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Coaching shake-ups by Seahawks, Packers, Panthers show there's no room for complacency in NFL

Mike McCarthy could’ve made excuses. Pete Carroll could have asked for a mulligan. Ron Rivera could have said, “We were this close…” But as their offseasons began in disappointing fashion these last two weeks, those three coaches demonstrated that in the NFL, there’s no room for complacency. McCarthy didn’t view the Packers earning a 7-9 record despite the nine-game absence of his future Hall of Fame quarterback as a moral victory. The Seahawks going 9-7 and missing the playoffs by just one game amid an injury-plagued year didn’t give Carroll any consolation. And Rivera didn’t accept the Panthers’ return to the playoffs (where they lost 31-26 to the Saints) one year after going 6-10 in 2016 as sufficient progress. Instead, ...