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New York, meet the new Eric Mangini

Ex-Jets coach shows something we didn't often see in the Big Apple: a sense of humor

Updated: November 10, 2010, 6:02 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Who was that guy on the phone?

He was funny and engaging. He was self-deprecating. He was upbeat.

It was Eric Mangini, the same Mangini who made people drowsy with his duller-than-watching-paint-dry news conferences in New York. The same Mangini who was fired by the Jets, in part, because he alienated people in the organization with his dour and secretive nature.

"I know this may sound crazy, but some people actually think I have a good personality ...

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