New Browns GM Holmgren Starts His New Job; Will Mangini Be There to See It?


Today marks the first day of the new sheriff in town for the Browns, as Mike Holmgren is in town, as he’ll meet with the media at 4pm today. All the talk over the past few days has been about the quick impact that Holmgren will make, and if Eric Mangini has done enough to stick around another season.

Holmgren said the following coming in about a decision about his current head coach. “Any decisions I make regarding the coaching staff, or anybody there, will not be based on three games or two games or one game,” Holmgren said. “I think it’s the total body of work. I’ve got to see progress.”

There’s no doubt that the team did make progress in the final month of the season, going from a complete laughingstock at 1-11 to ending the year with wins over the Steelers, Chiefs, Raiders and Jaguars. Now of course those teams stumbled to the end as well (Pittsburgh had lost four in a row entering the game vs Cleveland), so there’s talk that the Browns beat teams ready for vacation.

Gut instincts still tell me that Mangini is gone. Yes, it’s a feel good story that the club keeps Mangini, and next season they go 12-4 and make it to the Super Bowl, and we all laugh about the very thought of getting rid of him. I can’t see that happening.

The team still has too many holes, and in case you didn’t notice, they don’t exactly have a top notch QB right now. I think Holmgren cans Mangini, gets his guys in there, and like it or not, it’s a brand new show all over again.


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6 Responses to “New Browns GM Holmgren Starts His New Job; Will Mangini Be There to See It?”

  1. greg jackson says:

    keep mangini, 1 season isnt enough to pull the plug, it takes time and dont forget the came togeather at the end of the seasonfor 4 straight victories, GO BROWNS!!! GO MANGINI!!!

  2. KPB says:

    4 straight wins and what about the ugly, awful, pitiful losses before that? Buh Bye!

  3. M4 says:

    Mangini must go. He couldn’t even decide on a quarterback. Holmgren needs his guy in there and hopefully they’ll draft well. The time is NOW to build a better future for the Browns.

  4. Tim T says:

    neither of the 2 quarterbacks are worth anything, they both could do way better, i played high school football for 4 years and in my junior year we got a new coach, we didnt have many seniors so nothing changed, but we started 0-7 after the previous season going 11-3,and finishes 6-8, but what im saying is that they needed time to adjust, sure it took a long time but i think mangini deserves another chance

  5. JZ1 says:

    both of their quarterbacks suck, they have 11 drafts, get a quarterback that can scramble as well as stay in the pocket, maybe Tim Tebow, not saying that who they need but someone who can get the job done, they have good recievers and a great runningback in harrison. I think Mangini would be the guy for the job, every1 deserves a second chance to prove what they can do, think about it, after they got rid of a few people they did better, and 4 straight is a good end to a bad start, now if it was just 1 or 2 wins and the go 3 and 13 again let him go, but they came togeather in the end,

  6. M4 says:

    If they keep mangini, you’ll be having this same conversation next year. Do it now… pull the trigger.