If you live in Miami or Kansas City and your name is Tony Sparano or Todd Haley the temperature on your seat is starting to heat up to around 98 degrees and I’m not talking about the boy band.
Were only heading into Week 3 but these two coaches are under the most head of any in the NFL. ESPN does weekly coaching approval ratings and its not surprise that Haley and Sparano are in the bottom two, both scoring under a 20% approval rate.
For fun, here's Bodog's odds on who will be the first head coach fired this season: Todd Haley 3:2, Tony Sparano 3:1, Jack Del Rio 3:1, Tom Coughlin 7:1
To vote whether you approve of your team's coach, go to ESPN's Coach Approval Ratings.
Dolphins owner Mr. Ross made it pretty clear he wasn’t pleased with Tony last year when he embarked on his embarrassing journey to go after now current coach of the 49ers Jim Harbaugh. Ross ended up settling with Sparano giving him a 2 year extension basically to quiet down the situation.
Now that the regular season has resumed the fire has come back and after Tony’s 3rd straight 0-2 start Miami fans are beginning to become very impatient. Tony is 14-21 since wining the division in 08.
The Browns are up next for the Dolphins and if Miami can’t get the W this week it isn’t going to get any easier for them as they play the Chargers in San Diego in two weeks. Going into the bye 0-4 would all but seal Tony Sparano parting from Miami.
I would expect Mike Nolan (Defensive Coordinator) would take over as interim coach.
When Todd Haley was brought into KC there were early reports that him and GM Scott Piolii would clash. After last years surprising division title the story was put away. But now without Offensive Coordinator Charlie Weiss and plenty of injuries Todd Haley’s Chiefs have been the most pathetic team in the league.
In the preseason some fans were angry with Haley for leaving his starters in for too long and as a result they lost their starting young tight end. Now this they lose their all star running back and best player Jamal Charles for the year.
I could tell you that it’s about to get ugly in Kansas City but it already is. Kansas City has looked like a high school team out there playing the pros.
While I think Haley’s leash might not be as tight as Sparano, I doubt we will see Haley back in KC next year.
Jack Del Rio (Bonus Hot Seat)
Jack Del Rio was able to scrape together a win against the Tennessee Titans, getting the team to 1-0. Then, the Jets made an example of Del Rio and the Jaguars. Now, Del Rio has one of the hottest seats in the NFL, and it isn't getting any easier for him and the Jags.
Rookie Blaine Gabbert will be getting his first start as an NFL quarterback against the Carolina Panthers. The Jaguars have another winnable game a couple weeks later against the Bengals. If the Jaguars don't win both of those games, Del Rio could be looking for a new job by week 9, the Jaguars bye week.
There's no doubt that the Jaguars played poorly against the Jets, but a rebound victory over the Panthers would go a long way towards cooling his chair off.
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