In-season coaching changes create more problems
In reality, though, there are very few situations that would prompt a team to make a coaching change during the season. Last season there were changes in Miami and Cleveland, but neither was a case of the organization deciding a change was the best option.
In most cases, NFL teams will avoid firing the head coach during the season because such a change can easily create more problems than it solves. It's a tough decision for the team president or GM and ownership, and they must weigh the potential benefits against the likely repercussions.
The first, and sometimes only, question a team needs to ask itself is, what are the options? Unless there's an obvious successor waiting in the wings, it makes little sense to fire the head coach.
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