Lastnight the San Francisco 49ers fired their head coach Mike Singletary, and pretty much ended the speculation as to when it would happen and not if it would. While Singletary started out good enough, the two full seasons he has had have been lackluster at best. A 8-8 finish last season and well on their way to a worse mark this season has made it where it was a guaruntee that he wouldn’t survive another season in San Francisco. While a few coaches have had the axe fall to this point of the season, now it is always leading to the question of who else will see the hatchet man in their door way before the start of next season.
The one coach who comes to mind first that seems to have the hottest seat right now will have to be Tom Coughlin. I know, his seat gets hot whenever the Giants lose, but it has to be getting really hot after giving up a come back loss to the Eagles and then getting slapped around in Green Bay yesterday. Obviously his job is always in danger, but I think after the last two weeks, it is really in danger.
John Fox from Carolina has to start looking over his shoulder as the season comes to a close. This team under Fox has been getting worse and worse the last couple seasons. Somtimes it is just time to cut your losses and move on.
Saying that, another coach who needs to cut his losses and will probably be cut is Jeff Fisher in Tennessee. While he is the most tenured coach at one job in the NFL, he has never been able to take the Titans to the promisedland. One Super Bowl appearance in 16 years is a far cry from where everyone thought they were heading. Top on that with the on going fued with the number 1 pick Vince Young and disagreement with the owner about said pick.
Another coach that comes to mind is Gary Kubiak in Houston. While this season started out to set up nicely for the Texans, things haven’t worked the way it was planned. While Kubiak may be able to avoid getting fired, by bolting to Denver. If he doesn’t move first, he will probably be fired at seasons end.
The last coach that comes to mind has never been able to get his team over the hump. There has been some good talent in Cincinatti, but it always seems that something keeps this team from reaching it’s potential. Maybe it’s the fact that there are too many egos in the locker room and of course you bring in the locker room cancer Terrell Owens and every team will see a huge regression. Sorry to say, that Marvin Lewis will be watching for the executioner. Because after the succsess of last year, it feel far short their ultimate goal and won’t make the playoffs this season.
While all of this is pure speculation, it just seems that some fanbases are more upset than others. It is never fun to see a team have to fire a coach and go through the transition of a new coaching staff. But there are times that it is needed. These coaches are just the top of the list that comes to mind. I am sure there are more. So who do you think I missed?