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I was wrong...but Mangini?

Posted on: January 7, 2009 5:43 pm

I was wrong. I admit it. I'm a man. I'm 40.

I quoted NFL assistants saying fired New York Jets coach Eric Mangini might not get another job because of the Spygate scandal. Well, he's now coach of the Cleveland Browns.

I was wrong...but Mangini?

The Browns can't do any better than Mangini? A guy who was in charge of the Jets, a team that suffered one of the more historic collapses in recent league history and showed no guts or heart in the final leg of the season?

Mangini? Are you serious?

He's a Romeo Crennel clone. Same philosophy, same personality, same waistline.

Mangini? Really?


I'm going to enjoy watching the Browns justify this move. They really cannot. It's not justifiable when there is such an abundant amount of coaching talent out there.

I was wrong.

But Mangini?

Category: NFL

Since: Dec 6, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2009 11:47 am

I was wrong...but Mangini?

freeman wrong??    i cant believe it??  how many times could someone be soo wrong?? 



Since: Oct 22, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2009 9:13 am

I was wrong...but Mangini?

This is the safest kind of statement by Freeman, if Mangini does real well, then he'll keep his mouth shut and 3 years from now when it's obvious he turned the franchise around everyone will have forgotten. If Mangini runs them into the ground no one will be able to forget because Freeman's going to keep reminding us.

Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2009 7:46 am

I was wrong...but Mangini?

Mangini is a good coach?  Based on what?  He was a complete clown as a head coach with the Jets.  He doesn't even understand basic strategy about when to kick FG's or go for 4th and inches.  People who are incapable of thinking about probabilities on the fly are, in my mind, unqualified to be head coaches.  But that's ok.  Crennel is all of that, and doesn't understand the concept of time.  When it comes down to timeouts and end-of-half strategy, I've never seen a worse coach at the high school, college or pro level than Crennel.  Never.

Both Crennel and Mangini need to go back to whatever it is they're good at.  In both cases, that excludes head coaching.  Before anyone gets all upset with that statement, consider this - Dick LeBeau, who is probably the most talented defensive mind in the NFL, was a miserable head coach when he went to Cincinnati.  What did he do?  Return to his role as D coordinator in Pittsburgh and he now has the best defense in the land.  Head coaching is not for everyone.  Do you hear that, Cleveland Browns?

Anyway, as a Steelers fan, I don't really care what Cleveland does.  Their players are still scared about staph infections in the training room, and they have the biggest bunch of overpaid low-class whiners in the league.  No coach could fix their personnel problems.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2009 4:51 pm

I was wrong...but Mangini?

I agree with poppa, they played with heart. The problem was execution and poor play calling on both sides of the ball. The Jets also lacked a WR or should I say did not have a starting WR that scared anyone. All you here is how Favre had 3 pics the last game. His last pick went right thru the recievers hands. He had plenty of into's but quite a few of them can be laid on the lack of recieving talent.

I was not a fan of the Chad dismissal but unfortunately Chad showed he could not get it done in the playoffs.

Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2009 3:23 pm

I was wrong...but Mangini?

I couldn't agree more.  It's really sad when most of the posts are more insightful than the article itself. 

I could just write down the mundane sports conversations I have with my friends and turn them into "articles" just like this, but don't worry.  I won't do that.

Since: Jul 30, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2009 3:13 pm

I was wrong...but Mangini?

I agree with you 100%

I also wish I could get the time I spent reading Freeman so that I could had done something much more constructive

Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2009 12:14 pm

I was wrong...but Mangini?

Just another example of another back assward professional sports franchise in OHIO.  Yeah I said it unfortunately I have to deal with the Brown families' complete and utter dysfunctional management of the Bengals franchise.  Not to push this too hard but in general if you fire your GM and Head Coach Mr. Lerner it might be in your best interest to first HIRE A GM and LET HIM BE IN ON THE DECISION OF WHOM THE HEAD COACH will be...Or are you taking a page out of Mike Brown's book and have decided you will be the GM yourself???  Seriously I think your GM might have wanted to have a say in who his head coach would be...One of these days the pro football franchises in the state renowned for being the "CRADLE OF COACHES" see LES MILES, URBAN MEYER, BO SCHEMBECHLER, WOODY HAYES, JIM TRESSEL, BOB STOOPS etc etc etc might wanna think about pulling their heads out of the sand and look at someone that might be an innovator in the pro game and might actually make a real head coach... UHHH MAYBE URBAN MEYER would like to give the pro game a shot here in a couple of years when Marvin Lewis' contract is up whatcha think Mr. Brown got the balls to make that call???

Since: Jan 3, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2009 12:10 pm

I was wrong...but Mangini?

I think mangini will do fine in cleveland, as a matter of i would probably do good in the dog house. If you think about the browns on paper have a solid team, just like the vikes there's a quarterback problem. If you don't have a quarterback that will take chances down the field your just managing the game and if your loseing well you know. Brady Quinn i think will come out and have a productive year if he gets the starting job which he should, he's the future of that team, he's good lookin, has a good arm, and can make plays out of the pockect. I'm not sayin playoff next year but, i wouldn't be surprised

Since: Mar 16, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2009 11:53 am

I was wrong...but Mangini?

Another classic example of how Freeman has a gigantic hard on for the whole state of ohio.  I mean we have some idiots here but bash somebody elses state for a change.

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2009 11:48 am

I was wrong...but Mangini?

".pennington was a good quarterback that was released because the upper brass of the jets fell in love with broadway brett..." I dont get it, I really dont. Mangini made god awful decisions this year which led them to losing. And as for Pennington..I admire is desire and work ethic but he just is'nt the answer at all. He never took the Jets anywhere in 8 years. He always got hurt cause he is frgile and due to his spaghetti arm the Jets never had a running game because defenses would stack the box. People are so quick to forget last year, with Penny, they were 4-12 and he had something like 10 td's and 11 interceptions. Yea, he would have really been the Jets saviour this year. What would they have maybe done, won one more game and got blown out in the first playoff game when he threw 4 picks?

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