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SportingNews.com: AFC coaching hot seat

So we suggested to our editors at SportingNews.com the possibility of doing a column about coaches on the hot seat.

And then when the time came to identify them, an inescapable truth emerged.

They’re all on the hot seat.

Well, most of them are.

Enough to require us to assess the status of every coach as the 2009 season begins. 

We broke the thing into two parts, AFC and NFC.

Here’s the AFC.  Coming tomorrow, the NFC.

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10 Responses to “SportingNews.com: AFC coaching hot seat”
  1. litemater says: Sep 9, 2009 7:51 PM

    Didn’t even bother finishing the article on SN. Absurd …….

  2. FinFan says: Sep 9, 2009 11:00 PM

    Jack Delrio MEDIUM??? What are they thinking… that dude is done if he can’t make playoffs.
    McDaniels will be let go if he cant produce a winning result due to the fact that he embarrassed the owner and fans.
    Norv is fine even with a winning team

  3. leatherneck says: Sep 10, 2009 12:56 AM

    Bellicheck should be on the hot seat. He has mentally checked out. He’s got only two quarterbacks on the roster, after last season’s injury situation. After Brady, the other guy is a rookie. Then he trades Richard Seymour for a future draft pick in a year when the Pats expect to contend for a Super Bowl. It’s utterly bizarre. If this does not go well, and it shouldn’t, there will be talk of Bellicheck receiving a pink slip. Missing the playoffs last year was bad enough.

  4. SmackMyVickUp says: Sep 10, 2009 12:57 AM

    Titans – Fisher should be low. Will take a few losing records to dump the longest tenured coach.
    Denver – McDaniels should be medium at least, medium low is a bit generous.
    San Diego – Turner lacks toughness and should be out this year. Should have been out last year but FinFan is probably correct that he’ll be safe with a winning record.
    Overall not a bad list.

  5. Chargers-Superhero says: Sep 10, 2009 4:31 AM

    Norv is not on the hot seat, and should not have been out last year. Look what he’s done with the offense, despite the injuries to LT, and GATES last year. The DEFENSE is why San Diego lost in the 2nd round of the playoffs, along with injuries.
    Another division title in 2009, (4th straight, and 5th in the last 6 years.) Defense will be better. Wait and see,

  6. The Real Shuxion says: Sep 10, 2009 8:36 AM

    # leatherneck says: September 10, 2009 12:56 AM
    Bellicheck should be on the hot seat. He has mentally checked out. He’s got only two quarterbacks on the roster, after last season’s injury situation. After Brady, the other guy is a rookie. Then he trades Richard Seymour for a future draft pick in a year when the Pats expect to contend for a Super Bowl. It’s utterly bizarre. If this does not go well, and it shouldn’t, there will be talk of Bellicheck receiving a pink slip. Missing the playoffs last year was bad enough.
    —————————————————–
    That is some good tongue in cheek.
    Or
    You gotta lay off the pot

  7. AJSJR40 says: Sep 10, 2009 9:16 AM

    Belichek on low? He should be at the lowest level you can register. 3 SB’s and a continuation of strong teams because of his ability to make the tough decisions like Richard Seymour. 11-5 last year with a high school quaterback sealed his excellence. He realizes Seymour is not the difference between whether of not the team makes a strong run this year (they’ve made runs in the past when Seymour was out with injuries). BB is the best coach/team builder in the NFL.

  8. nick bradley says: Sep 10, 2009 9:50 AM

    I peeked ahead at the NFC list, and its decent: Zorn, Lovie, and Wade are toast if they don’t make the playoffs. You’ll see Shannahan in Chicago if Lovie’s fired.
    However, he missed on a couple: I think Raheem Morris is on the hot seat as a rookie — every day he looks more and more incompetent.
    John Fox is out in Carolina when (not if) they miss the playoffs. Sure, the owners want continuity, but they’ll make one more change first — to Cowher.
    Singletary’s job is not secure either. As a 49er fan, I love Sing — but the GM is awful and there’s a good chance Holmgren is brought in as GM in the offseason. He may want his own guy in there, but Sing may stay.

  9. steeler-hater says: Sep 10, 2009 3:34 PM

    As long as Fisher has decent records & goes to the playoffs, I don’t see Adams canning him anytime soon.
    The closest thing is MAYBE “trading” Fisher to another team for a draft pick… like it was rumored before he was given that last contract extension. But not for a while yet.
    I doubt it, though. IMO, Fisher will have to have to very poor seasons before he loses his job…

  10. Atlanta Love says: Sep 11, 2009 6:41 AM

    Del Rio should be “volcano” hot. Too many good coaches out there for the Jags to keep him around if he doesn’t turn the franchise around this year.
    Cable is on the hot seat simply because of who his boss is.
    McDaniels is more on the fan’s hot seat than management.

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