The New York Jets are taking on the personality of their coach, Eric Mangini, and New York Post columnist Brian Costello doesn’t consider that a good thing. Mangini has long preached a fine line of not getting too high after the wins and never getting too low after the losses. Costello reasons that the Jets need to show some more emotion.
- During Eric Mangini’s first year as Jets coach, some of the players nicknamed him “The Penguin.” The moniker was given because of his body shape and the way he waddles when he walks. It also fits Mangini’s public persona — serene, non-confrontational and never hot, just like the bird.
- Problem is, the Jets have begun to adapt that same persona, playing with the same lack of emotion Mangini shows in his weekly press conferences. Girl Scout troops show more fire than the Jets did in defeats to the Broncos and the 49ers, and the blame lies with Mangini. MORE