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Firing coaches midseason hardly solves the problem

It seems like the easy answer when a team is struggling, but firing a coach midseason rarely solves anything, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: November 3, 2006, 12:43 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

It wasn't particularly surprising last week when Arizona Cardinals vice president Michael Bidwill all but acknowledged that, despite a disappointing 1-7 start, coach Dennis Green wasn't going bye-bye during the team's bye this week.

Nor, most likely, before the end of the season, if even then.

Few teams have changed coaches in-season as much as the Cardinals have during their mostly miserable existence in three cities. Although Bidwill isn't old enough to remember many of the moves ...

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