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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.82
And now that another regular season's in the books, it's time for a fresh round of COACH FIRINGS!

This year's first contestants are the Falcons' Jim Mora and the Cardinals' Dennis Green. Don't let the door hit you guys on the way out!

I'm surprised they pulled the trigger on Mora so quickly, as I thought they'd have at least given us a few weeks of "will they or won't they" drama. The writing was on the wall for Green since that horrific Monday night loss to Chicago and his firing was a subject alluded to before.

Unless they win their first-round game, I'll be shocked if New York's Tom Coughlin doesn't end up on this list. And if he goes, I wouldn't be surprised if the Giants turned to Mora to fill his position. Also on the hot seat would be Romeo Crennel, who has done absolutely nothing for the Browns, with no silver lining in sight.

Jeff Fisher has also been rumored to get the boot throughout the season, but had he gotten the Titans into the playoffs (and a win against the Pats yesterday would have done just that), there would have been serious Coach of the Year talks. Fisher led Tennessee to a much better record than they had any right to have, so what happens to him now?

(edited by It's False on 1.1.07 1458)



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.98
    Originally posted by It's False
    Jeff Fisher has also been rumored to get the boot throughout the season, but had he gotten the Titans into the playoffs (and a win against the Pats yesterday would have done just that), there would have been serious Coach of the Year talks. Fisher led Tennessee to a much better record than they had any right to have, so what happens to him now?

    (edited by It's False on 1.1.07 1458)


Fisher's 2007 option has already been exercised & talks of a long term extension are in the works. I, for one, hope that Fisher is on the Tennessee sideline for a long, long time. That man can flat out coach. And if Cowher hangs it up in Pittsburgh, Fisher will now be the longest tenured coach in the league.
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Atlanta needs to hire a coach that can use Michael Vick creatively and not try to fit him into the "NFL QB" mold. He is a special talent, but the 7 and 9 step drops they were using were not conducive to his style. He needs to roll out, giving him only half the field to look at, as well as the run/pass option. Hopefully they can hire someone with an open mind who won't try to use him like every other pocket passer in the league.



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Since: 2.1.02
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They were talking this morning on a local radio show about the Gopher's coach Glen Mason's firing and possible replacement condidates. A caller metioned Denny. The dj's lit into this guy about how there is NO WAY IN HELL they'd bring in the Sherrif to take over the helm. That'd be a way to drive off even more fans.
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Whenever I'd get frustrated about something in the past few months, I would randomly yell out, "They are who we THOUGHT they were! And we let 'em off the hook!", so I will miss Green for giving me that quote to enjoy.
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This could be a weird year when more coaches leave playoff teams than they do losing teams.

I could easily see Billick or Schottenheimer get fired if their teams lose their bye games. Another playoff flameout might cost Tony Dungy his job, though it might be more of a 'resignation' than a firing. Coughlin is gone no matter what the Giants do, Parcells might just quit rather than put up with another year of Jerry Jones/TO's crap, and even Lovie Smith might bolt Chicago if he doesn't get a big raise or contract extension.



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Any word from Oakland?

Atlanta needs a traditional coach with an ace offensive coordinator.

The Giants need a new coach, period.

However, given the arguments posted by Big Bad, I can't help but think of Mike Holmgren 2 years ago, and how everybody thought he was out the door in Seattle.

Coach of the year goes to Mangini, though. Biased, yes, I am a Jets fan, but it's nice to see them get into the playoffs off the arm of Pennington after everybody cried about Herm Edwards going to KC.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.19
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    This could be a weird year when more coaches leave playoff teams than they do losing teams.

    I could easily see Billick or Schottenheimer get fired if their teams lose their bye games. Another playoff flameout might cost Tony Dungy his job, though it might be more of a 'resignation' than a firing. Coughlin is gone no matter what the Giants do, Parcells might just quit rather than put up with another year of Jerry Jones/TO's crap, and even Lovie Smith might bolt Chicago if he doesn't get a big raise or contract extension.


If they lose vs. the bye, they deserve to be fired.

I'd be shocked to see Tony Dungy resign, primarily because he's already spoken out against having interest in the job at his alma mater, Minnesota (sports.espn.go.com).
It's also hard to picture him being fired with the level of (regular season) success the Colts have had the last few years, but stranger things usually happen.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.40
    Originally posted by StegDutchie
      Originally posted by Big Bad
      This could be a weird year when more coaches leave playoff teams than they do losing teams.

      I could easily see Billick or Schottenheimer get fired if their teams lose their bye games. Another playoff flameout might cost Tony Dungy his job, though it might be more of a 'resignation' than a firing. Coughlin is gone no matter what the Giants do, Parcells might just quit rather than put up with another year of Jerry Jones/TO's crap, and even Lovie Smith might bolt Chicago if he doesn't get a big raise or contract extension.


    If they lose vs. the bye, they deserve to be fired.

    I'd be shocked to see Tony Dungy resign, primarily because he's already spoken out against having interest in the job at his alma mater, Minnesota (sports.espn.go.com).
    It's also hard to picture him being fired with the level of (regular season) success the Colts have had the last few years, but stranger things usually happen.


Of course, Dungy had considerable success with the Bucs. He completely turned the franchise around, in fact. But he was canned anyway after another playoff disappointment and the Bucs won the Super Bowl the year he left.
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http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2720610

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So 5 open jobs...

Oakland Raiders
Pittsburgh Steelers
Miami Dolphins
Atlanta Falcons
Arizona Cardinals

It would seem the only opening might be in New York if Coughlin gets canned.




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