- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- John Fox is in Year 3 of his tenure in Denver.
He’s got Peyton Manning at quarterback, which puts him in a better situation than any other coach who was hired in 2011.
A top-flight quarterback obviously keys an organization.
"You definitely feel that you’re growing as a team otherwise it’s a lot of hard work for nothing, but I feel that we’ve improved in the three years," Fox said. "I guess my point is we’re not satisfied."
Of the eight head coaches hired in the NFL in 2011 -- including Jason Garrett who took over for Wade Phillips in Dallas late in 2012 -- Munchak currently ranks sixth in winning percentage.
Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco
Overall: 32-11-1, .727
Quarterback situation: Drafted Colin Kaepernick in the second round in 2011. He was a Super Bowl quarterback last year, but isn’t the same guy this season.
Status: Rock solid.
John Fox, Denver
Overall: 31-13, .705
Quarterback situation: Peyton Manning is putting up monster numbers and appears on track for another MVP.
Status: Rock solid.
Jason Garrett, Dallas (interim in late 2010)
Overall: 23-21, .534
Quarterback situation: Tony Romo is productive and talented, but has a reputation for folding at crunch time.
Status: Constant public questions, public support from his owner.
Ron Rivera, Carolina
Overall: 22-22, .500
Quarterback situation: Cam Newton is playing well as the Panthers are 9-3 and challenging for the NFC South title.
Status: Vastly improved.
Hugh Jackson, Oakland
2011: 8-8, fired
Overall: 8-8, .500
Status: Special assistant to the head coach/ running backs coach in Cincinnati.
Mike Munchak, Tennessee
Overall: 20-24, .454
Status: Likely in trouble, but we know nothing about how the head of new ownership group, Tommy Smith, is leaning or will act.
Leslie Frazier, Minnesota
Overall: 16-27-1, .363
Status: Likely to be finished with one year remaining on his contract.
Pat Shurmur, Cleveland
2012: 5-11, fired
Overall: 9-23, .281
Status: Offensive coordinator in Philadelphia.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- John Fox is in Year 3 of his tenure in Denver.He’s got Peyton Manning at quarterback, which puts him in a better situation than any other coach who was hired in 2011.