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Sorting Out the True and False Regarding Rogers-Mangini

There has been quite a bit of talk about the Browns best defensive player, Shaun Rogers. Ever since Adam Schefter first reported that Rogers wanted out, the talk shows and papers have been exploding about talk of Rogers and coach Eric Mangini. Here is the latest sorting out the facts about what is going on with Rogers:

– Rogers IS upset with Mangini about being snubbed what he feels is twice. The first time he was ignored was when he was working out at the teams complex, and the second time was during an awards presentation in Cleveland. Maningi has used the excuse that he simply didn’t see Rogers. Uh, ok.

– Maningi has really not talked at length with any of the current Browns. Sources say that the coach has not been real good about reaching out to his new players, and it seems like the issue of being a bit stand-offish with players has followed him from his days with the Jets.

– The Browns say that Rogers has not asked for his release or a trade, and Rogers’ agent will not comment if that is true or not. Reports do say that Rogers is very unhappy with how the Maningi-era has started, and rumors seem to point to him asking for his release if things keep in the current state.

– The team is not going to grant Rogers his release. Yes, he could be a total distraction (isn’t this already?) if things stay tense between he and Mangini, but the Browns know the worth of Rogers, so forget about him being released for nothing.

– Sources seem to indicate that Maningi at some point, probably soon, is going to try and reach out to the Pro Bowl player and try to play off the snubs as simple misunderstandings. Now the question will be if Rogers buys it or not, and if he doesn’t, how things are going to continue in Berea.

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One Response to “Sorting Out the True and False Regarding Rogers-Mangini”

  1. clayton says:

    This is not new for Eric. He has been this way for years. It is not ideal but it also is not unusual for some coaches. When urgency hits he seems to do what is necessary to smooth things over. He did that with the Jets twice in meeting with sour grapes whining about contracts. He will do it here. But he really should have come up with something better when the media first questioned him about the banquet incident. If he had this would all have been avoided. I know it is not his nature but a few kind words about Rogers immediately at that press conference would have done the job.

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