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Mangini pleased with most phases of Saturday's preseason victory

By Stephanie Storm Published: August 16, 2010

Browns coach Eric Mangini was pleased with most phases of Saturday's preseason win at Green Bay.

"We looked at tape and a lot of things we felt on Saturday were reconfirmed," he said to open the press conference.

Here's some of  the second-year coach's thoughts from his meeting with the media Monday before practice.

"I really liked the way we played offensively," he said. "I though Jake d(Delhomme) did an excellent job on the first drive and the group as a whole did an excellent job on the first drive. We were able to do a lot of things against a team we weren't able to do much against last year...We didn't have any penalties with that group, any turnovers with the group and Green Bay was a team that led the NFL last year in turnovers."

Despite the Browns defense struggling at times, Mangini was positive the mistakes could be cleaned up.

"Defensively, we worked on some pressures," he said. "The best teaching tool from that is that playing an offense as potent as they are, the margin of error is that much smaller. Aaron Rogers threw the ball well and they caught the ball well, even on the touchdown that T.J. (Ward) put himself in good position, played the ball the right way through the guys hands."

Mangini lauded the team's special team's play, but said there's still work to be done.

" I really felt like we did a nice job (on special teams,)" Mangini said. "There probably was eight big plays in terms of where we started with the ball after kickoff and punt returns, punt returns over 15 yards, pinning them down on the 5-yard line and converting field goals.

"We had a couple problems there where they were able to pin us down and some things need to get cleaned up on field goal and punt protection. But I thought we made some strides. It's another place where T.J. (Ward) showed up. On the first two kickoffs, he has two tackles."


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