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Mangini agrees to 4-year deal

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    The Cleveland Browns have agreed to hire former New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini as their head coach.

    Mangini, fired last week by the Jets, agreed to four-year deal, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com's Michael Smith.

    Mangini is being represented by agent Ron Shapiro, who is Mangini's father-in-law.

    The 37-year-old Mangini began his NFL career in Cleveland. He started out as a Browns ball boy and was later a public relations intern. He has never forgotten his football roots. When the Jets played the Browns in recent seasons, Mangini bought a catered lunch of Italian food for Cleveland reporters.

    Mangini was dismissed after the Jets collapsed by losing four of their final five games. He went 23-25 and made the playoffs once in three seasons.

    Mangini has ties to the Cleveland area. He is the brother-in-law of Cleveland Indians general manager Mark Shapiro.

    Mangini's hiring could also lead to former head coach Romeo Crennel staying with the Browns, perhaps as their defensive coordinator. Crennel, fired after the team went 4-12 this season, told owner Randy Lerner he was open to staying, depending on who was brought in to replace him.

    Crennel and Mangini worked as defensive assistants on Bill Belichick's staff in New England from 2001-2004.

    Information from ESPN.com's Michael Smith and The Associated Press was used in this report.
     
  2. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    That's weird: Crennel's replacement is Eric Mangini again! Eric Mangini - cleaning up Romeo's messes.
     
  3. boltmanbz

    boltmanbz Well-Known Member

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    Rob Ryan will be Mangini's D coordinator
     
  4. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I thik the Browns eushed into this. They should have at least let the GM get in place and let them get a say.
     
  5. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    True :yes:
     
  6. auctoritas

    auctoritas BoltTalker

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    That is probably true.

    I also think that the Jets rushed into firing Mangini after the forced Bret Farve on him. I'm glad he's getting another chance...
     
  7. Buck Melanoma

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    I agree. What kind of signal does this send to a GM prospect? Seems to me it already compromises his role to some degree.
     
  8. Buck Blincoe

    Buck Blincoe BoltTalker

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    The Browns appear to be eternally linked to Patriots coaches....Belichick, Crennel, and now Mangini.
     

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