Audio: Hartford radio tells Jets to axe homeboy

December, 23, 2008
Posted by's Tim Graham

New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini can't even get any love from in his hometown.

Mangini, a native of Hartford, Conn., was excoriated there Tuesday morning on news-talk radio station WTIC 1080-AM.

Sports commentator Scott Gray sounded somewhat remorseful for going after the Bulkeley High grad, but went on a convincing, four-minute diatribe that meticulously stated the case for the Jets to fire Mangini.

"The basics may be there," Gray said, "but the intangibles are missing."

Gray broke down a series of questionable coaching decisions from Sunday's 13-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

"Not one of them would have been made by a great coach," Gray said. "I now join the chorus. Eric Mangini is a serviceable coach. He knows the fundamentals. But he's not ready to be a head coach in the NFL."



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