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We all know that Raiders coach Lane Kiffin and Rams coach Scott Linehan are on the hot seat. But could Monday be an extraordinary day for firings, with both men losing their jobs?
Adam Schefter noted on NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Morning that with the Raiders and Rams both heading into their bye weeks after todays’ games, the chances are good that both Kiffin and Linehan will be fired tomorrow.
That would make history. Since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, only five coaches have been fired during the regular season without even getting a chance to coach five games. Kiffin and Linehan could be the sixth and seventh.
The previous five are Mike Shanahan, who started 1-3 with the 1989 Raiders, Kay Stephenson, who started 0-4 with the 1985 Bills, Jack Patera, who started 0-2 with the 1982 Seahawks, Howard Schnellenberger, who started 0-3 with the 1974 Colts, and Jerry Williams, who started 0-3 with the 1971 Eagles.

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  1. arosen36 says: Sep 28, 2008 10:22 AM

    i could see it

  2. trikee says: Sep 28, 2008 10:30 AM

    well at least florio and schefter aren’t proclaiming it WILL happen this time but it’s still pretty boring to bring it up every sunday night/monday

  3. bslocum1 says: Sep 28, 2008 10:52 AM

    You missed Romeo Crennel.

  4. timmy2thej says: Sep 28, 2008 10:52 AM

    They should both be fired already. Millen could take over for one of them, since he has nothing better to do now…

  5. timalex99 says: Sep 28, 2008 11:19 AM

    What a coincidence – I, too, expect to be fired Monday from my job at Burger World.

  6. jaxinthebox1 says: Sep 28, 2008 11:21 AM

    Herm and King Carl need to be canned unless rebuilding means continuously making a team worse.

  7. boron says: Sep 28, 2008 11:33 AM

    Raiders will play a great, winning game against the Dolts!! Just whine, baby!!

  8. joetoronto says: Sep 28, 2008 12:59 PM

    At least the Raiders are trying, that’s more than you can say about the Rams.

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