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Old 02-26-2009, 08:41 AM   #31
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He's from the almighty "Bellichick" coaching tree!!!!

And that worked real well in the last regime didnt it. Hell even Bellichick couldnt do anything there. I think he may be taking the fact he was on the Sopranos a lil to much. Even Tony met with his crew when they asked.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:25 PM   #32
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Weight mandate among issues prompting Shaun Rogers to ask Cleveland Browns to release him
by Mary Kay Cabot / Plain Dealer Reporter
Thursday February 26, 2009, 2:09 PM
Joshua Gunter/ The Plain DealerShaun Rogers has asked for his release from the Browns.
CLEVELAND -- Pro Bowl nose tackle Shaun Rogers has formally asked to be traded or released by the Browns and isn't likely to change his mind, a source close to Rogers said.

Browns coach Eric Mangini has been trying to call the disgruntled tackle, but it's not yet known if the two have talked. Chances are, it wouldn't do much good anyway.

Rogers is miffed not just about being snubbed by Mangini on two occasions, but also by a directive he received from an unknown club official regarding the offseason weight program.

Despite playing all last season at his required weight -- which was listed at 350 -- Rogers was told by the Browns not to bother showing up for the offseason program on March 16th unless he was at a prescribed weight.

The mandate angered Rogers because he was in compliance with his weight all last season. What's more, he played on a sore knee much of the year and with a sore shoulder for most of the second half. He left one game with a neck stinger and returned, never missing any time because of the injuries.

Rogers came to Cleveland with a reputation for his weight ballooning in the second half of seasons, especially in 2007 when it was said that he ran out of gas. That never happened here. In fact, Rogers played some of his best ball down the stretch in 2008, despite the fact the Browns were out of the playoff hunt and in disarray.

Rogers is also upset that the team failed to reach out to him even after they knew he was miffed about the snubs and the weight issue. The club knew that there was a sense of urgency on Rogers' part, but failed to respond until he asked to be released.

Only now is Mangini trying to contact Rogers, and it may very well be too late.

Rogers' agent, Kennard McGuire, made it clear on Wednesday that Rogers' issues have nothing to do with money or his contract. In fact, he'd rather be released than earn the $15 million he's still owed, including a $6 million option bonus due next month.

The unfortunate part -- for Rogers and the Browns -- is that Rogers was rejuvenated in Cleveland and had a Pro Bowl season after virtually being run out of Detroit, where he was viewed as lazy and underacheiving. Rogers also rehabilitated his public image here. He was the best player the Browns had on defense last season and the cornerstone of the 3-4 defense.

It appears now that Rogers would rather play elsewhere than deal with the new regime. For his part, Mangini has said he values Rogers highly, wants him on the team and never meant to snub or disrespect him. It's not known if the weight mandate came from Mangini or someone else.

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Going on what I've heard so far about Mangini, I'm going to give Rodgers the benefit of the doubt. Mangini just comes across (in the media) as a dickhead & I can't wait to see Tomlin crush him for that reason alone.
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Now I remember who this Rodgers guy is. He's the one who landed on Ben more than a few times. I kept looking at Rodgers and thinking.... Sweet Jesus when did they start making mountains that move?

He's farking huge! You're right though... He'd be a good replacement for Hampton if we needed one. I love Hampton though. He's a Steeler and always will be.
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mangini is a sniveling little prick.. he was when he was with the jets and will continue to be one. he is the complete opposite of tomlin and even harbaugh. what a joke move by the browns.. they truly do not know how to be a successful organization and this move will set them back further.
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