A look at NFL head coaches hired in 2014 and ’15
THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE SURVIVORS
Fourteen teams made head coaching changes going into the 2014 and 15 seasons. Nine of those new coaches came with a defensive background. Six of those defensive-minded coaches have since been fired, as have two of the five offensive-minded coaches. Here is a look at the coaches hired in 2014 and 15:
Defensive coaches (2014)
Mike Pettine, Browns: Fired after going 10-22.
Lovie Smith, Buccaneers: Fired after going 8-24.
Mike Zimmer, Vikings: 45-31-1 with two division titles.
Offensive coaches (2014)
Bill OBrien, Texans: 40-37, two playoff appearances.
Jim Caldwell, Lions: Fired after going 36-28.
Ken Whisenhunt, Titans: Fired after going 3-20.
Defensive coaches (2015)
Jim Tomsula, 49ers: Fired after going 5-11.
Jack Del Rio, Raiders: Fired after going 25-23.
John Fox, Bears: Fired after going 14-34.
Rex Ryan, Bills: Fired after going 15-16.
Todd Bowles, Jets: 24-37 with one winning season.
Dan Quinn, Falcons: 33-28 with one conference title.
Offensive coaches (2015)
Gary Kubiak, Broncos: Retired a year after winning Super Bowl.