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Mangini out; who will be Browns next head coach?

Posted on: January 3, 2011 10:08 am
Edited on: January 3, 2011 10:35 am
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Eric Mangini is out after a pair of 5-11 seasons in Cleveland. No surprise there. Even though Mangini was given 5-11 type talent to work with, even though the Browns showed marked improvement in a lot of areas (namely defensively) and even though the players seemed to respect the coaching staff (Sunday’s embarrassing performance against Pittsburgh not withstanding), it has long been assumed that president Mike Holmgren wants one of his own handpicked running the show.
M. Holmgren (US Presswire)
So who will that guy be? If it’s not Holmgren himself (the former Packers and Seahawks head coach has admitted he isn’t sure he’s 100 percent done with coaching) the name everyone is tossing around is Jon Gruden. The 2002 Super Bowl winner was on Holmgren’s staff in Green Bay. A while back, Gruden’s son even said the plan is for his dad to take the San Francisco or Cleveland job in 2012.

But circumstances seem to have expedited that process by a year. Gruden in Cleveland would make sense. For starters, the Niners are reportedly not interested in his services. Gruden loves his Monday Night gig, but he has made it no secret that it is a temporary position.

What’s more, reading between the lines, it seems Gruden has been on Holmgren’s radar all along. Why would Holmgren keep Mangini after a 5-11 ’09 season but quickly fire him after a 5-11 ’10 season in which the Browns, realistically, could not have expect a drastic improvement in their record? The most logical explanation is Holmgren was waiting on the guy he wants. And the guy he wants was waiting for his son to graduate high school before he gets back in. (Again, Gruden would have to give up that wait a year early if he jumps back in.)

It’s also possible Holmgren could have his eye on John Fox. It’s been known for two years that Fox’s contract in Carolina was going to expire at this time. Jason La Canfora of NFL.com believes the former Panthers head coach could be headed to Ohio (he isn’t citing any sources, he's just offering his own well-informed opinion).

Another name that has surfaced is Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Mornhinweg, like Holmgren, is a West Coast offensive guru. He has prior head coaching experience (Detroit 2001-02) and has gained considerable credibility around the NFL over the past few seasons.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:44 am
 

Mangini out; who will be Browns next head coach?

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Since: Feb 22, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2011 2:15 am
 

Mangini out; who will be Browns next head coach?

Im2gud -

Holmgren was Favre's first nfl coach, and is the one that shaped him into the great qb he was back in the 90's and early 2000's.  So to say that he "had Brett Favre in his PRIME" does not quite tell the story correctly.  Favre's performance went down drastically after Holmgren left, and Holmgren was not ever as successful without Favre.  They were perfect for each other, like the Ambiguously Gay Duo.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2011 7:24 pm
 

Mangini out; who will be Browns next head coach?

You have a guy in Holmgren that won a Super Bowl so he gets all this undeserved credit for being the Messiah ...I mean he had Brett Favre in his PRIME....Fact is I think Green Bay would have and should have won at least one more Super Bowl without Holmgren...The Browns didnt look good the last two weeks, but they were on the rise



Since: Mar 20, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Mangini out; who will be Browns next head coach?

Holmgren is a blithering idiot.  The team was heading in the right direction under Mangini and then the moron blows it up and decides to start over....again.  Can't wait 'til we get someone in Cleveland that knows what they are doing.  What did Holmgren ever do to earn the title as president?  He never had any success other than at the coaching level. 



Since: Sep 21, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Mangini out; who will be Browns next head coach?

  Never once did I say I hated the Browns I do watch and do read about them. I do not have the same passion for them as I once did because as I stated they have been screwed up from the very beginning. I do not have to justify why I prefer to watch one team over another if you wish to follow a team that is going to go through another rebuilding please do. As I said before the Texans did it right new team new colors new name.  As a matter of fact I hate the Steelers and from the tone of your post I probably have socks older than you. I hope once you grow up and graduate junior high you will realize what a fan is.



Since: Sep 21, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Mangini out; who will be Browns next head coach?

   Not yet but is reported that Eric Mangini may be hired as the new Head Coach at Conneticut to replace their coach who took the job at Maryland. Good Luck Eric you deserve it.



Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Mangini out; who will be Browns next head coach?

Rayofsunshine = gayest handle i've seen in awhile. You live in this city and love all Cleveland sports but hate the Browns...and like the Texans? The Texans? Yeah, let's not watch our crappy team, let's watch another crappy team. "Fans" like you are why us Browns fans beat your asses at games. You crap on your own city & team. You're worse than a Steeler fan. Move to Houston douchebag.



Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2011 2:43 pm
 

Mangini out; who will be Browns next head coach?

 Mike Holmgren announced he will be the new HC of the Cleveland Browns.  


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