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49ers DC Eric Mangini wants his defensive backs to be 'flexible'

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Eric Mangini has a key phrase when it comes to his defensive backs and it's an integral part on how he runs his secondary - position flexibility. "Sometimes that’s just a catch phrase," Mangini said, via SI's MMQB. "But I grew up that way defensively, and I believe in that, where each week we are going to have challenges we have...
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DC Eric Mangini preaches flexibility on defense

The San Francisco 49ers have lost a lot of key pieces on their defense from last season due to retirement and free agency. Due to that fact, defensive coordinator Eric Mangini knows that it will be crucial for his defense to learn multiple positions and be able to play all over the field.  Mangini told SI's MMQB that flexibility will be one of the most important factors on the 49ers...
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New DC Eric Mangini back in his wheelhouse running 49ers' defense

New San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Eric Mangini is back in his wheelhoouse coaching the team's defense, something he's been groomed to do as a disciple of the school of Bill Belichick. Mangini succeeded Romeo Crennel as defensive coordinator in 2005 after Crennel took the head coaching position with the Browns. Mangini then served as the coach of the Jets from 2006...
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49ers Looking to ‘Cause Confusion’ on Defense in 2015

One of the only knocks on former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was that he ran a pretty bland scheme. Potentially because of the team’s elite talent on defense, Fangio didn’t run many blitzes during his tenure in San Francisco. He also relied a great deal on man coverage on the outside with a basic 3-4 set putting pressure on the quarterback. Considering the...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Clay Matthews and his family football legacy

Back in 2009 when Eric Mangini was running the Browns’ draft and took Alex Mack, there were a lot of Browns fans that were upset that the Browns didn’t take Clay Matthews III. As it turns out the Browns and Green Bay both did pretty well with their respective picks, but I get what a double win it would have been to not only select a great player, but also a Cleveland Browns legacy...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers to hire Mangini as new defensive coordinator

On the same day that the San Francisco 49ers hired Tony Sparano to be their new tight ends coach, they promoted another former NFL head coach to defensive coordinator. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, San Francisco has promoted Eric Mangini, who spent last season as the team’s tight ends coach, to defensive coordinator. While some will question why a coach that spent last...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Browns coach Eric Mangini to interview with Washington

Someone tell me why Washington would interview a tight ends coach for their vacant defensive coordinator job? Well, when Eric Mangini is that tight ends coach it makes some sense. The former Mangenius from the New York Jets and one of the worst drafters in Cleveland Browns history will be headed to interview in Washington. Former Browns/Jets HC and current 49ers assistant Eric Mangini...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Mangini to interview for Raiders job

One would think that Eric Mangini’s days as an NFL head coach are over, but nothing can be ruled out when dealing with the Oakland Raiders. According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Mangini is one of the names on Oakland’s list of potential head coaching candidates. The San Francisco 49ers tight ends coach will...Read More
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Mangini a candidate for Dolphins GM job if Ireland is fired?

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald offers some names to keep an eye on with regards to the Dolphins general manager position should they elect to part ways with current GM Jeff Ireland. According to Salguero, former Jets and Browns head coach Eric Mangini is the No. 1 option for the Dolphins due to his relationship with Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross. Salguero adds that Ross planned...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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