There’s a fairly widespread belief that changing coaches won’t change a team’s fortunes. While it make not deliver a Super Bowl win or even a playoff berth, the recent trend suggests that change helps.
Peter King of SI.com points out in his Monday Morning Quarterback column that the last seven interim coaches generated a better winning percentage than the men they replaced.
That said, the pre-interim coaches have generated a paltry winning percentage of only 23.6. The interim coaches win at a rate of 38.3 percent.
The latest interim coach, Leslie Frazier of the Vikings, stands at 100 percent, given Sunday’s win over the Redskins. Who knows? Maybe he can finish his interim stint at that number, too.