Eric Mangini never really experienced a honeymoon period in Cleveland. And now there are already folks looking for a divorce.
Long-time Browns scribe Patrick McManamon wrote Monday that it’s time for a change.
“The time has come to recognize a mistake, make a tough decision and
start over again next season. It’s another restart and that’s one more
too many, but maybe it will produce better results and some long-lost
continuity,” he writes.
We’ve always found McManamon to be a thoughtful, very informative Browns writer. He’s not the sort of columnist that writes to get a coach fired just to sell some newspapers. And his case against Mangini is convincing.
Then again, the organization’s constant re-shuffling of coaches is clearly one source of its struggles. If owner Randy Lerner was convinced Mangini was the right choice, why assume the next pick will be any better?
There are a lot of legitimate questions in Cleveland — many wonder what Derek Anderson will have to do to get benched — but there aren’t any easy answers.
Perhaps Lerner will consider McManamon’s thoughts or maybe he’ll listen to his fans. At the end of Sunday’s game, the remaining home crowd joined the Packers fans in attendance in a chant: “Go, Pack,