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Fire Haley
02-03-2009, 11:38 AM
Their own media is ripping them to shreds...

Mangini is man in charge, but he's not making friends

A Browns insider told me the atmosphere at headquarters is, to put it mildly, miserable. New Head Coach Eric Mangini is running the place like Napoleon.

Days after Mangini slobbered about the history and tradition of the team, he had a mural of former Browns greats taken down near the playersí entrance. OK, maybe he wants the team to make new history and quit living in the past, but they had better understand the past.

The Browns are ó hands down ó the worst operated pro team in Cleveland, and thatís all we could talk about?

We were incredulous at some of the teamís moves, such as owner Randy Lerner handing out close to $30 million in salaries, then purging his staff.

Many of us had friends who worked for the Browns. They were laid off from $50,000-per-year-type of jobs. Itís hard to wrap your head around that when Lerner is paying former Head Coach Romeo Crennel, former GM Phil Savage and former Offensive Coordinator Rob Chudzinski about $28 million not to work for the Browns next year. Thatís bad business, and thatís being a bad owner.

If you want to know what kind of flavor new GM George Kokinis has when talking to the media, stick a piece of notebook paper in your mouth and chew on it for a half hour.

I give Mangini and Kokinis no more than three years before Lerner has sold the team. Thatís right. Lerner will sell the team before he hires another head coach.

Mangini is alienating players already. At a recent public function that Mangini and Pro Bowler Shaun Rogers attended, Rogers said he had yet to meet Mangini but hoped to that night. A few minutes later, Mangini walked past Rogers, whoís hard to miss at 360 pounds, without introducing himself.

Yeah, I see how things are starting. Mangini will run off the guys who donít worship at his feet in the locker room, then need more ďtimeĒ to rebuild the roster, thus keeping Lernerís endless circle of rebuilding going.

If Lerner, Mangini and Kokinis fail, maybe heíll do us a favor and sell the Browns to LeBron James.

http://www.cantonrep.com/sports/x1102968025/Sunday-Special-Mangini-is-man-in-charge-but-hes-not-making-friends

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This should be fun to watch.:rofl:

revefsreleets
02-03-2009, 12:16 PM
Why not wait two weeks and talk to Shanny? Or Gruden?

What a bunch of eff-ups...

stlrtruck
02-03-2009, 01:40 PM
I almost feel bad for the fans but then I remember - they are browns fans.

jjpro11
02-03-2009, 01:52 PM
i knew it was a bad move as soon as they hired him. the guy is a straight up asshole to everyone.. how do you expect the players to respect him and want to play for him? they could not have f'ed this up any more so than they did by hiring him. he had one good year, and 2 sh*t ones.. its almost like the browns are still trying to make up for letting belicheat go by hiring his coaching staff again now. they missed out on pioli or they would have taken him too.

RoethlisBURGHer
02-03-2009, 02:26 PM
Mangini is a douchebag.

You should hear Browns fans excitment about getting Rob Ryan as DC too. They think he's going to run this aggresive 3-4 style of defense, but they don't realize that Mangini is going to have him run the same boring 3-4 Romeo-style defense.

If Lerner would have been patient instead of shooting his wad in his pants when he learned of Mangini's firing, then he could of hired someone a few Browns fans I know really wanted...Rex Ryan.

I am not even going to bring up Gruden or Shannahan because nobody even knew those two were on the hot seat. Those were surprise firings, and I doubt either of them coach this year.

Shannahan will be a coach somewhere in 2010.....and Gruden will to, possibly Notre Dame after Fat Bastard gets fired.

Dino 6 Rings
02-03-2009, 02:38 PM
Hope he hires someone to wash the Shower Floors...Staff Infections...dumbarses.

Harrison92
02-03-2009, 03:18 PM
Mangini....I mean "MANGINA" looks and acts like an ass.Browns fans think Mangina is their savior.He has no sense of humor just like Bielicheat! I do think he is a better coach than "The Walruss" but I don't think he is a players coach.Steelers still own the Browns!Bring it on "MANGINA!":mad:

The Duke
02-03-2009, 03:31 PM
Never liked mangini, never will. I honestly thought he was the worst HC in the league even before he was a brown

Gonna be a tough season for the brownies....

Harrison92
02-03-2009, 03:36 PM
The Browns have no talent in picking winning coaches like the Rooneys do but that works for me:thumbsup:

xfl2001fan
02-03-2009, 04:44 PM
[sigh]

Yup, that's it.

[sigh]

Dino 6 Rings
02-03-2009, 05:31 PM
[sigh]

Yup, that's it.

[sigh]

Are you ready to come over the Steelers Nation yet?

RoethlisBURGHer
02-03-2009, 05:42 PM
Are you ready to come over the Steelers Nation yet?

AWESOME, YOU GOT YOUR NAME CHANGED!

:tt03:

SteelCityKing
02-03-2009, 05:46 PM
HAHA! i was wondering if he was going to do that! haha!

Dino 6 Rings
02-03-2009, 05:53 PM
AWESOME, YOU GOT YOUR NAME CHANGED!

:tt03:

Yep, they came through for me, looks good don't it...6 Rings...ahhh...so nice.

SteelCityKing
02-03-2009, 06:06 PM
Yep, they came through for me, looks good don't it...6 Rings...ahhh...so nice.

not as good as Dino 7 Rings...but let's take it one year at a time. =)

Edman
02-03-2009, 06:59 PM
I'm not going to instantly preach doom for the Cleveland Browns, but there needs to be better chemistry between your coach and front office. This isn't a very encouraging sign.

SteelCityKing
02-03-2009, 07:04 PM
I'm not going to instantly preach doom for the Cleveland Browns, but there needs to be better chemistry between your coach and front office. This isn't a very encouraging sign.

they really need to sit back and reevaluate their organization as a whole because something is NOT meshing over there.

honestly, that saddens me because back in the day (which was always a Wednesday by the way) they used to be something important and special in the realm of a rivalry. but, they aren't anymore. i have a lot of friends who are Browns fans...and for their sake, i would like to see the Browns become competitors again. compete...and lose. =)

Edman
02-03-2009, 07:31 PM
That's why the Steelers are where they are in the front office.

When Tomlin came here, he didn't take down murals of the 70's Steelers, he never dissed Colbert, or marched into the North Side like a big shot. He retained Lebeau (Best decision EVER) and set out to EARN the respect of the Steelers players and staff. Lo and behold, a 22-10 record in the regular season, 3-1 in the playoffs, and a Super Bowl Championship in just TWO years.

If history is any indication, a new coach who throws out everything and runs a dictatorship only makes things worse. Which reminds me: Where is the Browns ownership in all this? Why aren't they stepping in to reel Mangina back in?

Harrison92
02-03-2009, 07:54 PM
That's why the Steelers are where they are in the front office.

When Tomlin came here, he didn't take down murals of the 70's Steelers, he never dissed Colbert, or marched into the North Side like a big shot. He retained Lebeau (Best decision EVER) and set out to EARN the respect of the Steelers players and staff. Lo and behold, a 22-10 record in the regular season, 3-1 in the playoffs, and a Super Bowl Championship in just TWO years.

If history is any indication, a new coach who throws out everything and runs a dictatorship only makes things worse. Which reminds me: Where is the Browns ownership in all this? Why aren't they stepping in to reel Mangina back in?

The owners have manginas:laughing:....seriuosly I don't know:noidea:

KeiselPower99
02-03-2009, 09:03 PM
Honestly they are screwing the fans hard and I kinda feel for them.

KeiselPower99
02-03-2009, 09:05 PM
they really need to sit back and reevaluate their organization as a whole because something is NOT meshing over there.

honestly, that saddens me because back in the day (which was always a Wednesday by the way) they used to be something important and special in the realm of a rivalry. but, they aren't anymore. i have a lot of friends who are Browns fans...and for their sake, i would like to see the Browns become competitors again. compete...and lose. =)

Do I see a Dane Cook reference???

xfl2001fan
02-05-2009, 04:44 PM
Are you ready to come over the Steelers Nation yet?

Not in a million years bro. I'm a Browns fan until the day I die. I was born with the Orange and Brown running through my blood. I can respect your team, but I will never cheer them on (except against the Ratbirds.)

MasterOfPuppets
02-05-2009, 04:55 PM
Not in a million years bro. I'm a Browns fan until the day I die. I was born with the Orange and Brown running through my blood. I can respect your team, but I will never cheer them on (except against the Ratbirds.)
thats odd :huh: .....those colors are usually running outta my ass...:noidea:

xfl2001fan
02-05-2009, 05:07 PM
thats odd :huh: .....those colors are usually running outta my ass...:noidea::doh:

You really need to see a specialist then. :wink02:

lilyoder6
02-05-2009, 05:31 PM
eric is a total d-bag.. bad coaching move rly.. but the ? is.. who's the most hated.. mangini or gruden.. hahaha

revefsreleets
02-06-2009, 12:18 PM
So what happens when Lerner sells the team? And there are no Browns in Cleveland?

It could happen, you know. The fans in Cleveland won't continue to go to the games if the Browsn suck EVERY Year.

stlrtruck
02-06-2009, 01:20 PM
So what happens when Lerner sells the team? And there are no Browns in Cleveland?

It could happen, you know. The fans in Cleveland won't continue to go to the games if the Browsn suck EVERY Year.

Nothing has stopped them so far.

SunshineMan21
02-06-2009, 10:18 PM
Mangini has a poor coaching record--he's the textbook example of the arrogant coach who manipulates people to fit his schemes, rather than putting people in a position to succeed.

beSteelmyheart
02-06-2009, 11:49 PM
Wow, Mangini sounds like such a dick head, which proves that he has no clue as to what it takes to be a real leader.
I remember when Tomlin came in, he said something like making changes for the sake of making changes to put your own stamp on things is ego driven.
Mangini stinks of the ego & it will be fun to see Tomlin beat him down this coming season.
I've loved Tomlins approach from the beginning & am relieved that we didn't end up with some jerk-off egomaniacal wannabe like Mangini.
I smell doom for the Browns...

revefsreleets
02-09-2009, 10:38 AM
Nothing has stopped them so far.

Recession won't help. The economy around here is worse than just about every where else. Also, this is still a Browns dominated town, BUT if the Cavs win a championship and the Indians make a run, that could change. I think they have 1-2 more years to turn it around in Cleveland until the Browns fans have had enough and start protesting the perennial shittiness of the franchise via not buying tickets and merchanidise...