Your seat is hot, coach
May 26, 2015; Ashbury, VA, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks with the media at the conclusion of the Redskins OTA at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Black Monday isn’t until January but the Around the NFL staff already has their list of possible candidates who might get their pink slip at the end of the season. Jim Tomsula is just entering his first year as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers but he’s got a ton of pressure on him.
The 49ers have gone through a crap ton of player retirements this offseason and are putting a visibly weaker team on the field this season. Ownership might have a short leash for him if he can’t produce immediate results or at least a promising future for the team. They could easily go in after the season and blow up the coaching staff and start from scratch if this season is a disaster.
Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins needs to show some progress this season as well. He’ll be entering his second year and while there is a lot of pressure on Robert Griffin III to stay healthy and not stink up the joint, Gruden won’t survive Black Monday if he can’t turn it around either.
Tom Coughlin needs to get back into winning ways with the Giants before the front office decides it’s time for his retirement. Ken Whisenhunt is looking at attaching his future with the Tennessee Titans with Marcus Mariota and he can ask Gruden how well the 2nd draft pick quarterback turns out sometimes.
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin has been sitting on a hot seat for the last couple of seasons. The Dolphins should be a competitive team in their division and if they can’t capitalize off of acquiring Ndamukong Suh he could be looking at an empty box for which to put his office belongings into on January 4th.
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