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One more reason to dislike the Browns

If you're a Steelers fan, naturally you have a strong dislike for the Browns.

The dislike has waned since the Browns' return, mainly because the Browns haven't been able to beat the Steelers.

How can your dislike for a team grow if you continually beat up on them?

Well, until the Browns beat the Steelers, I found one reason to dislike them: Eric Mangini.

The guy thinks he's mini Belichick, which is reason enough. But now that he's the man in Cleveland, it firmly plants the dislike label on his forehead.

But look how he handled his quarterback situation.

Mangini said earlier this week that he would not announce his starting quarterback for the season, leaving Week 1 opponent the Minnesota Vikings to guess as to who it would be.

Mangini also said he wouldn't tell his team who his hand-picked guy would be.

So much for having faith in your team.

Tight-lipped Mangini didn't quit.

Did he tell his QBs? Let's ask Brady Quinn.

"He talked to us about it, but he hasn't told us anything about a final decision for us," Quinn said.

The person who knew was Terrell Owens, who broke the news on Twitter that Quinn will be the starter.

Does that change Mangini? Nah, he's gotta still be the crazy coach who keeps his secrets.

The funny thing is, the Browns won't beat the Vikings. Not gonna happen.

But Mangini's got to stick to his guns. Mum's the word for him.

Dumb move seems to fit better.


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