Five Reasons Why Eric Mangini Should Be Fired

Posted: 4th January 2010 by Erin McLaughlin in NFL
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On Tuesday, Mike Holmgren will meet with Eric Mangini to discuss his future. If retained, this would be an odd marriage. In pro football, there are two big family trees. There is the Walsh tree, which Holmgren is part of, and the Parcells tree, which Mangini came from via Bill Belichick. This writer was never a big fan of Mangini's hiring in the first place, but I do have to give him credit where it is due. The way the team finished was really good. They never quit on him and that is credit to him as a coach. However, at the end of the day, he made some decisions that caused a lot of head-scratching and most did not work out for the best. He was known to be a control freak. The players rebelled early. One player got fined thousands for a bottle of water. Looking at it objectively, there ar ...

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