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Mangini's Mess

Good read. Former 49er.

http://m.clevescene.com/cleveland/manginis-mess-sent-to-save-the-cleveland-browns-eric-mangini-instead-put-on-a-clinic-on-how-to-drive-a-teams-morale-into-the-ground/Content?oid=3625467
and he may end up being a HC.... somewhere else. His job is to diagnose the predictability of our offense, and from all accounts, seems to be a valuable asset. That's it.
First off, that is a great read, and thank you for posting it.


Second, WHAT THE HELL? Man, some of that s**t is just wayyyyy out there:


"The night before the game, I check in to the hotel and go down to the meal room. Again, the food is amazing. I am blown away by it. There are artisan chefs stationed around the room creating made-to- order delicacies: everything you can imagine. Pastas, Mexican food, omelets, salads, a variety of roasts, meats, grains, fruits, breads, cookies and pies. It makes Denver's food selection look like the HealthSouth cafeteria. After dinner is our team meeting. And here comes Mangini again, same smarmy look on his face, same paranoia in the crowd. Only now I'm among them. I have notes scattered around my lap, too. My heart is racing. Please don't call on me please don't call on me. He calls on a few guys and has them stand and answer more arbitrary questions about the Titans' defensive tendencies and historical success running certain coverages and substitution packages and, holy s**t! It's embarrassing. I breathe a sigh of relief when he concludes the question-and- answer portion of the show and moves on.

Then he motions to a young man in army fatigues standing in the corner of the room and introduces him as an Iraqi war veteran. Coach wants him to say a few words to us. The football-as- war metaphor is an old motivational tactic. I have heard it evoked many times in my life. But not like this.

The vet tells us his story. He lost three friends and both of his legs in a roadside bomb attack the previous year. You can hear a pin drop. He's an impressive man, an impressive kid, really. But like me, he seems confused as to why he is here, addressing a room full of professional football players the night before a preseason game. It soon becomes apparent why he was brought here. Mangini starts peppering him with leading questions intended to strengthen the validity of his own mantras, trying to draw an honest parallel between the bomb that killed his friends and the following evening's preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. The soldier sees what Mangini is doing and steers away from it, choosing instead to speak candidly about what he had learned, not what Mangini had hoped he learned.

After a few cringeworthy questions from the audience, class is dismissed. I make a beeline to my room, where I lock myself behind the double bolt and scribble furiously in my notebook. This is some outlandish s**t. And I don't want to forget it."
word on the street that Trent and Jim are having a power struggle and Trent brought in Mangini to take over when Jim leaves.


hey dont shoot the messenger just something I heard from my sources deep within the organization.
This is what happens when it's off season.

PLEASE let it end soon!
Originally posted by susweel:
word on the street that Trent and Jim are having a power struggle and Trent brought in Mangini to take over when Jim leaves.


hey dont shoot the messenger just something I heard from my sources deep within the organization.

Adam Schlefter strikes again!!!
Originally posted by susweel:
word on the street that Trent and Jim are having a power struggle and Trent brought in Mangini to take over when Jim leaves.


hey dont shoot the messenger just something I heard from my sources deep within the organization.

There is no possible way that is true. I'm hoping you're kidding. Moving on, wow, Mangini sounds like a real dick!
  • cciowa
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Originally posted by susweel:
word on the street that Trent and Jim are having a power struggle and Trent brought in Mangini to take over when Jim leaves.


hey dont shoot the messenger just something I heard from my sources deep within the organization.

well this confirms my first thought when mangini was hired,, I said at the time,, we just hired the replacement for JH
great read. now im mad we have him in our organization
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by susweel:
word on the street that Trent and Jim are having a power struggle and Trent brought in Mangini to take over when Jim leaves.


hey dont shoot the messenger just something I heard from my sources deep within the organization.

well this confirms my first thought when mangini was hired,, I said at the time,, we just hired the replacement for JH

Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by susweel:
word on the street that Trent and Jim are having a power struggle and Trent brought in Mangini to take over when Jim leaves.


hey dont shoot the messenger just something I heard from my sources deep within the organization.

There is no possible way that is true. I'm hoping you're kidding. Moving on, wow, Mangini sounds like a real dick!

i dont think he's kidding, Jed York has already came out and said if JH doesn't get us a super bowl within the next 2 years he will be gone. They brought in Mangini to get acclimated with the 49ers org, so he could take over
Lol @ stupid s**t
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Originally posted by always49ers:
Good read. Former 49er.

http://m.clevescene.com/cleveland/manginis-mess-sent-to-save-the-cleveland-browns-eric-mangini-instead-put-on-a-clinic-on-how-to-drive-a-teams-morale-into-the-ground/Content?oid=3625467

I read the whole thing, very interesting insight and I dont really like Mangini.
Originally posted by susweel:
word on the street that Trent and Jim are having a power struggle and Trent brought in Mangini to take over when Jim leaves.


hey dont shoot the messenger just something I heard from my sources deep within the organization.

My aunts friends husband works for the 49ers, and she told me this as well. F**king great.
Originally posted by phatbutskinny:
i dont think he's kidding, Jed York has already came out and said if JH doesn't get us a super bowl within the next 2 years he will be gone. They brought in Mangini to get acclimated with the 49ers org, so he could take over

I'm way too easy to troll, but this is a little too far even for me. I'll believe it when I see it. In fact, I'm not sure I'll even believe it IF I see it.