5 NFL coaches on the hot seat in Week 7
5. Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys
Almost feels like a waste of time putting Garrett on any hot-seat list, but we have to. Should the Cowboys lose at home to the Philadelphia Eagles, they’ll drop to second place in the NFC East on the heels of a four-game losing streak. Garrett has been at the helm for a decade and is yet to have any serious success. If Dallas completely falls apart after a 3-0 start, does this finally doom him?
4. Vic Fangio, Denver Broncos
Fangio and the Broncos were blown out on Thursday night by the Kansas City Chiefs. Losing to the Chiefs is nothing to be ashamed over, but the game was at home on a short week, and Patrick Mahomes played little over a quarter. Denver was shut out after the first drive, had a hilarious fake punt attempt and couldn’t run the ball with any effectiveness. If ownership decides tome on from general manager John Elway at the end of the year, Fangio might be a casualty alongside him.
3. Pat Shurmur, New York Giants
It’s fair to wonder how Steve Tisch and John Mara will be thinking should the Giants lose at home after a mini-bye against the Arizona Cardinals. After benching Eli Manning in Week 3, Shurmur was pushing all of his proverbial chips into the middle of the table, backing rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. When Jones won his first start, it appeared Shurmur made the right move by riding his youngster. Now, Jones has struggled for three games. If the Giants can’t beat the Cardinals, the heat will be on.
2. Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans
The Titans are out of cards to play. With Marcus Mariota finally on the bench with Ryan Tannehill replacing him, Tennessee needs to see some results. If the Titans lose in Week 7 at home to the Los Angeles Chargers, how much does Vrabel have to do over the last nine weeks to save his job? Might be a very tall order.
1. Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons
At this point, it feels like every time the Falcons lose, everyone is waiting for the word to break about Quinn being ousted. At 1-5, Atlanta has the worst defense in the NFL outside the Miami Dolphins, and considering the talent gap, that’s nothing to be excited about. Now, the Los Angeles Rams are coming into town, with a three-game losing streak and tons of desperation. Should the Rams win this one, and they’re favored to do so on the road, it might be the last straw for owner Arthur Blank.