NFL Assistant Coach Changes: Josh McDaniels Leads List of Best Assistant Hires

January 20, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every year in the NFL, the head coaching changes get all of the publicity, but most of them are delegators. The assistant coaches are generally the ones who work directly with the players and call the plays on Sundays.
This past off-season, the Bears hired Mike Martz as offensive coordinator and Mike Tice to coach the offensive line.  After some early-season difficulties, the Bears offense has produced over the second half of the season and they are in the NFC Title game.
This list is going to take a look at the top five coaches who have the potential to produce similar results with their new teams next year.
Most of them, like Martz and Tice, are one-time head coaches who are going back to being assistant coaches and are driven to hopefully get themselves positioned for new head coaching jobs down the road.
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