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.

39 responses to “Eric Mangini has been chatting with Dolphins owner

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

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

  5. 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 . . .

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. You know what I love about the Dolphins?

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. “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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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?


  16. 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!

  17. 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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