NFL betting handicappers were burned badly down the stretch by Mangini’s Jets after they had a great first half of the season against the NFL odds. The season end collapse cost him his job. Mangini arrives at one of the worst NFL betting destinations from last year as Cleveland was just 4-12 straight up with just 6 payoffs against the NFL odds.
Mangini will have plenty of work to do on both sides of the line of scrimmage as the Browns finished 31st in NFL betting for offense and 26th overall on defense. They went over the NFL betting total in just 6 out of 16 games last year.
Mangini is known throughout NFL betting as an offensive guru and his big immediate challenge will be to get quarterback Brady Quinn up to speed both with his skills and with the new offense that will be installed. Quinn, who made his fame at Notre Dame, had a rough season last year, which was his 3rd NFL betting campaign.
Quinn had just 3 NFL betting appearances and a poor 66.6 quarterback rating as he was 45-89 for 518 yards and had a 2/2 touchdown/interception ratio. Quinn is guaranteed nothing, however, as Mangini will also give Derek Anderson a hard NFL betting look before naming a permanent starter.
Anderson will be in his 5th NFL season and the Oregon State product had a 66.5 quarterback rating last year, which was nearly identical to Quinn. Braylon Edwards was the top receiver in 2008 with 55 catches for 873 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Ten year man Jamal Lewis rushed for 1002 yards and a 3.6 yards per carry average with 4 touchdowns. It was the former Baltimore Raven’s second consecutive 1000+ yard season with the Browns after turning the trick 5 times in Baltimore. Lewis did have an ankle injury that kept him from the team’s voluntary workouts.
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