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Top 5 NFL Coaches on the Hot Seat Entering Week 1

Top 5 NFL Coaches on the Hot Seat Entering Week 1

Rex Ryan, New York Jets head coach
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Although the 2014 NFL season hasn't even technically started, some NFL head coaches are already on the hot seat heading into Week 1. Whether it was questionable moves during the offseason, a bad record, or just bad luck that put them in this position, these coaches will be coaching for their jobs come Week 1.

5. Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin, New York Giants head coach
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5. Tom Coughlin

Top 5 NFL Coaches On Hot Seat Entering Week 1
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Tom Coughlin has been the head coach of the New York Giants since 2004; he has helped the team win two Super Bowls and has escaped numerous situations in which he was almost fired. At this point in his career, Coughlin is 68 years old and has done most, if not all he can with the Giants. Although his contract runs through 2015, his time with the Giants could come to a close if the Giants' offense doesn't get going under new O.C. Ben McAdoo.

4. Doug Maronne

Doug Maronne, Buffalo Bills head coach
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4. Doug Maronne

Doug Maronne, Buffalo Bills head coach
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The Buffalo Bills' decision to hire Doug Maronne in the first place was questionable; Maronne only had two winning seasons in his four years as Syracuse's head coach. If E.J. Manuel does not progress as a quarterback quicker than he has been progressing, Maronne will be out the door soon.

3. Rex Ryan

Rex Ryan, New York Jets head coach
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3. Rex Ryan

Rex Ryan, New York Jets head coach
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Rex Ryan led the New York Jets to the AFC Championship during his first two seasons as their coach, yet the Jets have not won more than eight games in a season since Ryan's second season in 2010. With a depleted secondary and a big question mark at quarterback, Ryan is once again on the hot seat. His time with the Jets could come to a close if the Jets win any less than eight games, which is very possible.

2. Dennis Allen

Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders head coach
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2. Dennis Allen

Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders head coach
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It's not Dennis Allen's fault that he was chosen to be the coach for perhaps the worst team in the NFL. Allen inherited a team with few draft picks, major salary cap issues, the league's worst home stadium, and one of the worst rosters in the NFL. However, in Allen's third year, Raiders management expects him to take the next step forward and guide the Raiders to at least six or seven wins; failure to do so will almost certainly cost him his job.

1. Jason Garrett

Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys head coach
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1. Jason Garrett

Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys head coach
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Jason Garrett has been nothing more or less than mediocre as the Dallas Cowboys' head coach. In his first three full seasons as head coach, Garrett has finished 24-24, going 8-8 in each season. Garrett, however, has been out-coached in three straight Week 17 games that cost the Cowboys division championships in each season. Garrett will need to take the Cowboys to the playoffs in 2014, or he will almost certainly be replaced.

Connor Howe is a Cincinnati Bengals writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @CHoweSports, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.