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2010 NFL Coaching Changes

August 24th, 2010 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on 2010 NFL Coaching Changes
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Coaches change in the NFL seemingly every single season, and this year is absolutely no exception. Here at Bankroll Sports, we are looking at the teams that have new men in charge and what that is going to do to those teams’ Super Bowl odds in NFL betting action.

Buffalo Bills (100 to 1 to win the Super Bowl at JustBet Sportsbook): The Bills probably knew that they were never going to get to the Promised Land under old HC Dick Jauron, but what makes them hire out Chan Gailey now? Gailey was a miserable head coach for the Dallas Cowboys back in the day, and he really hasn’t turned any football program that he has been with into a success. There’s a reason that Paul Johnson stepped right in at Georgia Tech and did a fantastic job bringing the Yellow Jackets to the BCS, whereas Gailey never stood a chance of winning the ACC. Gailey was miserable as a coordinator as well. Now, he has to sort through a quarterbacking mess that includes Ryan Fitzpatrick, Trent Edwards, and Brian Brohm… Needless to say, it’s going to be a long, long season for Buffalo. Don’t be shocked if Gailey is ultimately one and done, as the Bills showed last year that they had no problems firing a coach in the middle of the season.

Washington Redskins (40 to 1 to win the Super Bowl at JustBet Sportsbook): Here’s quite the interesting hire. Had the Broncos not collapsed down the stretch two years ago, Mike Shanahan would most likely still be coaching in Denver. However, he was canned after the ’08 season and is now on the sidelines in DC, where owner Daniel Snyder brought him in to try to right the ship that was messed up by Jim Zorn for a number of years. Not only did Snyder find a new coach, but he found a new quarterback as well in the form of QB Donovan McNabb. Things aren’t going so well for Shanny in our nation’s capitol, though. DT Albert Haynesworth, a former defensive leader of the team, has been clashing with Shanahan all preseason long. Truth be told, this is still probably the worst team in the NFC East, but finishing with a respectable record this year and challenging for the playoffs in 2011 isn’t out of the question.

Seattle Seahawks (80 to 1 to win the Super Bowl at JustBet Sportsbook): It only took one year of the Jim Mora Jr. era for the brass in Seattle to realize that they made a huge mistake in hiring him. Almost immediately, the younger Mora was booted out of the ranks of head coaching for the second time in the last four years. Now, a former NFL skipper and one of the legendary college coaches of our time, Pete Carroll is set to take over. Carroll immediately said that he was going to come in and sort out the pass rushing problems for this team. We don’t quite see the personnel there yet to accomplish that. Now, Carroll also has a quarterback problem, as QB Matt Hasselbeck doesn’t seem to have the same tools that he did back in the day when the Seahawks were going to Super Bowls. Is QB Charlie Whitehurst the answer? Carroll had better find out soon, or he might be in more trouble than his former college program, USC.