Eric Mangini Is Still a Cleveland Brown: What’s Behind Mike Holmgren’s Decision?

January 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

To say the news that Eric Mangini being retained as head coach of the Cleveland Browns is shocking may be the understatement of the year.
Regardless of where you came down on Mangini as a coach, the fact that Mike Holmgren was going to put his own stamp on the team led most to believe that Mangini was a goner.
Two strong-willed men from entirely different coaching philosophies meant, in most people's eyes, that the two would not co-exist.
Perhaps even as surprising as the decision that Mangini will stay is the fact that Holmgren is not going to force-feed him a new offensive (or defensive) coordinator who is more in tune with Holmgren's system.
There are two schools of thought on what prompted "The Big Show's" decision to keep Mangini (and his staff).
One is that Holmgren's decision had more to do with saving face than anything.
If he lets Mangini sink with his own guys, then it will be easier to fire him and...

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