The Week 12 hot seat barometer

The hot seat has claimed two victims so far.  Though it’s unlikely that any other coaches will be fired during the remaining five weeks of the NFL season, Monday, January 3 could feature several guys getting the Iron Sheik’s pointed shoe in a place where shoes don’t normally go.

This week, we’ve got several new candidates.

You’ll be surprised by at least one of them.

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14 responses to “The Week 12 hot seat barometer

  1. On a side note this was the match that turned Hulk Hogan superstar into Hulk Hogan Legend. Then he became bigger than wrestling after wrestlemanina 3.

    Haven’t watched wrestling since 1998 but some damn good memories.

  2. Some people can not stream video at work.. You guys should think about throwing a link out of the transcripts when you do this.

  3. And I agree on the Colts coach being on the hot seat. The guy inherited a Superbowl gift of a team from Dungy; who was clearly happy to do a favor for a fellow Black man. (not that there’s anything wrong with that) But now that Caldwell is in his second season, you would expect him to continue to win. At the least, continue to win all their games at home. I think the Colts will continue to go downhill, after all who the hell is the current Colts coach, other than being a tapped successor by Dungy? Would he have been given a Head Coaching position on any other team? I don’t know about that.

  4. Looks like Glazer made the jump from MMA to the pro wrestling circuit. Taking his stage name from the device he uses to maintain an erection.

  5. Yeah buddy. Number 4. Ken Whisenhunt. I do believe that I just mentioned that earlier. I do think he gets fired simply because of the fact that he not only didn’t prepare for the departure of Kurt Warner, but he also single handedly made the quarter back situation even worse by dumping Leinart, who I really thought looked to be in good form during the pre-season compared to the other bum who works so hard that instead of making in game adjustments, he’s telling jokes on the sideline that are “nobodies business”. Wasn’t the knock on Leinart that he was too laid back? Great job Ken; great job.

    Jim Caldwell probably won’t be fired simply because of the merit of going 14-0 last year, but the fact is that the Colts have really shot themselves in the foot. I mean could it be any more obvious that they are not one bit prepared for the future. They have no real depth anywhere of importance. They have plenty of issues with their starters at that, making the situation even more bleak. Wayne and Mathis surely have to be miffed that Manning is being offered record setting deals and rejecting them while Wayne is being told the CBA makes it to hard to re-do his deal right now. Sanders, Collie, Gonzalez all can’t stay healthy. Manning is reaching the home stretch of his career with their backup being Curtis Painter. They’re a team majorly on the decline and as a natural result, Caldwell has 2 years left, at best.

  6. Come on Florio. Jim Caldwell? Jim Caldwell? (Just like Jim Mora’s “Playoff”). This guy just coached the team to the superbowl the year before and you are putting him in hot seat. You are a rumor monger.

    I regret to say they would make it to the playoff. They have the easiest of the schedule among the AFC South and most importantly they have #18.

  7. OH YEAH !

    luv that pic of the Iron Sheik. brings back memories of when he would face the camera and flex and then scream:

    “Camera man Zoom it!”

  8. nygiantstones says:
    Nov 30, 2010 5:29 PM
    And I agree on the Colts coach being on the hot seat. The guy inherited a Superbowl gift of a team from Dungy; who was clearly happy to do a favor for a fellow Black man. (not that there’s anything wrong with that) But now that Caldwell is in his second season, you would expect him to continue to win. At the least, continue to win all their games at home. I think the Colts will continue to go downhill, after all who the hell is the current Colts coach, other than being a tapped successor by Dungy? Would he have been given a Head Coaching position on any other team? I don’t know about that.
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    I could not agree more, plus Caldwell has a miserable record at Wake Forest, 26-63 in 8 years, he’s nothing more than a caretaker in Indy and I agree that he would not be remotely considered for a HC job with any of the other 31 teams.

  9. Give cincinnasti the benefit of the doubt and assume he is looking during his breaks and lunch. I get on-line and check this site during lunch and can’t stream either. Of course, if he is here instead of doing his work, that would be stealing time and services

  10. Singletary has only been there 2 seasons and this isn’t really ‘his’ team yet.

    He’s still working with QB’s selected by other coaches, like Alex Smith, or pickups from other teams like Troy Smith.

    He’s got to get himself a better QB and build what can be considered ‘his’ team before he can be judged what kind of HC job he is doing. Last year was his first full year, this is his second. He should get at least one more year to the point he’s not managing a team that was 80% put together by somebody else and then dumped in his lap.

  11. As Caldwell in Indy and Wade Phillips in Dallas have shown, you can’t go by the first year or two to gauge what kind of success a new head coach will have long term when he’s suddenly given a team that was built by somebody else.

    Dungy built a winner and then handed Caldwell the keys; Parcells built that Cowboys team from 2003-2006 and then handed it over to Phillips.

    In their first year at the helm of the other guy’s team, Caldwell went 15-1 and Phillips went 13-3.

    It takes some time for the new head coach to draft and create the atmosphere around the team that reflects his leadership and philosophy.

    As we just saw from the ugliness in Dallas, once the Parcells fumes ran out and Wade had his own staff doing things his own way, that 13-3 was followed by 9-7 then a last gasp 11-5 before his laid back easy-go-lucky ‘leadership’ style led to a total team collapse and a 1-7 that got him fired.

    Only time will tell if Caldwell can institute a winning and progressive atmosphere in Indy that continues to build on the Dungy success. Right now that looks iffy. It’s only his second year, and this team is probably still around 75% Dungy.

    By the end of the 3rd season a coach should be able to demonstrate the team is having success doing things his way rather than his predecessors way, and he’s having success with players he drafted and traded for, and so on.

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