I don’t why, but I couldn’t sleep the other night and was running thru this in my head. Hopefully it works for you. This is truly as random as they come.
Will the coach be fired?
New England – NO
Miami – No.
Jets – No
Buffalo – Maybe, quickly heading to yes as they swoon. The wildcard is Jauron is signed thru 2011 and Buffalo may not be in a position to pay two coaches.
Cincinnati – oh yea, though he’s still signed for a couple years.
Cleveland – yes. surely already working on the interview list, though the GM may go too
Pittsburgh – no. secured his place by correctly identifying the overdose of vitamins this week.
Baltimore – no
Indianapolis – not getting fired, but I’m thinking Dungy is retiring after this season. Even if they don’t win it all, it’s a pretty good coaching season to go out on.
Tennessee – no chance. If they win the SuperBowl, he’s safe for a long time here.
Houston – not yet, but Kubiak’s going to be on the hot seat next year and could be a in season cut if they stumble again. This team is never as good as it should be.
Jaguars – they’ve been so consistently good the last few years, I think they keep him around. But this team has been so disappointing this year, you never know.
Denver – probably safe, safe for sure if they make the playoffs
San Diego – probably needs to make the playoffs AND win a game to be safe. If they didn’t have to admit they were very wrong about the last head coach change in the process, they’d surely make another move right now. I think they have to fire Norv after this, but not sure.
Kansas – yes yes yes yes. This is a Monday After The Season guarantee
Oakland – interim, so sure, though he’ll probably just go back to his old position on the staff
Eagles – If they don’t make a big run, he’s got to be done here. Keeping Reid would be showing insane levels of loyalty.
Redskins – Nope
Giants – Nope
Cowboys – if they did not win last week, this would be on the Yes side. If they fall short of the playoffs, it’s Yes, and Wade probably has to win a playoff game to be safe.
Bears – from a distance, I’d say he should be, based on how the wheels have completely come off. But living here, I know I’d be surprised if I heard it happen. He’s close with the rest of the front office. There’s a drumbeat for firing the D-Coordinator and for getting rid of the scheme, but not yet the Coach
Packers – no. though he won’t be getting work on house done this summer, just to avoid any odd phone calls
Minnesota – playoffs would save the job, but this is a mess. Maybe.
Detroit – so so gone. This is another day after the season firing.
Carolina – safe; things change quick
Atlanta – safe, no one outside of Atlanta knows his name
New Orleans – after two straight declining seasons, you’d think Payton would be in trouble here, but I think it’s still a season too soon. Still have time here.
Tampa Bay – safe
San Fransisco – gone, and not getting a head coach job for some time
Seattle – wishes he decided to leave one year earlier
St. Louis – interim coach not sticking
Arizona – as safe as they come
I’m counting 10 coaches sure to be fired, and 6 more as maybes. That’s half the league! Some guys will win their way off that list, but the ax is going to fall at a record level this January.