Update: Nothing to see here. It appears that all the speculation that started with Colin Cowherd was for nothing. The Browns didn’t do anything except move their press conference back. I am relieved. I am relieved that given the opportunity to act completely dysfunctionally, it didn’t happen in Berea this time. There are ways to handle your business and I don’t think firing people in the middle of the season (except in extreme examples: Wade Phillips) makes any sense what-so-ever. We will have more on this tomorrow, but as of now, nothing happened. Waiting to find out how healthy Colt McCoy is and we now know that Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace are both completely healthy. (End update.)
The Internet is abuzz with rumor and speculation right now. Eric Mangini’s press conference was allegedly rescheduled from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Then it was changed again from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Colin Cowherd’s name has been bandied about as someone who fueled further speculation that there could be major shakeups in Berea today. So now we are left to wait and wonder. I have tried my best to get to the bottom of it, but there is no clarity anywhere right now if anything is or is not actually happening today.
Some seem to think that today is the day that Brian Daboll gets his walking papers. Others seem to think that Mangini is a goner and that Rob Ryan or Mike Holmgren will take the reigns immediately. One gentleman on Twitter who goes by the name of _Believeland joked that the Browns are going to announce Jim Brown’s triumphant return to the ring of honor and advisor status. I am still skeptical that anything major is going to happen today, but these are the Browns. Predicting the unpredictable is always a good bet, I guess.
I am additionally skeptical that anything should happen today. I had a tough time with yesterday’s loss too. I think there is a finger of partial blame pointed at Daboll and the Browns’ offensive staff as I said yesterday. Still, I can’t imagine that much positive can be accomplished by making major organizational changes right this very second as the Browns are prepping to finish out their season.
We will have to wait and see. In the meantime, do you think anyone should be fired today? I still vote no. This just seems so strange considering how well the Browns were playing before injuries took hold against the Jets.
Also, you will remember I talked extensively about Mangini and the Proverbial Hot Seat earlier this year.