Let’s Not Annoint Ryan Just Yet

January 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Jets hired Eric Mangini in 2006 after Herm Edwards parted ways with the team due to an acrimonious relationship at the end of a frustrating 2005 season.
Everyone loved that hire since Mangini learned a lot from Bill Belichick. and that coach did not disappoint by having a successful first season that resulted to a playoff berth.
Sure the Jets lost to the Patriots in the first round of the 2007 playoffs, but it did not dampen the love affair with Mangini. His success resulted to an appearance on Sesame Street and the Sopranos.
Everyone decided to follow Tony Soprano's lead by calling Mangini as "Mangenius" for that great season, but that was as good as it was going to get for the Belichick disciple.
In Mangini's second season, everything fell apart for him. The Patriots embarrassed the Jets in the season opener at Giants Stadium, and it led Mangini to rat out on his mentor as an attempt to cover himself for having his team unprepared in that game.
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