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Highlights from press conference with Browns coach Eric Mangini

By Nate Ulrich Published: September 20, 2010

Browns coach Eric Mangini met with reporters Monday afternoon. Here are some of the highlights from the press conference:


  • Mangini lamented his team's self-inflicted wounds -- turnovers and penalties.

  • Mangini on the Browns' lack of a running game: "It wasn't just the backs and it wasn't just the line."

  • However, Mangini liked several things he saw from defense, including defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin's hustle on his diving interception. Mangini also said he was happy that the defense didn't allow Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles to break off any big plays.

  • Mangini, however, said the defense missed some chances to make big plays. When he watched film, he saw a couple of times when the Browns should have made sacks.

  • Mangini said he thought his team's performance on punt and kickoff coverage was outstanding.

  • The Browns should have used their Wildcat offense more against the Chiefs, Mangini said.

  • Running back Jerome Harrison is struggling for a few reasons, Mangini said. A block here or there and breaking an arm tackle, and Harrison would have produced more against the Chiefs, Mangini said.

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