Cleveland Browns give Eric Mangini the axe
January 3rd, 2011
10:41 AM ET

Cleveland Browns give Eric Mangini the axe

The Cleveland Browns announced today that they’ve fired coach Eric Mangini.

Browns president Mike Holmgren thanked Mangini for his contributions and wished him the best of luck in the future in a statement released by the team. Mangini wished the Browns well in the same statement.

In what ended up being Mangini’s final game yesterday the Browns were blown out by the Steelers 41-9. They finished 5-11 in each of their two seasons under Mangini.

Before coaching the Browns, Mangini, 39, coached the Jets for three seasons, compiling a 23-25 record, with one playoff appearance in 2006.

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  1. josie

    its about god damn time.

    January 3, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. boocat

    I don't believe Mangini has whatever it is necessary to be a head coach....assistant coach,maybe.

    January 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pats fan

      Had he stuck with Belichick, maybe. lol He blew it....bigtime!!!!

      January 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BrownsFan4Life

    The Browns will forever be in a rebuilding pattern if we keep letting coaches go. While Mangini might not have been the answer, we'll never know for sure as he wasn't given a fair shake. Let's invest in a long-term coach & quality players Lerner!

    January 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dog Pound Lover

    Mangini was a retread from the beginning. He could not cut it with the Jets and the genius Homgrene brought him in anyway. We deserve better and the GM must do better.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hellzyeah

      Hey genius, Holmgren didn't bring in Mangini...he was already there. I'm not even a Browns fan and I knew that.

      January 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pats fan

    As a die hard Patriots fan, all I can say is that it could not have happened to a nicer guy!!!! Good Riddance Mangini!!!!!!!!

    January 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Steelers

    Ha ha ha see ya. GO STEELERS!!!

    January 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Richard in Texas

    Mangini gets fired and the Texans are still keeping Kubiak. So sad.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. They fell and they can't get up

    Ha Ha Browns Fans!

    January 3, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. They fell and they can't get up

    You'll see Santa Claus and eight tiny reindeer before you'll ever see a Superbowl trophy in Cleveland!

    January 3, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. rumrunner

    @ Richard in Texas: that's right

    January 3, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rumrunner

    if bill cowher actually said that he'd like the texans job (don't know that he did) , that was classless and may have swayed mr. mccnair's decision to keep coach kube.

    January 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobbyjonz

    poor cleveland, they have no emblem, just a color, n its not even really brown, its like burnt cienna or something.

    January 3, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. igui

    Nothing against Cleveland but the Browns are now a sorry dream of a time long gone and nothing they do seems to work.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. clevelands finest

    These players have alot of potential..and all they need is someone to push these gguys to there max. defense needs to play tight clog the mids and blitz more. the offense dosnt need a qb when there on the 20 yard line and its 4th and 1 ..they need to trust the team and go for it. be aggresive!

    January 4, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
    • They fell and they can't get up

      Yep, the usual dribble.
      "They have potential".
      Blah blah blah.

      Let me tell you how 2011 is going to go. On game one, it's going to be "Hey, we're going to the Superbowl!" Midway through the season, it's going to be "Hey, if this team wins here and that one loses there, we'll get to the playoffs!". Then it's going to be "If this had of happened and that had have happened, and if we won this game or that, we'd be in the playoffs!"

      And finally, after getting thumped by Pittsburgh, it will be (and I quote) "....These players have alot of potential..and all they need is someone to push these gguys to there max. defense needs to play tight clog the mids and blitz more. the offense dosnt need a qb when there on the 20 yard line and its 4th and 1 ..they need to trust the team and go for it. be aggresive!..."

      January 4, 2011 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |