Al Davis Has Hired More Coaches Since 2000 Than Several Other NFL Owners

If a measure of stability is done using the number of head coaches since 2000, then the Oakland Raiders show up as less stable than several other teams.

Here is a partial list of data for selected NFL teams:

  Numbers of coaches since 2000
Steelers 2       Broncos 4       Saints 2       Seahawks 3       Chiefs 4       49ers 6       Chargers 3       Oakland 6       Cowboys 4        

If stability can be measured by a smaller number of coaches from 2000 to 2010, then the most stable teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New Orleans Saints; both teams have won Super Bowls recently, so there may be a relationship between the measure and the consistent performance of the team.

Although the San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs had fewer coaching changes than the Oakland Raiders, the Raiders have made a positive impression by defeating those teams during 2010.

Other variables are to be considered, yet this fact does stand out.

One positive thing to look at is that Tom Cable was allowed to complete the 2010 season; otherwise, the Oakland Raiders would have had seven coaches to date.

No conclusions can be drawn from this study, but certainly there could be a conjecture that there may be more stability and consistency in an NFL team if the right coaches are given a chance to grow and demonstrate their value to the franchise.

What do you think?

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