In the trainer's room, it's Jetfighter from SB Nation's New York Jets blog, NY Landing Strip.
Wait a minute. Jetfighter isn't here (or the trainer's room). He's on vacation! Well, we have something of a tradition when someone in our little group takes a vacation and doesn't participate in Around the AFC East. We humiliate their team.
tommasse: What's with this "Mangenius" stuff? I mean, c'mon. The guy's a pudgy, inexperienced troll, no?
tommasse: That's "Mr. Mangenius" to you uncultured, uncouth ignorami.
Mr. Mangini (I call him "Eric"!): The man's enlarged my mind. He's a poet-warrior in the classic sense. I mean sometimes he'll .. uh .. well, you'll say "hello" to him, right? And he'll just walk right by you. He won't even notice you. And suddenly he'll grab you, and he'll throw you in a corner, and he'll say, "Do you know that 'if' is the middle word in 'life'? 'If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you'." .. I mean, I'm no .. I can't .. I'm a little man. I'm a little man. He's .. he's a great man. I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across floors of silent seas.
The Mangenius has set in motion a plan so brilliant and so sophisticated, the slightest perception of its very execution requires intellectual power that would likely atomize your gray matter. He will hatch this plan with ruthless, merciless fury. It is beyond the comprehension of literary inert, non-metropolitan simpletons.
What? Oh. The heads. You're looking at the heads. Sometimes he goes too far. He's the first one to admit it.
The Jets cannot be stopped.
You're not from New York, so clearly you wouldn't understand.
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tommasse's retort: Give me a break. Mangini. The man's a goblin. He's sallow, unattractive, disgusting. But seriously, "genius"? This year he drafted defense (linebacker David Harris and cornerback Darrelle Revis) and traded for a veteran B-list running back (Thomas Jones). He has laid the foundation for a bend-don't-break defense. Wow. Brilliant. I don't know he formulated such a devious scheme. But, hey, it's New York, and they think they know something no one else does. Either way, Mangini needs a new nickname. Last year, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan on WEEI were calling him "Rib Boy." There's always the ever-popular "Mangina." I've heard the occasional "Baby Huey" .. I mean "Baby Buddha" .. I mean "Baby Belichick." "CC" would be appropriate. Come up with some names (no vulgarity, please), and we'll put it to a poll.
OK, it's your turn. Step up to the Pulpit and say your piece. And if you have a question you want me to ask next week, email me, and I'll pose the best queries to our friends at Buffalo Rumblings, The Phinsider and NY Landing Strip.