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FORCED TURNOVER

Aug. 29, 2011
Aug. 29, 2011

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Aug. 29, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
LETTER TO MIAMI
PRO FOOTBALL
U.S. OPEN
BASEBALL
DODGERS DOWNFALL
  • Chavez Ravine, and its shining stadium on the hill, have always presented one of the most pristine images in baseball. Then the McCourts came along and turned the franchise into a national punch line. On Opening Day 2011, it became something much worse: a crime scene

Departments

FORCED TURNOVER

Where have you gone, Bill Walsh? Jim Harbaugh is the Niners' sixth coach since Walsh's protégé, George Seifert, left in 1997. Only these teams have had as many in that period

Oakland

This is an article from the Aug. 29, 2011 issue

RAIDERS

COACHES: 8

RECORD: 90--134 (.402)

Al Davis has yet to hire (or even meet) a coach he didn't think he was smarter than. The good news? There's life after Oakland—just ask Jon Gruden and Norv Turner.

Buffalo

BILLS

COACHES: 7

RECORD: 97--127 (.433)

Forget Marv Levy—the Bills have had enough trouble replacing Wade Phillips, who guided the team to its last playoff appearance, in 1999.

Washington

REDSKINS

COACHES: 7

RECORD: 100-123-1 (.449)

Dan Snyder hasn't been shy about paying for the best coaching money can buy. And coaches haven't been shy about taking the money and running.

Atlanta

FALCONS

COACHES: 6

RECORD: 114-109-1 (.511)

How does a team this good burn through so many coaches? Two words: Michael Vick, whose off-field troubles consumed Jim Mora Jr. and Bobby Petrino.

Cleveland

BROWNS*

COACHES: 6

RECORD: 64--128 (.333)

The Browns have tried everything—an O guy (Chris Palmer), a D guy (Butch Davis), a pair of Belichick guys (Romeo Crennel and Eric Mangini). None have worked.

Dallas

COWBOYS

COACHES: 6

RECORD: 112--112 (.500)

It's not that the Cowboys haven't had good coaches; it's that they haven't been particularly good under pressure, going just 1--6 in the playoffs.

Detroit

LIONS

COACHES: 6

RECORD: 70--154 (.313)

No one suffered from Matt Millen's reckless personnel decisions more than his coaches. Rod Marinelli, who went 0--16 in 2008, caught the worst of it.

Miami

DOLPHINS

COACHES: 6

RECORD: 114--110 (.509)

Jimmy Johnson and Dave Wannstedt found success in the post-Marino era. The others? Not so much. The nadir came in 2007, when Cam Cameron went 1--15.

St. Louis

RAMS

COACHES: 6

RECORD: 100--124 (.446)

The Rams have swooned since the Greatest Show on Turf years of Dick Vermeil and Mike Martz—but seemed poised for a comeback under Steve Spagnuolo.

*Since 1999, when Cleveland re-entered the league

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