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Week 4 NFL MUST WIN Games for Head Coaches and Teams – 9 NFL Head Coaches and Teams Facing MUST WIN Games in Week 4

Week 4 NFL MUST WIN Games for Head Coaches and Teams



Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams – In the wake of the…

“Aldon Smith WILL Play”

….debacle in San Francisco last week where in our opinion 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and the entire San Francisco organization put…

Winning ahead of Human Decency and Common Sense

….now Jim Harbaugh is fighting not only a lot of injuries on the field but also a locker room that is coming to the conclusion that there is…

One Set of Rules for Star Players


Another Set of Rules for the Rest of the Players

…and that is a recipe for a Complete Disaster which is exactly what Jim Harbaugh will have on their hands if they lose to the St. Louis Rams tonight and drop to 1 – 3 on the season.

IF the 49ers lose to the Rams not only will San Francisco be in a world of hurt Jim Harbaugh will be on the…


A chair on fire... metaphor "In The Hot Seat"


Jeff Fisher, St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers – Jeff Fisher had the St. Louis Rams playing some pretty good football as the 2012 season wound to an end BUT in 2013 the Rams are off to a rocky 1 – 2 start with…

A Close Win Over Arizona

A Close Loss to Atlanta

A Beating They Took Against the Dallas Cowboys

….and on Thursday night in Week 4 they have a chance to right things at home against a reeling San Francisco 49ers team.

St. Louis SHOULD beat San Francisco tonight BUT if they don’t Jeff Fisher will continue to climb the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings!



Tom Coughlin, New York Giants vs. Kansas City Chiefs – There is not a lot that a head coach can say after his team gets whipped…

38 – 0

….by a team in the Carolina Panthers that came into the game without a win BUT Tom Coughlin may have a bigger problem on his hands than just his team getting whipped because as we watched a replay of the Giants – Panthers game we saw some of the Giants players….


…against Carolina and now one has to wonder if things continue to spiral down IF the Giants players will quit on the entire season.

A game at Kansas City is up next for the New York Giants and that would be against an undefeated Kansas City Chiefs team that would love to move 4 – 0 on the season and beat the Hell out of the Giants in the process and if that happens….

Tom Coughlin’s job status will be in question in New York because if your team is quitting on you there is NO Damn reason for you to remain the head coach of anything…the New York Giants…or pee wee football.




Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears – The good news in Week 3 for Jim Schwartz and the Detroit Lions is that they got a win….BUT…..that win was over the disorganized and confused Washington Redskins and now in Week 4 the Lions get back to playing REAL NFL teams with the Chicago Bears headed to Detroit for a NFC North Division match-up that will be a very important game for both teams to win.

Now at 2 – 1 on the season Schwartz and the Lions can move to 3 – 1 and be tied with the Chicago Bears in the NFC North with a win in this game BUT a loss in this spot will send Jim Schwartz back up the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings!

Coach Hard Jim Schwartz!



Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Arizona Cardinals – With Greg Schiano benching Josh Freeman for Mike Glennon at QB the pressure has officially been turned-up a notch in Tampa Bay and either Schiano will start putting some wins up on the board or he might be looking for a college head coaching job come December.

At 0 – 3 on the season Greg Schiano’s overall record with Tampa Bay is now…

7 – 12

….and with these games left on the schedule…

At Atlanta
At Seattle
At Detroit
At Carolina
San Francisco
At St. Louis
At New Orleans

…..either Greg Schiano WILL start coaching his football team or he will be heading back to the college game and that means starting to coach his football team in the game against Arizona on Sunday.


Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – YES Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings went 10 – 6 and went to the playoffs in 2012 BUT this is 2013 and the Vikings are off to a…

0 – 3

..start and they have the disorganized and confused Pittsburgh Steelers come to Minneapolis and if Minnesota can’t win this game then Leslie Frazier will be on the Hot Seat!

Coach Hard Leslie!



Rex Ryan, New York Jets vs. Tennessee Titans – Rex Ryan knows exactly what he has to do in 2013…

Take the New York Jets to the Playoffs

….if he wants to return in 2014 as the head coach of the Jets and after starting the season at 2 – 1 the next five games….

At Tennessee
At Atlanta
At Cincinnati
New Orleans

….may very well determine Rex Ryan’s future as a head coach in the NFL.

YES…the Tennessee Titans is a MUST WIN Game for Rex Ryan and the New York Jets!



Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers – With the NFC East looking like a division that will be lucky to have more than 1 team with a plus .500 record in 2013 IF Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys can’t win the NFC East in 2013 then Garrett and the Cowboys WILL NEVER win the NFC East and that is why Garrett is under some serious pressure to get things done….and now!

The Dallas Cowboys are 2 – 1 on the season and they are entering a critical phase of their season with these next five games…

At San Diego
At Philadelphia
At Detroit

…..that will go a long ways in determining if Garrett and the Cowboys will make it to the postseason in 2013 which is a MUST for Garrett to return as the head coach in Dallas in 2014.

YES….San Diego is a MUST WIN Game for Jason Garrett and the Cowboys!



Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders vs. Washington Redskins – For a head coach on the Hot Seat Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen is getting a break at the start of the 2013 season with games against the Hapless Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins in the first four games of the season and since Washington is playing so bad right now this Sunday’s game against Washington is a…

MUST WIN Game for Dennis Allen and the Raiders

….because if Oakland drops to 1 – 3 on the season with a tough schedule ahead we see lots of Hot Seat for Dennis Allen for the rest of the 2013 season!

Coach Hard Dennis Allen!

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, September 26, 2013 – William Faulkner

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, September 26, 2013 – William Faulkner

“A gentleman can live through anything.”


“A man’s moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.”


“A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.”


“All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.”


“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”


“An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why.”


“Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.”


“Facts and truth really don’t have much to do with each other.”


“Given a choice between grief and nothing, I’d choose grief.”


“Hollywood is a place where a man can get stabbed in the back while climbing a ladder.”


“I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.”


“I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from.”


“I’m bad and I’m going to hell, and I don’t care. I’d rather be in hell than anywhere where you are.”


“I’m inclined to think that a military background wouldn’t hurt anyone.”


“It’s a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can’t eat for eight hours; he can’t drink for eight hours; he can’t make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.”


“Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That’s how he finds that he can bear anything.”


“My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.”


“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”


“The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.”


“There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it’s the risk, the gamble. In any event it’s a thing I need.”


“Tomorrow night is nothing but one long sleepless wrestle with yesterday’s omissions and regrets.”


‘We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid.”


“You should approach Joyce’s Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith.”


“Even a liar can be scared into telling the truth, same as an honest man can be tortured into telling a lie.”


“Be scared. You can’t help that. But don’t be afraid. Ain’t nothing in the woods going to hurt you unless you corner it, or it smells that you are afraid. A bear or a deer, too, has got to be scared of a coward the same as a brave man has got to be.”


“I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking. I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the
pillars to help him endure and prevail.” Nobel Prize Speech, December 1950


“Mr. Khrushchev says that Communism, the police state, will bury the free ones. He is a smart gentleman, he knows that this is nonsense since freedom, man’s dim concept of and belief in the human spirit is the cause of all his troubles in his own country. But if he means that Communism will bury capitalism, he is correct. That funeral will occur about ten minutes after the police bury gambling. Because simple man, the human race, will bury both of them. That will be when we have expended the last grain, dram, and iota of our natural resources. But man himself will not be in that grave. The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.” Speech in New York, October 1959


“No one is without Christianity, if we agree on what we mean by that word. It is every individual’s individual code of behavior by means of which he makes himself a better human being than his nature wants to be, if he followed his nature only. Whatever its symbol — cross or crescent or whatever — that symbol is man’s reminder of his duty inside the human race. Its various allegories are the charts against which he measures himself and learns to know what he is. It cannot teach a man to be good as the textbook teaches him mathematics. It shows him how to discover himself, evolve for himself a moral codes and standard within his capacities and aspirations, by giving him a matchless example of suffering and sacrifice and the promise of hope.” Paris Review Interview, 1958


The two great men in my time were Mann and Joyce. You should approach Joyce’s Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with “faith.”


“Life is motion, and motion is concerned with what makes man move — which is ambition, power, pleasure. What time a man can devote to morality, he must take by force from the motion of which he is a part. He is compelled to make choices between good and evil sooner or later, because moral conscience demands that from him in order that he can live with himself tomorrow. His moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.”

Wikipedia:  William Faulkner

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