by Ryan Wilson
The holiday season doesn't bring good tidings for everybody. Just ask those head coaches who are spending the New Year cleaning out their offices.
About an hour ago I wondered if it mattered that Brett Favre wasn't a big fan of Eric Mangini's coaching style. (And by "coaching style," I obviously mean "midweek quizzes and public dressing downs.") Partly because Favre could be planning another offseason of "no, really, I'm retiring this time!" drama, but also in light of the fact that Mangini could be fired as the Jets head coach.
Well, I fully expect to be bombarded with the former, but according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, we'll be hearing about the latter in a few minutes:
"Eric Mangini is out with the New York Jets, according to Andrew Marshan of ESPN 1050 Radio in New York -- that's the Jets home radio station -- and we had heard Sunday night that it was likely that Mangini would be out, didn't get it confirmed, but the report is now in that [he's] out ... [and there's] the press conference scheduled for 10AM this morning with Jets owner Woody Johnson and we'll get official word then."
So while nothing's yet official, it looks like we'll be adding Mangenius' name to the "dudes from the Bill Belichick coaching tree who went on to crash and burn in head coaching jobs" scrap pile. On the upside, there are enough people to form a support group, so there's that. ("Hi, my name is Romeo Crennel and Bill Belichick ruined my life...")
Update: It's official -- Mangini is out in New York.
Word on the Street: Eric Mangini Will Be Fired as Jets Head Coach originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Mon, 29 Dec 2008 10:10:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.