My sincere apologies to the Board and my thanks to T-Shirt Dynasty for posting the link to the Jets board. I didn't realize the link I posted to The Times was a "subscriber only" link.
In response to another poster's comment: Selena Roberts has a regular column on the Times' Sports Pages and seems pretty even-handed in what she has to say, so Mangini must be making a lot of rookie mistakes on the job, as the article is brutal (see excerpt below). This article isn't tabloid ranting by The Daily News or the Post (as much as I enjoy reading those rants!), but an "Above the Fold" piece on the front page of the NYT Sports Section, so Mangini will ignore it at his peril if he doesn't want to have a looooooooong season with the NY media. I've attached my favorite quote below, hopefully brief enough not to offend the copyright police:
“Am I supposed to say anything?” Laveranues Coles said, joking, when asked yesterday how his body was feeling during Camp Mangini. “Is this one of those questions where I’m supposed to say, ‘Go ask coach’?”
"Ask Mangini, and he’ll channel Belichick in an impersonation of his Mensa mentor from New England, in an ideology borrowed from the beautiful mind under the hooded sweatshirt.
"One problem: Mangini has to earn his hoodie. Impervious coaches of intellectual superiority aren’t born; they’re carved from Super Bowl titles. Coaches lauded for their callous monarchies don’t materialize; they’re formed from fabled winning seasons."
(From "No Applause for Mangini's Belichick Act," by Selena Roberts, The New York Times, August 9, 2006, Page D1)
Ouch! Not just brutal, but also well-written.