In my opinion, the most important pieces to having a successful football team are having a great head coach and a great quarterback. When you get the combination of those two things together, magic can happen. Tom Brady & Bill Belichick? Fucking peanut butter and jelly. Sean Payton and Drew Brees? Macaroni and fooking cheese. Just take a look at Aaron Rodgers for example. Rodgers should have more Super Bowl titles under his belt than the one he currently has. A quarterback of his caliber should have made multiple appearances in the Super Bowl but he has largely been handicapped by an inept head coach.
Oh…..you guys think Mike McCarthy is a good NFL head coach? Do you pay attention to this guy’s playcalling at all? You do realize that if Aaron Rodgers was paired with an excellent offensive mind like say……Andy Reid or Sean McVay, that Rodgers post-season accolades would likely be a lot more attractive than they currently are?
There’s something going on right now that a lot of regular NFL fans aren’t aware of. There’s an uprising of sorts. There are a group of smart NFL fans who are big into analytics that are making their ways into NFL front offices everywhere and are replacing the guys with old conservative offensive-minded thinking. Why go for a one-point extra kick when you can go for a two-point conversion (a play that has a 60% success rate)? Why not ALWAYS go for it on fourth down if you’re on your side of the field? Why NOT throw the ball downfield when facing a 3rd and 8 (I KNOW, IT’S FUCKING ROCKET SCIENCE PEOPLE!)?
The NFL isn’t for old scared men anymore. It’s a league where if you don’t take chances, you don’t win. If you don’t evolve, you get left behind.
With all that said, it’s time to take a look at the mid-season HOT SEAT RANKINGS!!!! This is what I have personally heard happening around the league as far as it pertains to guy’s job security and all that.
You see those guys on the hot seat at the end? If you’re a fan of any of those teams, there’s a good chance your favorite NFL team will be looking for a new head coach in say……..two months?
NFL Hot Seat Watch
THE COLD SEAT!
(Yes, you freeze your ass off while here, but every coach wants a spot at this table)
Bill Belichick (New England Patriots)
Andy Reid (Kansas City Chiefs)
Sean McVay (Los Angeles Rams)
Sean Payton (New Orleans Saints)
Anthony Lynn (Los Angeles Chargers)
Matt Nagy (Chicago Bears)
Doug Pederson (Philadelphia Eagles)
Ron Rivera (Carolina Panthers)
Bill O’Brien (Houston Texans)
Mike Zimmer (Minnesota Vikings)
THE DEEP MELT BEGINS!
(These guys aren’t really in danger, but the snow is melting)
Dan Quinn (Atlanta Falcons)
Marvin Lewis (Cincinnati Bengals)
Matt Patricia (Detroit Lions)
Frank Reich (Indianapolis Colts)
Adam Gase (Miami Dolphins)
Jon Gruden (Oakland Raiders)
Mike Tomlin (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Kyle Shanahan (San Francisco 49ers)
Pete Carroll (Seattle Seahawks)
Mike Vrabel (Tennessee Titans)
Jay Gruden (Washington Redskins)
MILD TEMPERATURE (THINGS ARE STARTING TO HEAT UP!!!)
(The snow is gone. The flowers are out. Shit. It’s starting to get warm isn’t it????)
Steve Wilks (Arizona Cardinals)
Sean McDermott (Buffalo Bills)
Jason Garrett (Dallas Cowboys)
Vance Joseph (Denver Broncos)
Doug Marrone (Jacksonville Jaguars)
YEAH, IT’S FUCKING HOT!
(You got sunscreen? That’s still not enough. These guys lives are in danger)
John Harbaugh (Baltimore Ravens)
Gregg Williams (Cleveland Browns)
Mike McCarthy (Green Bay Packers)
Pat Shurmur (New York Giants)
Todd Bowles (New York Jets)
Dirk Koetter (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)