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New Coaches for the 2012 NFL Season

Updated on October 15, 2012

The Coaching Carousel

It is a normal thing in the NFL. Often there are coaches fired during the season, and usually others fired at the end of the season. They are sometimes replaced by other former head coaches, and often they are former assistants or college coaches.

In any case, they are met with high expectations to win or at least better their teams performance in the previous year.

Head Coaching Changes 2012

Coach
Old Team/Position
New Team
 
Romeo Crennell
Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
Kansas City Chiefs
Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
Joe Philbin
Green Bay Packers Offensive Coordinator
Miami Dolphins
Head Coach
Jeff Fisher
Tennesee Titans Head Coach
St Louis Rams
Head Coach
Dennis Allen
Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator
Oakland Raiders
Head Coach
Greg Schiano
Rutgers University Head Coach
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Head Coach
Chuck Pagano
Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator
Indianapolis Colts
Head Coach
Mike Mularkey
Atlanta Falcons Offensive Coordinator
Jacksonville Jaguars
Head Coach
 
 
 
 

Romeo Crennel-Kansas City Chiefs

Romeo Crennel was a college player at Western Kentucky, who played both offensive and defensive lineman. He never played in the NFL. After many college coaching positions, he was hired by the New York Giants as an assistant coach.

Crennel's NFL Coaching Career

Year(s)
Team
Position
1981-1982
New York Giants
Assistant Coach
1983-1989
New York Giants
Special Teams Coach
1990-1992
New York Giants
Defensive Line Coach
1993-1996
New England Patriots
Defensive Line Coach
1979-1999
New York Jets
Defensive Line Coach
2000
Cleveland Browns
Defensive Coordinator
2001-2004
New England Patriots
Defensive Coordinator
2005-2008
Cleveland Browns
Head Coach
2010-2011
Kansas City Chiefs
Defensive Coordinator
2011
Kansas City Chiefs
Interim Head Coach
2012
Kansas City Chiefs
Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator

Joe Philbin-Miami Dolphins

Joe Philbin never played NFL football, but was a college coach for a number of years. Philbin was offensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers when he was hired by the Miami Dolphins to be their head coach

Philbin's NFL Coaching Career

Years
Team
Position
2007-2011
Green Bay Packers
Assistant Coach
2007-2011
Green Bay Packers
Offensive Coordinator
2012
Miami Dolphins
Head Coach

Joe Philbin's Press Conference

Mike Mularkey-Jacksonville Jags

Mike Mularkey was drafted by the 49ers in 1983, but never played a game there. He was picked up by the Minnesota Vikings, where he played for 5 years, then he joined the Pittsburgh Steelers for 3 years closing out his playing career in 1991. In 1994 he was hired as an assistant coach by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Mularkey's NFL Coaching Career

Years
Team
Position
1994
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Quality Control Coach
1995
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tight Ends Coach
1996-2000
Pittsburgh Steelers
Tight Ends Coach
2001-2004
Pittsburg Steelers
Offensive Coordinator
2004-2006
Buffalo Bills
Head Coach
2006
Miami Dolphins
Offensive Coordinator
2007
Miami Dolphins
Tight Ends Coach
2008-2011
Atlanta Falcons
Offensive Coordinator
2012
Jacksonville Jaguars
Head Coach

Dennis Allen-Oakland Raiders

Dennis Allen played a single year in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills. He then went back to his college and was an assistant coach till 1999.

In 2002 he began his NFL coaching career with the Atlanta Falcons.


Allen's NFL Coaching Career

Years
Team
Position
2002-2005
Atlanta Falcons
Defensive Assistant/Quality Control Coach
2006-2007
New Orleans Saints
Assistant Defensive Line Coach
2008-2010
New Orleans Saints
Secondary Coach
2011
Denver Broncos
Defensive Coordinator
2012
Oakland Raiders
Head Coach

Jeff Fisher-St Louis Rams

Source

Fisher was drafted in 1981 by the Chicago Bears where he played for 3 years. In 1985 he was hired by the Bears as an assistant coach. Eventually, he was the head coach of the Oilers/Titans and at the time was the longest serving head coach.

Years
Team
Position
1988–1990
Philadelphia Eagles
Defensive Coordinator
1991
Los Angeles Rams
Defensive Coordinator
1994
Houston Oilers
Defensive Coordinator
1995-2011
Houston Oilers/Tennesee Titans
Head Coach

Chuck Pagano-Indianapolis Colts

Chuck Pagano is now on medical leave after discovery of acute promyelocytic leukemia. The interim head coach is offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

Pagano's NFL Coaching Experience

Years
Team
Position
2001-2004
Cleveland Browns
Secondary Coach
2005-2006
Oakland Raiders
Defensive Backs Coach
2008-2010
Baltimore Ravens
Secondary Coach
2011
Baltimore Ravens
Defensive Coordinator
2012
Indianapolis Colts
Head Coach

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