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Catching up with the NFL’s Head Coach hot seats

With five weeks of the NFL season completed, let’s take a look at the head coaches on the hot seat!

We aren’t even halfway through the NFL season and it seems as though two teams have already won the Super Bowl. Texans HC and GM Bill O’Brien was fried last week due to him being incompetent in the world of football to the point where a pee-wee football coach could make better play calls/trade talks than him. His replacement, Romeo Crennel, has already won the Texans their first game against the Jaguars; even though they’re a bad team, it’s good to see Watson and company win something for once.

The second firing is none other than Dan Quinn of the Falcons, who was finally fired after having one of the worst starts in franchise history (0-5). Sadly, that’s not the only reason why and you have to feel for Falcons fans after seeing poor defense, atrocious play-calls, the Falcons offense trying to carry this team, multiple blown double-digit leads, and so on. Along with his departure, GM Thomas Dimitroff and special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica were also fired. Good riddance.

With that under tabs, it seems as though that there are multiple coaches that are on the hot seat and many fans hoping that said coaches are fired sooner than later. Let’s take a gander at the list:

Adam Gase

The most obvious one is the easiest to start with. Gase, the “offensive mastermind”, has been terrible for the Jets in the two seasons he has coached; he has a .333 win rate, has one of the worst starts in the league (0-5), and has the worst offense in the league according to Pro Football Focus. Jets fans want him gone and fans from every team are hoping for his firing, yet ownership believes otherwise.

The Jets traded away star Jamal Adams, who went off on Gase, released Le’Veon Bell (Gase utilized him poorly and made him look like a backup running back instead of the star he is), and they may trade away Sam Darnold, who isn’t the problem at all; it’s Gase’s who has done nothing at all. Hopefully, he’ll be fired in the upcoming weeks, and don’t expect him to last the season (unless ownership is that terrible).

Matt Patricia

Matt Patricia’s reign was supposed to be filled with excellence and prosperity, yet that never happened. He has been the head coach for three seasons and all have been lackluster/dreadful ones (6-10, 3-12-1, and 1-3 start for the 2020 season). How he’s still coaching for this team is this shocking to hear. Oh yeah, it’s the Lions, so no one’s surprised that they want to fail and waste Stafford’s career any longer.

Remember the NFL adage “coordinators under Bill Belicheck don’t do well?” Trust me, it applies here. If it takes them three years to even surpass 10 wins, head coaching isn’t the career path for them and should be promptly fired. It’s sad to know that Patricia replaced Jim Caldwell, former Lions head coach before him, who led the Lions to a 9-7 record in 2017. Hopefully, Patricia is fired during or after this season, so Lions’ fans can feel like they’re accomplishing something.

Doug Marrone

For the Jaguars, change is needed to prosper in this league, and it’s now imminent for them as it feels like the Jags are riding the waves of one spectacular season. In 2017, Marrone led the Jaguars to the AFC Championship in his first year with them, which is an amazing start for any coach; sadly, Marrone is now 12-25 for the past three seasons (including 2020) without seeing a glimpse of a winning record.

Even with that, Marrone aided in removing almost all players from the 2017 squad that went to AFC Championship (including Jalen Ramsay, Calais Campbell, Telvin Smith, and Leonard Fournette). The Jags are rebuilding and it seems as though Marrone has one of the best chances to be the next coach fired is things don’t start turning around soon. Some young players have a bright future ahead of them, so let’s wish they’ll be free from this debauchery.

Others teetering on and off the seat

Among other head coaches that are on the teetering on and off the hot seat, some won’t, probably, be fired this season including Mike Zimmer (his only terrible season in his seven years of coaching for Vikings), Anthony Lynn (lots of injuries have derailed a motherload of winnable games), and Joe Judge (rookie coach trying to fix the mess that is dubbed the New York Giants). A case could be made for Lynn with many losses of last year were lost by only one possession, but then again, multiple injuries occurred that made the Chargers season plunder.

That is all for the head coaching hot seat catchups! Who do you think will be the next head coach fired this season? Could Christmas come early for Jets’ and Lions’ fans? Leave a comment down below to join the discussion.

Thanks for reading and have a spectacular day!

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