It was a quiet NFL off-season on the head coaching front. After seeing nine franchises change head coaches just one year ago, only three franchises took on that transition this off-season. Making the situation even stranger, exactly zero of those three new head coaches are rookies; all three have previous NFL head coaching experience under their belts.
Chan Gailey takes over a Buffalo Bills outfit in desperate need of direction from the top down. He spent two seasons as the head coach of Dallas in 1997 and 1998, going 18-14 in the process, with two playoff appearances and zero playoff wins. He last coached with Kansas City in 2008 as the team's offensive coordinator. Buffalo last made the playoffs in 1999. Team's biggest question marks: QB, OT, OLB
Pete Carroll is the new head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, a job he took after serving in the same capacity at USC for the past nine years. He has four years of NFL head coaching experience, with a 33-31 record overall, two playoff appearances (both with New England), and a 1-2 playoff record. He takes over a Seahawks team that last made the post-season in 2007. Team's biggest question marks: QB, WR, DE
Mike Shanahan will have a lot of power and voice with his new team, the Washington Redskins. Easily the most heralded of the NFL's three new coaches, Shanahan has 16 years of NFL head coaching experience, with a 146-98 overall record, seven playoff appearances, an 8-5 playoff record and two Super Bowl rings to his name. He last coached in Denver in 2008, and did not coach during the 2009 season. Washington, like Seattle, last made the post-season in 2007. Team's biggest question marks: RB, WR, NT
Our question for you this afternoon is simple: which new NFL head coach will guide his team to the most wins in 2010?