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Despite an overall poor performance by the Browns, Eric Mangini was responsible for a few of Cleveland's strong points in week 5.
The first of which, and the biggest in my opinion, was clock management. At the end of the second and third quarters, Cleveland had the opportunity to get a play off with less than 10 seconds remaining and both times the Browns elected to sit on it rather than run a play.
I was lucky enough to be sitting in the Dawg Pound for both of those quarter-ending decisions and despite the crowd's poor reaction, I feel Mangini made the right call.
Mangini was making an attempt to promote ball security and time management with both of those calls. Unfortunately, Jake Delhomme took it upon himself to make sure the Browns turned the ball over on a few other occasions (that's a whole other article in itself).
The second thing I feel that Mangini did right was his effort in trying to get Jerome Harrison included in the offense.
Mangini is rumored to not be Harrison's biggest fan, yet he realizes that Peyton Hillis cannot carry the workload by himself.
Even though it did not pan out this week, Mangini needs to stay diligent in getting the running backs (other than Hillis) more touches in order to save Hillis and switch up the tempo against opposing defenses.