Hired to be Fired: NFL Coaches in 1985

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Hired to be Fired: NFL Coaches in 1985

The average tenure of an NFL Head Coach is only 3.2 years. There are only 32 Head Coach positions in the NFL. On average, about 6 to 7 jobs open up every year because coaches are fired. The pressure to WIN and win QUICKLY is immense. Let's take a little trip back in time almost 4 decades and examine who was coaching in the NFL in 1985. I will provide to you the name of the coach. Your task is to determine which team the man was coaching at that time. Ready? Here we go !

Joe Walton

Don Coryell

John Mackovic

Rod Dowhower

Sam Wyche

Jerry Glanville

Wade Phillips

Marty Schottenheimer

Forrest Gregg

Dan Reeves

Raymond Berry

Chuck Noll

Darryl Rogers

Dan Henning

Tom Landry

Hank Bullough

John Robinson

Leeman Bennett

Don Shula

Mike Ditka

Tom Flores

Bill Walsh

Bill Parcells

Bud Grant

Chuck Knox

Hired to be Fired: NFL Coaches in 1985

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.