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Browns minicamp one-liners

Despite the fact that president Mike Holmgren has said QB Colt McCoy won’t play in 2010, coach Eric Mangini isn’t ready to rule it out:  “[N]ever say never and never say always.  I don’t know, I mean we’ll see.  I
think what Mike says is what we’re
anticipating happening, but you don’t know.  You don’t know.”

Mangini doesn’t believe that QB Jake Delhomme is making a comeback; “I think I look at it as last year being more of the exception to what
has been a very good and consistent career,” Mangini said.  “We have those blips, all of

None of the team’s restricted free agents has signed his tender, and some of them are avoiding offseason workouts, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

With Ahtyba Rubin doing well at nose tackle last year after Shaun Rogers was injured, Rogers could be moving to defensive end.  (If he’s not making license plates.)

Coach Mangini plans to possibly move rookie offensive lineman Shaun Lauvao around;
“I think he’s done a nice job and I’d say that he will work in the two interior spots, the two guard spots.  He’s done some snapping in college, it’s not something that he has done a lot of, but he has done that so we will continue to work with him there.  The important thing for a guy like that is to have flexibility, playing the left side, playing the ride side and being able to go in and do some work at center if need be.”

The addition of Colt McCoy doesn’t necessarily mean the departure of Brett Ratliff;
“I’m not opposed to carrying four quarterbacks and Mike’s not opposed to that, Tom [Heckert] is not opposed to that so I think he’s got a great opportunity,” Mangini said.  “He really did a good job in my time in New York with him.  I think there are definitely some things he could’ve done better last year that he and I have talked about.  It’s important for him to come out and show that he’s still improving, but that’s my anticipation is that he will.  We will just see how it falls after that.”

Mangini addressed on Saturday the second-guessing of those who criticize the Browns’ draft:  “You don’t know, you don’t know.  Why does Tom Brady go in the sixth round?  You try to take the guess work out of it, but it’s people.  You do the best you can to get the right choices and develop them and cultivate them, but there’s a lot of uncertainty.  Why does Josh Cribbs become Josh Cribbs? Why did everybody miss on him?  Why does Rick Lyle play for 11 years?  You just don’t know.”

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5 Responses to “Browns minicamp one-liners”
  1. -RoNiN- says: May 2, 2010 5:31 AM

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  2. JoeSixPack says: May 2, 2010 8:16 AM

    So Mangini is already thinking of over-ruling Holmgren on QB management?
    Smart move.
    After all – he did a great job with Anderson and Quinn… really brought out the best of them by having a QB competition go until the week before the regular season… then publicly committing to stand behind the winner… only to pull the rug out from under Quinn 2 weeks into the season.
    So much for a coach being as good as his word

  3. Akron Rules says: May 2, 2010 9:32 AM

    Jason Trusnik was an RFA who signed his tender a while ago.

  4. JAJ says: May 2, 2010 6:40 PM

    I’m sooooo looking forward to the day when Holmgren/Heckertt show Mangini’s fat-ass the door. Can’t get here soon enough.

  5. GeniusJoe says: May 3, 2010 10:27 AM

    JAJ? You must be drunk. Mangini and Holmgren/Heckert are actually very friendly!
    Mangini’s system of coaching closely resembles Holmgren’s philosophy.
    Mangini will be Cleveland’s coach for a long time. If you review film of both coaches you would see the similarities. If you were an acual student of the game you would know that the systems differ only in the play calling, not the playbook.
    Just trying to help you not look so uneducated.
    Just trying to help.

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