Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Wed, 22 Nov 2006 19:35:17 -0800
Contrary to published reports, former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci, on the NFL Network, said he has not been approached by the Arizona Cardinals about their head coaching position.
Tue, 25 Jul 2006 05:26:25 -0700
The Ledger reports former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci has joined the NFL Network as an analyst and will appear on pregame shows as well as other shows. "Steve brings to NFL Network the animated, conversant style he brought to NFL Films coverage of his teams each week," NFL Network President & CEO Steve Bornstein said Monday, July 24. "We hope the studio is big enough to contain his enthusiasm."
Thu, 22 Jun 2006 17:52:10 -0700
Barry Jackson, of the Miami Herald, reports former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci is close to a deal for one of the studio slots with the NFL Network.
Fri, 09 Jun 2006 19:32:05 -0700
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, interviewed former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci recently. He asked Mariucci if he planned to return to coaching in the future and he replied: "Well, we're going to see how it goes. I'm going to stay open-minded about getting back into coaching, whether it's the professional or college level. I'm going to stay open-minded that way. However, I'm going to give this TV thing a real serious shot and see if I enjoy it and see if they like having me. See if it works."
Thu, 16 Feb 2006 09:32:35 -0800
The Associated Press reports former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci is considering a career in broadcasting. He recently provided analysis for the NFL Network's Super Bowl pre-game show. "I really loved the experience," Mariucci told The Iron Mountain Daily News for a story this week. "I want to do something that keeps me busy, and broadcasting is one of those possibilities."
Tue, 31 Jan 2006 21:09:37 -0800
The Associated Press reports former Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci will provide analysis for the NFL Network's first-ever Super Bowl pregame show. The show runs from noon to 5:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 5. Mariucci will be joined by Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis and the network's Terrell Davis, Rod Woodson, Rich Eisen and Sterling Sharpe.
Sun, 29 Jan 2006 20:54:59 -0800
Larry Lage, of the Associated Press, reports former Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci was asked Sunday evening, Jan. 29, how much time he planned to take off. He told the Associated Press he planned to take, "A long time off."
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 10:54:00 -0800
ESPN.com's Chris Mortensen reports sources close to former Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci said he's not prepared to re-enter the NFL fray again at this stage and he will likely sit out the 2006 season.
Sat, 07 Jan 2006 06:35:59 -0800
Dylan B. Tomlinson, of PackersNews.com, reports agent James "Bus" Cook, said in a televised interview that Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre is more likely to return for another season if the Packers hired Steve Mariucci as head coach. As it stands, Packers general manager Ted Thompson plans to interview eight candidates, but Mariucci isn't on the list. In November, Favre said he didn't think Mariucci would coach during the 2006 season, but it is believed Mariucci has told those close to him that he would be interested in coaching the Packers.
Tue, 03 Jan 2006 20:20:50 -0800
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers have not shown an interest in former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci as a potential head coaching candidate.
Mon, 26 Dec 2005 18:40:38 -0800
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the fate of Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman is still unknown. Packers' offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said no one has even hinted to him or Sherman that there would be major changes in the offseason if Sherman remains the head coach, and he said he didn't see a need for them. It's been widely speculated that fired Detroit head coach and former Packers' assistant Steve Mariucci would be an ideal candidate to inject new life into the offense, especially given his close relationship with QB Brett Favre. Mariucci's agent said he would not comment on whether his client had been contacted by the Packers or anyone else. Even though Mariucci is a logical choice, there are many other options if Thompson decides he wants to shake things up. Since arriving in Green Bay, Sherman and his offensive staff have led the team to offensive rankings of 15th, sixth, 12th, fourth and third before falling to 18th with one week to go in the 2005 season.
Fri, 09 Dec 2005 05:42:07 -0800
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports former Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci phoned CB Dre' Bly to see how he was doing with his broken wrist. "He told me to just remain humble, just be the guy that you are, and that's a passionate guy that loves football," Bly recalled. "(Mariucci said) the guys need me, just stick with them. That's basically it." Bly added Mariucci was "doing all right." Bly also wants to do well for interim head coach Dick Jauron, his defensive coordinator the past two seasons.
Mon, 28 Nov 2005 09:05:32 -0800
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports the Detroit Lions have fired head coach Steve Mariucci. It was widely speculated Mariucci would be let go by the team following their embarrassing loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving Day. The team has dropped four of their last five games and Mariucci was 15-28 during his two-plus years with the Lions. He has two more seasons left on his five-year, $25 million contract.
Fri, 25 Nov 2005 18:49:41 -0800
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports the Detroit Lions denied Friday, Nov. 25, that they had discussed firing head coach Steve Mariucci. Lions' president Matt Millen was unavailable for interviews and did not respond to phone messages. Mariucci said he met Friday, Nov. 25, with Millen, but the meeting was routine. Asked if he expected to remain the coach, Mariucci said: "How do you want me to answer that? Of course, I hope to be, I anticipate being, I want to be, I plan on it, all those sort of things. I'm spending my day evaluating the game, looking at our players, trying to decide what we do going from here to make it better. That consumes my every thought." Reports swirled that said the Lions were considering firing Mariucci. "Those are unfounded," Bill Keenist, the Lions' senior vice president of communications, said. "What occurred yesterday was normal interaction and discussions. Today was a typical day after a game."
Fri, 25 Nov 2005 13:29:31 -0800
ESPN.com's John Clayton reports Detroit Lions team sources told Clayton that the Ford family, which owns the Lions, is in Florida and not likely to fire head coach Steve Mariucci Friday, Nov. 25. One source close to the Lions situation told ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli that the mood in the team offices on Friday morning was "absolutely business as usual," and another source insisted Mariucci's dismissal was "not imminent." Defensive coordinator Dick Jauron, who would be the most likely candidate to take over as an interim head coach, has not been asked to do so.
Fri, 25 Nov 2005 11:32:48 -0800
John Clayton, of ESPN, reports a decision to fire Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci will not happen Friday, Nov. 25. The Ford family, which owns the team, were in Florida, according to team sources.
Thu, 24 Nov 2005 21:05:53 -0800
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci's days might be numbered following a 27-7 Thanksgiving loss to the Atlanta Falcons - a game players called "ugly" and "embarrassing." Team president Matt Millen declined to comment Thursday, Nov. 24, on whether Mariucci's firing was imminent or whether there would be a meeting soon to discuss Mariucci's future. Mariucci's eyes were moist and his voice was low at his post-game news conference, and he took only a few questions. "There's a lot to do, and it starts with me, and I accept that responsibility," Mariucci said.
Sun, 20 Nov 2005 18:46:50 -0800
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports the Detroit Lions were called for 17 penalties for 129 yards during their Week 11 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys gained nine first downs off of Lions' penalties. The Lions were visibly frustrated with the officials on two separate occasions Sunday, Nov. 20. Head coach Steve Mariucci was animated at the end of the first half when he tried to call a timeout before the Cowboys kicked a field goal. He didn't get it and Mariucci said, "The explanation was, he has to turn around and look at me." TE Marcus Pollard fired a ball at an official after he felt that he was horse-collar tackled and didn't see a flag for it. Pollard received a personal foul, but was not ejected. Referee Ed Hochuli claimed the ball didn't hit an official, but replays showed that it did.
Mon, 03 Oct 2005 18:47:52 -0700
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci was convinced that TE Marcus Pollard caught a touchdown pass that was reversed by officials to an incomplete pass during the Week 4 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mariucci said he had two lengthy discussions with NFL director of officiating Mike Pereira about the overturned touchdown. Mariucci felt that Pollard caught the ball before sliding out of bounds, but Pereira thought otherwise. Mariucci said, "It doesn't have to be catch, tuck. Catching a ball simply with your hands without the bobble is good enough for me. They just felt they he needed to have better control of that ball prior to sliding out." Mariucci said he will not file a formal protest.
Sat, 27 Aug 2005 23:38:12 -0700
Mike O'Hara, of the Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions DT Marcus Bell (quad) is recovering from a strained quad and his status for the team's game Monday evening, Aug. 29, is in doubt. Head coach Steve Mariucci did say Bell had the best chance of the injured Lions to play in the game.
Thu, 09 Jun 2005 20:00:09 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci believes his team still has a ways to go before it gets into regular-season form. "We're going to be ready for the [Green Bay Packers on opening day] after a preseason and camp," Mariucci said. "We're not ready for them yet. I know our offseason has been as good [as], if not better than, most in the league, but we've got to become a better football team. I think that the commitment is there, and their mindset is right."
Tue, 31 May 2005 21:24:22 -0700
Jay Clemons, of DetroitLions.com, reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci said each of the team's practice sessions, June 1-9, will have a "passing-game emphasis." But the club will also spotlight the installation of the offensive and defensive systems, along with kicking-game hypotheticals, said the head coach.
Tue, 26 Apr 2005 19:58:24 -0700
Jay Clemons, of DetroitLions.com, reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci and president Matt Millen were both a bit surprised with the lack of trades during the NFL Draft. "We spent a lot of time discussing movement, up and down. There were some 'maybes' but when the (other teams were) going to pick, they would see somebody they liked and choose them—rather than trade," Mariucci said.
Fri, 18 Feb 2005 11:51:04 -0800
Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci could be in trouble if the bottom falls out for the team in 2005.
Thu, 27 Jan 2005 21:29:32 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci is ecstatic about adding offensive coordinator Ted Tollner to the team's coaching staff, reports DetroitLions.com. "His pedigree is incomparable, having learned from Don Coryell, who most regard as one of the most innovative offensive coaches in the history of our game," Mariucci said of Tollner. "Ted's been involved with the most successful and progressive offensive philosophies in football from Don Coryell to LaVell Edwards to John Robinson to Marv Levy to Chuck Knox. He will be a tremendous asset to our young offensive players. This is an exceptional addition to our staff."
Tue, 04 Jan 2005 22:13:55 -0800
Jay Clemons, of DetroitLions.com, reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci has hinted that the team's "West Coast Offense" may be tweaked a bit next season to better accommodate the Lions' offensive personnel.
Tue, 04 Jan 2005 22:05:25 -0800
Jay Clemons, of DetroitLions.com, reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci has already set a team goal of winning the NFC North next season. "Somebody needs to dethrone (the Packers)...we've reached a corner, and we're going to turn it," Mariucci said. "The success of this football team is really right around the corner...At some point, the sky is the limit."
Mon, 13 Dec 2004 15:24:19 -0800
Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci has yet to announce whether he will stick with QB Joey Harrington as his starter in Week 15 or make a switch to backup QB Mike McMahon.
Sat, 04 Dec 2004 17:47:47 -0800
Associated Press reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci said he was contacted by Notre Dame regarding their vacant head coaching position. Mariucci, however, will stay with the Lions.
Fri, 27 Aug 2004 12:14:12 -0700
The Detroit Free Press' Curt Sylvester reports Detroit Lions RB Olandis Gary (shoulder) may miss the 2004 season with a cyst in his shoulder. "It's a cyst, I guess," Lions head coach Steve Mariucci said. "If the doctor does confirm that he should have the surgery, then that would end his season."
Thu, 10 Jun 2004 13:27:27 -0700
Chrissie Zavicar, of DetroitLions.com, reports the Detroit Lions completed their two-week long string of Organized Team Activities Thursday, June 10. "I'm very pleased with what we got accomplished in the last two weeks," head coach Steve Mariucci said. The team is hoping the players will improve their physical conditioning before they return for training camp July 30. "We have 50 days before we give them their helmets back and they have got to have a good, smart 50 days in terms of their training, their eating habits and their routine," said Mariucci. "They've got to be in even better shape than we are right now."
Fri, 07 May 2004 13:58:49 -0700
Mike O'Hara, of the Detroit News, reports the Detroit Lions have added as many as seven players who will start or get extended playing time through the draft or free agency, but head coach Steve Mariucci indicates the team is not through looking for help. "We'll determine if we need to add another player at another position — another free agent — or if we need to subtract anybody from this camp," Mariucci said. "We're going to continually try to upgrade."
Mon, 12 Apr 2004 21:05:55 -0700
Updating previous reports, according to James Royer of DetroitLions.com, the Detroit Lions may still be interested in trading out of the No. 6 overall spot in the draft in order to stockpile additional picks in later rounds. One rumor as of late has the Lions making a deal with the New England Patriots who currently have four selections in the first two rounds. Personnel people from both teams have already squashed those speculations, but the two sides have talked. "The only non-sense was that it was already agreed upon," Lions head coach Steve Mariucci said. "Nothing has been agreed upon. Did we speak to (the Patriots)? Absolutely. I talked to Bill Belichick at the combine and Matt Millen has had some conversations since." And New England isn't the only team Detroit has spoken with about a deal. "It's what you do in your draft preparations," Marucci added. "We have had discussions with several teams. You start throwing out numbers in terms of what it will take to do it. I think if anything happens, it will be while we are on the clock."
Mon, 12 Apr 2004 20:55:46 -0700
James Royer, of DetroitLions.com, reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci is seeing a much healthier group of players this offseason than in his first year with the team. "Where we are different from last year, we had 14 guys who couldn't do anything last year," Mariucci said. "They were injured or recovering from surgeries. This year, they are all participating."
Thu, 08 Apr 2004 10:14:01 -0700
Mike O'Hara, of the Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci said he hopes the NFL will win its appeal in time to block underclassmen from being eligible for the April 24-25 NFL Draft. "I really hope we're able to continue the rule that has been in place and has been very successful for years and years," Mariucci said.
Thu, 11 Mar 2004 20:00:47 -0800
James Royer, of DetroitLions.com, reports the Detroit Lions will continue to shop for free agents to fill team needs, particularly at running back, linebacker and wide receiver. "We are going to continue to look and determine who is available," head coach Steve Mariucci said. "We know what our needs are, but there are a couple of different ways to fill those needs. One is free agency and the other is the draft. My guess is that we will stay busy, evaluate a few more and see if we can't land another guy or two." As for finding another tailback, of which the Lions currently only employ two – RBs Artose Pinner and Olandis Gary – Marucci said, "We are going to add to that group one way or the other whether it is in free agency or the draft."
Fri, 20 Feb 2004 09:00:35 -0800
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci said his team has already had preliminary talks with Washington Redskins officials about what it might take to complete a trade for Redskins CB Champ Bailey, who has been labeled the Redskins' franchise tag. "It's early, but they know where we're at, how to find us, and we know they're aware of our interest," said Maruicci. "We'll just have to see where it goes."
Sat, 24 Jan 2004 19:22:30 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci hopes to fill his team's three vacant coaching positions within the next two weeks, according to James Royer of DetroitLions.com. Mariucci needs to select a defensive line coach, a defensive backfield coach and a wide receivers coach.
Fri, 16 Jan 2004 10:27:20 -0800
Mike O'Hara, of The Detroit News, reports the Detroit Lions hosted recently fired Chicago Bears head coach Dick Jauron with the possible intent of hiring him as their new defensive coordinator. Thursday, Jan. 15, Jauron met with Lions head coach Steve Mariucci at the team's headquarters, but Mariucci declined to comment. Currently, Kurt Schottenheimer is the team's defensive coordinator, but Mariucci has declined to comment about making the change.
Mon, 05 Jan 2004 10:57:15 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers offered offensive line coach Pat Morris a contract. Detroit Lions head coach and former 49ers head coach Steve Mariucci wants to hire Morris to his coaching staff.
Wed, 31 Dec 2003 05:54:40 -0800
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports the Detroit Lions have already had discussions with Charlie Sanders, the team's assistant director of pro personnel, to become the team's new wide receivers coach. Sanders, a former receivers coach, and head coach Steve Mariucci are expected to talk soon.
Tue, 25 Nov 2003 20:24:02 -0800
ESPN.com reports a woman who had accused Detroit Lions WR Scotty Anderson (ankle) of raping her now faces charges of lying to the police and falsifying a police report. Police concluded Tuesday, Nov. 25, that Nichole Dolores Milburn had not been raped by Anderson as she had originally charged. If convicted, Milburn could face up to four years in jail. Lions head coach Steve Mariucci called the entire episode "an unfortunate incident that is being dealt with properly." Anderson was placed on injured reserve last week with a severely sprained ankle.
Mon, 17 Nov 2003 18:54:22 -0800
Lions.com reports Detroit Lions LB Barrett Green (groin/toe) was forced to leave the Sunday, Nov. 17, game against the Seattle Seahawks with various injuries. Lions head coach Steve Mariucci said Green will be limited in practice this week. His status for Week 12 remains undetermined.