Cleveland, OH (The Spread) - After yet another season under his guidance, the Cleveland Browns fired head coach Eric Mangini on Monday. Now there’s speculation that team president Mike Holmgren will replace him.
Mangini’s tenure in Cleveland ends after just two 5-11 seasons. He came over from the Jets following the 2008 season but he immediately rubbed players the wrong way and he couldn’t get a young team over the hump this season. He basically had one year to wow Holmgren and he failed to do so.
Speaking of Holmgren, if he does return to the sidelines he’ll install the West Coast-style Offense that helped the Packers reach the Super Bowl twice and the Seahawks once. In seven seasons with Green Bay, he finished 75-37 and won three straight NFC Central division titles. In his 10 seasons with the Seahawks, he went 86-74 and won four-straight NFC West titles and one AFC West title.
Another potential candidate to replace Mangini is former Panthers head coach John Fox, who was just let go by Carolina. Fox led the Panthers to a 2-14 record this season, which was their second consecutive losing season.