Got fired as an NFL head coach? The way you approach your next job opportunity will determine if you ever get another head job again. McCarthy. Fired from GB. Rogers said he was an idiot. Sat out a year. Re-invented his personal brand by saying he hung out in his barn, watched every single game, and had a renewed focus on analytics and modern football. Hired as HC of Dallas Cowboys. Quinn is run out of atlanta. Blown leads. Loser. Takes D-coordinator job at Dallas. Dallas D improves greatly, and he is one of the hottest HC options. Followed the McCarthy script - re-invented his personal brand after getting fired based upon 'studying himself' and re-tooling his defensive thinking to be far beyond the ''legion of boom' Garret run out of Dallas. Mr 500 but overall his reputation was ok. Takes O-coordinator job for Giants. O is terrible. Gets fired. He will never get a head job again and probably not an OC job. Should he have sat out a year and re-invented his thinking and personal brand? I think he should have. Even though I think he sucks, I think its 50/50 he would have gotten a HC opportunity if he would have sat out a year and created a 'computer and stats football lab' in his basement and re-packaged himself in a fresh way. He is way too stubborn to do that tho... Of all the coaches who just got fired, what should they do? Take coordinator jobs? Obviously it's case by case. But I think you have to think hard about sitting out and creating a new story about urself, especially if you have had enough success as a HC. What would you do?