The NFL needs to stop recycling bad coaches. Its apparent that very few coaches can get jobs in a field that is dominated by good ole boys. Guys like Leslie Frasier and Rob Ryan have the credentials to be head coaches but they can't get a job and are delegated to the coordinator position while the likes of Wade Phillips and others keep getting hired to run teams with little or no success.
Lets look at some of the recent hires that have done well. First you have to start in Pittsburgh. It pains me to give the Steelers props but hiring Mike Tomlin, a young coach with no head coaching experience was genius. Tomlin has found a way to win a Super Bowl and continues to do well on a daily basis.
Last years Super Bowl Champions were lead by Sean Payton who had no head coaching experience, but he brought in a new identity and new innovation to a team that needed change and a chance to operate out of the ordinary. Payton is the anti - Parcells of all the Parcells disciples. He is a perfect mix of of old school and new school techniques and should be commended for his success.
Guys like Rex Ryan came to the Jets from the Ravens without any head coaching experience whatsoever. Rex does it with brass and emotion, and look at the success he has had. Rex led the Jets to the AFC Championship last year only to get beat by another first year head coach in Jim Caldwell of the Colts.