First of all, let me pass along my thanx to Chris P, Rufio, and Ryan K for this past week's posts on the Browns positional analysis. Great job gents - keep it coming!
Secondly, I would like to get a C-Town/DBN perspective on Coach Mangini. IMHO, I sort of like the decision by the Show to keep Eric. Primarily for one reason and one reason alone. How he kept the team focused during the last quarter of the season was beyond exceptional. To say it was against lousy teams (save Pitts) only strengthens the point. Eric accomplished what the other coaches could not.
But I do have one heartburn issue with Eric. Adding to my frustration, being away from the loacal area and the gag order between the Browns and Koko has left me wondering about the issue.
- Did Coach Mangini recommend Kokinis and then do everything in his power to undercut him and drive him out of the organization? Was it the classical power play? And if so, has any other coach in history every pulled the ploy so early in his career? And with a person he recommended?
- Or was Kokinis sort of over his head and Mangini have to do everything in his power to jump in and compensate? Was Mangini's guillt mostly with the recommendation?
While the truth generally lies in the middle. I want to force you to these 2 extremes in the attached poll. What is the general feeling inside the core local fans?