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Eric Mangini Bashers Be Careful What You Wish For

Posted on: September 28, 2009 4:36 pm

What if the Cleveland Browns players have quit on Eric Mangini?

There's a school of thought that says, "Good for them! Let's show "the suits" that we're not going to take it anymore!" Yes, we'll show that guy he can't make us run laps or impose excessive fines. We'll force management to get rid of him. We just won't play hard until he's gone.

And if that's true, then Eric Mangini is more right than we know and will have more power, not less, in upcoming seasons. Because if the Cleveland Browns players don't have enough character to play 60 minutes of football because they take pride in what they do, then there's a whole lot more housecleaning that needs to be done.

It's no small accomplishment to be a professional football player. And there's no question that these players have worked hard to be where they're at. I personally was never talented enough to be any of these guys on their worst day. But that's not the point. If they're professional then they owe it to their employer and the stockholders (the fans) to give it their best every game.

And if they won't, then Eric Mangini needs to make sure they are gone. And find 49 or 53 players who want to play hard and do it right for 60 minutes.

We all have had employers or clients or whoever that are challenging to work with for any number of reasons. But if we're a professional we suck it up and do our best for them because IT'S WHAT WE DO!

I don't agree with every decision Mangini has made. Many of you won't agree with this blog. Many more won't even read it. But if our Browns are too fragile to show respect for authority then as cliche as it sounds maybe they're the problem, not the solution.

And that would mean that we'll be seeing a lot more laps at next year's training camp. And a whole lot more losses this year.

That said, I don't think the players have quit. I think they're just not as talented as we thought. It means we can't plug all the holes in one draft or one off-season. Many of you have commented on the draft ... and you're right. Many of you have commented on misses in Free Agency and you're right, too.

But if you're right, then just realize that Mangini can't be all wrong.

Be careful what you wish for.  


Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: September 29, 2009 11:30 am

Eric Mangini Bashers Be Careful What You Wish For

I think the QB competition was a farce, I think it was a move that had to be made. The defense had played very well in the first halves ofe the first 2 games, and good enough through 4 quarters to keep them in the game. Quinn has been terribe. 6/41 in conversions in 3 games? With Quinn at the controls, Edwards has been a non factor. 4 first downs to 19 in the first half at Baltimore, 83 yards total offense was pathetic. Quinn can't understand why he was pulled, how about the same reason you were pulled last year against Houston. Grossly ineffective! I know Anderson tossed a few picks, but he got no reps, basically was cast out, and when he came in, he at least threw the ball. If not for being down 20 when he entered the game, maybe he would have had a better go of it. Anderson starts this week, full reps, and plays well against Cincennati.

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