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Eric Mangini has been chatting with Dolphins owner

Eric Mangini denied last week that he was contacted by the Eagles for a consulting gig. It will be interesting to see if he denies the latest report out of the Miami Herald.

Armando Salguero reports that Mangini regularly talks to Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, giving feedback about the state of the team. Mangini also reportedly had a meeting scheduled with Miami last January about a consultant job.

Salguero writes repeatedly that Mangini is not and will not be a candidate to coach in Miami, going as far as to capitalize NOT.  But his relationship with Ross, which started when Mangini was with the Jets, begs further questions.

Is Mangini being paid for his consulting?  If so, isn’t that a conflict of interest with his current job at ESPN?  If he’s not being paid, then what exactly is going on here?

Mangini has done a nice job at ESPN, but this makes you wonder how long he’ll stay out of football.  A man can only take sitting next to Skip Bayless so long.

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39 Responses to “Eric Mangini has been chatting with Dolphins owner”
  1. rtl1984 says: Oct 18, 2011 2:06 PM

    Mother of god…

  2. rtl1984 says: Oct 18, 2011 2:10 PM

    We’re fully committed towards suck for luck huh?

  3. zappa69 says: Oct 18, 2011 2:11 PM

    Skip Bayless is the worst on TV. I want to punch him through my TV every time I hear his voice.

  4. damnsureis says: Oct 18, 2011 2:13 PM

    As a Pats fan, please make him your next head coach.

  5. southbeachtalent says: Oct 18, 2011 2:13 PM

    And that will be the end of my fandom. I will pack all my dolphins gear and send it to the stadium along with a months worth of my dogs feces.

  6. bigvinnyinjax says: Oct 18, 2011 2:13 PM

    Just when you think there may be other contenders for the worst-run franchise in the league you hear something like this. Relax Oakland and Jacksonville, Miami retains the crown.

  7. damnyoulinelliot says: Oct 18, 2011 2:15 PM

    Go consult with Elmo while you’re at it, Stephen Ross.

  8. goldrush36 says: Oct 18, 2011 2:16 PM

    Well they can’t get any worse, but Mangina? Seriously?

  9. packerrube13 says: Oct 18, 2011 2:18 PM

    You’re desperate when you are talking/consulting with Mangini.

    IF they get Luck or Landry Jones or Matt Barkley, a good coach will want to come there (Cowher, etc). Tell this owner to just be patient and stop doing this stuff. It looks really tacky.

    (Harbaugh last summer, now Mangini? Desperate, and shady)

  10. bender4700 says: Oct 18, 2011 2:19 PM


    He has done NOTHING!!

  11. Gordon says: Oct 18, 2011 2:19 PM

    Can consulting improve a pass rush? Because Dirty Sanchez had all day to throw last night against the Fins.

  12. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Oct 18, 2011 2:21 PM

    What, Rich Kotite wasn’t available? Actually, it could be worse. Ross could have called Bill Parcells.

  13. texastornado82 says: Oct 18, 2011 2:22 PM

    love the picture

  14. otissor says: Oct 18, 2011 2:23 PM

    The Dolphins are ridiculous if they hire Mangini. STUPID hire if this happens. That is all.

  15. nickwillis99 says: Oct 18, 2011 2:27 PM

    FYI NFL coaches and GMs-
    If Mangini is in, Brandon Marshall is trade bait.

    As a Browns fan the one thing I respected about about Mangini is that he had the guts to ship out anyone who wasn’t a team player. . . no matter how talented they were. The two best offensive threats we had were Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow Jr.-both were gone within a year . . . of course, we were the worst team in the NFL that year . . .

  16. rajbais says: Oct 18, 2011 2:28 PM

    Kudos to Rosenthal for ripping Bayless!

    I wouldn’t be able to stand being with that creep either!

    Well, at least this Dolphins report wasn’t reported by Sal Paolantonio! We know how accurate he is!

  17. finsfan71 says: Oct 18, 2011 2:29 PM


  18. finsfan71 says: Oct 18, 2011 2:32 PM

    If the Dolphins hire Mangini I’m packing my backs for Phuket, Thailand.

  19. johnny1979 says: Oct 18, 2011 2:33 PM

    This is a joke, right? He threw Belicheat under the bus in NE and then he ran NY and Cleveland in the ground. Why would Ross listen to him? It’s one thing to listen to Cowher or Fisher or Gruden, but Mangini? He’ll be lucky if he’s a defensive coordinator next season, He can’t be trusted!

  20. howiefeltersnatch says: Oct 18, 2011 2:43 PM

    As a Cleveland fan I long for the days of Eric Mangini. He had a tough, smart team that played hard for him, regardless ofthe outcome. Shurmur is in over his head and fields a team of rudderless suck every week.

    Dolphins fans could do much worse.

  21. phinfan says: Oct 18, 2011 2:46 PM

    Stephen Ross is destroying this team!!!

  22. keenemarin says: Oct 18, 2011 3:00 PM

    Ross gets advice from Mangini, butchers the Harbaugh nonsense, signs Bush, has the most prominent ball-dropper in the league as our no.1 receiver. Does it get any better?

    I’m not concerned that we will go 0-16 this year, I am more concerned that we do that, dont draft Luck, and then hire someone that will find a way to lose another 16 games next season.

    Top down, the Miami Dolphins need to be shaken up.

  23. eaglesandravens says: Oct 18, 2011 3:07 PM

    No wonder they’re 0-5….

  24. suhnum1fan says: Oct 18, 2011 3:19 PM

    Looks like Mandingo is commanding the Dolphins to lose games for the the luck sweepstakes

  25. cereal blogger says: Oct 18, 2011 3:31 PM

    Mr Im Smarter than the Room may be back,,,awesome

  26. faulkana says: Oct 18, 2011 3:46 PM

    As a Pats fan, I never thought that I would feel sorry for Dolphins fans.
    A consultant?
    Good God!
    I am sorry, Dolphins fans.

  27. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 18, 2011 3:49 PM

    Greg, stop worrying about Mangini’s money – no one is worrying about yours.

  28. bossplayer213 says: Oct 18, 2011 3:58 PM

    Congratulations Dolphins, you’re officially the worst ran organization in the entire NFL.

  29. tfbuckfutter says: Oct 18, 2011 3:59 PM

    You know what I love about the Dolphins?

    No matter what, you can always count on them being the Dolphins.

  30. tinbender2000 says: Oct 18, 2011 4:07 PM

    At first I thought the headline read” Eric Mangeini has been cheating with Dolphin’s owner”, and thought well, this is weirder than the Carson Palmer trade.

  31. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 18, 2011 4:42 PM

    Miami ownership is a joke.

  32. marima07 says: Oct 18, 2011 4:45 PM

    Another ESPN analyst and a conflict of interest.

    He’s just taking his cue from Tom Jackson trying to motivate the Jets by picking the Patriots to win the playoff game last year. I don’t know how Bart Scott, Rexy and the rest of them would have gotten up for the game if it weren’t for the master motivator Tom Jackson.

  33. cantonbound13 says: Oct 18, 2011 4:47 PM

    I’d rather see Ross consult with Skip Bayless than Mangini, Ireland & Peterson.

  34. rarson says: Oct 18, 2011 5:23 PM

    “Is Mangini being paid for his consulting? If so, isn’t that a conflict of interest with his current job at ESPN?”

    Why would it be? ESPN isn’t fielding a football team.

  35. mrfrostyj says: Oct 18, 2011 5:37 PM

    Mangini went 2-2 againt the AFC East with THE BROWNS with a Jets loss that should have been a W. Dolphins fans, you can do MUCH worse (like keeping Sparano). The guy knows that division like the back of his hand. If he can get AFC East wins out of a 3rd stringer with no real practice like Colt McCoy was, he should have no problem getting to the playoffs with Andrew Luck and a full offseason.

  36. delfi2 says: Oct 18, 2011 7:37 PM

    This makes me irrate as a dolphins fan…smh
    however, with this ownership, admin, front office, etc. it doesnt surprise me.

    This guy ross is a dimwit….go make millions in real estate and leave our football team alone……PLEASE!!!!!!

    Mangini is not the answer, and im not smart enough to know who is, but for sure its not mangini – i wont make fun of how a guy talks but COME ‘ON MAN. really?


  37. j0esixpack says: Oct 18, 2011 10:10 PM

    MangIdiot seems to be a sought after consultant.

    Owners simply ask him what he would do… And then do the opposite.

    Guaranteed to work every time!

  38. cantonbound13 says: Oct 19, 2011 9:29 AM

    First Parcells, then Ireland, Carl Peterson & now Mangini? And you wonder why your winless! Who’s next, Matt Millen?
    Ross seems to be picking from a list of the worst football minds in the last decade. Great job, idiot!

  39. dukemarc says: Oct 19, 2011 9:37 AM

    That picture is awesome.

    Elmo, “Today we’re going to learn about the letter F. Like, Laveranues Coles can’t run very FAST. Or Chad Pennington can’t throw the ball very FAR. Or Eric Mangini is really FAT. Or even the Jets EFFING stink!”

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