5 NFL Head Coaches Set To Be Fired – Week 15 Edition

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The 5 NFL Head Coaches Most Likely to Be Fired After 2013

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The NFL coaching hot seat is real thing, whether former players and analysts want to admit it or not. The hot seat is not some media creation, it exists each and every week from about the quarter point of the season on. Some find their way off the coaching heat seat as the season progresses, while others place themselves more squarely on it with each passing game.

One guy who was on it and then got off? Ron Rivera. You have to give credit where credit is due and Rivera deserves a ton of it for the job he's done in Carolina this season. The Panthers were one bad game away from Rivera getting canned, when all of a sudden, they ran off eight straight wins. Now, you can actually make an argument for Rivera being coach of the year. If the Panthers make it all the way to the two seed, which is still very possible, he might even win the award.

As 2013 has progressed, the coaching hot seat has changed quite a bit. There were guys that got off after only a couple weeks and now there are coaches on the hot seat that weren't even close to it several weeks back. That's just the nature of the job.

Two guys you won't see on this list - Tom Coughlin and Jim Schwartz. The Giants have said they're bringing Coughlin back, while Schwartz and the Lions are both still in control of their own destinies. However, if the Lions miss the playoffs, Schwartz could very well get canned before the start of 2014.

Here are the five coaches most likely to get fired at the end of 2013:

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Leslie Frazier

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The latest rumors have Frazier getting the axe once 2013 is in the books. Given the way the Vikings have fallen off, you can't really argue if that becomes a reality.

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Mike Munchak

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The Titans are stuck as a franchise right now. They just haven't taken things to the next level and part of the blame has to fall on the head coach. Don't be surprised if Tennessee goes in a different direction this offseason.

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Jason Garrett

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We all know that Tony Romo will be back in 2014, so if the Cowboys miss the playoffs this season, Jason Garrett will likely take the fall. But with Jerry Jones running the show, who really knows?

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Greg Schiano

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Schiano has rallied the Bucs and won four games this year, but since when is that good enough in the NFL? Schiano should be canned in a matter of weeks.

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Mike Shanahan

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The general consensus is that Shanahan is done in Washington. He doesn't seem to be on the same page with RG3 and we all know he's the Redskins franchise.


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