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Week in Review: Heads in New Headsets

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With the NFL being a league of constant movement and shifting franchises, there are often new head coaches at the start of new seasons. 2012 is no different, as their are seven teams (out of 30) that has hope that the new beginning will bring new, and better, results.

Breaking down all of these coaches, they obviously have a wealth of experience. Following will be a nice index of all the newcomers (a couple getting a second shot) in the NFL.

These coaches are

  • Dennis Allen (Oakland)
  • Romeo Crennel (Kansas City) 
  • Jeff Fisher (St.Louis)
  • Greg Schiano (Tampa Bay) 
  • Mike Mularkey (Jacksonville)
  • Chuck Pagano (Indianapolis)
  • Joe Philbin (Miami)

Dennis Allen (Oakland)

The Oakland Raiders has been the revolving door of the NFL for the past six seasons. Within that time span they have had four coaches, none of which have spent more than two years with the team.

The list: Lane Kiffin, Tom Cable, Hue Jackson and finally Allen.

Allen was the Defensive Coordinator for the Denver Broncos before moving to Oakland. He was credited for  the late run that the Broncos had last season by Tebow haters. Allen spent just one year with the Broncos before receiving his new gig.

He started as a Graduate Assistant in the 90’s with Texas A&M.

It is clear that he knows defense. Though predominately a secondary/corners coach, Allen did spend some time working with defensive linemen in New Orleans.