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09:21 AM ET 08.01 | Because Mike Holmgren admitted he'll feel "antsy" not coaching this season, some assume that means he can't wait to take over with the Browns. But the team president was simply telling the truth at his recent news conference -- he is a career coach, and part of him will miss it. That doesn't mean he's waiting for coach Eric Mangini to fail. If Holmgren truly wanted to coach this season, he could have had the job.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Mike Holmgren, AP Mike Holmgren, AP
August 1, 2010  09:26 AM ET

Is the cast some sort of strengthening device for when he kicks Mangini's **** out of town?

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August 1, 2010  09:50 AM ET

He's "antsy"? Look at him. Get a Hoveround, Mike. "At little or no cost to you". Of course, others pay for it. But you don't know us, so what the hey?

August 1, 2010  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He ain't coaching this trainwreck.....After the season IF he sees some potential, he may consider coming down....but not now

Agreed. No way he wants his name associated with whatever record the Browns end up getting. Mangini will take the fall.

August 1, 2010  10:23 AM ET

"That doesn't mean he's waiting for coach Eric Mangini to fail."

No need to wait, Eric has already done that for him.

August 1, 2010  10:31 AM ET

"That doesn't mean he's waiting for coach Eric Mangina to fail."

It doesn't mean he's waiting for the sun to come up every morning. But, that will happen, too.

"Switchman's sleepin', Train Hundred and Two,
Is on the wrong track and headin' for you....

August 1, 2010  10:52 AM ET

"That doesn't mean he's waiting for coach Mangina to fail."

Hey Mikey, check out last season.

August 1, 2010  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Switchman's sleepin', Train Hundred and Two,Is on the wrong track and headin' for you....

YEEHWAW!! I need a lift.

August 1, 2010  12:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He ain't coaching this trainwreck.....After the season IF he sees some potential, he may consider coming down....but not now

Trainwreck?? The Browns were a trainwreck before Mangini came to town and now they are building a winning team. They had problems from payroll to prima donna's and they played weak, mistake prone football.
He has cleaned up their payroll, brough in players who fit his system and should improve on last years wins. They have a tough, scratch that, very tough schedule and he will have them playing hard every game.
I think they will be a playoff team within the next two years, similar to what he did with the Jets. Look at last year and you will see a team that he put together that only lacked solid QB play. I can't blame him riding Farve down the stretch because we all know that he is a HOF'er who has streaks of brillance.

August 1, 2010  12:34 PM ET

You guys need to get a life on a nice Sunday morning and worry about your own teams. Especially if your a pot smoking Phish fan.

August 1, 2010  01:04 PM ET

Most of you guys crack me up. You expect Mangini to win in his first season with a disfunctional team he inherited from Crennel. It seems to me that the majority of you guys don't understand how a football team works. In order for it to get better it takes time it doesn't just happen over one off season. Mangini did his best last season. Remember he started with a team full of primadonnas and lazy players. This whole tough guy approach he had last season was to instill a better work ethic. Holmgren will let him do his thing this season, if he doesn't improve the team by acceptable means then yes he will be out. Not before he gets his shot to prove it though. You guys are so into instant success you forgot how a good teams comes into being. The Colts didn't become great over night. The Saints didn't either. Neither did the Ravens. It just seems you guys like to dump on the teams near the bottom of the pile because its easy to root for a winner.

August 1, 2010  01:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Most of you guys crack me up. You expect Mangini to win in his first season with a disfunctional team he inherited from Crennel. It seems to me that the majority of you guys don't understand how a football team works. In order for it to get better it takes time it doesn't just happen over one off season. Mangini did his best last season. Remember he started with a team full of primadonnas and lazy players. This whole tough guy approach he had last season was to instill a better work ethic. Holmgren will let him do his thing this season, if he doesn't improve the team by acceptable means then yes he will be out. Not before he gets his shot to prove it though. You guys are so into instant success you forgot how a good teams comes into being. The Colts didn't become great over night. The Saints didn't either. Neither did the Ravens. It just seems you guys like to dump on the teams near the bottom of the pile because its easy to root for a winner.

Also The Browns have had terrible front office people since they came back into the league. With Holmgren we now have a proven winner. It has been proven it takes around 3 seasons to know how well a team will be with a new coach and new style.

August 1, 2010  01:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Most of you guys crack me up. You expect Mangini to win in his first season with a disfunctional team he inherited from Crennel. It seems to me that the majority of you guys don't understand how a football team works. In order for it to get better it takes time it doesn't just happen over one off season. Mangini did his best last season. Remember he started with a team full of primadonnas and lazy players. This whole tough guy approach he had last season was to instill a better work ethic. Holmgren will let him do his thing this season, if he doesn't improve the team by acceptable means then yes he will be out. Not before he gets his shot to prove it though. You guys are so into instant success you forgot how a good teams comes into being. The Colts didn't become great over night. The Saints didn't either. Neither did the Ravens. It just seems you guys like to dump on the teams near the bottom of the pile because its easy to root for a winner.

DANG!!! Never thought I would live to see a Mangini fan on FN! Please contact me at 555-555-555 immediately. I have a large bridge for sell in Brooklyn....

August 1, 2010  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

DANG!!! Never thought I would live to see a Mangini fan on FN! Please contact me at 555-555-555 immediately. I have a large bridge for sell in Brooklyn....

Dang I didn't now **** with an opinion knew how to spell. If you don't like what I have to say no need to be a smartazz all you have to do is prove me wrong with facts not quips and asinine rhetoric

August 1, 2010  01:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Dang I didn't now **** with an opinion knew how to spell. If you don't like what I have to say no need to be a smartazz all you have to do is prove me wrong with facts not quips and asinine rhetoric

**know SmartAz$ **

August 1, 2010  02:36 PM ET

"If Holmgren truly wanted to coach this season, he could have had the job."

And, because he's 'antsy,' any excuse will do to get himself back behind the bench.

August 1, 2010  02:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Dang I didn't now **** with an opinion knew how to spell. If you don't like what I have to say no need to be a smartazz all you have to do is prove me wrong with facts not quips and asinine rhetoric

At least he didn't call him "Mangina" like the Canuck guy and every other funny guy on this site.

August 1, 2010  03:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#22):

At least he didn't call him "Mangina"

That might be enough of an excuse for Holmgren to fire him and name himself coach.

August 1, 2010  04:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Dang I didn't now **** with an opinion knew how to spell. If you don't like what I have to say no need to be a smartazz all you have to do is prove me wrong with facts not quips and asinine rhetoric

Jeez, grow a skin. Recommend becoming a Cowboys fan, that will toughen you up.

 
August 1, 2010  05:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Dang I didn't now **** with an opinion knew how to spell. If you don't like what I have to say no need to be a smartazz all you have to do is prove me wrong with facts not quips and asinine rhetoric

Mangini's record as a head coach is 23-25 in three seasons with the Jets and 5-11 in his one season with Cleveland. Now what is your opening bid for that bridge?

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