Change at the top

August 22, 2010

There were only three head coaching changes this year, tied for the fewest this decade. That's not surprising,

considering there were 11 such swaps last year, the most in the 2000s.

2010: Three

Pete Carroll, Seahawks

Chan Gailey, Bills

Mike Shanahan, Redskins

2009: Eleven

Tom Cable, Raiders*

Jim Caldwell, Colts

Todd Haley, Chiefs

Eric Mangini, Browns

Josh McDaniels, Broncos

Jim Mora, Seahawks

Raheem Morris, Bucs

Rex Ryan, Jets

Jim Schwartz, Lions

Mike Singletary, 49ers*

Steve Spagnuolo, Rams

2008: Four

John Harbaugh, Ravens

Mike Smith, Falcons

Tony Sparano, Dolphins

Jim Zorn, Redskins

2007: Seven

Cam Cameron, Dolphins

Lane Kiffin, Raiders

Bobby Petrino, Falcons

Wade Phillips, Cowboys

Mike Tomlin, Steelers

Norv Turner, Chargers

Ken Whisenhunt, Cardinals

2006: Ten

Brad Childress, Vikings

Herm Edwards, Chiefs

Dick Jauron, Bills

Gary Kubiak, Texans

Scott Linehan, Rams

Eric Mangini, Jets

Rod Marinelli, Lions

Mike McCarthy, Packers

Sean Payton, Saints

Art Shell, Raiders

2005: Three

Romeo Crennel, Browns

Mike Nolan, 49ers

Nick Saban, Dolphins

* — interim at end of previous season; officially named head coach in offseason

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