Remarkably, no NFL head coach will have gotten fired during the 2012 season.
The bloodletting, though, is about to begin.
Based upon this season’s results, as many as 14 teams could begin making changes as early as Monday once Week 17 has concluded. Kansas City (Romeo Crennel), Philadelphia (Andy Reid) and San Diego (Norv Turner) are mere formalities. More dismissals wouldn’t be shocking for Cleveland, Tennessee, Buffalo, Carolina, Detroit, Oakland, Arizona, Chicago, Jacksonville and the New York Jets. Plus, there’s the uncertainty surrounding Sean Payton’s future in New Orleans.
The more jobs open, the greater the likelihood that some former NFL head coaches will get another chance to prove their worth. But the majority of hires probably will be receiving their first crack at the position.
Here’s a look at 12 of those candidates listed alphabetically from A (Bruce Arians) to Z (Mike Zimmer): - Alex Marvez
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