Trading Places; Alternative Jobs For NFL Head Coaches

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Trading Places; Alternative Jobs For NFL Head Coaches
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There aren't too many professions out there that have less job security than being the head coach of an NFL team.  In fact, every season at least a few head coaches are sent packing for one reason or another regardless of whether or not they deserve it. 

And while it may seem like plenty of these coaches around the NFL aren't in danger of losing their jobs, just look at a guy like Brad Childress for an example of how quickly things can turn sour and a once stable coaching job can disappear. 

In today's NFL, owners and fans alike are looking for progress in the form of more wins, more playoff appearances, and ultimately Super Bowl glory.  This "what have you done for me lately?" mentality has gotten to the point where it really doesn't matter how successful a coach has been in the distant past if they're not winning in the present. 

On top of the fact that their job security is about as unstable as Rex Ryan on a unicycle, NFL head coaches log some of the most brutal hours and are almost always the first person to be blamed when things go wrong and one of the last to be recognized when things go right. 

The recent mid-season firings of Wade Phillips and Brad Childress have shown us that the days of standing by your coach have come to an end, leaving little assurance that their jobs are safe for even the most celebrated of NFL head coaches. 

So with this in mind lets take a look at some alternative jobs for NFL head coaches, because who knows which of these guys will soon find themselves out of luck and out of a job.     

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