Originally posted on Bucs Beat  |  Last updated 1/17/12

INDIANAPOLIS - DECEMBER 27: Jim Caldwell the Head Coach of the Indianapolis Colts reacts during the NFL game against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 27, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The firing of Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell Tuesday means only two of the 11 NFL coaches hired in 2009 remain in their positions -- Lions coach Jim Schwartz and Jets coach Rex Ryan. Think about that. Only three seasons ago, 11 NFL franchises put their faith in new leaders -- many of them first-time head coaches like the Broncos Josh McDaniels, the Bucs Raheem Morris and the Chiefs' Todd Haley -- and now they are ready to start over. Ryan, after leading the Jets to back-to-back AFC Championship games, failed to make the playoffs this season and will begin 2012 on the hot seat. Schwartz took the Lions to the playoffs this season. This is not an attempt to criticize the firing of Morris, 35, who lost his final 10 games by wide margins. The Bucs clearly have more problems than their coaching staff. But in general, some teams may be making mistakes by not giving first-time head coaches a chance to develop. Certainly, it's a microwave society that demands immediate gratificat...
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