5 NFL Head Coaches Who Will Be Fired After Disappointing 2013 Seasons
5 NFL Head Coaches Who Will Be Fired
After each season, it is the nature of the business that there will always be job openings to fill during the offseason. In the NFL it is a "what have you done for me lately?" motto for general managers in the league, and because of that coaches are constantly on the hot seat.
Gary Kubiak was the only head coach to be relieved of his duties during the season. Reportedly, Houston has already started the interview process as well to find their next head coach. What could make that job even more attractive is not only the talent on the roster which is playoff-caliber, but Houston will likely have the No. 1 overall pick as well in the upcoming draft. The Texans' vacancy figures to be filled not too long after season's end.
In looking at the landscape of the league, there could arguably be up to 10 openings this offseason. That number would be just under a third of the league searching for new head coaches in this high-pressure business. Both head coaches in New York could see their tenures end, but they both also have substantial resumes to avoid cleaning out the office for at least another year. In addition, the situations in Jacksonville and Oakland need a ton of work. With the instability of both of those teams there could easily be a new head coach every year.
With only 12 teams each year making the playoffs, it leaves several other coaches on the hot seat. Here are 5 NFL head coaches who could be looking for a change of scenery after not only a disappointing 2013 season, but overall tenures as well. A helpful hint to avoid being on the chopping block would be having stability at the quarterback position, getting along with that QB, and being disciplined.
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5. Greg Schiano - Tampa Bay
When the Bucs hired Greg Schiano it was arguably a reach at the time. He has had two losing seasons in his only two campaigns in Tampa. He also got into a huge ordeal with his once starting quarterback. Schiano will likely be heading back to college at the end of the season as he has shown to be not quite NFL ready.
4. Mike Shanahan - Washington
Mike Shanahan is a Super Bowl winning coach. However, in Washington he only has one winning season. This year will be the Redskins' third last place finish within the division in the last four seasons. Combine that with the constant quarterback drama, and Washington will see yet another head coaching change this offseason.
3. Leslie Frazier - Minnesota
In Minnesota, Leslie Frazier really has not done much to impress. In three full seasons he has two losing records. If it was not for Adrian Peterson's year last season, the Vikings would not have even came close to making the playoffs. The quarterback position is a mess in Minnesota, and it will be left to another head coach to sort through it.
2. Jim Schwartz - Detroit
From the coaches on this list, Jim Schwartz just might have the best quarterback under center. However, it has resulted in only one winning season and playoff trip. His teams arguably lack discipline as they are constantly shooting themselves in the foot. The Lions had the division won this year only to let it slip away. Detroit is a much more attractive job than in seasons past, and it is time for a change once again.
1. Jason Garrett - Dallas
With or without a trip to the playoffs there could be big changes in big D. Jason Garrett has yet to reach the playoffs as head coach, and Dallas continues to be overrated while under-performing. It is a downright circus in Dallas between the owner, coach, and quarterback. The situation may finally be at a point to where the entire staff could be brand new come next season.