Coaches feel pressure to win from start

Coaches of the remaining undefeated teams are quick to point out that there's no magical "three-year" plan in place.

Updated: October 20, 2003, 5:00 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Much has been made, and justifiably so, of the seemingly magical three-year turnaround cycle that Dick Vermeil enacted in two previous stints as an NFL head coach, and which he appears to be repeating in his latest incarnation.

In his third season with the Philadelphia Eagles, after all, Vermeil shepherded a team that was 4-10 the year before he arrived to a wildcard playoff berth in 1978. In St. Louis, the Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV in 1999, three seasons after Vermeil inherited a franchise ...

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