NFL Coaching Hires: Strong Indication of a Future 18-Game Season, Not a Lockout

January 14, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In the last week, we've seen all but one NFL franchise shore up their vacant head coaching positions.
The Panthers parted ways with head coach John Fox and hired San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera to fill the position. John Fox was promptly hired by the Denver Broncos to run their team.
The Browns hired St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur to run their franchise, and the 49ers landed Stanford coaching phenom Jim Harbaugh to lead them into the future.
There has been widespread speculation as to what the ramifications of a possible NFL work stoppage would mean to the daily goings-on throughout the league.
This sudden rash of new hires may tell a bigger story than just "out with the old."
It was commonly reported that with a lockout looming, many coaches who may have been on the hot seat may see one more year at the helm of their respective franchises due to the prospect of a new leader not having enough time to implement new ...

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