April 25, 2015

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Mangini’s fate? Still unknown

The Browns had nothing to report late Wednesday afternoon regarding president Mike Holmgren’s pivotal meeting with coach Eric Mangini. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the meeting began at 2 p.m. "We don’t have any updates," team spokesman Neal Gulkis said. Holmgren said Tuesday he hadn’t made up his mind whether to keep Mangini, and that Mangini Read More…

Holmgren hopes to have Mangini’s fate decided soon

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BEREA — Mike Holmgren had a busy first day as Browns president. He signed a contract, met employees, got situated in a makeshift office, held a 30-minute news conference in a packed media room and set up an interview for today with general manager candidate Tom Heckert. One thing he didn’t do was make a Read More…

Holmgren hire provides instant hope, credibility

BEREA — The arrival of “The Big Show” is a big deal. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. The next chapter in the history of the Browns began Tuesday when Mike Holmgren signed his contract as president. He recognized the gravity of the occasion, donning a suit and tie to go with his giant, sparkling Read More…

Holmgren: No decision yet on Mangini

BEREA — New Browns president Mike Holmgren hasn’t made a decision on coach Eric Mangini. They met briefly Tuesday during Holmgren’s first day on the job, but have a longer meeting set for Wednesday. "That’s an important question for the organization," Holmgren said in his introductory news conference. "I met with Eric briefly, but not Read More…

Mike Holmgren in Browns HQ; news conference at 4 p.m.

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President Mike Holmgren is in Browns headquarters and will be introduced at a news conference at 4 p.m. today, the team announced this morning. Holmgren is expected to announce the fate of coach Eric Mangini, who concluded his first year with the Browns on Sunday. A team spokesman said he didn’t know if Holmgren had Read More…

Mangini says he’s proud of first year but won’t beg for a second

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BEREA — Coach Eric Mangini won’t plead his case and he won’t beg to keep his job. He certainly won’t treat his franchise-altering meeting with Mike Holmgren as an interview. “I have a job,” he said Mon­day. “I’m proud of the job we’ve done.” Mangini and Holmgren are expected to meet today, although Mangini said Read More…

Browns notes: Mangini defends use of QBs

BEREA — Coach Eric Mangini received a lot of criti­cism for his handling of the quarterbacks this year. He split starting repetitions between Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn in training camp and the preseason, and neither found a groove. He gave Quinn the season-opening start, then benched him after 10 quarters. He went back to Read More…

Big meeting between Holmgren, Mangini expected tomorrow

BEREA — Browns coach Eric Mangini said Monday afternoon he hasn’t scheduled the meeting with new president Mike Holmgren that will determine his future. Holmgren was scheduled to fly in from Arizona tonight. The meeting with Mangini is expected to take place Tuesday, and Holmgren’s decision on Mangini’s fate could come anytime. Holmgren said last Read More…

Browns finish with four straight wins, but is Mangini finished?

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CLEVELAND — Eric Mangini was dripping with Gatorade following a celebratory bath, and Cleveland Browns Stadium was freezing. He didn’t want to leave. After a handshake Sunday with Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio, Mangini wanted to savor the moment and a 23-17 season-ending victory. He looked for someone to hug as he tried to put Read More…

Browns’ finale with Jaguars still intriguing

BEREA — Only the Browns. Only the Browns could match the longest winning streak of their reincarnation, yet never sniff playoff contention. Only the Browns could have the NFL’s last-ranked offense and defense, after weeks of noticeable progress. Only the Browns could be on the verge of their longest winning streak in 15 years, while Read More…