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Well, this wasn’t a surprise, was it? Eric Mangini was let go today from the Cleveland Browns. Browns president Mike Holmgren made the announcement today, saying Mangini was a great guy, but he had “high expectations and I’m not going to settle. I’m just not going to settle.” Mangini was 10-22 in two seasons with the Browns.
No, he won’t settle. After seeing how he and General Manager Ron Wolf turned the Packers around starting in 1991, I have no doubt he is looking for the right fit personality-wise as well as someone that can win. While Mangini shared Holmgren’s toughness with discipline, he couldn’t translate that to wins on the field.
Read more on Mangini and the Cleveland Browns future >>
The coach everyone in the Cleveland area loves to hate
, Eric Mangini, has named Derek Anderson has his starter
for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The question is, is this the end of Brady Quinn’s career in Cleveland or is Mangini simply going to install a turnstile at the quarterback position? Considering Quinn is ranked 30th out of 33 starting quarterbacks, it doesn’t look good. Another stat not helping Quinn’s chances is his paltry 5.8 yard per completion. As a contrast, the top two rated quarterbacks this season — Drew Brees and Peyton Manning — average 8.7 and 10.2 YPC respectively.
Quinn’s 1-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio isn’t setting the world on fire either. Granted, Anderson had three picks against Baltimore last Sunday, so neither quarterback are inspiring a great deal of fan confidence. Is Cleveland’s 2009 season already a wash?
Is it time to blow it up and start over, especially at the quarterback position?
Apparently, Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini has decided on a starting quarterback after choosing between Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn. The problem is, Mangini is being coy about his choice and won’t reveal who is starting until their game against the Minnesota Vikings starts on Sunday. The idea is he wants the Vikings coaching staff to be unsure about who it is they are preparing for.
Will naming a starter make a difference in Cleveland? More after the jump >>