BrownTownie Posted October 23, 2010 Report Share Posted October 23, 2010 I tend to go along with the theory that when you have a chance to grab a player who can upgrade your team you seriously consider it... no offense to Colt McCoy - the kid has potential - but if Phil Rivers were available in free agency I think I'd go out and grab him. I think one could apply the same philosophy to head coach - if there's a way to upgrade that position - you do it ... and while I actually think there's some decent talent on this team - but I'm pretty "bleh" about Mangini his hand chosen OC Daboll They seem to play just well enough to make us hope and then consistently lose - it's been quite painful actually. I think Gruden's going to have a lot of interest around the league... the Cowboys, Chargers, Bills along with the Browns all have records that are placing their jobs in jeaopardy I know there's a lot of support for Mangini since he beat the Steelers last year but I think Gruden would be a big upgrade - and I think the sooner the Browns position themselves to make a move for him, the better - both to secure the best head coach on the market and to give a head start on next season (call me crazy but I don't see the Super Bowl in the cards this season) Lots of upside - Holmgren knows and respects him - and vice versa... and Gruden understands Holmgren's system too Going into the bye, if Mangini just has one win under his belt, that might be all the excuse Holmgren needs to make a change. I'm not thinking Gruden comes in mid-season, but they can go interim coach until the end of the season and then move quickly to wrap up Gruden. Heck - Lerner didn't waste 2 minutes to lock up Mangini when there was NO ONE else interested in him... with Gruden potentially in demand, it might make sense to lock him up sooner rather than later. I guess all of this comes down to what Holmgren wants, but if Holmgren is seriously interested in Gruden - and I think he may be, I think coming into the bye with one win under a teams belt is all the excuse he should want or need to make a change. Waiting could hurt their chance to get Gruden, and if Mangini can squeeze out another win or two this season (which I think he can) it could make it more difficult for Holmgren to make a change given the sometimes puzzling fan support of Mangini. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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