Context on a second shot for Mularkey

Optimists expect that Mike Mularkey will have far more success as coach in Jacksonville than he had in Buffalo where he was 14-18.

I asked Katie Sharp of ESPN Stats & Info to look at coaches in the recent past who were hired after having been head coaches before.

Out of the last 11, only two had better tenures in the follow-up job -- and Wade Phillips and Norv Turner are widely regarded as not good enough as head coaches despite the fact they improved in their more recent jobs.

Here’s a breakdown that excludes interim stints for Phillips and Dick Jauron.