The 2014 season is barely a quarter of the way through, but the NFL has already seen its first coaching casualty in Oakland.
Since speculating and wishing for coaches to be dumped is a passion of many fans and writers, this week’s Against The Spread speculates on those sitting on the hot seat, or with eyes wandering to their next destination.
I’ve got so much on my mind this week that Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay would be impressed.
I will go through all 16 games this week with an angle on each team’s Thanksgiving Day history. But I also have some things to get off my chest that mainstream state-run media (see ESPN, NFL Network/Ian Rapoport) will not touch.
Coaches on the hot seat are always a good topic to discuss. Eight NFL coaches were terminated on the day following the 2012 season. This year, franchises may not be so patient. We have seen two coaches already go down in the first month of the college season. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the pink slip virus reach the NFL level.
We are two weeks in to the regular season and the Dallas Cowboys sit where they have going all the way back to six games remaining in the 2010 season. That’s right, they ended that season 3-3, which makes a total of two and half seasons playing at exactly .500 ball. Their record over that span is 20-20.\
By December we have a pretty good idea on who is surging, and who is just playing out the string. This leaves us with one last glorious regular season NFL Sunday, with all 32 teams playing, and the best opportunity yet to put NFL Red Zone into overdrive. Here is my personal take on all 16 games…