Despite the Weekly Protests, Firing Eric Mangini Accomplishes Nothing


The dark abyss the Browns seem to be sinking deeper into each and every week continues to upset owner Randy Lerner, but he has said he will Raise your hand if you think Eric Mangini should continue to be the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.not make a coaching change during the team’s upcoming bye week.  Despite the recent beatdown from the Chicago Bears, 30-6, dropping the Browns’ record to 1-7 and causing running back Jamal Lewis to say this will be his final season, Lerner maintains that he is sticking with Mangini.

There has been a growing uproar for Lerner to dump Mangini and perhaps make a run at Bill Cowher again in the off-season.  Despite all this protestation, it would put the Browns in an even worse situation.  What people seem to be forgetting is that Mangini has inherited this putrid team from Phil Savage and Friends, and hardly any of these players are guys Mangini will keep around if given a full chance.

It’s ironic though, that Mangini is not being given enough time to prove himself, because that is exactly the situation surrounding quarterback Brady Quinn, one of Mangini’s biggest mistakes so far this season.  By no means am I saying he is a perfect coach, because he has horribly mishandled the quarterback situation, but he has to be given a chance to turn this team around.  There will be 11 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft, and even then he will need another couple of years to try and right this ship that sank a long time ago.

What good would it do to once again dismantle the team?  There hasn’t been true stability in the organization since its return in 1999, so with things as bad as they are, what’s the harm in finally sticking it out with a coach?  There is only one person worth firing Mangini over at this point, and it’s Bill Cowher.  Unless he comes out of retirement immediately, which always seems to be up in the air, Mangini should continue to be the head coach of the Browns.

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  • gobucks1

    Kokinkis is out.Does that really make a difference?NO. He wasn’t doing anything anyhow. He didn’t have any power. Mangini has all the power. On ESPN they even said that Mangini “hand picked” Kokinkis to be GM. They also said that Lerner told Mangini that his job was safe…for now.Hey Randy if you need a new GM I’m available and can provide references(John).

    As for Mangini being fired; it is a matter of time I believe. As soon as Lerner can fire him w/o paying out the rest of his contract he will be gone. Lerner is conducting an “investigation” in to the daily activities of Mangini now.

    Does he deserve more time. I don’t think so. Since the day he was hired he has done very little to better this team. He didn’t acknowledge our probowl defensive tackle(It isn’t like our team has a roster full of them). He knew about the offensive struggles this team had last season and he still brought in an inexperienced offensive coordinator that was a buddy of his in N.Y. to run the offense. He refuses to restructure Cribbs(team MVP) contract which is distracting not only to Cribbs, but the whole team. He drug out a QB competition all off season costing the team any kind of offensive continuity to start the season. He is enforcing maximum fines on players for $3 bottle of water. He has stuck with DA entirely to long, saying that he gives the team the best chance to win. I don’t know about you, but with 11 draft picks next season I’m scared if he is evaluating talent this way!The MOST important fact that he needs fired is that the players have quit on him. The players don’t seem to care. Next time you watch a game look at them on the sidelines. They look uninterested in the a$$ whooping that is being handed to them.

    If he was doing anything to show that he still wants this job I would be willing to give him some time. He could fire the offensive coordinator. Or how about explaining some of the decisions he has been making(QB play, play calling, etc.)He shows no emotion himself. I think that he wasn’t ready for the job.

    If we can fire him now that gives us the right to go ahead and get a jump start on talking to some of the other super bowl winning coaches that are available. The job itself has to be somewhat appetizing. It don’t look like it, but it is. We have young talent on defense that just need some time and help from the offense to keep them off the field so much. We have 11 draft picks this year. That in it’s self has to be appealing. We don’t have a GM(Which most of these coaches are going to want to do themselves). We have QB issues, but those could be figured out if we would play Quinn( that way we would know to keep or get rid of him). Get rid of DA now if possible, He probably don’t care one way or another. We need a running back. Davis looked promising in the preseason, and he could split time with Harrison. The oline needs tweeked, but with that many draft picks you could get it all done.

    Bottom Line Mangini needs to go!
    Start Quinn and find out what you got with him!
    Get someone that knows what they are doing to run the show!!!!!!

  • gobucks1

    Here is a link to another example of Mangini dogding questions instead of answering them. This time it is about Kokinis

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AjX7_Ian1gB.KPmUgZI2MMY5nYcB?slug=ap-brownsshakeup&prov=ap&type=lgns

  • robert0259

    Eric Mangini is the world’s biggest jerkoff…just ask any Jet fan.

  • dan

    And it was written: “What people seem to be forgetting is that Mangini has inherited this putrid team from Phil Savage and Friends.”

    I hear this so much, would someone please explain to me what they see in this year’s team that suggests that Mangini has in any way improved the team since taking over? Do I really need to take two whole years before I’m allowed to form an opinion about the way Mangini has transformed a team that was 10-6 two years ago into a team that is now 1-7, can’t move the ball on offense to save its life, and has a defense so bad giving up 30 points to the Bears is considered an accomplishment? Do you really think that there is no level of failure the team can achieve this year that would allow you to form an opinion as to whether the guy deserves a second?

  • Dodd

    It’s fairly obvious that Mangini is trying to play it like that other creep, Belichick. Everything is shrouded in secrecy, the mental games, etc… The guy is trying to be a master manipulator but only ends up tearing apart the team he had and alienating us, the fans!