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Mangini hints that Lions may have faked injuries

For the first time all season, an opposing defense had trouble stopping the Browns.

Coach Eric Mangini believes that Brady Quinn and the boys were so unstoppable that the Lions may have faked injuries to slow down Cleveland’s surprise no huddle attack.

“There were multiple, multiple, multiple injuries throughout our no-huddle process,” Mangini said on Sunday.

Mangini brought the issue up again Monday.  When pressed if he was really accusing of his friend Jim Schwartz of having his players fake injuries, Manigni said, “I’m just saying there were a lot of them.”

On Sunday, Mangini noted that all of Detroit’s players came back after they were hurt.  “There was no penalty,” said Mangini. “Maybe all of those guys were legitimately injured. I haven’t talked to [Schwartz] about it.”

After Mangini’s coaching performance late in Sunday’s game, we’d think he would be trying to look ahead.  Or focus on the positives from the game.  Instead, this looks like a panicked move aimed to deflect attention and blame. 

The reverse is likely to happen. 

Accusing the Lions of bending the rules will only result in more scrutiny for Mangini and his one win team.

UPDATE: Here are Mangini’s remarks:

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  1. CanadianVikingFan says: Nov 23, 2009 4:25 PM

    They also had alot of injuries in the Minnesota game as well. Who knows, maybe they’re conditioning as just that bad or they are faking.

  2. leatherneck says: Nov 23, 2009 4:26 PM

    It wasn’t just multiple injuries. It was “multiple, multiple, multiple injuries.”
    FWIW, the Lions had a lot of injuries against the Vikings, too. The Lions play hard and they have got beat up this year. They are still playing hard.

  3. Kige Ramsey says: Nov 23, 2009 4:30 PM

    I was wondering where our daily Browns PFT post was

  4. John from Concord says: Nov 23, 2009 4:32 PM

    Mangini needs to be exiled to some third-tier college program where he can go all Bobby-Knight-freakout on the kids without worrying (much) about consequences. Or maybe he needs to go back to school and retrain for a very different career — IRS agent, maybe. But the NFL needs him gone — like, yesterday.

  5. Florio-is-a-tool says: Nov 23, 2009 4:32 PM

    When it comes to self preservation Mangini (and his ambition) will gladly turn on anyone, including his best friends. Hope Mrs. Mangini understands that.

  6. SureThing says: Nov 23, 2009 4:32 PM

    Pathetic whine.
    Don’t most teams do that? I’m pretty sure that happens all the time.

  7. Thunderlipps says: Nov 23, 2009 4:33 PM

    “Accusing the Lions of bending the rules will only result in more scrutiny for Mangini and his one win team.”
    OR- if the 26 lb. talking head, Florio, continues to paint every move Mangini makes in a negative light- that may also “result in more scrutiny”.
    Whats with your heart on for Mangini, Florio?

  8. mmdd1111 says: Nov 23, 2009 4:33 PM

    Of course he would think another team was cheating as he came from a cheating team named the Patriots. I guess when you cheated with the Pats, you think everyone else is too.

  9. Brandon Folsom says: Nov 23, 2009 4:33 PM

    WOWOWOWOW this is the dumbest shit I have ever seen in my life. What a cop out. The Lions have double digit number of players on IR and season in and season out they never finish the season with any of the starters they start the season with because of injury. What a terrible coach.
    WOWOW.

  10. RK says: Nov 23, 2009 4:33 PM

    Huh? You think him talking about the game during a press conference where he is supposed to talk about the game is him attempting to deflection attention and blame… on the game?

  11. cvh2009 says: Nov 23, 2009 4:39 PM

    Yeah, there were a slew of injured Lions players during the vikes game as well. I thought it was just because the Vikes beat the heck out of ‘em. But, I think the Lions suffer from overachieiving players, and therefore, suffer on the field due to over exertion. But, don’t fret Lions fans, you guys are building a strong nucleus. I see the Lions being good for several years. Particularly seeing that the Packers will go hide down in the basement for another decade or two, and the fact that the Bears simpy are clueless and traded their future for Jeff George Jr.

  12. tuskey says: Nov 23, 2009 4:41 PM

    Well, if anyone would know anything about faking injuries in order to slow down the opposing offense it would be a Bill Belichick flunky. Karma’s a bitch, ain’t it?

  13. cleanface says: Nov 23, 2009 4:41 PM

    Didn’t Mangini fake being a coach in his interview with Lerner?

  14. Route36West says: Nov 23, 2009 4:42 PM

    That guy is the joke of the NFL. Out of all the other coaches in this league Manigini would be the last one I would want to coach my team. That include offensive and defensive cordantors.

  15. Tyler says: Nov 23, 2009 4:42 PM

    Mangini, who was part of an organization, which faked injuries (NE) should not say a word, or apologize first, for the time, he was on the faking side.

  16. purplepuzzyeatrz says: Nov 23, 2009 4:43 PM

    THINK ABOUT THIS….
    Mangini 8-1 as a coach for the Jets….My beloved Favre injures his arm, they go downhill from there……
    Hired as a coach for argueably the worst team EVER….and he pushes them hard in Practice to where players are crying about it…..This is his 10th game as a coach for a HORRIBLE team…I am not a Mangini fan, but blasting him already without an opportunity to see what can be done is SILLY

  17. lezmaka says: Nov 23, 2009 4:43 PM

    Those poor Browns. That happens to the Colts quite a few times each season, and there isn’t a damn thing they can do about it right now.
    Besides, Mangini should know that miraculous recoveries from apparently serious injuries are possible. In 2003, Willie McGinest acted like he suffered a serious knee injury against the Colts with about a minute left in the game. Then only a couple plays later, there he was, screaming off the edge to tackle Edge on 4th down. After the tackle, he started sprinting and looked like he could run a marathon.
    First, Mangini rats on the Patriots for video taping games. Now he’s accusing another team of faking injuries, which he has first hand experience with as well.

  18. wrath4771 says: Nov 23, 2009 4:44 PM

    On the bright side – Portland State has an opening…

  19. Zinn says: Nov 23, 2009 4:44 PM

    It’s not that 1-9 record. It’s not his terrible coaching that is the problem. Even if Mangini was 10-0 he should be fored. The problem is the man is a a bad person. he is unethical and lacks any type of character.
    He lies to players. He is ultra controlling and paranoid. He puts others under the bus for his mistakes. Treats everyone with disrespect. He has been caught cheating so many times. It is not surprising he is so hated by his players.
    We could bring up many examples of why Mangini is a terrible person. We could talk about lying to his players, being called a cheat and unethical by Dungy after Mangini exploited the substitution rules against the Colts in 2006, forcing undrafted rookies to take a 20 hour round trip bus ride to work his coach’s camp for free in CT., turning in Beleichick for something mangini got busted doing as the Jest head coach, painting over the Jim Brown mural, or countless other problems. But the single best example of why people hate Mangini so much was the story that broke earlier this year about Mangini kicking a dying make a wish child off his practice field.
    Jet great Joe Klecko who Mangini hates and will not talk to for some unknown reason brought a dying make a wish child to a Jets practice last year. Joe had arranged the trip with the Jets FO and had a Jets FO person with him at the practice along with the child. Mangini when he saw Klecko called the Jets FO person over and told him to get those Fing people off his practice field. The FO person told him the child was dying and his last wish was to see a Jets practice and the visit had been arranged beforehand. In typical Mangini fashion he said I don’t care get them the F out of here. He would not even look Klecko in the eye.
    There is a way to do things and a way not to. Mangini always chooses the wrong way. He is a loathsome human being and he has no business running a NFL team. People spend to much time focusing on the end result the record. It’s how you do yo go about your business that should matter the most. In this area Mangini is much worse than his 1-9 record.

  20. nasheagles says: Nov 23, 2009 4:46 PM

    he should have coached his DB’s that the only way you get a Pass Interference Call on a Hail Mary is by tackling the receiver outright to the ground while the Ball is in the Air… with a ref 4 ft away… oops…

  21. birdmancometh says: Nov 23, 2009 4:46 PM

    You people need to realize that Florio reads into everything WAY too much. It’s fine because he breaks stories and keeps us updated on the rumors of the league, but you need to take his opinions and sarcasm at face value.
    He’s no more an expert than anyone else. He just had a great idea and made it happen. Take it for what it’s worth and get over it.

  22. Kiss Bills Rings says: Nov 23, 2009 4:47 PM

    Again, some way some how it ends up being either Bill Belechick or the Patriots fault….Your pain brings me happiness!!!

  23. CKL says: Nov 23, 2009 4:47 PM

    Geebus he’s a whiny hypocritical little bitch. Did he say all that while he was stealing Browns property from his office or recruiting players from the Lions to play for him?

  24. east96street says: Nov 23, 2009 4:47 PM

    Thunderlipps says: “Whats with your heart on for Mangini, Florio?”
    I’m sure it’s based on Mangini’s resounding professional success, his personification of class and humility, and the devoted, almost cult-like, following of admirers than Mangini has. So much there to admire and emulate. Hard not to be jealous.

  25. TFBuckFutter says: Nov 23, 2009 4:51 PM

    When asked what proof he had, Mangini replied “What proof do I need? Look at these guys. They are the Browns. The only way they could injure someone is with a Bentley.”

  26. JSpicoli says: Nov 23, 2009 4:52 PM

    Gosh that Bellichick tree sure keeps on producing fruit—–poison apples.

  27. StraightCashHomey says: Nov 23, 2009 4:53 PM

    Who cares? The Browns suck anyway……….

  28. Plankshelmet says: Nov 23, 2009 4:58 PM

    Faking injuries ? WTF. I dont care if the Lions had 12 men on the field every play you lost to the flippin Lions. Mangini is such a Douchebag.

  29. heysharpshooter says: Nov 23, 2009 4:58 PM

    Pathetic. Mangini is just flat out pathetic. He already knows he can’t save his job, so he is going to mouth off about something like this.
    Take your medicine Mangini, and enjoy a nice ling tenure as the offensive coordinator at some small conference school in the mid-west.

  30. The Hoff says: Nov 23, 2009 5:00 PM

    @cleanface – nice!!!!

  31. PFTiswhatitis says: Nov 23, 2009 5:00 PM

    If anyone should know about cheating and crying it is Mangina.

  32. GB3Pack4 says: Nov 23, 2009 5:01 PM

    Whether the charge is true or not, Mangini needs to either (have the spine to) confront the issue directly – to the appropriate person (the coach? the League?) – or keep his poisonous mouth shut.
    Saying something like this has only one aim, to sully the achievement of The Other Guy, in order to minimize the impact of the loss. It’s the kind of thing a sullen 12 y.o. might say about a loss on the playground. I’m not seeing “panic” here, I’m seeing amateurish, juvenile, and downright nasty.
    Doesn’t he realize that saying stupid stuff like this only makes him – and by extension, his team – look bad? Do the Browns need MORE bad press?
    I thought both teams played well. I take issue with people who would denigrate Quinn’s achievement as well. Saying he “plays well against bad teams” is a blockheaded comment – all the teams at the bottom HAVE is a chance to get better, and they don’t deserve to have hard-fought games, fierce efforts, and obvious improvement, denigrated by MO-rons!
    Speaking as a Pack fan, the Lions ALWAYS play us fierce, & despite their record, there have been many games with different teams over the years that they were close to winning, where the win could have gone either way. Kitna all by himself used to just keep trying and trying and trying long after the rest of his team was down or dead.
    Stafford was awesome – I was cheering for him – what heart!
    People need to get off the backs of the guys at the season’s bottom – doesn’t take that much for ANYBODY to drop down there. AND COACHES NEED NEVER TO GO THERE AT ALL.

  33. GB3Pack4 says: Nov 23, 2009 5:02 PM

    Whether the charge is true or not, Mangini needs to either (have the spine to) confront the issue directly – to the appropriate person (the coach? the League?) – or keep his poisonous mouth shut.
    Saying something like this has only one aim, to sully the achievement of The Other Guy, in order to minimize the impact of the loss. It’s the kind of thing a sullen 12 y.o. might say about a loss on the playground. I’m not seeing “panic” here, I’m seeing amateurish, juvenile, and downright nasty.
    Doesn’t he realize that saying stupid stuff like this only makes him – and by extension, his team – look bad? Do the Browns need MORE bad press?
    I thought both teams played well. I take issue with people who would denigrate Quinn’s achievement as well. Saying he “plays well against bad teams” is a blockheaded comment – all the teams at the bottom HAVE is a chance to get better, and they don’t deserve to have hard-fought games, fierce efforts, and obvious improvement, denigrated by MO-rons!
    Speaking as a Pack fan, the Lions ALWAYS play us fierce, & despite their record, there have been many games with different teams over the years that they were close to winning, where the win could have gone either way. Kitna all by himself used to just keep trying and trying and trying long after the rest of his team was down or dead.
    Stafford was awesome – I was cheering for him – what heart!
    People need to get off the backs of the guys at the season’s bottom – doesn’t take that much for ANYBODY to drop down there. AND COACHES NEED NEVER TO GO THERE AT ALL.

  34. lanche says: Nov 23, 2009 5:03 PM

    There were several questionable calls at the end of the game. According to replay, it appears Stafford stepped over the line of scrimmage as he threw the long pass on the 2nd to last play.
    There is also some discrepancy about the Lions being awarded an extra time out on the final play.
    Stafford was injured and carried off the field on his Hail Mary play. The officials then called an injury timeout with no time left on the clock. Per the rules, the Lions should have been moved 5 yards back, but because the officials said it was an untimed play, there would be no 5 yard penalty and Stafford was afforded the time to recover and run the final play.
    But if you’re a Browns fan, getting screwed over is just part of the game.

  35. GB3Pack4 says: Nov 23, 2009 5:04 PM

    P.S. I find Mangini Offensive and Defensive.

  36. severs28 says: Nov 23, 2009 5:04 PM

    Lions have had a ton of injuries, every game this year. This was not a one time thing for them just because of Cleveland’s no-huddle. Every game, several injuries. They have 14 players on IR, trust me, they get hurt a lot.

  37. Occam says: Nov 23, 2009 5:06 PM

    “It wasn’t just multiple injuries. It was “multiple, multiple, multiple injuries.” ”
    Time to put them on “Double-Secret Probation.”

  38. Ron In Charlotte says: Nov 23, 2009 5:06 PM

    Whatever you still shoulda won. You suck, Mangini.

  39. falstaff1962 says: Nov 23, 2009 5:07 PM

    Seriously? The Browns blow a 24-3 lead and they lost- not because of bad coaching and players- but because the Lion’s faked some injuries? What a blithering idiot.

  40. boltmancraft says: Nov 23, 2009 5:07 PM

    Why is it that Mangini always gets his mangina in a twist every time his team loses a game they should have won? That’s what happens when you trade your 2 best offensive players.

  41. crispy says: Nov 23, 2009 5:08 PM

    Its amazing how the injuries are always to the linebackers or linemen that are coming off the field anyway for the extra defensive backs…

  42. rusH1023 says: Nov 23, 2009 5:09 PM

    I can only imagine if it were the Patriots he said this about… Yikes.

  43. Jungle Juice says: Nov 23, 2009 5:10 PM

    Hmmm. Just like the Bills did in the 88 AFC Champ game to slow down the Bengals’ no-huddle. They tried before the game to get the NFL to ban the no-huddle and called it cheating. The next year they took the idea themselves and nowadays Jim Kelly pretends the Bills invented it.

  44. PolegoJim says: Nov 23, 2009 5:10 PM

    No one is blasting Mangini just because his team is poor, we’re blasting him becuase of his bone-head moves and comments. It’s just WAY to easy.
    The woeful Lions out-gamed the gamer by slowing down that Browns HIGH OCTANE, Unstoppable, no huddle that everyone in the league fears with knocking knees?
    Eric, you’re suffering from Mangi-nitis and beginning to believe your own spewing swill.

  45. Cmoney20 says: Nov 23, 2009 5:14 PM

    Jim Schwartz said there was a lot of “Fake” coaching going on by the Browns. When asked what he meant by that he replied “Alot of plays didnt make sense, A lot. Thats all im saying”

  46. TFBuckFutter says: Nov 23, 2009 5:15 PM

    “purplepuzzyeatrz says:
    November 23, 2009 4:43 PM
    THINK ABOUT THIS….
    Mangini 8-1 as a coach for the Jets….My beloved Favre injures his arm, they go downhill from there……”
    What?
    At no point were the 2008 Jets 8-1. They were a 3-3 team that won 5 straight (and the only two decent teams they players in that stretch were NE and Ten) who followed it up with a 1-4 finish.
    Favre is the ONLY reason the team even finished a game above .500. Mangini was ready to go into the season WITH KELLEN CLEMENS AS HIS STARTER.
    Mangini is a moron. The only thing separating his 10-6 season from Herm Edwards’ final 4-12 season was Chad Pennington. They went 10-6, Pennington went down, they went 4-12, Pennington came back, they went 10-6 again. If Favre hadn’t salvaged 2008, Mangini probably would have followed 4-12 with 3-13.

  47. lanche says: Nov 23, 2009 5:15 PM

    Apparently, the more I read, the more questionable calls were made.
    The last play pass interference call was made after the quarterback was scrambling and out of the pocket. In this case you can legally shove a receiver out of bounds, as long as he is not the intended target of the pass. In this case, he was a good 6-7 yards away from where the pass went and there were multiple players between him and the ball. That’s besides the point there is always contact and jostling on Hail Mary passes. Have you ever seen a Hail Mary where guys weren’t jumping up and bumping off of each other? Horrible call.
    In addition, after the game tying TD, the Lions TE coach ran all the way across the field, almost to the Browns sideline, to congratulate his TE for catching the pass. That is an automatic 15 yard unsportsmanlike penalty. He in no way shape of form should be running all over the field. Of course it wasn’t called, and the Lions didn’t have to move back 15 yards for the game winning extra point kick.
    I seem to remember a game years ago where the Browns player removed his helmet on the last play, celebrating when Kansas City missed a game tying kick. The Browns marched 15 yards down the field, KC hit the second FG, and the Browns lost. If you’re going to call this kind of ticky tack stuff, it needs to be consistent.

  48. golongboyee says: Nov 23, 2009 5:16 PM

    Mangini has been faking like he has a brain for years!

  49. eeerockski says: Nov 23, 2009 5:16 PM

    This guy’s an idiot! I mean, come on now. Why is he even a head coach? Will he even have enough credibility to be some type of an assistant after he gets canned? I know if he’s my coach and he tries to tell me how I should be doing something, I’m like, ya whatever buddy. In one ear and right out the other.

  50. LSD says: Nov 23, 2009 5:17 PM

    This guy is grasping at straws…another Belicheck disciple exposed. Maybe Notre Dame will hire him.

  51. Nuckinfutz says: Nov 23, 2009 5:17 PM

    Once a snitch, always a snitch.
    …..His “good friend” Jim Swartz……His “good friend” George Kukonis……His “good friend” Mike Tannenbaum….. His “good friend and mentor to which he owes everything ” Bill Belichick……
    Remind me not to become friends with Eric Mangina !

  52. Starvin Marvin says: Nov 23, 2009 5:20 PM

    Mangenius crying foul.. who’da thunk it?

  53. troll_aikman8 says: Nov 23, 2009 5:23 PM

    Even Wade Philips can laugh at this clown.
    Seriously Mangenius.

  54. johncape says: Nov 23, 2009 5:24 PM

    Mangini and Charlie Weis are teaming up next year to coach Northeastern.

  55. akuehn713 says: Nov 23, 2009 5:30 PM

    1.) Stafford was behind the LOS when he threw, he was NOWHERE near being over the line.
    2.) The Lions were not awarded a “free timeout” the closk had already stopped because of the penalty.
    3.) Hank Poteat, the offending player, admitted he was commiting PI, so I’m positive he wouldn’t be saying that if he felt robbed.
    4.) The Patriots weren’t the only team video taping signals, they were the only team to get caught. Jimmy Johnson said during his time with the Cowboys they caught other teams taping signals dozens of times. In fact, the legendary Paul Brown (head coach of the Browns in the 50′s) used to rent apartments that overlooked opposing teams’ practice fields and would have assistants monitor practice.

  56. HughJ says: Nov 23, 2009 5:32 PM

    Would somebody please explain to me why PETA hasn’t reacted more vocally to this story? To call Mangina a rat is a nauseating injustice to the fine genus Muroidea Rattus.

  57. VegasChris says: Nov 23, 2009 5:33 PM

    “The problem is the man is a a bad person. he is unethical and lacks any type of character.
    He lies to players. He is ultra controlling and paranoid. He puts others under the bus for his mistakes. Treats everyone with disrespect. He has been caught cheating so many times. It is not surprising he is so hated by his players.”
    Boy, he could be CEO of almost all of the companies that I have worked for…

  58. Hovenaut says: Nov 23, 2009 5:35 PM

    Perhaps Mangini faked knowing how to coach. What a disaster.

  59. Brandon Folsom says: Nov 23, 2009 5:54 PM

    These Browns fans in here are terrible. How can you bitch about the officials not calling Stafford over the line of scrimmage or the officials calling the PI on the second to last play of the game. THAT is not why the Browns lost.
    They lost because they blew a HUGE lead.
    Browns deserved to lose.

  60. sim448 says: Nov 23, 2009 6:04 PM

    yeah, because eric mangini always keep his mouth shut about common parctices in the nfl that arent spoken about, i dont think he would ever stab someone in the back, that is just crazy…oh shit, i just remembered something….

  61. faulkn22 says: Nov 23, 2009 6:27 PM

    Nobody has mentioned the fact the Lions players that “were or were not” injured all left the field for one play and followed the rules of the game. Since when do NFL coaches start calling out people for playing by the rules? Mangini, you’re a damn idiot.
    I’m glad that my coach is smart enough to think outside the box and do his job like the elite coaches do it… you do whatever is within the guidelines and rulebook to win the game, and that includes coaching players taking a play off (claim an injury) when you know you’ll probably be coming off the field for a different package anyways, so that your team has more time to defend.
    When the league changes the rules from taking the next play off to making you stay out permanently, then you can piss and moan over the tactic; until then, just learn to take W’s and L’s on the chin and be classy, you fat lard, waste of a space of a head coach.

  62. OLDCRACKER says: Nov 23, 2009 6:33 PM

    Eric, the loss couldn’t be due to your excellent play calling (like a fake field goal to set up a field goal), your calling a time out to enable Stafford to come back in, clock management, coaching your DB’s on how to cover a Hail Mary Pass, or blowing a 21 pt lead.
    It HAD to be a few fake injuries (not all that unusual in the NFL) that stole the game from you.
    It’s one thing to be the worst Head Coach in the NFL, it is another thing to not be man enough to say you blew it…once again.

  63. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Nov 23, 2009 6:34 PM

    Coming Soon to a Theater Near You…
    an Oliver Stone Film…
    the biggest conspiracy theory ever…
    MANGINI

  64. CKL says: Nov 23, 2009 6:35 PM

    # Jungle Juice says: November 23, 2009 5:10 PM
    Hmmm. Just like the Bills did in the 88 AFC Champ game to slow down the Bengals’ no-huddle. They tried before the game to get the NFL to ban the no-huddle and called it cheating. The next year they took the idea themselves and nowadays Jim Kelly pretends the Bills invented it.
    ___________________________________
    Well that shows Polian’s whiny hypocrite side again if that’s true. Nice.
    @ Zinn-That’s UTTERLY DISGRACEFUL. How sad.

  65. DocBG says: Nov 23, 2009 6:48 PM

    # TFBuckFutter says: November 23, 2009 4:51 PM
    When asked what proof he had, Mangini replied “What proof do I need? Look at these guys. They are the Browns. The only way they could injure someone is with a Bentley.”
    ——————————————————
    HIIYOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
    p.s. a big, preemptive middle finger to the guy from the lions in winter blog that is a douche and will probably be posting soon.

  66. FireJerryJones says: Nov 23, 2009 7:14 PM

    These guys both were assistant coaches under Belichick.
    I’m shocked that Mangini would throw one of his former colleagues under the bus like this.
    Especially when you realize he’s going to need a friend if he plans to work in the NFL again.

  67. slipkid says: Nov 23, 2009 7:22 PM

    mange and barf fart only got the jets to 8-3. then they mailed it in.
    mange is simply making excuses for losing to a team that is almost as bad as the browns.

  68. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Nov 23, 2009 7:30 PM

    # lanche says: November 23, 2009 5:15 PM:
    I seem to remember a game years ago where the Browns player removed his helmet on the last play, celebrating when Kansas City missed a game tying kick. The Browns marched 15 yards down the field, KC hit the second FG, and the Browns lost. If you’re going to call this kind of ticky tack stuff, it needs to be consistent.
    ====================================
    His last name was Rudd. I can’t remember his first name off the top of my head (Dwayne?), but he was cut in the offseason and ended up in TB. I remember that boneheaded play, it was the first year of the helmet rule.

  69. Richm2256 says: Nov 23, 2009 8:43 PM

    Tyler says:
    Mangini, who was part of an organization, which faked injuries (NE) should not say a word, or apologize first, for the time, he was on the faking side.
    __________________________________
    Another anti-Patriots idiot.
    Come on, numbnuts, start naming the “fake” injuries the Patriots have pulled. Seriously, name one or STFU.

  70. Richm2256 says: Nov 23, 2009 8:45 PM

    “I am not a Mangini fan, but blasting him already without an opportunity to see what can be done is SILLY”
    Ummmm…. we HAVE seen what can be done, or haven’t you been checking the standings? How much worse do you want to see a football team get?

  71. TFBuckFutter says: Nov 23, 2009 9:17 PM

    “Richm2256 says:
    November 23, 2009 8:45 PM
    Ummmm…. we HAVE seen what can be done, or haven’t you been checking the standings? How much worse do you want to see a football team get?”
    It’s kind of like watching this season of Friday Night Lights in reverse.

  72. Swive says: Nov 24, 2009 6:27 AM

    Hey, Lanche, here is the rule. “If an excess team timeout is charged against a team in possession of the ball, and time is in when the excess timeout is called, the ball shall not be put in play until the time on the game clock has been reduced by 10 seconds, if the defense so chooses.”
    Time was not in, so no penalty. Perhaps a bit of knowledge would be a good thing before you post and confirm that you don’t know what you are talking about. I’m just sayin’…

  73. sagnam says: Nov 24, 2009 11:55 AM

    lanche, you need to stop. Seriously. You are just embarrassing yourself.

  74. Kevin from Philly says: Nov 24, 2009 12:32 PM

    Conversely, the Lions accused Mangini of keeping the ball out of their hands by faking an offense.

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