Lions | Marinelli defends traveling and playing on the same day
Sun, 27 Aug 2006 22:00:09 -0700

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli defended his decision to fly to Oakland and play against the Oakland Raiders on the same day. One reason for his decision was the team will play the Arizona Cardinals in Arizona for a late Sunday afternoon game. They will ten fly back and play on Thanksgiving against the Miami Dolphins, so he wanted to prepare for that particular section of the schedule. His second reason was to see how his players would respond to an adverse situation.

Not very well.