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Do You Believe in Magic...errr Mangini?

By: I'm jacked to be a Cleveland Browns fan right now (Jeremy Poe)

The question I have for all of you die-hards out there in Believeland is do you believe Mangini should and will stay? I want to know what the overall perspective is on Eric Mangini around the city of Cleveland and in the hearts of Browns fans across this great nation.

As far as my take on the Mike Holmgren-Eric Mangini situation, let me break things down for all of you. With anomalies such as the Dolphins, Ravens, and Falcons of last year aside, it requires a lot of planning, time, and evaluation along with a little stroke of luck in order to build a successful NFL franchise.

After having been under the laid back regime of Romeo Crennel, players were not exactly laying the red carpet out for the new boss in town who rules with an iron fist in Eric Mangini. The contrast between the two camps were such polar opposites that it was going to take much more than a couple days for holdovers to adapt to the new system. It appears as though maybe the players were resisting Mangini's style so much it was almost like that of a pipe about to burst from too much pressure, figuratively speaking. Then it seemed as though Roto-Rooter (shout out to the blue collar Cleveland Browns fans) came to the rescue from out of the darkness, again figuratively speaking of course.

However, as the season has progressed, we have begun to witness somewhat of a metamorphesis of this football team in not only production and victories, but also in their passion and discipline. They are the fourth least penalized team in the league, they have committed less turnovers of late, and are forcing more out of their opponents. Sure, it can be argued that the current roster is playing for jobs next season, but their success cannot be totally dismissed as being the sole purpose for their recent excellence on the gridiron.

Could it possibly be that Mangini and his staff's philosophies have taken time to sink in and are now being put into action? Is it possible that now with Mangini's imprint on this organization set that all the team needs to do is infuse it with talented, intelligent football players? This is where Mike Holmgren and his potential front office staff come in.

The other question is can Mike Holmgren and Eric Mangini coexist? On paper, one would likely have to answer that with a NO. Holmgren has been making his name in the West Coast offensive scheme, while Mangini prefers more of a run-dominated, playaction pass offensive system. Mangini's philosophy seems to fit the AFC North division more than Holmgren's background in the NFL. But, at the same time, Holmgren has had undoubtedly more success in the league than Mangini has had so far in his brief head coaching career.

So, in the end it all comes back to whether these two proud football men can compromise for the betterment of the Cleveland Browns. For the sake of this franchise, here's hoping that they can.

3 comments:

  1. I hated the hiring of Mangini at first. I thought they should have shopped around more, and all the remarks of how the Jets hated him. I Believe in Mr. Mangini now! I believe in the much needed discipline he has brought to Cleveland! At the very least I am excited and hopeful as to what he can accomplish next year! GO BROWNS!!!

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  2. I BELIEVE THAT IF THE HOLMGREN GETS RID OF MANGENIUS THAT IT IS ONLY GOING TO HURT THE TEAM AND WE THE FANS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH ANOTHER HORRIBLE SEASON. PEOPLE AROUND CLEVELAND ARE EXCITED FOR NEXT YEAR BECAUSE OF THE WAY WE FINISHED THIS YEAR. IT WOULD BE A HUGE MISTAKE TO FIRE MANGINI, GIVE HIM SOME TIME TO WORK SOME MAGIC AND BRING CLEVELAND A CHAMPIONSHIP!

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