5 NFL Coaches On the Hot Seat Heading Into Week 11

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The NFL coaching hot seat is a very real thing. Teams will often speak out against rumors that start online, but there are just some coaches that you know are in jeopardy of losing their jobs. General Manger's can say they have a guy's back, and sometimes that's the best move for business, but there's only so much losing one coach can do.

With week 11 of the NFL season right around the corner, temperatures are rising on hot seats across the country. Many teams are in holes that they simply won't be getting out of.

Today's NFL culture is very much a 'what have you done for me lately' culture. Years ago, coaches were easily given five or more years to prove themselves. Nowadays, two or three bad seasons will almost certainly doom a head coach. Maybe the fact that there are more people qualified than ever before to coach is part of the equation, but I really think it boils down to a lack of patience and a win now philosophy for most teams.

There's no question that if some of the guys on this list were given more time, that they'd turn things around in a big way. At the same time, there are guys on this list who just aren't cut out for a HC gig in the NFL. Some guys are better off leading teams in college, while others are better off in assistant or coordinator roles for the rest of their careers.

With all of those things in mind, let's take a look at five NFL coaches who are firmly on the hot seat heading into week 11:

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Lukewarm - Mike Munchak

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The Titans took a turn for the worse in week 10. They lost to the lowly Jaguars at home and they also lost Jake Locker for the season. This is Munchak's third year in Tennessee, and so far the Titans have yet to turn the corner.

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Warm - Gary Kubiak

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You hate to call out a guy who just had a mini-stroke, but facts are facts - the Texans are lousy. This is Kubiak's eighth year in Houston and he's never even gotten the Texans to an AFC title game. It could be time for a change.

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Hot - Leslie Frazier

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The Vikings have regressed in a big way in 2013. This is a team that won 10 games a season ago, that probably won't even hit the five-win mark in 2013. Someone's head will roll in Minnesota.

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Red Hot - Joe Philbin

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Philbin was arguably already on the hot seat prior to the Richie Incognito fiasco. Now with all the rumors and turmoil surrounding his team, the head coach is likely to become a casualty in South Beach.

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White Hot - Greg Schiano

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The Bucs have said that Schiano is going to finish out the season, but what does it really matter? This guy is gone and he'll be looking for another college job in no time.


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