The Hot Seat is Getting Hotter: Six Head Coaches Who Should Have Been Fired

January 26, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Being an NFL head coach is one of the toughest jobs in sports. Your employees make ten times as much as you, you work 100-hour weeks, and if you miss the playoffs more than two years in a row, you’re unofficially on the hot seat.
The NFL experiences an overwhelming turnover rate among its head coaches. Of the 32 head coaches at the start of this past season, 13 had not been at the head coaching spot for that team two years prior.
Coaches are evaluated on their decisions they make—trades, free agent signings, draft picks—as well as the progress they have shown in leading the team, but ultimately it all comes down to one thing: wins and losses. And it’s not enough to just win football games.
Ask Tony Dungy. As head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he led the team to four playoff trips in five years, but his inability to advance past the NFC Championship Game resulted in his dismissal.
This season, the NFL saw four coaches get fired during the...

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