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The Miami Dolphins Richie Incognito – Jonathan Martin Debacle


We are going to give some advice to the head coach of the Miami Dolphins Joe Philbin and the entire Dolphins football team and that advice is about 15 years ago a couple of Coaches Hot Seat members were working New York City and during that time we ran into now current Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and based upon what we know about Stephen Ross the stories now swirling around the Dolphins and Richie Incognito’s reported behavior is both…

Very Embarrassing to Stephen Ross


Really Pisses-Off Stephen Ross

…and we have no doubt that either Joe Philbin will get his Dolphins team and locker room right or Joe Philbin will be out of a head coaching job and we mean in a Helluva hurry.

Frankly for the veterans of the US Military here at Coaches Hot Seat that served in the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm in 1991 and sent some Iraqis to an early meeting with their Maker and that played football on many different levels before going into the business world the reports that Richie Incognito has been bullying and in our opinion…

Being Allowed to Bully by the Dolphins so-called “leadership”

….Jonathan Martin and maybe even other Dolphins rookies we are starting to wonder if head coach Joe Philbin has the Common Sense and Basic Human Decency to run a team in the NFL especially when we read stories like the one below from USA Today that detail Incognito’s despicable and disgraceful actions going back to 2002:

Richie Incognito’s bully reputation goes back to 2002, Brent Schrotenboer, USA Today


Oh, so this….

Sorry Piece of Shit and Sorry Damn Excuse for a Human Being

….Richie Incognito has been acting in a Sub-Human way for over a decade now and there is STILL a NFL team that is willing to pay this…

Sorry Piece of Shit and Sorry Damn Excuse for a Human Being

….to play football?


Sorry, but the Miami Dolphins and the NFL allowing this in our opinion….

Sorry Piece of Shit and Sorry Damn Excuse for a Human Being

….Richie Incognito to be a part of the NFL is a…

Complete Disgrace to the NFL and the Game of Football in America

…..and as for Incognito bullying and reportedly making racist comments to Jonathan Martin who played for….

Stanford Football


….between 2009 and 2011 and was a Helluva football player for the Cardinal making All-American TWICE while Stanford won 31 football games in those three seasons We Here at Coaches Hot Seat have some news for this…

Sorry Piece of Shit and Sorry Damn Excuse for a Human Being

….Richie Incognito and that news if what Incognito needs is for his…

Sorry Ass to be put into an US Army Uniform and dropped into Afghanistan


….so that he can risk his Precious Bullying Ass life in a place where acting like a…

Sorry Piece of Shit and Sorry Damn Excuse for a Human Being

…will get your ass killed but then in our opinion from what we have read about Richie Incognito the Taliban would be doing the world a BIG favor if they killed this…

Sorry Piece of Shit and Sorry Damn Excuse for a Human Being

….Richie Incognito.

Just our opinion mind you.


Memo to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell:  IF Richie Incognito EVER plays another down of football in the NFL again then you should be FIRED immediately from your job and listen up very Damn closely now Roger because this is Very Damn Important….

Sorry Pieces of Shit and Sorry Damn Excuse for a Human Beings

….like Richie Incognito will DESTROY the game of football in America if they are allowed to stay in the game and unless you want fathers and mothers to completely stop allowing their kids to play the game of football which will eventually destroy the NFL and the value of the NFL franchises of the owners for who you work for then you better Damn quit hiding out in your New York offices and make a statement about what the NFL stands for and what it will sure the Hell NOT allow like NEVER allowing this…

Sorry Piece of Shit and Sorry Damn Excuse for a Human Being

…Richie Incognito to EVER play another down in the NFL or EVER sign with a NFL team again…..PERIOD.

So what will it be Roger Goodell?

Are you going to act like a REAL Man and a REAL American OR are you going to continue to hide out in your New York offices?

We are all about to find out that the answer to that question.


Post Week 9 NFL Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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

Give These Hot Seat Coaches HELL Johnny Cash!



1.  Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – If we were the owners of the Tampa Bay Bucs Sunday’s overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks would have pissed us off about as much as if the Bucs had lost by 30 points to Seattle because it is clear that if Greg Schiano’s team has the talent to hang with one of the best teams in the NFL then for Damn sure the Bucs should have a better record than…

0 – 8

…halfway through the 2013 NFL season.

We don’t have a clue to what the owners of the Tampa Bay Bucs are thinking relative to Greg Schiano’s future in Tampa but one certainly has to wonder how long a club owner can allow their team to wallow around in mediocrity or even worse before even more damage is done that could negatively affect the football team for years to come.

Since the Tampa Bay Bucs won Super Bowl XXXVII in the 2002 – 2003 season under Jon Gruden the Bucs have put up the following yearly records:

Jon Gruden
2003: 7 – 9 – No Playoffs Appearance
2004: 5 – 11 – No Playoffs Appearance
2005: 11 – 5 – Lost in First Round of Playoffs
2006: 4 – 12 – No Playoffs Appearance
2007: 9 – 7 – Lost in First Round of Playoffs
2008: 9 – 7 – No Playoffs Appearance

Raheem Morris
2009: 3 – 13 – No Playoff Appearance
2010: 10 – 6 – No Playoff Appearance
2011: 4 – 12 – No Playoff Appearance

Greg Schiano
2012: 7 – 9 – No Playoff Appearance
2013: 0 – 8 – ?

So over the past 11 seasons the Tampa Bay Bucs have had…

TWO Playoffs Appearances losing both times in First Round

….and the combined record with three head coaches over those past 11 seasons is….

69 – 99 (.411)

…and if that’s isn’t just…

Damn Pitiful

…then what the Hell is exactly?

Bottom-Line: The Tampa Bay Bucs football team is a…

Complete Freaking Disaster

….and if the Bucs had to compete in the REAL World as a REAL Business instead of the fantasy that is the NFL with these massive TV contracts the Bucs long ago would have been…

Out of Business

…..and the 2013 season for the Bucs is just a continuation of the Tampa Bay NFL franchise’s spiral into the toilet bowl since the Bucs won the Super Bowl over a decade ago.

What’s next for Greg Schiano in Tampa?

We don’t have a clue but headlines like this one from Monday’s Star-Ledger in New Jersey can’t be a good sign…

Coach Greg Schiano lowers price on NJ house as rumors of Tampa Bay Bucs firing swirl, Kelly Heyboer, Star-Ledger

….which details a quite amazing…


…price cut on Greg Schiano’s house in recent weeks from $2.3M to $1.595M and if you are interested you can find the listing for Schiano’s house in New Jersey below which looks to be quite the deal!

38 Logan Lane, Piscataway, New Jersey, Sotheby’s International Realty, $1,595,000


Greg Schiano and the Tampa Bay Bucs are now 0 – 8 on the season and have an opportunity in their next game against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night to win a game against a team in the Dolphins that might be falling apart from the inside and won’t it be great fun to listen to Jon Gruden call this game for Monday Night Football with Gruden’s background in Tampa and the Complete Disaster that is now going on in Miami?

YES….some great quotes are coming from Jon Gruden next Monday night!

After the Dolphins the Tampa Bay Bucs have left this season…

Atlanta Falcons
At Detroit Lions
At Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills
San Francisco 49ers
St. Louis Rams
New Orleans Saints

….and with that schedule we have to think that the Bucs MIGHT end up with….

0, 1, 2 or at best 3 wins in 2013

….which more than likely means Greg Schiano will be fired by the Bucs between now and January 1, 2014 and we also have to think that the owners of the Bucs are hoping that Schiano’s agent can get Greg a job with a college team in the coming weeks which might or might not offset what the Bucs owe Schiano depending upon how his contract is worded and if there is an offset for income earned from another head coaching job.

Hell, if we were Greg Schiano we would take a year off from coaching if we got fired from the Bucs and join Jimmy Johnson in the Florida Keys and get some perspective on what went wrong at Tampa and what Schiano could have done better at Rutgers and then maybe jump back into coaching in a year or two which isn’t a stretch at all since Schiano will not turn 50 years old into June 2016.



2.  Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars – Gus Bradley and the Jacksonville Jaguars had a bye in Week 9 and now at….

0 – 8

….on the season and with these games still left to play in 2013…

At Tennessee Titans
Arizona Cardinals
At Houston Texans
At Cleveland Browns
Houston Texans
Buffalo Bills
Tennessee Titans
At Indianapolis Colts

…we have to think the odds are pretty good that the Jags will finish with a…

0 – 16

…record this season and will more than likely have the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Who might the Jacksonville Jaguars take with the First Pick in the 2014 NFL Draft?

Well, it has to be a Quarterback right?

YES, probably so but which QB should the Jags pick?

Well, we would probably pick Oregon QB Marcus Mariota or Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater but then what about Texas A&M Johnny Manziel with the No. 1 pick?

Hell, all this talk about who the Jacksonville Jaguars might take with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft only distracts from the FACT that Jags head coach Gus Bradley has NOT won a football game as the head coach in Jacksonville yet and more than likely will not win a game in 2013.

Will Gus Bradley be back to coach the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014?

More than likely YES….but maybe not if things keep deteriorating for the Jags this season so…

Keep Coaching Hard Gus Bradley!



3.  Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings – By all rights the now 1 – 7 Minnesota Vikings SHOULD have beaten the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday which says a Helluva lot about the state of both the Cowboys and the Vikings at this stage of the 2013 NFL season and with that loss to Dallas Vikings’ head coach Leslie Frazier’s win/loss record at Minnesota in four seasons on the job dropped to…

17 – 29  (.370)

…..and a .370 winning percentage is the kind of record that often gets a head coach fired in the NFL especially when that head coach only has ONE winning season on the board in FOUR years on the job.

Now at 1 – 7 the Minnesota Vikings still have left to play in 2013…

Washington Redskins
At Seattle Seahawks
At Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears
At Baltimore Ravens
Philadelphia Eagles
At Cincinnati Bengals
Detroit Lions

…and IF the Vikings and their head coach Frazier are going to get this season righted they better Damn beat the….

Washington Redskins

…at home this coming Thursday night or the Vikings could be looking at a…

1 – 10

…record with road games at Seattle and at Green Bay coming up in the next two weeks.

Yes Leslie Frazier….Coach Hard….Very Damn Hard!



4.  Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders – After the struggling Philadelphia Eagles came into Oakland and blasted the Raiders by a score of…

49 – 20

…on Sunday the future job status of Raiders head coach Dennis Allen has to be up in the air because with Oakland now at…

3 – 5

…on the season and with these games still left to play…

At New York Giants
At Houston Texans
Tennessee Titans
At Dallas Cowboys
At New York Jets
Kansas City Chiefs
At San Diego Chargers
Denver Broncos

…..it is hard for us to see a path for the Raiders to go at least…

5 – 3

…in their last 8 games which is probably the minimum number of wins….EIGHT…that Dennis Allen will need in 2013 to return as the head coach of the Raiders in 2014.

YES…..the game against the New York Giants this coming Sunday is a Big-Time MUST WIN Game for Dennis Allen and the Raiders.



5.  Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins – Even with the Dolphins win last Thursday night over the Cincinnati Bengals there are now so many questions swirling around the Miami Dolphins football team with the Richie Incognito – Jonathan Martin debacle now dominating the headlines we are starting to wonder if Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin has control of his football team OR if the Dolphins football team is….

Completely Out-of-Control?

More than likely we will all find the answer to the above question in the coming weeks by the performance by the Dolphins on the field of play and up next for Miami is a Monday Night Game against the…

Tampa Bay Bucs in Tampa

….and this is a game that flat-out that Joe Philbin and the Dolphins…


….because a loss to the winless Bucs would deal a severe blow to the Dolphins Playoff hopes this season and more than likely to Joe Philbin’s future as a head coach in the NFL.

After the Bucs the Dolphins have left in 2013…

San Diego Chargers
Carolina Panthers
At New York Jets
At Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots
At Buffalo Bills
New York Jets

….which is a “manageable” schedule if the Dolphins are playing good football but if they are playing average or worse football then Joe Philbin and the Dolphins are headed to a second straight losing season and more than likely Joe Philbin will be out of a job.



6.  Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys – One really does have to wonder with all of the $$$$$$ that has been spent on talent on this Dallas Cowboys football team that in a…

MUST WIN Game against the Minnesota Vikings at home in Dallas

….WHY the Dallas Cowboys came out and played such an average game against a team with only ONE win on the season which led to the Cowboys almost losing a game that would have done tremendous damage to the Cowboys Playoff chances in a year when Bozo the Clown could coach Dallas into postseason play considering how weak the NFC East is in 2013.

WHY indeed….

Maybe the Dallas Cowboys play like a very average football team often because the Cowboys have a…

Very Damn Average Head Coach

….in Jason Garrett who instead of getting the BEST out of his team and players each week gets a Helluva lot less than what his players are capable of delivering which is THE difference between average, good and great football coaches…getting the players’ BEST instead of just average play each game….and is more than likely the reason why Jerry Jones will be looking for another new head coach for the Cowboys come December of this year.

The Dallas Cowboys are now 4 – 4 on the season and they have left to play in 2013…

At New Orleans Saints
At New York Giants
Oakland Raiders
At Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers
At Washington Redskins
Philadelphia Eagles

…..which is a schedule that an average, good and certainly great head football coach could put-up FIVE or more wins with minimum and finish with a…

9 – 7

….record if not better in 2013 so what will Jason Garrett do with HIS Cowboys team down the stretch of the season?

Well, if the Cowboys lose to the Saints and Giants on the road in the next two weeks we have a funny feeling that the last two games of the season…

At the Redskins

Home against the Eagles

….will determine if the Cowboys make the Playoffs in 2013 and if NOT then Jason Garrett’s head coaching career in the NFL will be over….at least in this lifetime….which means…

Coach Hard Jason Garrett….Very Damn Hard!



7.  Rex Ryan, New York Jets – Not that anyone here at Coaches Hot Seat was raised in family worth Billions of Dollars BUT if we were the owner of the New York Jets we would have called Rex Ryan into a room after the Jets beat the Saints on Sunday at MetLife Stadium and asked Ryan:

“So you can beat the Saints but you lose to the Bengals by 40 points? Please explain that….if you can.”

Clearly, the New York Jets have plenty of talent to beat any team in the NFL and yet in the last couple of years the Jets have had almost complete team mental breakdowns that have led to some odd outcomes like….

Losing to the Cincinnati Bengals by 40 Points

Beating the New Orleans Saints the next week!

Please explain Rex Ryan….if you can!

The New York Jets are now 4 – 4 on the season and have a very Damn lucky win over the Tampa Bay Bucs in Week 1 and a Very Damn lucky win over the New England Patriots in Week 8 and since we don’t have a clue to which Jets team will show-up after the Jets bye-week lets take a look at the Jets schedule and do some guessing on what might happen over the next two months.

The New York Jets still have left to play in 2013….

At Buffalo Bills
At Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins
Oakland Raiders
Carolina Panthers
Cleveland Browns
At Miami Dolphins

….and since it is either….

Playoffs or Bust!

….for Rex Ryan in 2013 and since the Jets will need a minimum of EIGHT wins to have any chance of a Wild Cart spot in the Playoffs the next two games at the Bills and at the Ravens will probably determine Rex Ryan’s future NFL head coaching career and to that we can only say…

Prepare Hard for the Bills Rex Ryan…Prepare Very Damn Hard!

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – Bill Walsh

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh’s Five Don’ts

“1. Don’t ask, “Why me?”

2. Don’t expect sympathy.

3. Don’t bellyache.

4. Don’t keep accepting condolences.

5. Don’t blame others.”

Four Leadership Tips From Bill Walsh from…

The Score Takes Care of Itself, My Philosophy of Leadership

1. Making The Best Of What You Have

“What assets do we have right now that we’re not taking advantage of?”

E.g: Walsh took inventory of his Bengals’ struggling offense which was undersized (meaning running the ball was a big challenge) and not capable of passing for long yardage (quarterback Virgil Carter could not throw very far) (though he could throw decently for short yardage).

Walsh then took stock of what he had to work with in terms of field real estate and had an uh-huh realization that they had 53.5 yards of width on the field (about half the distance of the length of the field) and the availability of 5 potential receivers.

Thus the West Coast Offense was born: the idea of throwing more often, to more receivers, for short yardage.

2. Good Leaders Give a Healthy Mix of Positive Criticism (not just negative/constructive criticism).

“If you’re growing a garden, you need to pull out the weeds, but flowers will die if all you do is pick weeds. They need sunshine and water. People are the same.

They need criticism, but they also require positive substantive language and information and true support to truly blossom.”

3. Good Leaders Look For These Five Qualities In Their Hires

1. A fundamental knowledge of the area they’ve been hired to manage
2. A relatively high — but not manic — level of energy and enthusiasm and a personality that is upbeat, motivated and animated.
3. The ability to discern talent in potential employees.
4. An ability to communicate in a relaxed yet authoritative — but not authoritarian — manner.
5. Unconditional loyalty to both you and other staff members.

4. The Four Most Powerful Words In Leadership

“I believe in you” (or equivalent words of your own).

Walsh writes that even Joe Montana (who already had a bunch of confidence) benefited from his coach telling him he believed in him.

Providing confidence to your team is perhaps the most powerful lever you can pull to help them optimize their performance.

And Walsh adds: And nobody will ever come back to you later and say “thank you” for expecting too little of them.


“Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.” 


“If you are worthy of emulation, you have left an unbelievable legacy. He was a great coach, a great friend, and I’m going to miss him terribly.” Former coach Dick Vermeil at Coach Bill Walsh Memorial Service


“I came to the San Francisco 49ers with a specific goal – to implement what I call the Standard of Performance. It was a way of doing things, a leadership philosophy, that has as much to do with core values, principles, and ideals as with blocking, tackling, and passing; more to do with the mental than with the physical.”


“The culture precedes positive results. It doesn’t get tacked on as an afterthought on your way to the victory stand. Champions behave like champions before they’re champions: they have a winning standard of performance before they are winners.”


“For me, the road had been rocky at times, triumphant too, but along the way I had never wavered in my dedication to installing – teaching – those actions and attitudes I believed would create a great team, a superior organization. I knew that if I achieved that, the score would take care of itself.”


“For me the starting point for everything – before strategy, tactics, theories, managing, organizing, philosophy, methodology, talent, or experience – is work ethic. Without one of significant magnitude you’re dead in the water, finished. I knew the example I set as head coach would be what others in the organization would recognize as the standard they needed to match (at least, most of them would recognize it). If there is such a thing as a trickle-down effect, that’s it. Your staff sees your devotion to work, their people see them, and on through the organization.”


“In building and maintaining your organization, place a premium on those who exhibit great desire to keep pushing themselves to higher and higher performance and production levels, who seek to go beyond the highest standards that you, the leader, set. The employee who gets to work early, stays late, fights through illness and personal problems is the one to keep your eye on for greater responsibilities.”


“All successful leaders know where we want to go, figure out a way we believe will get the organization there, and then move forward with absolute determination. We may falter from time to time, but ultimately we are unswerving in moving toward our goal; we will not quit. There is an inner compulsion – obsession – to get it done the way you want it done.”


“Victory is produced by and belongs to all. Winning a Super Bowl results from you whole team not only doing their individual jobs but perceiving that those jobs contributed to overall success. The trophy doesn’t belong just to a superstar quarterback or CEO, head coach or top salesperson. This is an essential lesson I taught the San Francisco organization: The offensive team is not a country unto itself, nor is the defensive team or the special teams, staff, coaches, or anyone in the organization separate from the fate of the organization. WE are united and fight as one; we win or lose as one.”

Wikipedia:   Bill Walsh

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