Eric Mangini Checklist: From the Jets To the Browns To Eastbound and Down

January 1, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Cleveland ‘s head coach Eric Mangini expects to have a meeting this coming Monday with his boss, Browns president Mike Holmgren, to discuss his continued employment. To help Mike decide whether or not Mangini deserves to spend another season with Cleveland, we’ve compiled a plus/minus checklist.
But first, some background: Mangini is just like his mentor, the Patriots’ Bill Belichick, but without the skill or talent. What Mangini does have is Belichick’s sense of entitlement and the arrogance that it breeds. And it is this characteristic that has helped him rise rapidly through the coaching ranks.
Mangini does such a great impersonation of an arrogant Bill Belichick that the New York Jets hired him as their head coach five years ago, even though he only had one year experience as the Patriots defensive coordinator. The Jets paid the price for falling for Mangini’s mini-Bill act and had to fire him after three seasons.
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