Spygate:The Bill Belichick-Eric Mangini Feud

Mike SimmonsCorrespondent IMay 3, 2008

Eric Mangini: the name that makes Patriots fans shutter.

This one name brings back bittersweet memories of week one of last season. That is the day Mangini ratted out Bill Belichick and Spygate emerged.

Though he was offered a head coaching job by the Jets prior to the 2006 NFL season, Mangini was feeling very unappreciated as a Patriots assistant; so he directed all of his grief towards Bill Belichick.

Mangini lasted one season without talking, and several "dead fish" handshakes later he finally snapped. He ratted Bill Belichick out for recording the Jets defensive signals in their week one matchup, which "had no affect on the outcome of the game."

Now the worst thing of all is that Jets fans are calling the Patriots cheaters, even though there isn't any proof.

For now Mangini is a mediocre head coach who won't go anywhere without making revamping his roster, including trading for better receivers and running backs (even though they signed Danny Woodhead).

I for one hope Mangini becomes a more mature person and not such a Hank Steinbrenner sized baby. 

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