Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/1/13

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 07: Head coach Eric Mangini of the New York Jets looks on the field against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game on December 7, 2008 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Former head coach of the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns, Eric Mangini will become an offensive senior consultant with the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen and later confirmed by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. It's a curious move as Mangini has spent almost all of his professional career on the defensive side of the ball. As a former Bill Belichick protege, he worked his way through the ranks all the way to defensive coordinator, but ignored Belichick's advice and went on to become the Jets head coach. He was fired after three years following the Brett Favre debacle. Following another failed stint as a head coach with the Browns, he found his way to TV as an ESPN analyst, where he shined in his expert knowledge of the game. He's not the first defesnsive-minded coach to switch to offense. In fact, 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman began his NFL career as a defensive coach under Dom Capers with the Carolina Panthers, noted Rapoport via Twitter. On Mangini: He can be a defensive mind to help evaluate how teams will defend 49ers. FYI: OC Greg Roman started as a def coach under Capers — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 1, 2013
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