The Browns made it official today, as they named the three main men who are to assist head coach Eric Mangini – those men being offensive coordinator Brian Saboll, defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, and special teams coordinator Brad Seely. There is still not a lot of news about the Browns and their quest to find a new GM, mainly because the Ravens and George Kokinis are still in the playoffs.
I have to say that I like this nucleus of coaching, as all the men worked together on New England’s staff from 2000 to 2003. I’ve begun to warm up to Eric Mangini, although I was never vehemently opposed to him from the start. I think he got a bad deal in New York and is a very capable coach in the NFL. People kept clamoring for a coach with “more experience! More experience, I say!” But he had three years of experience in New York, which I do believe is going to make a world of difference. I’m ready to give Man (don’t say Manginia, don’t say Mangina) gini a chance.