Brian Billick wrote this article for NFL.com. I like Brian Billick. I thought he was a good coach, but his list is trash in terms of his reasoning for keeping or letting coaches go. So here’s my list, because I know you all care so much, with much better reasoning.
1. Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Gotta keep him. I thought he handled the Josh Freeman thing poorly, but it seems he really rallied the troops. If Doug Martin hadn’t gotten injured they could have had a pretty good thing going. Beyond this, constant turnover at the head coaching position is terrible. It takes more than 1 year to get the team where you want them to be. I think its important to evaluate your head coach in the first few years and see if the direction he’s taking the team is where you, as an owner, think it should go. This upcoming year will be critical for Greg Schiano to show he can build a seriously competitive team.
2. Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins
FIRE HIM. Brian Billick says thats he should keep him because Shanahan used to win or something stupid like that. FIRE HIM. Worst defense in the league, but not the least talented. Kerrigan, Orakpo, Old Man Fletcher, Deangelo Hall. That’s not a bad defense by a long shot. Yet they have one of the worst defenses in the league. Have to fire all of them. Head coach, defensive coordinator, offensive coordinator. They all have to go. The play calling on offense is the worst I’ve ever seen. Run, Run, Pass if its longer than 2 yards, run if its less than 2 yards. Inevitably punt. The whole Kirk Cousins thing is also absolutely insane. RG3 is not going to get better sitting on the bench. If you’re O-line is so bad you’re concerned for your QBs health you have a serious problem. Can’t say it enough. FIRE HIM.
3. Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders
The Raiders have been bad for a long time. They’ve drafted poorly for a long, long time. There’s no righting that ship quickly. I agree with Billick on this one. There’s no benefit to firing him and some stability might do the Raiders some good. It at least makes it easier to evaluate a coaches progress with the team if you keep him around for awhile.
4. Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings
Again you have to keep Frazier and see what he’s able to do this upcoming season. Cordarelle Patterson is looking like a great offensive weapon. Hopefully, Matt Cassell’s excellent performances become more consistent. I think you have to go with Matt Cassell as your QB. Christian Ponder has not excelled or even progressed over his first few years and I don’t see him getting much better.
5. Tom Coughlin
Is he even on the hot seat? 2 Super Bowls under his belt and you’d fire him over a few bad seasons. You can’t win ’em all. Unless you’re Bill Belichick. Obviously keep him. Also Eli Manning sucks donkey dick.
6. Mike Munchak, Tennessee Titans
The pass rush the Titans have is pretty darn good. I feel like the need to bolster their O-line a bit (I say this every year so maybe its just CJ2K) and work him into the passing game. Above all else the just need a consistent QB. Keep him. No real reason to fire him.
7. Rex Ryan, New York Jets
As a Patriots fan Rex is a must keep. I love crushing Rex year in and year out. What’s best for the Jets? I don’t know. I don’t think there are too many coaches on the market currently and I don’t know if a gamble on a new coach is better than keeping Rex. Good luck Jets fans,
8. Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys aren’t going to get good until Jerry Jones stops thinking he knows football. Just found out his real name is Jerral so that doesn’t help anything. Garrett is perfect for Jones because he’s a shell of a real head coach who will do whatever Jerry tells him to do. The real problem is that defense. They have some pretty good talent on offense. I ❤ Tony Romo and his fat hands I don’t care who knows it. But as I said, with Jones micromanaging (poorly) it doesn’t matter who’s at the helm of this team.
9. Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions
The Lions have a bit of a problem here. On the one hand Schwartz has done a good job crafting a competitive team from a big pile of poop. On the other hand Schwartz is a fucking idiot. The Lions should stick it out with Schwartz and try to get him to stop making Maddenesque decisions until they can poach a real coach away from another team. Fake field goal up 2 scores? A lot of idiocy coming from Schwartz.