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Tip Sheet: Historically bad -- and great

Caldwell, McDaniels stand out, but first-year head coaches' collective record is 28-53

Originally Published: November 5, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Depending on what transpires over the second half of the season, the 2009 collection of first-year head coaches in the NFL could be viewed as one of the worst in a generation.

Through eight weeks, the 11 first-year head coaches (counting the San Francisco 49ers' Mike Singletary and the Oakland Raiders' Tom Cable, both of whom inherited their teams as interim coaches in 2008) have registered a 28-53 aggregate record. That .346 combined winning percentage, if it is not improved, would be ...

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