Mangini far from secure in Cleveland
November, 3, 2009
The Browns' firing of general manager George Kokinis leaves coach Eric Mangini even in a vulnerable position heading into the final eight games of the season. Kokinis came to the Browns as a close friend of Mangini, but it's pretty clear he didn't have a major voice in personnel decisions. Those decisions were Mangini's. Kokinis came over from the Ravens' front office. His fingerprints aren't on the moves that brought nine players to Cleveland from the Jets. That's all on Mangini. The next move by the Browns will likely determine where the Browns are going with Mangini, who is in the first year of a four-year contract that pays him $3.9 million a year. If the Browns hire someone who isn't tied to Mangini, then Mangini could be in trouble.