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The NFL coaching hot seat gets warmer

Posted by Betonline Team on 10/20/2016 4:39:42 AM
The NFL coaching hot seat gets warmer

It’s getting to be that time of year where NFL head coaches are feeling the heat of the hot seat. In other words, they are a loss or two from possibly losing their jobs. Here is a list of five coaches that could be gone in a week or two if their teams don’t pick up the pace.

In most cases, a porous defense seems to be the culprit.

Chip Kelly, San Francisco 49ers: Maybe this is why quarterback Blaine Gabbert lost his job to Colin Kaepernick. Gabbert was ineffective, and the team went out its way to say the losing was not his fault although his play played a big role.

Jim Harbaugh won with this team, and it is unfair for Kelly to lose his job after one season. But this is big boy school. The Niners fired Jim Tomsula after one season when he finished 5-11. The same could happen to Kelly who failed to motivate players in Philadelphia also.

San Francisco has now allowed teams to rush for 981 yards in the last five games. Buffalo ran for 312 yards, its most since 1992.

The Niners are coming off a 45-16 loss to Buffalo. In that game, Shady McCoy ran for 140 yards and three touchdowns. McCoy was one of the players Kelly did not get along with in Philadelphia and gave up on, trading him to Buffalo.

Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals: Weren’t the Cardinals many people’s chic pick to win a Super Bowl? A 3-3 start is not the end of the world but has doubters running rampant in the desert. His players love him but are not producing and have head-scratching losses to the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams. Now the man they love could be gone.

Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars: Normally Bradley would not be on this list despite a 2-3 start, but this team had expectations, at least offensively. The Jags rank 19th in offense and appear to be going nowhere again. A close win against the Chicago Bears may have helped ease the pressure for another week.

Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts: The Colts (2-4) have one of the best quarterbacks in the league with Andrew Luck, but their defense can’t stop anybody. The no offense Cardinals dropped 30 points on them. Even when he is in a position to win Pagano sometimes panics and makes questionable moves or comes up with goofy formations.

Maybe this is not his fault. The Colts are not very talented and do not have a solid offensive line to protect Luck.


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