Hot state spawns multiple hot seats

As the eighth week of the 2013 regular season approaches, the success of the Kansas City Chiefs under first-year coach Andy Reid confirms one basic truth about the NFL.

After the current season ends, owners will believe they are one good coaching hire away from a turnaround.  Which means that plenty of coaches will get fired.

This week’s PFT Live hot seat includes a pair of coaches from teams in Florida, where the three NFL franchises currently are on a combined 0-16 stretch.  Counting last year’s five-game losing streak to end the season in Jacksonville, the run of futility goes to 0-21.

The list, as always, is subject to change.  But if the season were to end right now, the five guys named in the accompanying video would be among the most likely to be moved out, in the hopes that someone else will move in — and win.

24 responses to “Hot state spawns multiple hot seats

  1. I think Jim Schwartz deserves to be higher than Kubiak on the list. At least Kubiak has two straight playoff appearances under him and a winning record as the coach of the team. And why is Tom Coughlin not in the top 5? He’s been on and off the hot seat for years now and a couple surprise SB runs(coinciding in titles) have kept him afloat, but I can’t imagine that his seat isn’t ready to catch fire with only one win so far this season.

  2. Not sure why Philbin is on the top 5 list when guys like Mike Tomlin, Gus Bradley and Mike Munchak aren’t. Plus, is Tom Coughlin’s job 100% secure at 1 and 6? We shall see.

  3. Really would like to see a special of breaking down every GM and categorizing them as “worth staying” or “got to go”.

    Also I’d like to give props to Ross Tucker for having the stones to suggest firing Ireland despite the recent extension. That was brave, but more importantly it was smart. Moving fast on a sunk cost is a very respectable business practice and the kind of thing I would expect from a guy whose name is on the building of the Business School I attended.

  4. How about the Panthers Ron Rivera ?

    Sure, they are 3-3 , but with wins over the Rams, Giants, & Vikings (who’s combined record is 5-15) = big whoop.

    Or will they have to lose to the 0-6 Buccs tonight to convince you ?

  5. How are the 3 Florida NFL franchises currently enduring an 0-16 stretch when the Dolphins opened up the season 3-0???

    Like, how do you count the Bucs and Jaguars’ losses as of Week 1, but then throw in Miami’s losing streak which began in Week 4??? Followed by conveniently throwing in an additional 5 games from Jacksonville’s 2012 regular season record, just so that “0-21” further justifies the previously moot point???

    No, seriously; WHAT?

  6. Concerning Schwartz, the loss to Cincy isn’t fair. Cincy is a lot better than most think. Schwartz took the worst ever team in NFL history to the playoffs in three years.

  7. silverhornet says:Oct 24, 2013 2:52 PM

    Not sure why Philbin is on the top 5 list when guys like Mike Tomlin, Gus Bradley and Mike Munchak aren’t. Plus, is Tom Coughlin’s job 100% secure at 1 and 6? We shall see.


    Tomlin? Really??? Do you watch football? He has been in 2 superbowls in 7 years, and (most importantly) he coaches in Pittsburgh, the most patient organization in pro sports. 3 coaches since ’69. TRUST, he’d need 5-6 bad years in a row before they even consider firing him!!!!

  8. If the Lions don’t win this week against Dallas and go into their bye week 4-4, I do believe Schwartz will have a little more light on him.

  9. Sure, bad teams are only one good coach away from having a great record.

    Provided the bad team has 6 pro-bowlers on it.

  10. I think Philbin on this list is a real stretch. I would put Ron Rivera, Jason Garrett or Rex Ryan on the list in a heartbeat instead of Philbin.

  11. Philbin will be gone when they finally fire the worst GM in all of football. Sherman could slip in the back door in that case. He’s definitely more qualified, as he’s actually done things.

  12. I am disappointed with the Dolphins recent 3 game slide but at the beginning of the season if you told me they would be 3-3 about to play a down Patriots team, I’d take it in a second! Philbin has been provided with no running backs, a terrible O-line, a below average secondary, and a second year QB that’s only played 30 games or so at the position. He’s 3-3, beat the Colts in Indianapolis, lost to the defending Super Bowl champions on a field goal, a division game on a field goal, and one of the NFLs elite in New Orleans… Philbin belongs no where near this list! Ireland, that’s a different story…

  13. Philbin is safe, but O.C. Sherman needs to go! Ireland should be next unless he voids the Contracts of some of the underperformers and takes all the Draft to get O-Line!

  14. The dolphins play calling is so generic and our players are even more so. No stars = no winning. Name the dolphins last real super star and you’re talking Marino. While all of the last ten or so super bowl winners all have had super stars. This all comes back to drafting and without a top notch gm that can actually evaluate talent we’re going nowhere.

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