Trend sets that tone
It is possible teams will follow the
It used to be that NFL teams waited until the season ended to do their dirty work. But it seems a trend has begun. Last year four teams fired their coaches before the season ended, as
People in the know would put the over/under at eight for coaching changes during and shortly after the season.
Among the vulnerable appear to be
Just a matter of time
When the Jaguars fired
The Jaguars haven't just put themselves out front in the race to hire a "superstar" coach such as Bill Cowher,
Who will be the next coach to go? Could be Jim Caldwell of the winless Colts. Norv Turner is through with the Chargers.
Now that the Jags have acted, it's just a matter of time before another franchise joins them.
Chargers' coach next?
His team has been a notoriously slow starter each season but this fall started an impressive 4-1 before tailspinning into six consecutive losses, the first such losing streak since 2001.
Plus the team is buying back tickets every week to avoid local TV blackouts. Not much to see here. If the Chargers' avalanche of losses continues, Turner might not make it to the new year.
Turner is toast
Norv Turner's tenure in San Diego has been one long, slow, five-year descent into mediocrity, and at this point, the Chargers don't even have the right to call themselves mediocre. They're just bad. If
Turner always has had a brilliant offensive mind. But Turner's biggest weakness has been that he doesn't inspire a lot of passion in his players. They've checked out on him, and it's time to serve the players notice that this kind of milquetoast mediocrity won't be tolerated going forward.