Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by joseephuss, Jan 7, 2010.
Per ESPN radio. The guy has been fired in two straight years. Nice streak.
Per ESPN, no he's not...
Eric Mangini will return for another season as head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
Browns president Mike Holmgren informed the entire Browns coaching staff that they would return for the 2010 season after three days of meetings with Mangini, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Mangini went 5-11 in his first season with the Browns, who finished with a four-game winning streak.
Holmgren is also interviewing general manager candidates this week. On Wednesday, Eagles GM Tom Heckert visited the Browns. Per league rules, Heckert could not be hired by Cleveland until Philadelphia completes its season.
In addition, Will Lewis, the director of pro personnel for the Seattle Seahawks, will interview for the Cleveland Browns' general manager's job Friday, a source told ESPN.com.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Did they interview a minority candidate in between?
They didn't have to because the position was never vacated.
Even though Holmgren is just letting him keep the seat warm for a year until he can evaluate the talent and find the guy he really wants, this bozo has to be the luckiest guy in coaching history.
That one flew right over your head, huh? :laugh2:
Sorry about that. I knew these local ESPN radio guys were bad. They gave me false information. And I didn't mis-hear them, either. They started discussing who the Browns should hire to fill the position and leaned toward Gruden.
I'm pretty sure that I saw some discussion about it on ESPN earlier today as well. Bad info leaked out.
There were many factors that kept Mangini in Cleveland. The two main ones:
1. Ex-HC, Ex-OC and ex-DC are still on the payroll. Fire Mangini and you have 2 Ex-HC's to pay plus you have to pay whomever you hire.
2. The HC Holmgren wants to hire isn't available this offseason. Next year Gruden, Fox and Cohwer are available.
I figured there was no way whatsoever Mangini kept his job. Aside from the fact that he stinks, I figured Holmgren would want to establish his own guy in the job (or maybe even himself).
Well, I am used to be wrong and this is no exception. But I definitely agree with those in here saying Holmgren still wants his own guy in the job, only one of the fellas not available until next year.