Originally posted by iLL49er:
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:the decision to throw Mangini in as TEs coach could really make or break Jim , I said before how Andy Reid cooked his goose when he gave offensive line coach Juan Castillo the defensive coordinator job , and if our offense comes up lame and fail to show any improvement , Harbaugh will eventually have to take all the heat for this decision, and Greg Roman will be sparred the brunt of the blame being Mangini will be the whipping boy.
but if Vance McDonald and Celek start catching passes for TD's , were going to be riding the "Mangenius bandwagon" and Jim will be mentioned in the same breathe as Bill Walsh in regards to great decisions that took the Niners another step further , lets hope it only helps our sometimes ineffective attack
mangini is a good teacher, this isn't some big risky move, he can teach and coaches who can teach well are successful. he isn't coordinating the offense like castillo was
but it can still be viewed as a questionable move by some circles, especially if things go south , I agree Mangini is a solid football mind and could easily handle the gig , if the offense shows improvement, no harm no foul , but there are restless fans that will not have much patience with the offense and Mangini if it sputters, but I expect to see a well coached and prepared team by opening day