[QUOTE=Ven0m;3530012]Wasn't the reason Mawae left was because he was too much of a locker room lawyer? .....and that was when he was a useful player. Doesn't make sense.[/QUOTE]
The real story is that when Penguini was given the head coaching position of the NY Jets back in 2006 he called Kevin Mawae into his office for a sit down. They were having a conversation & Kevin mentioned that they were both about the same age when Kevin asked Mangini jokingly "What should I call you? Coach, Eric or Mr. Mangini" and Mangini fired back "I don't care what you call me so long as you call me the boss."
It was right then and there Mawae knew to 911 his agent & immediately start the FA shopping process which led him to his new home in Tennessee.
Now I know more than anyone that the NFL is an occupation & not a career for 90% of the players in the league & only that golden 10% gets to call themselves real "career players", but Kevin Mawae is a career player, President of the NFLPA & put himself thru Wharton School of Business most nights & off seasons in order to further himself. He also gave the Jets 110% of himself only to be cast aside by a new HC with a Napoleon complex.
I say bring him back as a back up C along with a spot on the coaching staff.
[B]Please Coach Ryan[/B] - At least take a meeting with Kevin, you may be surprised to find out how useful he can still be to this team. What have you got to lose by just talking to the man?
Worth a shot IMO. :yes: