Who are the worst assistant coaches or coordinators right now in the NFL? Chances are, if they're among the worst, they only have a slight hold on the job. If you're one of the worst in the league, you're sure to be fired sooner than later.
What does it take to be one of the worst assistant coaches or coordinators? Your unit gives up the most sacks, or your team has the most dropped passes. Your team gives up the most yards on special teams returns—things like that. Maybe, your unit continues to drop in the rankings year after year. That would be another way to make this list.
Many of the 14 coaches we have identified have made a recent job change. We are still surprised that some of them remain employed in the NFL, but we also know that head coaches tend to be loyal to certain people. There are others who can attribute their longevity in the league to their family name, which might carry some weight in certain circles.
We opened this up to the assistant coaches and the coordinators on 2012 NFL coaching staffs. We had a number of other candidates to consider from 2011, but they were fired and are no longer in the NFL, so we had to trim our list considerably.
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