5 NFL Coordinators That Should Be Considered for Head Coaching Jobs in 2011

Frank Fittipaldi@@Frank_FittiCorrespondent IIDecember 24, 2010

5 NFL Coordinators That Should Be Considered for Head Coaching Jobs in 2011

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    BALTIMORE - 2008:  Hue Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Getty Images)
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    There are many teams in the National Football League that will be in need of a new head coach for the 2011 season.

    Many offensive and defensive coordinators have stepped up this season and done a nice job with their teams, possibly earning themselves a head coaching job next season.

    Hue Jackson has done a tremendous job with the Raiders' offense, while Perry Fewell of the New York Giants is another coordinator to consider.

    Here are five coordinators in the NFL that should be considered for a head coaching job next season.

Perry Fewell: Defensive Coordinator, New York Giants

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 29:  Head coach Perry Fewell of the Buffalo Bills looks on during the game against the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 29, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 31-14. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Image
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    Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell is in his first season with the New York Giants and has done a nice job despite the Giants' collapse against the Eagles in Week 15.

    The Giants' defense is among the league leaders in many defensive categories, and a lot of credit can go to Fewell.

    The Giants are currently ranked second in the NFL in yards given up per game.

    Fewell should be considered for head coaching jobs around the league for any team that is looking for a defensive-minded coach.

Mike Martz: Offensive Coordinator, Chicago Bears

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    CHICAGO - OCTOBER 24: Offensive coordinator Mike Martz of the Chicago Bears watches a play against the Washington Redskins at Soldier Field on October 24, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Redskins defeated the Bears 17-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Im
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    Mike Martz is currently the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears.

    It has been rumored that Martz would not mind being a head coach again in the NFL.

    Martz's last and only time as head coach came with the St. Louis Rams from 2000-2005.

    Martz was always known as an offensive guru, although the Bears' offense has struggled this season.

    The Bears have improved during the second half of the season, and if Martz does in fact want to be a head coach again, teams around the NFL should give him a look.

Jason Garrett: Interim Head Coach, Dallas Cowboys

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    ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19:  Interim head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys during a game against the Washington Redskins at Cowboys Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Jason Garrett was the offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys before stepping in as interim head coach when Wade Phillips was fired.

    The Cowboys were 1-7 when Garrett took over, and they are now 5-9, having won four of their last six games.

    Garrett has done a good job for the Cowboys since taking over and deserves a shot as a head coach next season, whether it is with the Cowboys or elsewhere.

Leslie Frazier: Interim Head Coach, Minnesota Vikings

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    LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 28:   Minnesota Vikings Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier talks to referees from the sideline while playing the Washington Redskins at FedExField November 28, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Vikings won the game 17-13.  (Photo by W
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    Leslie Frazier was defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings before Brad Childress was fired.

    Frazier has stepped in and gone 2-2 since taking over as head coach.

    Frazier has plenty of experience around the NFL with the Eagles, Bengals and Colts. Frazier was brought in to help out the secondary in Indianapolis and helped the Colts defeat the Bears in Super Bowl 41.

    Frazier certainly has the experience to be a permanent head coach for the Vikings or for any other team in need of a coach.

Hue Jackson: Offensive Coordinator, Oakland Raiders

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    BALTIMORE - 2008:  Hue Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Getty Images)
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    Hue Jackson is in his first season as Raiders offensive coordinator and has done a nice job for an offense that has been dreadful in recent years.

    The Raiders have shown sparks on offense, including their Week 7 performance of 59 points against the Denver Broncos.

    Jackson has had stints with the Bengals and Ravens, where he served as their quarterbacks coach and groomed Carson Palmer and Joe Flacco, both talented quarterbacks in the NFL.

    The Raiders should do whatever they can to keep Jackson, but he definitely deserves a chance at being a head coach.