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Mangini outlines strategy for beating the Pats

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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.

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31 Responses to “Mangini outlines strategy for beating the Pats”
  1. pats4ever says: Jan 16, 2011 4:12 PM

    isn’t that the simple formula to beat any team?

  2. scheer1852 says: Jan 16, 2011 4:13 PM

    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!

  3. commoncents says: Jan 16, 2011 4:13 PM

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

  4. kcbbq1 says: Jan 16, 2011 4:16 PM

    Wow, a f–king genius you are

  5. richm2256 says: Jan 16, 2011 4:16 PM

    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.

  6. sickpuppyz says: Jan 16, 2011 4:17 PM

    what a genius plan…easier said than done.

  7. hobartbaker says: Jan 16, 2011 4:17 PM

    4. Score more points than they do.

  8. steelersfan88007 says: Jan 16, 2011 4:18 PM

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

  9. dragonhawke3 says: Jan 16, 2011 4:18 PM

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

  10. habibthomas says: Jan 16, 2011 4:19 PM

    4. Stop those rookie TEs or the first 3 points wont matter

  11. patsfan401 says: Jan 16, 2011 4:19 PM

    Hey, that a pretty nice gameplan. Can I touch it? Boy that sure is pretty…

  12. hobartbaker says: Jan 16, 2011 4:19 PM

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

  13. luponatrix says: Jan 16, 2011 4:20 PM

    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.

  14. tbd3 says: Jan 16, 2011 4:20 PM

    You know what that sounds like? The method to beat every team in the freakin’ league!

  15. profootballtruth says: Jan 16, 2011 4:25 PM

    Mangini rode Belichik’s coattails to a head coaching job, now he’s riding Belichik’s coattails to a media job.

  16. mataug says: Jan 16, 2011 4:26 PM

    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* ?

  17. patriotswin says: Jan 16, 2011 4:26 PM

    Sounds alot like a gameplan to beat pretty much any team in the league, Man-gina.

  18. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 16, 2011 4:27 PM

    Gee, that’s a blue print to beat anyone.

    Brilliant.

  19. clavette says: Jan 16, 2011 4:30 PM

    same way to beat peyton manning, keep any high flying offense on the sideline and you can beat them. that or score more points

  20. fumblenuts says: Jan 16, 2011 4:31 PM

    Maybe Mangini should be a coach on the Seahawks.

  21. ctpatsfan4ever says: Jan 16, 2011 4:34 PM

    it’s no wonder Mangina’s still coaching with game planning like that..oh wait.. my bad!!

  22. pastabelly says: Jan 16, 2011 4:39 PM

    Did they pay him for that?

  23. postfixer says: Jan 16, 2011 4:44 PM

    Directive #4: (Classified)

    Oh wait, this isn’t RoboCop…

  24. dolphins4 says: Jan 16, 2011 5:29 PM

    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.

  25. bsmb says: Jan 16, 2011 5:54 PM

    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.

  26. 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?

  27. brownstain says: Jan 16, 2011 8:01 PM

    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.

  28. sirsprague says: Jan 16, 2011 8:57 PM

    “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.

  29. mikebacker says: Jan 16, 2011 9:02 PM

    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.

  30. co55 says: Jan 16, 2011 9:54 PM

    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……

  31. coltstheman says: Jan 17, 2011 5:33 AM

    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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