Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by WINiner:
Did I miss something or this just a type o? My understanding is Manginis only contribution to the O is to help determine where a team, considering their scheme and personnel, is likely to focus their defense or where an opponent likely feels they match up well. My understanding also is that beyond that information, Mangini will have little to no input into the actual game plan for that particular week/opponent.
This is my understanding too. I think they're paying Mangini to gameplan against them
You two are correct in your primary understanding of Mangini's role but make no bones about it, he was hired to provide an outside-to-inside perspective. While HaRoman are knee deep in game-planning week-to-week (e.g. their first draft version, so-to-speak), he will not only be providing insight into how a defense may affect it (based on the team/defense we'll be playing) but he will also be providing insight on how to attack it (once he learns our ful offense and becomes familiar with all of our weapons).
This is where I believe Mangini will provide insight (the more he learns about our own offense, which he's studying right now as we speak) into utilizing key weapons such as VD, McDonald, James/Hunter, etc. more effectively and more often to help dictate the offense, rather than "take what the defense gives you." This was Roman's issue last year...slow starts and too-late adjustments. How many times last year did we as fans say, "Why aren't we using VD? Getting him involved early?" Someone obviously alerted them to this down the stretch (media, most likely) and BAM, he ends up being a primary target again and has another stellar post season.
IMHO, there will be much collaboration between Roman/Mangini esp. as they build chemistry with time. Based on Fangio's comments, it doesn't sound like Mangini will be involved at all with his side of the ball.
[ Edited by NCommand on Jun 19, 2013 at 6:44 AM ]