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5- Jason Garrett, Cowboys
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I don’t think Jason Garrett has much to worry about. It definitely wouldn’t hurt to get a win over the Redskins this week and clinch the very competitive NFC East. That being said, he IS the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys and will have to deal with Jerry Jones after the season ends. If Garrett’s team makes the playoffs and gets a postseason win or two he should be a lock to be on Dallas’s sideline in 2013. If the team doesn’t make the playoffs and gets blown out by RG3 and the Redskins, Jerry Jones might be out on the warpath. This is “America’s Team”. The postseason is not only something the team hopes for, it’s downright expected. Don’t be surprised if things go bad for Dallas in week 17 and Jason Garrett is given his walking papers. Personally, I think he’ll be back. But you never know when it comes to Jerry Jones.
4- Chan Gailey, Bills
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The Bills fanbase is calling for Chan Gailey’s head on a platter. Every week, his play calls seem to make more and more people scratch their heads. a 15-32 record in three years (for a dismal 418 winning percentage) isn’t NFL head coach material… especially after the team spent extravagant amounts of money on the defense this past offseason. He’s been criticized heavily during the season for being conservative when he should be taking chances and taking chances when an effective coach would take it down a notch. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that Gailey prefers to let mediocre QB Ryan Fitzpatrick throw instead of giving the ball to rising star running back CJ Spiller. Fans are fed up, players are frustrated and Chan should be out the door at the end of the season.
3- Norv Turner, Chargers
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Norv Turner basically lives on the hot seat. If he survives this offseason, he might as well start having his mail forwarded there. There’s no doubt that offensively he knows the game. His problem lies in his lack of ability to inspire his players. An important part of being a head coach in the NFL is the ability to rally the troops. I think he’ll get a job elsewhere, but his days in San Diego are over. He won’t be the only one to go, though. It’s being reported that General Manager AJ Smith might be on his way out too. This team needs a leader, and Norv Turner just isn’t the man for the job anymore.
2- Andy Reid, Eagles
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The hot seat is scorching for Andy Reid. The Eagles were supposed to be the real deal. After the “dream team” debacle last season, this was supposed to be the year that the Eagles proved that it was just a fluke and that they were real contenders. Instead, they sit at 4-11. They’re the worst team record wise in the NFC. I almost feel… bad for Andy Reid. Not only is he about to lose his job that he has held since 1999, he went through the loss of his son during training camp. No parent should have to go through that, especially in the public eye like Reid did. Andy Reid IS a good coach. Unfortunately, time caught up to him. Not many head coaches can say that they were in charge of the same team for over ten years. Coach Reid should leave with his head held high. Although he never won a super bowl, he was a class act through and through. I think he should take a year off and deal with his family and personal problems before throwing himself into the chaos that is the NFL again. And yes, I DO think he’ll be back in the NFL.
1- Rex Ryan, Jets
This was supposed to be the year for gang-green. With offseason improvements across the board and the acquisition of possibly the most polarizing player in the league in Tim Tebow, this was supposed to be the year that the Jets finally overtook the New England Patriots. Not only did that not happen, but they took a big step backwards. This team is a mess. At 6-9, they underachieved in a big way. The Tebow experiment was a monumental failure. Mark Sanchez was a major letdown. Rex Ryan has lost his locker room in a huge way. One of the poster boys for hard work and a “team” mentality, Tim Tebow, has reportedly openly defied the coaches and refused to be a part of the team’s wild card packages (although now Tebow denies this). Ryan has lost this team at a level that few coaches have before. If he’s back next season, things are only going to get worse.
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