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NFL New Coaching Hires Winners and Losers

NFL New Coaching Hires Winners and Losers

On the whole, no sport has done a better job of mastering the offseason than the NFL.  To put it another way, The League stays in the news 24/7/365.  From the moment the Rams beat the Bengals, the immediate thought of fans and gamblers was Super Bowl best bets.  And few topics get fans and bettors engaged more than coaching changes.  This year there were plenty of new head coaches named.  And with that comes the debate of who won and who lost.  Furthermore, there is the age-old question of if changes were even necessary.

Super Bowl LVII 2022 NFL Championship

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023
Location: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
TV Coverage: FOX

Las Vegas Raiders – Josh McDaniels  

Second chances are a big part of NFL coaching life.  The GOAT himself, Bill Belichick, got a second chance at New England after being fired by the Cleveland Browns.  Josh McDaniels is getting another lease on life after failing at his first head coaching gig with the Denver Broncos.  McDaniels inherits a decent team that beat the Sportsbook odds for a playoff berth.  But nobody considers Las Vegas a true Super Bowl team.

Chicago Bears – Matt Eberflus  

Many fans and gamblers hoped that former Bears quarterback Jim Harbaugh would leave Michigan for the Bears.  But Chicago’s staid ownership is more comfortable with career assistants like Matt Eberflus. Eberflus won respect as Colts defensive coordinator.  Now he must find a tutor for quarterback Justin Fields.

Miami Dolphins – Mike McDaniel

To be exact, the Dolphins firing of Brian Flores caused a Super Bowl betting firestorm.  It ended with a racial discrimination lawsuit and Flores taking an assistant’s job with the Steelers.  Mike McDaniel fills the Dolphin void from the 49ers where he was offensive coordinator.

Minnesota Vikings – Kevin O’Connell

The Sean McVay coaching tree was the hottest in pro football three years ago.  Following McVay’s Super Bowl win last month, that is the case again.  Kevin O’Connell was the Rams offensive coordinator.  His immediate Betting on Super Bowl task is to determine Kirk Cousins’ future.

Houston Texans – Love Smith

Lovie Smith was the most curious Super Bowl betting odds hire of all.  David Culley was fired after only one season as a caretaker head coach missing a competitive roster.  In turn, Lovie Smith is coming off a disastrous tenure as the failed Illinois Fighting Illini head coach.  But he did lead the Bears to the Super Bowl.

New Orleans Saints – Dennis Allen

Correlate that Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen makes a seamless transition to head coach after Sean Payton’s resignation.  Of major concern is who will be the Saints’ quarterback.

Jacksonville Jaguars Doug Pederson 

Following the Urban Meyer disaster, Doug Pederson arrives after a year off.  Pederson led the Philadelphia Eagles to their only Super Bowl championship.

Denver Broncos – Nathaniel Hackett  

Naturally, Broncos fans and gamblers speculate that former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett can coax Aaron Rodgers to leave Green Bay for Denver.

New York Giants – Brian Daboll  

For one thing, Brian Daboll won a lot of NFL gambling support as offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills.  Can Daboll save the career of first-round quarterback bust Daniel Jones?  Or is it time for Big Blue to move on?

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