The Top Five NFL Front-Office Blunders of 2008

Richard WhittContributor IFebruary 20, 2009

The Top Five NFL Front-Office Blunders of 2008

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    MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 4:  Quarterback Chad Pennington #10 of the Miami Dolphins sets to pass against the Baltimore Ravens in an NFL Wildcard Playoff Game at Dolphins Stadium on January 4, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

No. 5: The Cowboys Trade for Pac-Man Jones

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    PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 28:  Adam Jones #21 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 28, 2008 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

No. 4: The Raiders Enter 2008 Season with Lane Kiffin

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Lane Kiffin, head coach of the Oakland Raiders watches from the sideline against the Buffalo Bills  on September 21, 2008 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 24-23.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty

No. 3: The Lions Fire Matt Millen — In September

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    Detroit Lions coach Ron Marinelli with president Matt Millen on the sidelines during a game between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois on September 17, 2006.  The Bears won 34 - 7.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty I

No. 2: The Broncos Fire Mike Shanahan

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    DENVER - DECEMBER 21:  Head coach Mike Shanahan of the Denver Broncos leads his team against the Buffalo Bills at Invesco Field at Mile High on December 21, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Bills defeated the Broncos 30-23.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Im

No. 1: The Jets Release Chad Pennington

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    MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 4:  Quarterback Chad Pennington #10 of the Miami Dolphins takes a snap from center Samson Satele #64 against the Baltimore Ravens in an NFL Wildcard Playoff Game at Dolphins Stadium on January 4, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Al M