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Falling far from the coaching tree

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Originally Published: December 11, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The firing of Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was a surprise in its timing. But it also illustrates a problem in the NFL.

Where do coaches find the right offensive coordinator? The constant churning of head coaches is part of the problem. An average of seven coaching changes a year for the past three decades has gobbled up so many coordinators -- both on offense and defense -- it's not allowing a lot of coordinators to grow into head coaching jobs.

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