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Holmgren, Mangini to meet Monday

Posted on: December 31, 2010 7:08 pm
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

With so many NFL coaches fired this season – and it’s not even officially coach-axing time! – one of the biggest question marks is the job status of Browns coach Eric Mangini.

Obviously, he’s on unsteady ground (he wasn’t Mike Holmgren’s hire and the Browns are 10-21 during his two-year tenure), and we might begin to get further answers on Monday.

That’s when Mangini said he expects to meet with Holmgren, Cleveland’s team president.

Until then, Mangini hasn’t had the easiest time focusing on the job at hand.

“It is and it isn’t,” Holmgren told reporters today. “There are so many things that you have to do during the course of a week to prepare for a game that the amount of time that you have to reflect on other things, it’s not like it’s a tremendous amount of time. Again, I really am proud of the way that the guys have responded. As I’ve said before, if I was any different in my approach and the coaches were any different in their approach, then it’s hard to ask a group of men, a group of players, to be consistent in their approach.

“The future will come quick enough. Jake (Mangini, his son) every now and then will ask a question, he must hear things, he asked if we were moving. I said, ‘Don’t worry about it Jake, we will figure it out.’ When you get those types of questions, you don’t think of how I am going to explain the situation to my six year old.  That’s part of the human element.”

Considering how little talent Mangini has had to work with during his two-year stay in Cleveland, the fact he’s gotten 10 wins out of the Browns is pretty impressive. The fact Colt McCoy played better than expected in his first season and the fact RB Peyton Hillis had such a breakout season also are marks in Mangini’s favor.

But Holmgren might want his own guy to coach the team. And if that’s the case, he still has plenty of reasons to give Mangini the boot. Twenty-one reasons to be exact.

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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 12:24 am
 

Holmgren, Mangini to meet Monday

"Considering how little talent Mangini has had to work with during his two-year stay in Cleveland, the fact he’s gotten 10 wins out of the Browns is pretty impressive". What? Players hate this guy. They hated him in New York and then this Mutt shows up on our doorstep and Randy Lerner takes him in. He sucks and has no passion as a coach. Time to cut our losses and bring in another LOSER !


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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Holmgren, Mangini to meet Monday

They had a shot at Cam Cameron & went with Chudzinski before. Why hire the pupil when you could have had the teacher?

These mistakes are what is crippling the Browns.

I've been for Mangini to stay all along but his game decisions are what is leading me to his dismissal.

The time clock debockle last week, sticking with Delhomme to name a few.

Now they have a chance to get Childress & several other good offensive coordinators & they won't.

They have gone the last 2 years with no one to teach these young WR's anything & it has crippled the offense.

All the main problems are still front office based.

They did all they could to throw the last few games so they can get a better draft pick.

Draft picks will get you only so far. A bigger splash in free agency is needed.

Their coaches aren't that good & veterans are needed to show these kids what to do.

Cleveland media already reporting change is in the air even though support for Mangini has been getting higher & higher.

It will be an interesting Monday!



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: January 1, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Holmgren, Mangini to meet Monday

I agree Colt's arm is an issue.  He was the perfect QB in the Big 12, but that was the Big 12.  Only guys like Tom Brady and Drew Brees can beat Baltimore and Pittsburgh consistently with their underrated guns and quick decision making.  Colt McCoy often looks like Jon Kitna, minus the arm; he's a great, great back up, but rather shallow or limited as a starter.  It doesn't seem to matter who coaches the Browns.  They're a 5-win team, year in and year out.  Mangini could very well do what New Orleans and Arizona did-build, and build, and build, with a key free agent here and there for a berth in the Super Bowl.  Remember they're only missing a few pieces of the puzzle now-in the passing game and on the D-line, for two examples.  They have a secondary for a good long time, assuming they don't axe Wright.  Leave him in for depth's sake, and for the love of God, will they puh-leeze trade Rogers already?!? He is sooo done!



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: January 1, 2011 10:49 am
 

Holmgren, Mangini to meet Monday

Since their re-introduction in 1999, the Browns have only had 2 winning seasons. This team has had no direction at the GM/player personnel and coaching level, hence the constant changes at the top. Go ahead, fire Mangini and see where that'll get you next year and the year after. Probably not a lot. Mangini's done a decent job with the lack of talent he's had and the key injuries to the few that have any.  They're still in a rebuilding process, and he's got the team battling every week. He deserves another year. 



Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2011 10:48 am
 

Holmgren, Mangini to meet Monday

Holmgren would not be the coach/GM, he would be the coach/President.  Tom Heckert is the GM.  I hope it doesn't happen.  I want Holmgren to run this team correctly for a long time.  Coaching would shorten that dramatically.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2011 9:48 am
 

Holmgren, Mangini to meet Monday

I don't think Mangini has done a bad job with the lack of talent he has. They seem like a tightnit group. You don't hear no drama coming out of Cleveland like you do Cincinnati.



Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2011 6:19 am
 

Holmgren, Mangini to meet Monday

Holmgren will not be the coach of the browns, just no way.  This is not to say that Mangini's  job is safe I just believe that Holmgren if he were to fire Mangini he would look for another coach to replace him and not take the job for himself which would be smart. The whole GM/Coach faze of the 90's and early 2000's are gone because they don't work out that well for the most part. There is just to much to do as a coach these days to also add GM duties in the mix.


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