bada wrote:I agree that he is a good coach however I disagree somewhat about that he should not have got fired.
Supposedly a lot of players HATED him and the locker room was a mess. He had lost the repect of most of the players. I think he needed to go.
I think he is a very good defensive mind but it is yet to be determined whether he has the charisma to be an effective leader.
NY media comes in large quantities, and is known for their exaggeration (as most media is... there just bigger). They blamed Farve, they blamed Mangini, they blamed... Remember when the media called for Tom Caughlin's head just a year and a half a go. He proved them wrong, ignored the critics, and won the SB. I agree with Xbay on this, he shouldn't have been fired, Farve was a main culprit for the collapse. 22 INT's wont make you a champion. PLus thats not including his fumbles.
Mangini added in the post conference that he was fired that he was too strict on the players. He is a perfectionist. He is against fun in the locker room. Against pranks, and stuff like that. It wasn't necessarly the X's and O's that was wrong, as "the genius" is supposedly stellar at that. The football sense is fine, its the human relations that killed him, and in a game that takes a grueling toll on the body and mind, the season was deteriorating the team. Mangini knows this, and he apologized for this.
Coughlin was much of the same. But unlike Mangini, he changed his traditionally hard nosed style, and loosened up. he remained strict, but allowed for his players to take a breath per say. He allowed for fun to occur in the locker room. He was able to maintain his football savvy and finally gain the players respect. I think the firing will change his coaching philosophy a bit to loosen up a little, and therefore will be a successful coach in cleveland, as long as whoever their GM is doesn't screw it up. MY POINT IS, despite all this, Mangini would of have still changed his philosophy if he had another year in New York. He finally realized this, but was against doing drastic policy changes during the season. I think New York let go of a great coach.