Mangini outlines strategy for beating the Pats

As we prepare to take in a game that hopefully will be slightly more interesting than Seahawks-Bears (I actually fell asleep during the second quarter), a man who worked for the Pats and who coached the Jets has shared with the New York Post the plan for taking down the Patriots.

Here’s a summary of the key points.

1.  Run the ball.

2.  Build long drives.

3.  Avoid self-inflicted wounds.

Mangini also reiterated a well-known point regarding the Pats’ approach.  Coach Bill Belichick tries to take away the thing that the opponent does best.  The game then will turn on whether the other team can get the job done by doing things that they prefer not to do.

The former Browns coach also explained that, when his team beat the Pats in November by 20, Mangini had two separate game plans, one for the first half and one for the second.

It’s all easier said than done.  Like Jets coach Rex Ryan said this week, his team will need to hope that Belichick makes a mistake — and be ready to pounce on it.

With both feet.

31 responses to “Mangini outlines strategy for beating the Pats

  1. Here we go! Only 20 minutes. This is the most hype I think Ive ever seen for a game. Just hope it lives up to it. J – E – T -S! JETS! JETS! JETS!

  2. Can he help teach Cromartie to tackle, Sanchez to throw and Bart Scott how to run and make plays too??

  3. Can somebody please research Mangini’s career record against Belichick before posting this piece?

    Douche wins one game against New England, and suddenly he’s a freaking genius with all the answers to beating New England. Rex Ryan beat them this year too, is anyone asking HIM what the secret to beating the Pats?

    Oh, that’s right, his “plan” didn’t work out so well the second time around.

  4. My outline for beating the Pats: have sniper take out Tom Brady. Belichick too, just to be on the safe side!

  5. Who the hell cares what Man-gina has to say. Stick a tampon in his mouth and tell him to shut the hell up.

  6. With those type of insights, media consultant Eric Mangini figures to be in demand as a future NFL head coach.

  7. I see Mangini is stuck making a stooge of himself on ESPN. Apparently the late-night “Body By Mangini” informercial hasn’t been as successful as Eric had hoped.

  8. Here’s a summary of the key points.

    1. Run the ball.

    2. Build long drives.

    3. Avoid self-inflicted wounds.
    ———————————————
    is there any team in the NFL which cannot be defeated if you follow this *strategy* ?

  9. The Jets linebacker 52 sure is slow I’ve seen defensive tackles faster than he is.You know he’s slow when Crumpler runs him down.

  10. You are all so dumb you shouldn’t be allowed to watch football again. Do you really think that is all that goes into it? Within each one of those bullet points is a very detailed plan. Some people know how to make it work some people don’t. I guess none of you read the part where he said he had 2 separate game plans for each half. So many haters.

  11. Laugh all you want. He’s one of only two coaches who *did* beat the Pats this year. Beat the living piss out of ’em at that. So I guess he might have a clue about how to do it, huh?

  12. Actually, Mangini’s comments were much more extensive and “game plan specific.” With this overgeneralized and oversimplified summary of his comments it is no wonder the posters are having so much fun. Don’t blame Mangini, blame PFT.

  13. “Here’s a summary of the key points.

    1. Run the ball.

    2. Build long drives.

    3. Avoid self-inflicted wounds.”

    OK… name one team where #2 and #3 don’t work. Either Mangini is a moron, or he’s turning into a typical TV announcer, who offers absolutely nothing of substance.

  14. While the Patriots are 37-7 at Gillette Stadium since 2006, they are just 2-2 at home against Mangini. During the four seasons when Mangini’s teams played his former employer, the Patriots were 57-13 (81.4%) but just 5-3 (62.5%) against Mangini’s vastly inferior troops, including the 2006-08 Jets (23-26) and the 2010 Browns (5-11). The Browns also handed the Patriots their lone spanking this season, a 34-14 drubbing in November.

  15. trickbunny says: Jan 16, 2011 6:09 PM

    Laugh all you want. He’s one of only two coaches who *did* beat the Pats this year. Beat the living piss out of ‘em at that. So I guess he might have a clue about how to do it, huh?

    Unfortunately, he couldn’t figure out how to beat the teams he should have beaten.

    The man “genius” has a .413 winning percentage as a Head Coach. ‘Nuff said……

  16. Media game plans are stupid. They apply to every game:
    *
    1)Establish the run.
    2)Convert on 3rd down.
    3)Stop the opposing offense.

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