Originally Posted by DanNamath
Slight exaggeration. He wasn't top shelf, but the potential was there. He definitely was fired too soon, Rex love or not. The year Pennington went down, didn't help him either. He won't name any other kids after FA mercenary QB's anymore. He won't tell any organizational secrets anymore. The stint at ESPN has probably done wonders for him in terms of self reflection. He'll learn from past mistakes.
Only in America....
Originally Posted by YJF
Terrible is off base. The team went 10 and 6 and 9 and 7 in two of his three years here as a rookie head coach. They beat New England twice in New England and a lot of the Jets best players were drafted and coached up by Mangini. Revis/Mangold/Brick.
I think that the Saints are going to hire Romeo(great hire) but Mangini would be an excellent choice. He's tremendous on ESPN for all the reasons already stated on this thread. I wish the media was more like him instead of Lomas Brown/Parker type garbage.
I agree completely. Which is the more important factor, a franchise quarterback or a decent coach ? With the way the league protects offensive players today, I would say it's more and more on the QB. It's a boring truth but how many superbowl rings would Belichick have without Brady ? I would guess one ... maybe.
Mangini was a pain in the butt to the media, fans and players but if he had the horses I have no doubt he would be a playoff contender and more.
Lets see how wonderful Rex is without a decent/healthy nose tackle, quality safeties and Pettine (who supposedly was Rex's puppet according to most - Trevor Pryce would like to differ with you on that point.)