As the final pin dropped in the NFL coaching carousel, its time to make early predictions for how those hires will work out.
Best Head Coach Hire-Mike Pettine The former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets defensive coordinator knows a thing or to about molding and mentoring players. With an impressive resume including Darelle Revis and Mario Williams, Pettine is the perfect coach to come in and turn the Browns around. With Joe Haden, Josh Gordon, Barkevious Mingo, and a brand new quarterback, it may finally be time for Cleveland to return to the playoffs.
Best Coordinator Hire-Norv Turner Not enough credit was given to the former Chargers head coach for his job last year. With the aforementioned Browns, Turner turned Jason Campbell into a somewhat decent quarterback. Now give him Adrian Peterson, Cordarelle Patterson, and a half decent quarterback, and the Minnesota Vikings may be back in the playoffs pretty quickly.
Worst Head Coach Hire- Jim Caldwell We learned two things when Peyton Manning missed the entire 2011-2012 season. The Colts led Jim Caldwell went 2-14 without Manning, landing the number one overall pick in the draft. Caldwell was immediately fired and replaced by Chuck Pagano. Despite having Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, and Joseph Addai, the Colts had the 28th ranked offense in the league. Furthermore, as the Ravens offensive coordinator last year, the reigning super Bowl champions struggled mightily. Despite talent, the Lions will struggle with Caldwell leading this team.
What hire did we forget? Which hire are we wrong about? Let us know in the comments!