No Peyton Manning? Cry me a river. The Colts had enough of Caldwell after Indy stumbled to a 2-14 season. He finished with a 26-22 overall record in three years. Who replaced him?
It's a lonely time
Not every coach can have a winning season in the NFL, and when things go bad, it's often the coaches whose teams struggled who face the chopping block. Here are the coaches who got let go this season and see who replaced them.
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In Sparano's first season with the Dophins, the team earned an 11-5 record in 2008. Unfortunately, that was Sparano's best showing as Miami's coach. He was fired in the middle of the 2011 season, after his team stumbled to a 4-9 start. Who replaced him?
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The 35-year-old coach of the Buccaneers only had one winning season during his three-year tenure in Tampa Bay. His 4-12 record in 2011 sealed his fate and he was fired the day after the season ended. Who replaced him?
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In three seasons with the Rams, Steve Spagnuolo never posted a winning record in St. Louis. His dismal 2-14 season -- and 10-38 overall record with the team — sealed his fate. He was fired by the team at the end of the 2011 season. Who replaced him?
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The Chiefs didn't even wait until the end of the season to fire head coach Todd Haley. He got fired on Dec. 12 with a 5-8 record on the year, including five blowouts. The team's poor showing against the Jets was the final straw and Haley was shown the door. Who replaced him?
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Jack Del Rio
Jack Del Rio was the first coaching casualty of the 2011 season after getting canned on Nov. 29 by the Jaguars. He spent nine years at the helm in Jacksonville, posting a 68-71 record over that span. But his 3-8 start to the 2011 season was too much to handle for management. Who replaced him?
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Hue Jackson became the latest coach to be fired, after newly-hired general manager Reggie McKenzie decided to part ways with him. Jackson, who led the Raiders to an 8-8 record, lost the last four of five games playing themselves out of a postseason berth losing in Week 17 to the Chargers. Who replaced him?