Eric Mangini would vouch for Colin Kaepernick, if a team asked

AP

Eric Mangini spent three years as an assistant coach on the 49ers and got to know Colin Kaepernick well, and he wishes some team would call him to ask for advice about Kaepernick. Because Mangini thinks Kaepernick is a player who deserves a chance.

“I haven’t personally talked to anybody about it, but what I will say about Colin is I had a really good experience with Colin,” Mangini said this morning on PFT Live. “I wasn’t there over the last season where the protest and the different off the field issues became more of a focal point. But as a player, his numbers last season weren’t that far off from the year he brought the team to the NFC Championship Game. And he should get an opportunity. I think he’s got to get an opportunity.”

Mangini still believes that at some point before the season, some team is going to realize it has a need at quarterback that Kaepernick can fill.

“I think as the market settles and people start looking at these young quarterbacks they brought in and start evaluating the quarterback situation, they might realize it may not look as good as they hoped it would be,” Mangini said. “I always thought he would be a good fit for the Browns. Hue [Jackson’s] system is multiple shifts and motions, and that’s what he did in San Francisco. Hue has an element of quarterback-driven runs, I think Colin is excellent as that. As a candidate, him vs. RGIII a year ago, I’d take Colin 10 times out of 10.”

The Browns apparently don’t agree, because they’ve shown no interest in Kaepernick. So far only the Seahawks have been identified as a team giving Kaepernick a look. Mangini thinks a lot of other teams are being foolish by ignoring a quarterback who could make a difference.

61 responses to “Eric Mangini would vouch for Colin Kaepernick, if a team asked

  1. Did Eric ever return that laptop he supposedly took with him (stole) when he left the Pats?

    The one with the whole Pats system info in it.

  2. Kaepernick did all this to himself. I for one hope he never plays another down in the NFL. He brought all this crap down on himself by acting blaming others. This clown didn’t even vote. CK is a joke.

  3. What is surprising isn’t that a team wouldn’t give Colin Kapernich an opportunity, it’s that any team would call Eric Mangini for his opinion on anything. Look up Doofus in the dictionary and there’s a picture of Eric Mangini.

  4. LOL.

    Huge Action doing a great job. Won’t be dumb enough to bring in Kaep.

  5. I just want to point out that you’re proving the owners right. Kap is a huge distraction, how many posts a day does he get compared to other free agents? Ironically the more you vouch for him, more it probably hurts him.

  6. Thanks for the update.. makes me yearn for the days when it was just daily “Redskins” bashing.

  7. Cue all the sister dating, Trump supporters who think Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem is disrespectful, yet toting their Confederate flag (an enemy nation of the US in case you forgot about the Civil War) is just celebrating their heritage. Also, what are those same people who gripe about Kap doing during the playing of the national anthem before each game?

  8. ….stand up move Eric. and i applaud your ability to see the reality of the situation.
    unlike the sheep that actually believe this is not a blackball effort.
    but then again they actually believed this current administration, and a reality show host was going to make america great again.

    #pureandsimpleObamabacklash

  9. tortorellasucks says:
    May 26, 2017 9:24 AM
    no way i would want that Traitor on my team.

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    So Trump can’t play for you?

  10. The more Kaep gets put in the news, the less likely it is he signs with a team.

    I’m starting to think you guys know this but secretly hate him so you keep writing articles about him.

  11. let’s totally set the record straight with this whole Kaepernick thing….
    1- yes, he knelt for the anthem. Most Americans felt it was disrespectful, myself included. However he also chose to make his political stand at his job, wearing someone else’s uniform in someone else’s stadium. I can’t go to work and ignore my job to promote my personal beliefs. If I did, I would be out a job, much like Krap.
    2- He supported and defended Fidel Castro. Poor stance to take. Also at work.
    3- He wore pig socks, and accused all cops of being murderers. Also at work.

    So he chose to become a distraction, AT WORK. He then chose to become a substandard employee. His QB play declined dramatically and he became a back up level QB. Anyone who looks at his stats from last year and tries to use them to suggest he played well does not know football at all. His numbers were generated in garbage time. He could not move the ball when it counted and did not win games with those numbers. He was 1-10 guys.

    To those who point out the back ups that have been singed this season over him again know zero about the sport. A back up has to be able to run the system in place. An offensive coordinator creates a system for the STARTER. Krap can’t do this. He’s a one trick poney and his lone trick doesn’t work anymore now that he’s changed his diet, lost weight and become a pole. For Krap to have any success he needs everything to be tailored to him. There isn’t a coach in the NFL that is going to create a system for the back up and make the starter run it.

    He has no job because he’s a monster distraction at work, he sucks and his commitment is clearly in question. Sorry Florio your man crush just doesn’t help a team get better.

  12. Fredo Mangini is a two time loser as an NFL head coach and his insights on the plight of Colin Kaepernick are about as meaningful as my laundry.

  13. oh and Eric Mangini is a loosing head coach who was so bad he couldn’t land a job in the NFL. His TV persona is worse and he’s a rat. Not sure why what he thinks is any more important then my son’s pee wee coach?

  14. Mangini is the best coach the Browns had since their rebirth. His shady behaviour aside, he had a plan in Cleveland and would have that team in the playoffs if Holmy wasn’t so dead set on picking his own guy. Even Belichick begrudgingly called those Browns a well coached team before the Browns took it to them.

  15. I used to get annoyed by all the articles about this loser (not Mangini) but now Im starting to love it because I know it is really getting under the skin of the people that run this place that he’s not on a team.

    Keep it coming. Its no sweat off my back but I know you are becoming increasingly unhinged over it.

  16. godfatherd says:
    May 26, 2017 9:41 AM
    tortorellasucks says:
    May 26, 2017 9:24 AM
    no way i would want that Traitor on my team.

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    So Trump can’t play for you?

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    It depends. Can he read a defense? And how consistent is his arm? (I sm guessing not much)

  17. Look at the Beta male Snowflakes trying to defend Colin Kaepernick. I think you Snowflakes would be more comfortable watching a less masculine sport than football.

  18. metspeed21 says:
    May 26, 2017 9:58 AM
    Mangini is the best coach the Browns had since their rebirth. His shady behaviour aside, he had a plan in Cleveland and would have that team in the playoffs if Holmy wasn’t so dead set on picking his own guy. Even Belichick begrudgingly called those Browns a well coached team before the Browns took it to them.

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    Saying Mangini is the best coach of the Browns is like saying someone is the skinniest kid at fat camp…

  19. Yeah, he’d make a difference……..by splitting the locker room. Too many players love America as the greatest country in the world and would not respect Kaepernick. A field leader needs to command respect in the NFL to be successful. Not so with this “problem child.” Let’em hang out in Berkley.

  20. The Mangini Kiss of Death. Outside of New England this guy has been a disaster. Terrible HC, terrible defensive coordinator. The 49ers brought him in as a consultant to the offense originally to anticipate what defenses would do and the offense fell off a cliff. This guy could screw up a cup of coffee.

  21. Falling for a false narrative (hands up don’t shoot) promoted by Obama, proves he’s not a smart man. Thus the reason he’s unemployed.

  22. Thank god- I was so worried that I would wake up this morning and not see a Colin Kaepernick-related story here. Thanks for coming through for me! Crisis averted!

  23. Kap is trash qb anyway. They want camp arms who have some type of accuracy to practice against and this clown will be asking for alot more than a matt barkley. He got to the superbowl because of the defense.

  24. thelastwordyaheard says:
    May 26, 2017 9:13 AM
    Thanks for the update.. makes me yearn for the days when it was just daily “Redskins” bashing.
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    Thank god that stupid “Redskins name” crusade is over.

  25. theright0pinion says:
    May 26, 2017 10:09 AM
    Look at the Beta male Snowflakes trying to defend Colin Kaepernick. I think you Snowflakes would be more comfortable watching a less masculine sport than football.
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    SMH. Feel better after that rant? I will say a prayer for you. You need it brother

  26. Kaepernick will land a contract as soon as his numbers meet the threshold of what a team is willing to shell out for him. Unlike the clucks who post comments about him on PFT, he’s not in a position that forces him to accept minimum wage. With Rembrandt as his guide, Kaep has chosen to step back, evaluate and appreciate the entire scene before committing paint to canvas. His vision is not confined to the four walls of his mother’s basement like the rest of you.

  27. theright0pinion says:
    May 26, 2017 10:09 AM
    Look at the Beta male Snowflakes trying to defend Colin Kaepernick. I think you Snowflakes would be more comfortable watching a less masculine sport than football.

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    Very confusing. Who is the bigger “snowflake” in this scenario. The people defending Kaepernick or the supposed grown ups still upset that the guy didn’t stand up for a flag over six months ago?

  28. I will boycott any game Fidel Krapperstink is on either team’s roster for and if this moron is an ongoing story again I will turn off the tv for the entire football season this year just like I did last year

  29. margoadams says:
    May 26, 2017 10:30 AM
    Falling for a false narrative (hands up don’t shoot) promoted by Obama, proves he’s not a smart man. Thus the reason he’s unemployed.
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    The force is strong in this one. That said it’s encouraging to know you step away from Faux News long enough to parrot that fakest of fake news sites narrative. Hannity poster on the wall I’m guessing.

  30. The hypocrisy that I read from some of these comments is laughable. We have an acting president that has offended or pissed of more then half the country but I am willing the same people ridiculing Kaepernik are willing to give our president a pass. What is wrong with our society when we expect more from a professional athlete then our Commander In Chief?

  31. can anyone offer some insight as to why all these comments trash Kaep? he was pretty solid last year on an awful team. Look at his game logs and stats. Obviously stats don’t tell the whole story, but overall he did put up 16 TDs to 4 INTs with a 91 QBR.

    Most of these commenters just have no clue what they’re talking about. They cry about him cause he kneeled for the anthem. He’s protesting, it’s supposed to upset you. Y’all whine and cry about riots and wonder why they can’t protest peacefully, then when the guy DOES do it peacefully, he’s the anti-christ. You people are idiots. You can’t have it both ways.

  32. Who cares what this Mangini has to say? He turned the big nothing which is ‘spygate’ into a national excuse for fans and players of all the teams the Pats have beaten. He regrets it? Too late.

    As for Kaepernick; I don’t know if he can play. I don’t know if he wants to play FB anymore. But, he exercised his right to free speech. I applaud him for that. He used the national stage to point out the racial injustice in America. Which is real. The people who tried to change the narrative to it was some sort of diss to the flag or the troops are the one that should be ashamed. It had nothing to do with that. But they wanted to silence his right to speak by changing the subject. They’re not the real Americans they profess to be

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