AFC Coaching Hot Seats

AFC East

Buffalo - Neutral: Despite the terrible start to the season, a player retiring mid game, and the endless carousel of QBs, a 4-7 record isn’t that bad. McDermott definitely earned himself another 1-2 seasons.

You could say these 2 are polar opposites  Photo Credit: NY Daily News

You could say these 2 are polar opposites

Photo Credit: NY Daily News

Miami - Hot Seat: The Dolphins will probably end up with a .500 record, give or take a game or two. I can’t see Gase getting fired this year but he’s on the hot seat and a bad start next year could be all she wrote.

New England - As cold as a coaching seat has ever been: Next.

NY Jets - Hot Seat: Bowles should and will likely be gone at the end of the season, if he makes it that long. Back to back 5-11 seasons and on pace for a 3rd.

AFC West

Denver - Getting Warm: Joseph was 5-11 in his first year and now sits at 5-6. With it only being his second yr, he makes it to next year regardless but will start next year off on the hot seat.

Photo Credit: SBNation

Photo Credit: SBNation

Kansas City Ice Cold: Can’t wait till Andy Reid mismanages the clock in their first playoff game though.

LA Chargers - Cold: Lynn’s seat is anything but hot. Would be interesting to see the challenge he’d faced if Rivers retires in the next 2-3 yrs under Lynn’s tenure.

Oakland - Should be Hot Seat: The way Gruden has mismanaged star players and turned this into a 2-9 team, he should be on the hot seat, but he also signed a 10yr contract(LOL) so he’s good for at least 4-5 yrs.

AFC North

Baltimore - Cold: Can you believe that Harbaugh has now coached the Ravens for 11 yrs. Anything around a .500 record keeps you around for a while, just ask Jeff Fisher, but a .585 win pct and a Super Bowl and Harbaugh would really have to turn this into a dumpster fire to get canned.

These 2 deserve each other  Photo credit: New York Post

These 2 deserve each other

Photo credit: New York Post

Bengals - Practically Fired: read this to see my feelings about Lewis. He’s basically Jeff Fisher with 5 less playoff wins. A proven mediocre coach.

Browns - Already Fired: Are we sure the Browns are in need of a coach? Gregg Williams is looking pretty good so far as interim head coach following Hue Jackson’s firing. Or they could change course and go with Condoleeza

Pittsburgh - Cold: I legit thought Tomlin was on the hot seat around week 4 when they were 1-2-1 and had the Le’Veon Bell fiasco going on, but what a bounce back and Tomlin should be sitting comfortable for at least another season.

AFC South

Houston - Cold: Another coach who was a sitting duck after week 3 but has somehow reeled off 8 wins in a row. The Texans had to have been 1 or 2 losses away from firing O’Brien at the start of this year and now he’s easily locked himself up a job for at least next season. 

Any coach that can’t win with this stud should be on the hot seat  Photo Credit: Big Cat Country

Any coach that can’t win with this stud should be on the hot seat

Photo Credit: Big Cat Country

Indy - Neutral: First year coach that turned a 1-5 start into a 6-5 team that’s looking for a playoff spot. Pretty good bounce back. 

Jacksonville - Hot seat: The Jags were early Super Bowl favorites and they are 3-8 and have looked like a shell of themselves from last season. Changes have already been made at the OC spot to compensate for how this season has gone. Last year’s AFC championship game appearance should be enough to get Marrone through this season but next year has to be a turn around or he’s gone.

Tennessee - Neutral: First year coach with a 5-6 record. Could be better, could be worse.