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Marinelli enjoying former Spartan Duckett

Marinelli enjoying former Spartan Duckett

Although a surprise acquisition during the off-season, T.J. Duckett has emerged as one of the team's most apt ball carriers. Much more inside on Duckett and the team's talented backfield, including quotes from head coach Rod Marinelli after Detroit's practice on Tuesday.

ALLEN PARK -- T.J. Duckett took the hand-off, sprinted to the left, and made a nifty spin move -- and kept running. Even when his teammates had stalled at the sound of the whistle, Duckett didn't stop until he reached the end zone. Six points. Sort of. "He's mentally training himself - I like him," said head coach Rod Marinelli following the team's afternoon session on Tuesday. "He comes out...

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