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Former Cleveland Browns Head Coach Eric Mangini Joins ESPN Crew

ESPN has just picked up a new NFL analyst, and hopefully they don’t face criticism for bringing in a former Bill Belichick employee like the Browns did.

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Eric Mangini has joined the ESPN staff as a football analyst and will appear on programs like “First Take”, “Sports Center”, and “NFL Live”. Mangini’s new gig will begin on August 17th.

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ESPN issued a statement on the hiring:

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“Eric brings a wealth of knowledge from his experiences as an assistant and a head coach,” said Seth Markman, ESPN senior coordinating producer for NFL studio shows. “Eric is one of the smartest football people I’ve ever been around. Adding him to our roster will enhance our ability to give viewers the best available analysis on the NFL from all angles.”

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Mangini is very excited about the new opportunity:

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“I am excited to join the ESPN team for the upcoming season,” he said. "With my reputation for access and ease with the media, it seems like a natural fit. I am always impressed by how knowledgeable fans are and by their passion to learn more about their team, the league and the strategy of the game, and I hope to add meaningful insight.

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“As for my new role, I have been preparing diligently, by picking out tribal tattoos for my lower leg and doing triple shots of espresso to match Herm Edwards’ energy level.”

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.