In a recent interview with the New York Daily News, Browns head coach Eric Mangini discussed several different issues ranging from last year’s Jets meltdown, all the way to what he plans on doing with his new team. If you’re one that think that Mangini did not get along with his former quarterback, guess again.
“He might come out to training camp to visit,” Mangini said. “Maybe I will have him do the show team or just hang out.” [...]
“I don’t think it would be anything formal,” Mangini said. “It’s not like we are hiring him to run the scout team. I don’t think he would be interested in that. He would be more like a visitor. An open invite.”
Mangini is reportedly a big fan of Favre’s presence with teammates – something that goes firmly against many of their rumors that were swirling last season when a few Jets players seemingly threw Brett under the media bus. Favre’s play over the second half of the season is arguably one of the reasons that Mangini was ousted with the Jets, so this definitely seems a bit odd on the cover. But then again, our head coach is also a big fan of veteran football players that can help smooth things along.
Favre undoubtedly was forced to learn the Jets system in very little time, even though one may argue that he had a “system” of his own that involved throwing into triple-coverage on a windy day. The thinking here is that Favre could spend a few days of the upcoming summer in Cleveland to tutor both Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson, assuming both are still here.
After all, what would another summer be without Brett Favre?
Eric Mangini likes Brett Favre but… [NY Daily News]