Well, it's the off-season. Arguably, for us Browns fans, it's been the off season for the past two months.
Anyway, I was glad to see Romio go. Was hoping for Cowher, but figured he'd be smart enough to not come out of retirement to inherit a team like Cleveland.
Well, looks like they're going with axed Jet's coach, Mangini. Apparently, the best way to fix a flailing franchise is hire the guy who's team took an 8-4 season, then dumped the last four games to miss the playoffs. Apparently, a coach of a team that fell appart is just the man to bring some disiplin and cohesion to the Browns. Blah.
And it's statements like these that really make me want to cry:
(my bold and underline)Despite the Jets' meltdown, Lerner, who is also looking for a new general manager, was enamored with Mangini's potential and believed he would bring discipline to the underachieving Browns, who went 4-12 during a disastrous season marked by injuries, ugly losses and a 1-7 home record. Lerner believed Mangini, who will be 38 on Jan. 19, learned from his mistakes in New York.
*sigh* color me unconvinced.