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Coaches that are on hot seat

Jacksonville - Del Rio had 2 good seasons and just fell off.
Replaced leftwich with un proven Gerrard and raised eyebrows but
Gerrard did pretty well but the team as a whole should be 9-7 10-6 .
With questionable draft choices and behavior, Del Rio no longer has control and influence on team . If team does not surpass 8-8 look for him to be out.

Washington - Big expectations are what doomed wash since they hired Zorn . From
teamates questioning plays and scheme to taking part in Cutler fiasco ,
look for Snyder to look for a big name , only problem is that the big
names want the full package , not just the HC gig . If snyder has the $$
and guts to fire Cerrato , look for a big name rolling in.


Bengals - Behavior, conduct, performance etc all have been missing sine HC was hired.
Only problem is that Bengals owner Mike Brown is a terrible owner and will
not pay Marvin Lewis while hiring a new HC. This team needs a complete
make over including front office. The pieces were in place but I'm afraid Mr
opportunity has passed Cincy by. QB palmer is hood but not great anymore .
Ochocinco is aging , RB Benson is performing well but how long until another
breakdown in tantrum?

Chicago - Lovie Smith has done what was expected but not over exceeded . Took
Chicago to the SuperBowl with a pretender as a QB and lost . Inherited a
great defense , but like Cincy , the superstars are aging and have not
adressed youth . If cutler does not take team deep in playoffs , I say it can
be a good chance that Smith is the scape goat to hire s big name . Only
problem is the same as Wash, their is a sense of commitment to the GM's
and the big names won't want eyes over their shoulders.


Dallas - Wade is not the answer. If Jerry wants to win he needs to give up some power . Let the HC do what he needs to do . Pick the players for his scheme , Jerry is
A great owner but not a football mind .

Bills - they just fade away after mid season. They're desperate enough to sign Owens but look for buffalo to be improved . If they reach the play offs then no changes will be made.

HC who are available :
Marty
Gruden
Holmgren
Shanny
Cowher
Romeo Crennel
Herm Edwards


Others to consider :
Carolina
Philly
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Good list - I disagree with some, but good list. Here's mine:

Cleveland Browns
Houston Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars
Buffalo Bills
San Diego Chargers
Carolina Panthers
Dallas Cowboys
Washington Redskins

Candidates:

Bill Cowher (Steelers)
Tony Dungy (Bucs, Colts)
John Gruden (Raiders, Bucs)
Darrell Bevell (Vikes OC)
Leslie Frazier (Vikes DC)
Joe Vitt (Intern Rams HC, Asst. Saints HC)
Jason Garrett (Boys OC)
Kevin Gilbride (Giants OC)
Russ Grimm (Asst. Cards HC)
Greg Manusky (49ers DC)
Ron Rivera (Chargers DC)
Brian Schottenheimer (Jets OC)
Bruce Arians (Steelers OC)
i just hope cowher or shannahan doesn't end up in Dallas if wade get's the can.
I say Holmgren ends up in Dallas
Wade Phiillips will be the 1st coach fired this season. If they lose to Carolina this week, he'll be fired within 24 hours.
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Bump.

Updated hot seat list:

SD: Norv Turner
CAR: John Fox
KC: Todd Haley
TB: Raheem Morris
CLE: Eric Mangini
GB: Mike McCarthy
JAX: Jack Del Rio
TEN: Jeff Fisher
WAS: Jim Zorn
OAK: Tom Cable
BUF: Dick Jauron

More than 1/3 of the coaches in the league are on the "hot seat".

For sure: I think Zorn, Jauron, and Fox are going to be gone next year.

Sleeper "fire" pick: Jeff Fisher. The Titans need to rebuild their culture and core players on the team. Fisher had a good run, but just like Mike Shannahan, the team needs to go into a new direction.

Sleeper HC candidate: Bob Bratkowski - OC - Bengals
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NFC :

Washington - Zorn will be fired in the offseason. Snyder was hoping he'd quit so he would not have to pay his salary but the inevitable is coming, likely the day after the season ends.

Carolina - John Fox is likely done however you never know they could opt to keep him. That would be a shocker, but IMO they finally go a different direction. Should be interesting to see if they can get Cowher who has been previously linked to this job, and if so would that perhaps help Peppers want to stay ?

Tampa Bay - Raheem Morris could be done here, however with the instability at QB and the team in a rebuilding mode he could possibly keep his job for another year.

I do not believe Chicago will part ways with Lovie Smith right now. He likely gets one more year and the team will look to give Cutler a true #1 WR. As for Andy Reid in Philly, there were rumors the Eagles had begun negotiating an extension with him about a month ago so his job will likely be safe as well.

AFC :

Buffalo - This should be the end of the Dick Jauron era. It looks pretty obvious.

Cleveland - Eric Mangini is not cutting it in his 1st year and he never cut it in NY. Randy Lerner will likely make the wise move unless Mangini employs Mike Nolan to put together a top notch power point presentation.

Jacksonville - Shack Harris took the fall for the personnel last year but now Del Rio can't convince ownership that the problem is in the FO. His time has come and the Tim Tebow era will begin when they reach for him on draft day.

Tennessee - If Fisher keeps the job, Chuck Cecil will likely be looking for employment elsewhere and a new DC will be brought in. Should be interesting to see if Heimerdinger also gets canned.

Houston - Gary Kubiak has done a good job with the offense for the most part but the defense continues to be lackluster. They are 5-3 so with a good 2nd half he could keep the job but bring in another change on the defensive side of the ball.

Oakland - Uncle Al what will you do ? I'd be willing to bet he attempts to court Mike Holmgren whether he fires Cable in the end or not.

San Diego - Norv the end may be very near. There is a strong chance they give you the boot, but you will probably still get offers to be an OC somewhere.

Kansas City and Scott Pioli will give Haley another year, after all he is family, the roster is still in major rebuild mode and it was expected for them to suck but they have been competitive. Barring a meltdown in Cincy, Marvin Lewis is still the HC next year, right now they are tied for first.

Potential Candidates :

Bill Cowher
Mike Shannahan
Jon Gruden
Brian Billick
Leslie Frazier
Jason Garrett
Jeff Jagodzinski
Ron Rivera
Todd Bowles
Russ Grimm
Herm Edwards
Brian Schottenheimer
Bruce Arians
Kirk Ferentz
Hue Jackson
Jeff Davidson
I'd keep Dallas on that list.

Anything short of a Super Bowl win and Wade is gone.
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Originally posted by kingairta:
I'd keep Dallas on that list.

Anything short of a Super Bowl win and Wade is gone.

Whoops, somehow I forgot them on my list. Yes Wade is on his way out of town short of (IMO) the NFC Championship game.
lol, I like how you called Carson Palmer hood. Blood
Y'all might as well put Zorn in the fired category he's past the hot seat. And No big time coach is gonna take the Cowboys job b/c Jerry Jones hires puppets. I think Shanahan goes to DC and is given full control
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Originally posted by lamontb:
Y'all might as well put Zorn in the fired category he's past the hot seat. And No big time coach is gonna take the Cowboys job b/c Jerry Jones hires puppets. I think Shanahan goes to DC and is given full control

That would require Cerrato to surrender control. I think they could make a run at Chucky so as not to give Shanny full control.
lol

why is Cable still coaching?

If Al would pay coaches top dollar (good coaches)he would have a high caliber team instead of the most embarrassing franchise in all of California.
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by lamontb:
Y'all might as well put Zorn in the fired category he's past the hot seat. And No big time coach is gonna take the Cowboys job b/c Jerry Jones hires puppets. I think Shanahan goes to DC and is given full control

That would require Cerrato to surrender control. I think they could make a run at Chucky so as not to give Shanny full control.

Dan has to give up no his boy Cerrato or just give him another lame duck title. No legit coach is gonna come in and work under Cerrato. I don't think Gruden would do that. He would at least wantt o pick his own GM.
Originally posted by TonyStarks:
lol

why is Cable still coaching?

If Al would pay coaches top dollar (good coaches)he would have a high caliber team instead of the most embarrassing franchise in all of California.

because no one is willing to coach them. remember couple years ago it took them forever to find a head coach and they ended up with Art Shell of all people.

maybe we can give them Jimmy Raye.........