Sep 13, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan yells to players on the bench during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Colts 27 to 14. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
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NFL 2016: Coaches on the hot seat

With only seven weeks to go in the 2016 National Football League regular season, let’s take a look at some coaches and decide whether or not they should be getting the pink slip come January…

Gus Bradley – Jacksonville Jaguars

At 14-44, Bradley has the worst winning percentage in NFL history for a coach that has more than 50 games under his belt. Jacksonville has been rancid most of his tenure, due in large part to a roster completely out of Bradley’s control. However, that changed this year when general manager David Caldwell went out and signed a bevy of high-priced talents.

Still, the results are not there. The Jaguars are 2-7 and in dead last of the woeful AFC South. At this juncture, it is only a matter of time before owner Shad Kham decides to move on from Bradley, who will likely never get another head coaching gig.

Mike McCoy – San Diego Chargers

McCoy had something going early in his tenure with the Chargers. In his first year of 2013, San Diego reached the postseason and ebat the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round. The following year, the Chargers went 9-7 but missed the playoffs, losing to Chase Daniel in a win-and-in Week 17 matchup at Arrowhead Stadium.

Last year, the wheels fell off. The Chargers went 4-12 with an injury-riddled roster. This season, the injuries are there once more and so are the losses. San Diego is 4-6 and at this point, apparently buried from playoff contention. It appears McCoy will be gone, fair or not.

Chuck Pagano – Indianapolis Colts

This one is very interesting. Pagano was thought by most to be out of a job last year, despite leading Indianapolis to the playoffs in each of his first three years at the helm, including an AFC Championship Game appearance in 2014. Pagano was seen as the weak link by some, being propped up by the considerable talents of Andrew Luck.

This season, Pagano and the Coolts are still struggling at 4-5. However, owner Jim Irsay signed Pagano to a four-year contract extension at the end of the 2015 season. It would be tough for Irsay to swallow the rest of that guaranteed contract, so look for Pagano to come back into the fold for 2017 and beyond.

Rex Ryan – Buffalo Bills

This might be the toughest call of them all. Ryan is in his second year with the Bills, who took a step back in 2015 from 9-7 the year before, to 8-8. This season, Ryan once again has Buffalo looking to go around the .500 mark, currently at 4-5 and about to play the Bengals on the road.

Ryan’s act and bravado is wearing thin, so the smart money would say that he goes at season’s end. The NFL is all about results, and Ryan has been short on them since reaching the AFC title game with the New York Jets back in 2009 and 2010.

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