Mangini Won’t Replace Offensive Coordinator Daboll

Cleveland.com says that despite being awful, the Browns will not replace Brian Daboll:

Browns coach Eric Mangini said today he won’t replace first-year offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, despite the fact the Browns are ranked at or near the bottom of the league in almost every statistical category. Instead, he indicated he’ll rely more on the input of quarterbacks coach Carl Smith, who spent 11 seasons as offensive coordinator of the Saints and one for the Jaguars. “I think that there’s been things that we can improve offensively,” said Mangini. “Carl Smith is a guy that has a lot of experience. That’s one of the reasons I wanted Carl to be part of the staff — I think it was 11 years at New Orleans as the offensive coordinator — is to have a guy who’s called a lot of plays in the NFL. Obviously there’s things from a playcalling perspective, from a scheme perspective, from a coaching perspective that we can improve, but that goes hand in hand with execution and individual performances as well.”

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4 Responses to “Mangini Won’t Replace Offensive Coordinator Daboll”

  1. Denolakes says:

    Don’t look for Daboll to be around come January.

  2. Dan says:

    Mangini and Daboll need to be following Kokinis right out the door. They all suck.

  3. Denolakes says:

    A possible good that could come out of an early separation would be the potential for redemption by BQ — if there really is anything to redeem. If you can establish that the coaching was so abysmal that he did not have a chance, then a coaching change now might be just the trick to allow him to move forward without hearing (loud) whispers questioning his ability. Mangini has demonstrated his almost remarkable inability to realistically assess talent at a high level, so this line of logic has legs. Daboll has had a disappointing performance, to say the least. This year is a bust, anyway, so an interim coach (who has nothing to lose) and BQ (who has everything to gain)could be paired for 8 live-time games. So, why not? You want to play the younger skill position players now. Get them on film in live games. Tell them that is what you are doing — and why. Make the season “lost” only as to record. Make it “found” by locating and defining a purpose — a collective purpose. Something like: “We aren’t going through this ever again. We suck and we have no excuses. A lot of us are not going to be here again — but some of us will be. And we want to be. There are some guys around here that I want to play with. And we want this pain to have a purpose. Nothing worse than pointless pain.” From this, a closer-knit group of players could emerge — but it has to be done just right. And, as another possibility, I could be totally out there, too.

  4. ButchGavlen says:

    although i hate what the OC has done so far, he is learning too. I say we watch him after the next eight, and he to should show improvement or have the guy under him ready. I understand he’s the more experienced guy anyway. so how that happened seems like it might be more a payback for loyalty. that’s not a bad thing, but if he doesn’t work, keeping him there would be.

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