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07:52 AM ET 09.21 | Eric Mangini would rather take his chances with disciplined players. [Mangini] issued a stern warning Monday to his players: Turn the ball over or commit costly penalties and you'll be watching from the sidelines. ... If Mangini yanked everyone who was making mistakes these days, he'd have to start calling up practice squad players and scouring the waiver wire. But based on fumbles by Peyton Hillis and Harrison over the past two games, one thing he could do is give some carries to James Davis. "It depends on the week of practice and things like that," said Mangini. "But I have confidence in James. And I'm not lacking confidence in Jerome or Peyton. Make sure that's clear."

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September 21, 2010  07:59 AM ET

Mangina should start with himself. What a dope!

September 21, 2010  08:18 AM ET

Bench Mangini if you want a start at fixing your team. That guy is literally the biggest joke in the league.

September 21, 2010  08:22 AM ET

Keep Mangina is a decision Holmgren will come back to regret the most.

September 21, 2010  08:26 AM ET

Mangina should call Whisenhunt and compare team strengths... they will find a number of similarities.

September 21, 2010  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Mangina should call Whisenhunt and compare team strengths... they will find a number of similarities.

Was going to say something very similar. Ugh.

September 21, 2010  08:32 AM ET

Mangina is the worst, until they fire his ****... they screwed.

September 21, 2010  09:24 AM ET

In the NFL it's all about the HC and the QB, so ... um ... yeah. Poor Browns.

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September 21, 2010  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I don't see Mangini lasting after this season, but a least they'll be in the running for the top pick in the draft in the offseason....

I didn't think he'd last once Holmgren came through the door. So far it looks like the Cards have the inside track to No. 1. But yes...Brownies will make a run for it.

September 21, 2010  09:56 AM ET

In a League where it is not uncommon to go from Worst to First - the Browns apparently are searching for (and finding) new and exciting ways to Lose on a weekly basis...

I could start going down the Roster and talk about how bad they are Position by Position - but I think the Blame lies with the Guy(s) who picked them.

Holmgren probably let Mangini have alot of say in this years Roster so Mangini could dig his own grave a little deeper...

September 21, 2010  10:00 AM ET

Okay, looks like someone has to come the Browns defense: enter Captain Homer. The Browns have been put in position to win both games so far this season. They have only lost by a combined total of 5 points in the first two games; granted, both games were not against powerhouse teams (Buccs and Chiefs). They have given up 10 points in each game off of turnovers. If the offense executes and doesn't turn the ball over Cleveland would likely be 2-0 right now. If they were 2-0, would the credit go to the coach? Nope. It would be the team doing well. When the team is giving the ball away, it's the coach's fault?

September 21, 2010  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

So far it looks like the Cards have the inside track to No. 1. But yes...Brownies will make a run for it.

They'll have to contend with the Bills for the team that lives closest to the roaches in the basement.

September 21, 2010  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Okay, looks like someone has to come the Browns defense: enter Captain Homer. The Browns have been put in position to win both games so far this season. They have only lost by a combined total of 5 points in the first two games; granted, both games were not against powerhouse teams (Buccs and Chiefs). They have given up 10 points in each game off of turnovers. If the offense executes and doesn't turn the ball over Cleveland would likely be 2-0 right now. If they were 2-0, would the credit go to the coach? Nope. It would be the team doing well. When the team is giving the ball away, it's the coach's fault?

When the coach/GM gives big money to a has-been QB who specializes in giving the ball away and backs him up with a never-was QB who hasn't played enough to earn a paycheck in his whole career? Yes. It's his fault.

September 21, 2010  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

When the coach/GM gives big money to a has-been QB who specializes in giving the ball away and backs him up with a never-was QB who hasn't played enough to earn a paycheck in his whole career? Yes. It's his fault.

Holmgren is coaching now too :)

or are you predicting the future?

September 21, 2010  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Mangina should call Whisenhunt and compare team strengths... they will find a number of similarities.

I would take the Wiz over the M kid any day though - atleast on track record - he needs to start rebuilding in Az now - the few trades are a good start but time to let some more go especially Larry while WR is still in season.

September 21, 2010  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Holmgren is coaching now too :)or are you predicting the future?

The latter.

September 21, 2010  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I would take the Wiz over the M kid any day though...

Agreed... and I'd bet that Holmgren would also.

With the history of the Bidwells, patience could deliver him to the Browns doorstep.

September 21, 2010  01:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

When the coach/GM gives big money to a has-been QB who specializes in giving the ball away and backs him up with a never-was QB who hasn't played enough to earn a paycheck in his whole career? Yes. It's his fault.

Sadly, in Cleveland that is called an upgrade at the position: reference D. Anderson and B Quinn.

September 21, 2010  02:05 PM ET
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Sadly, in Cleveland that is called an upgrade at the position: reference D. Anderson and B Quinn.

What I don't get is they wanted a veteran QB and they get Delhomme, who the game passed by about 2 years ago, why didn't they wait a few weeks and get Marc Bulger. Bulger looked very impressive in the pre-season with Baltimore and if a team can keep him on his feet for more than 2 seconds he is a winner. Still got the quickest release in the game.

 
September 21, 2010  02:27 PM ET

"If Mangini yanked everyone who was making mistakes these days, he'd have to...."

.... update his resume and stop by the unemployment office.

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