Friday, Sep. 11, 2009

Headaches for the Head Coaches

The biggest personnel reshuffles of the off-season happened on the sidelines. Of the 32 NFL franchises, 12 teams have new offensive coordinators and 22 (yes, 22) have new defensive coordinators. And no fewer than 11 teams have new head coaches — nine of whom are taking the reins for the first time. Three clipboard rookies are already off to shaky starts: Tampa Bay's Raheem Morris released one of the Bucs' all-time greats in linebacker Derrick Brooks, the Broncos' Josh McDaniels traded away franchise QB Jay Cutler, and Oakland's Tom Cable has been implicated in an altercation that caused the broken jaw of an assistant coach.