Pegged by New England as the rat who gave up Bill Belichick 10 years ago, Eric Mangini remains hopeful that his relationship with his former mentor and close friend can be restored.
As coach of the Browns in 1995, Belichick gave Mangini his first assistant coaching gig in the NFL, and the two went on to coach together with the Jets and Patriots. Mangini left New England in 2006 to become coach of the Jets, and the following year, Mangini alerted Jets security before the team’s home game against the Pats that the opponent may be illegally videotaping signals.
Schecter’s entrée into the NFL came when she met Bills co-owner Kim Pegula at the league-sponsored Women’s Careers in Football Forum last January in Orlando. Pegula had asked Schecter, an accomplished women’s football player and coach in Great Britain, for a list of female coaching and scouting candidates.
The Bills broke ground last season when they hired Kathryn Smith as a special-teams quality control coach. Smith, though, and other Bills assistants were dismissed once head coach Rex Ryan left the team following the 2016 campaign.
Raised in Ridgefield, Conn., Schecter began playing organized football after moving to Great Britain in 2012 (her mother is British and father American).
She rose quickly through the ranks to become a standout linebacker for the Birmingham Lions of the British American Football League. Schecter’s success led to her branching into coaching Find Cheap Jerseys during her time in the U.K.
Schecter is the fourth woman ever given an NFL coaching opportunity. Jen Welter became the first in 2015 when tapped for an Arizona Cardinals internship. Collette Smith will serve Fc Barcelona Cheap Jerseys as an intern during New York Jets training camp.