Mangini’s Not the Answer – Just Wait and See


Randy Lerner’s eyes lit up when during the press conference held to announce that Romeo Crennel had been fired, he heard the news from a reporter that the Jets had just fired Eric Mangini. So is it any wonder, just nine days later that he is now the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns? In a move that makes no sense from the word go, the Browns today introduced their new coach, a guy that coached three years with the Jets, bringing along with him a record of 23-25.

Is it any wonder when he was introduced (of course not by camera shy Lerner), that only about 5 people in the room clapped?

This is surely not a move that gives the fans of the Browns a lot of confidence that things are going to turn around anytime soon. What they are getting is a young guy (Mangini is 37) who started off hot with the Jets (playoffs in his first year), then fell out of favor with his players, the media, and the fans rather quickly.

He claims he’s learned from his mistakes, but right away when asked today if he would consider if the personnel wasn’t right going from a 3-4 to a 4-3 defense next season, he replied with a simple answer – “no.” Not the best of ways to show the fans or the team that you are willing to give fair shots and put the Browns 4-12 season that just passed behind them. Instead, it sounds, and looks, as if the team will have a lot more losing ahead of them with Mangini now being the new scapegoat.

Lerner never even spoke to a number of the hot assistant coaches that have been traviling the country meeting up for other possible jobs, showing just how telegraphed he was on making sure he got Mangini. The team doesn’t have a GM in place either. Another sign of not doing things the right way.

So let the Mangini era in Cleveland begin. It just wouldn’t surprise me if the team is in the same place in three years with another coach sitting at the table in Berea saying how happy he is to be the teams new head coach.

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4 Responses to “Mangini’s Not the Answer – Just Wait and See”

  1. todd says:

    Why don’t the Browns complete their hiring of Patriots castoffs and hire Weiss? He could manage the Browns into another losing season after Mangini is eventually fired. They didn’t keep the guy they should have,who has since done a pretty good job in New England. The Bengals and Browns should be the two teams battling each other for bottom of the division for at least the next couple of seasons. I’m glad there is fantasy football, because the Browns certainly won’t be worth watching for a while.

  2. Dan B says:

    Have you seen the loser coaches that he is bringing in! All are castoffs from teams that are moving up without these coaches he is hiring, nothing like building a dynasty, (who am I kidding) a .500 club if we are lucky with castoffs and unemployed coaches other teams don’t want.

  3. L:arry says:

    Great Blog, I agree 100%, He should be a DC and then maybe in about 5 years he might be ready to be HC

  4. Arthur says:

    C’mon Todd! I ‘ll bet you were one of the many who could not stand Belicheck, and now you flipped and flopped the other way. You are just a pesimist. You have no optimism in your soul. You live a horrible and wretched life. You are the apitomy of bad Browns fans. You know, the fans that say,” Pittsburgh Sucks” and other hate messages and taunts that are just down right idiotic and childish., I mean really!?! Have some respect for your self my man. Go root for the Lions.

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