I recently found this site, looking for opinion on Mangini, as it appears he is the #1 choice for the Jets HC job. Living here in RI, (born and raised in NY with Jets season tickets). Reading through the posts, some of the responses are pretty interesting.
1- There is a notion that Mangini should wait out BB retiring to secure his first HC job. BB is what, 52? It seems he is kind of a "gym rat" sort of coach, can't imagine him hanging it up anytime soon. Do you wait 5-7 years for the chance?
2- He shouldn't leave to coach a "sucky" franchise. Can't argue Pats success over the last 5 years, but the 35 before that were about as successful as the Jets. BB and a terrific QB have lifted that fog, but how do you predict a 6th round pick being as good as he has been? It only takes a run of a few great years to turn around a franchise...assume Pats fans have to agree with that.
3- Bradway is interviewing everyone and anyone to deflect? He said today that his current interview plans do not include Sherman and Fassel, so that is simply not true.
I agree with lots of the questions on Mangini..is he too green, can he operate away from BB?
Assuming the unthinkable happens, and Mangini does become Jets HC, do you think he will succeed? Looking for some opinions on Mangini from some knowlegable Pats fans, hopefully not some silly rants on the Jets org.
Originally Posted by MoLewisrocks
I think he came here following some guy named....Belichick.
Everyone here is over reacting. Mangini is not stupid enough to jump at the first HC opportunity than comes his way, any more than he was willing to jump at the first DC job either - Oakland. Working for a sucky franchise is the kiss of death in the NFL. BB's guys are too smart to fall for the first pretty face that comes a-calling. McDaniels isn't even a coordinator yet - and some have him off to the Senior Citizens Center in Buffalo. Pahleeeze stop people.
People here are free to leave for a better opportunity. Thing is most of them are so bright they know those are rare in the NFL. Mangini is the heir apparent to his boss here, if he wants to wait a while and hone his craft. With this team and organization behind him, his stock ain't going down any time soon either if he gets tired of waiting. He understands what a collaberative effort the success here has been, and how difficult it is to find a situation where you have the support to even have a fighting chance at running this kind of operation.
Bradway is interviewing him and about anyone else he can to try and deflect criticism over the Herm deal. He's looking for part savior and part potential fall guy 'cause the JETS are in that much of a mess. The job will ultimately go to a Haslett or some other desperate retread or a college coach who doesn't know how many NFL opportunities he might get. Guys smart enough to be on the NFL fast track like Eric are usually also smart enough to pick their spots with an eye towards success.