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Realistic Expectations for Every New NFL Head Coach in 2014
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Will new Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer hand the quarterbacking duties to rookie Teddy Bridgewater?

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (thank you, David Bowie).

For the fourth consecutive year, the NFL will open the season with at least seven new head coaches that were not on the job at the beginning of the previous season.

So what do we expect from these men and their teams during their first year on the job?

Let’s go back to the start and finish of 2013. Eight teams made head coaching changes and three of those clubs, the Kansas City Chiefs (Andy Reid), Philadelphia Eagles (Chip Kelly) and San Diego Chargers (Mike McCoy) all reached the playoffs. The Arizona Cardinals, under Bruce Arians, finished 10-6 after a 5-11 season in 2012 and just missed out on the postseason.

So what magnificence are we expecting from these seven men with new jobs in 2014? Our best guess (for now as it’s the first day of June) for each team follows.

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