â†µSo what's a head coach to do when the starter can't produce any points and the backup can only gin up one measly field goal? It's obvious - be purposefully vague about what form of mediocrity you're unleashing on the competition next week. And that's just what Eric Mangini is doing. The Browns coach said he'll keep his decision about who will start Sunday's game against the resurgent Bengals close to the vest until the middle of the week. Naturally, there's a slightly different approach for preparing for either Derek Anderson or Brady Quinn. One will deposit passes into the awaiting hands of corners while the other will simply drop the ball on the ground while flushing out to his right. â†µâ†µ
â†µMeanwhile, Mangini has other frustrating personnel matters apart from the embarrassments on the field. No, not just Coye Francies punching teammates for indulging in minor pranks. That would be too easy. There's a report that the coach is facing up to five grievances filed against him with the league by his own players, at least one stemming from the well-known (but disputed by CBS' Charlie Casserly) $1,701 fine of a player for not paying for a $3 water bottle. â†µâ†µ
â†µBut at least he didn't lose to the Lions. â†µâ†µ
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