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Report: Mangini will return in Cleveland

Entire coaching staff will return. News Wire

Print This January 07, 2010, 03:23 PM EST


Eric Mangini will return for another season as head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

Browns president Mike Holmgren informed the entire Browns coaching staff that they would return for the 2010 season after three days of meetings with Mangini, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Mangini went 5-11 in his first season with the Browns, who finished with a four-game winning streak.

Holmgren is also interviewing general manager candidates this week. On Wednesday, Eagles GM Tom Heckert visited the Browns. Per league rules, Heckert could not be hired by Cleveland until Philadelphia completes its season.

In addition, Will Lewis, the director of pro personnel for the Seattle Seahawks, will interview for the Cleveland Browns' general manager's job Friday, a source told


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Jan 07, 2010
03:53 PM

Holmgren's first big decision in Cleveland is a bad one.

Veterans will not play for Mangini. Environment is too restrictive. Vets are treated like rookies/babies. Happened in New York and it will happen again in Cleveland.

Sell my PSLs............ Boo! Hiss! Don't like!

Jan 07, 2010
08:25 PM

The only explanation I can think of is that Holmgren may or may not want to coach again and giving Mangini another year gives Holmgren another year to decide because if he fired Mangini now then the new coach would most likely have to have at least 3 yrs to prove himself so Holmgren would essentially lose the coaching option.

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