NFL Coaching Vacancies: Best and Worst Positions Available
As it stands right now, there are five coaching vacancies in the NFL. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers all have a void in the head-coaching position. It also looks as if there might soon be one more opening with Jim Caldwell in Indianapolis.
Some coaching positions for different teams are more appealing than others. Lets take a look at the best and worst coaching vacancies in the NFL.
6. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars are in a really tough position. They have an extreme lack of talent on their team, apart from Maurice Jones-Drew, of course.
It is safe to say that Jacksonville is going to take a while to build up their franchise. They must find a smart coach who is willing to turn this team around.
As of right now, where the Jaguars stand, they have the least attractive coaching vacancy in the NFL.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers definitely underachieved this year. Josh Freeman played poorly most of the season, and Legarrette Blount was off an on all year long.
After going 4-2 and beating the New Orleans Saints in the beginning of the year, they went on to lose all 10 of their last games. This young team definitely has talent, but is not yet ready for prime time.
That is why the Buccaneers are so low on this list.
4. St. Louis Rams
The reason that the St. Louis Rams are lower on this list is because of their lack of talent. Sam Bradford, Steven Jackson and Brandon Lloyd are great players, but there aren't really any other impact players on this team.
The Rams will get a good coach if whoever it may be believes Bradford can play up to his full potential.
They are still lacking confidence and leadership, which makes them No. 4 on this list.
3. Kansas City Chiefs
The reason this team is No. 3 on this list is because many people, including myself, believe Romeo Crennel will become the head coach of this team.
He is a very poised coach and has proved himself as a winner. That is exactly what the Kansas City Chiefs need.
If, however, the Chiefs decide to go in a different direction, then Kansas City would be a fairly nice place to coach since they have lots of talent on both sides of the ball.
2. Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins are oozing with talent. Matt Moore and Reggie Bush have brought exciting play to the offense, and Mike Nolan's defense has played incredibly well in the second half of the season.
The problem with the Miami Dolphins is that they don't know what their identity is. With a new coach, hopefully they can find that.
They should look for a coach who does not get intimidated and is confident in their decision-making.
1. Indianapolis Colts (Uncertain)
Jim Caldwell still sits as the head coach for the Colts today, but word is spreading fast that he will probably not be the head coach for the Colts next season.
There is not much to say about the Indianapolis Colts' head coaching job other than the fact that it is very desirable. With the first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, a new head coach would be able to grab Andrew Luck and build the team around him.
The new coach will have a lot power over this team, and that is what will make this job so appealing.
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