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Whom coaching changes really affect

Assistants, role players, young QBs and support staffers often left out in the cold

Originally Published: January 4, 2011
By Ross Tucker | ESPN.com

Don't shed a tear for Eric Mangini. Or any of the other head coaches who might end up losing their jobs this week. They will all be just fine. Especially Mangini. He signed a four-year guaranteed contract with the Browns worth millions of dollars a year that he will continue to receive for the next two years whether or not he steps onto a football field or watches any game film in that time.

Although it might seem as if it's all about him and the other men who sit at the head of the table ...

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