Two years ago, Eric Mangini surprisingly lost his job as head coach of the Jets on so-called “Black Monday,” the first day after the last day of the regular season. On the 2011 version of the day that’s no more of a holiday for head coaches than the day after Thanksgiving is for retail workers, Mangini may be hearing Donald Trump’s catch phrase, again.
Under Mangini, the Browns have won five games in 2009 and five games in 2010. A four-game winning streak to end his first year with the team in many ways delivered another shot. But it also served to increase expectations — expectations that the team failed to fulfill in Mangini’s second year on the job.
Mangini addressed his situation after Sunday’s 41-9 loss to the Steelers. And he didn’t sound like a guy who is confident that he’ll get a third year to continue to clean up the gigantic mess that predated him.