Cleveland Browns Coaches Are Clueless

Kim LaknerCorrespondent INovember 17, 2009

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 18: Head coach Eric Mangini of the Cleveland Browns argues with an official during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on October 18, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Browns 27-14. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Maybe it is time to part ways with Eric Mangini at season’s end.


If the guy hasn’t figured it out after nearly four years as a head coach, there's a chance he never will.


The Browns played the Baltimore Ravens tough for a half last night, heading to the locker room at 0-0.


The Ravens' coaches made adjustments, the Browns' coaches didn’t.


Here’s the kicker: The Browns' coaches had two weeks to prepare for this game, the Ravens' coaches had one.


On the first possession of the second half, Brady Quinn had two passes knocked down at the line of scrimmage.


They punt.


The next possession, Quinn throws a slant pattern behind Mike Furrey and Baltimore's Chris Carr picks it off.


Later in the game, the Browns' defense was not lined up properly and instead of calling a timeout to get the correct personnel on the field, the Ravens snapped the ball and Ray Rice ended up in the endzone.


As soon as it became 7-0 Baltimore, the game was over. The Browns can’t score touchdowns.


Heck, they couldn't even get the ball past the Ravens’ 45-yard line.


Rob Ryan didn’t call a timeout and neither did Eric Mangini. Incompetent coaching staff.


The Ravens’ defensive coordinator decided to throw everything at Quinn, including the kitchen sink, and the Browns offense had no chance.


In the second half of games this year, the Browns have been outscored 117-29.


Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has no business calling plays.


If you’re Ryan, what in the world are you supposed to tell your defense, who shuts out the Ravens in the first half?


“Sorry, fellas. I guess you’re going to have to pitch a shutout because the offense is incapable of scoring touchdowns.”


Mangini was supposed to be an upgrade in this department over Romeo Crennel. Braylon Edwards even was quoted as saying that Mangini’s ability to make halftime adjustments was going to be a welcomed addition. Now it looks like the coach's abilities were overrated.


Randy Lerner needs to do the right thing for his franchise and fire Mangini at the end of the season.


The team has 11 draft picks next year. Can Lerner really afford to have Mangini screw up a draft that could potentially help turn this team around?


If Lerner brings in a credible voice to overlook the football decisions, is he really going to agree to work with Mangini, especially if he doesn't want Mangini there as the head coach?


Last night Mangini was on the sidelines with a disappointed look on his face.


He has no one to blame but himself.


He’s the one that traded Kellen Winslow for peanuts and wanted Robert Royal who couldn’t catch a cold if he was sitting in a freezer in his underwear for five days.


He’s the one who drafted a center with his first pick instead of taking either one of the USC linebackers or a quarterback he could groom for the future.


He’s the one who brought in two career backup linemen and decided to make them starters on the right side of the offensive line.


Mangini gets no sympathy from me and he shouldn’t get any from the fans either.