En Fuego: Five NFL Coaches on the Hot Seat

May 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The average tenure of an NFL head coach is just over two-and-a-half years.
Every year, coaches go into the season with uncertainty towards the future.
Some have a make-the-playoffs-or-end-up-in-the-Monday-night-football-booth situation, while others just have to win more games than they lose.
Only three coaches have been in the league longer than 10 years—Jeff Fisher, Andy Reid, and Bill Belichick.
I wonder why anyone would want to be an NFL head coach?
Eric Mangini: Cleveland Browns
Eric Mangini had to sweat out a regime change, when Mike Holmgren was hired as team president. Some thought Mangini was out, but he was retained.
He went 5-11 in his first season, rallying with three wins late in the season. The offense was stagnant, averaging only 15.3 points per game.
Tom Coughlin: New York Giants
Tom Coughlin seems to be in the same position he was in for the 2007 season, before he turned things aro...

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