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Should coaches live up to contracts and/or be traded like players?

  • Chief
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With the number of assistant coaches and head coaches that change yearly, it seems the numbers are always going up of guys bouncing around. Why doesn't the NFL make coaches live up to their contracts and why can't they make some sort of system that would make coaches trade-able.

Also, Is there currently any compensation if a team takes a coordinator before their contract is up?
[ Edited by Chief on Oct 2, 2012 at 9:34 AM ]
  • sfout
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Originally posted by Chief:
With the number of assistant coaches and head coaches that change yearly, it seems the numbers are always going up of guys bouncing around. Why doesn't the NFL make coaches live up to their contracts and why can't they make some sort of system that would make coaches trade-able.

They used to trade coaches in the early days of almost every sport. A trade system would have to replace the CBA rule that allows teams to block coaches from interviewing for lateral coaching moves.

Usually lower tiered coaches get fired because there is a better in house option, trading an OC or DC for an outside replacement would be disastrous for a team in midseason form. midseason changes are almost always inhouse promotions and the new guy is brought in during the offseason to install his system.

Sorry to explain that so lamely but I would laugh if we ever resurrected a trade system for coaches.
Wasnt Gruden the last coach that was traded for draft picks ?
  • Chief
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Is there any compensation if a team takes a coordinator before their contract is up?
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
Wasnt Gruden the last coach that was traded for draft picks ?

Yes he was.

Also Herm Edwards was traded from Jets to Chiefs.
Who would trade for Rex and what would they get?
Originally posted by fanmusclecars:
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
Wasnt Gruden the last coach that was traded for draft picks ?

Yes he was.

Also Herm Edwards was traded from Jets to Chiefs.

The Patriots had to compensate the Jets for Belichick, in perhaps the best trade ever for a coach.