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It May Be Christmas Time But That Doesn’t Mean That Mr. Johnny Cash Can’t Tell These Hot Seat Coaches the Happy Holidays TRUTH! Give It To Them Straight Johnny!



1.  Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins – Daniel Snyder has owned the Washington Redskins for….

15 Seasons

…..since he purchased the team in the spring of 1999 and under…

7 Different Head Coaches

…the Redskins have put up….

4 Winning Seasons

….and Washington has been to the Playoffs…

4 Times

…..in the past 15 Seasons which in business terms means the Redskins have succeeded at a rate of…

26.7% of the time

….and that is on a scale in the NFL where if a team that doesn’t go to the Playoffs at least HALF or 50% the time over a 10-year timeframe the team is a…

Complete and Total Failure!

Considering the amount of money that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has spent and continues to spend on Washington coaches and players we would thus judge the Washington Redskins over the past 15 NFL Seasons to be nothing less than…

A Complete and Total Disaster

….that would have probably been a Helluva lot better off if the first five people randomly chosen out of the Washington DC phone book had been hired to run the team!


We have many Coaches Hot Seat Members that worked in Washington DC either on Capitol Hill, at the White House, in Presidential Campaigns or in jobs related to the US Military and we…

Know what the Washington Redskins used to be

….and what…

The Washington Redskins are right now

…which is a football team on a seven game losing streak and nothing to play for AGAIN in their final game of the season against the New York Giants.

What we would do if we purchased the Washington Redskins tomorrow?

Well, if we had unlimited amounts of money backed-up by an NFL TV package that could hide Bogus and Stupid decisions made by Idiot Owners and General Managers we would of course immediately….

Fire Mike Shanahan

…..because THREE losing seasons in FOUR years on the job in Washington could have been accomplished by…

Bozo the Clown


….and Bozo the Clown works for a Helluva lot cheaper than $7 Million Dollars a year! Try about $50K a year to get THREE losing seasons in FOUR years on the job for Bozo!

Now what Daniel Snyder might do relative to Mike Shanahan’s future could be a Helluva lot different since Snyder will owe Mr. THREE Losing Seasons in FOUR Years on the Job $7 Million Dollars for 2014 if he fires him in the next couple of weeks which is a nice firing bonus which are becoming all too uncommon in the Complete Damn Idiocy that is NFL Owners, General Managers and College Athletic Directors which are often roles filled by First-Class Idiots that are lucky to get themselves dressed in the morning forget about having a clue how to negotiate a….

Legitimate and Sane Employment Contract

…that actually incentivizes a coach to win and doesn’t set him up for a big PAYOFF if he fails at doing his Damn job!

If Dan Snyder asked us for advice we would probably tell him to let Shanahan coach another year if he wanted to finish out his contract but then we cannot help but wonder….will Snyder and the Redskins get 100% effort out of Shanahan in 2014 especially if things go South early in the ’14 season and it looks like the Redskins are going to miss the Playoffs AGAIN as happened all too many Damn times in the last few years in Washington?

Maybe but then Bozo the Clown could have coached the Washington Redskins to records of….

6 – 10
5 – 11
10 – 6
3 – 12

…..so does it really matter who coaches the Redskins in 2014?

Probably not but then we here at Coaches Hot Seat are hypercompetitive when playing Ping-Pong forget about what we were like in our football playing days and are right now when it comes to our business lives and thus if we were sitting in the owner’s chair of the Redskins we would EXPECT the Washington Redskins to win in 2014 and our judgment right now is that…

Mike Shanahan would NOT be the best head coach for the Washington Redskins in 2014 IF the Redskins are interested in winning games, their division and a championship….PERIOD.

Oh, who would we hire to replace Mike Shanahan in Washington?

Well, if you are going to keep Robert Griffin III and have him as your starting QB then you will need a football coach that runs a spread-offense that is similar to what Chip Kelly is now running with the Philadelphia Eagles and with that in mind we can think of 4…maybe 5 current head coaches….that would be a great to very good fit with the Redskins.

So what will it be Dan?

Accept another season of this CRAP or hire a football coach that is going to find a way to WIN football games in Washington?



2. Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders – The Oakland Raiders football team has been a….

Complete Freaking Joke

…for over a decade now and this headline and story is just another brick in the Idiocy Wall:

Terrelle Pryor’s Agent slams Dennis Allen, Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

“The final game at Candlestick Park isn’t the only excitement in the Bay Area tonight.

The agent for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor has gone public with an allegation that coach Dennis Allen has an agenda for making Pryor the starter for Week 17.

“I think they’re putting him in hopes that he fails,” Jerome Stanley told Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area. “That’s what I think Coach is doing. I think they’re putting him in hopes that he has a bad game, so he can then justify the Matt McGloin situation. I think that’s what’s going on, I do and it’s ridiculous.”

Some would say it’s ridiculous for Stanley to go public with such an inflammatory allegation, since it will now be hard for Pryor to get a serious opportunity elsewhere — unless Pryor hires a new agent.

“You have to understand the [situation] Coach is putting him in, he doesn’t want him to look good,” Stanley said. “And you can write that. He doesn’t want him to look good because, if he looks good this week, it makes the past five weeks look like a bad decision. [Allen] doesn’t want [Pryor] to look good, he wants him to look bad. That is what is going on.”

Memo to the Oakland Raiders:  STOP THE DAMN IDIOCY!

We here at Coaches Hot Seat really have to wonder….

Where in the Hell does the NFL find these…

Idiot Owners, General Managers and Head Coaches?

Before Dennis Allen became the head coach of the Oakland Raiders two seasons ago he had been the defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos for…

ONE Freaking Season!

YES believe it or not…..Dennis Allen before he became a head coach in the NFL had been a coordinator for….

ONE Freaking Season!

Really….this is NOT A JOKE!

Dennis Allen is about as much qualified to be the head coach of the Oakland Raiders or any other NFL team as….

Lane Kiffin


….is and we wouldn’t hire Lane Kiffin to coach our sons’ Pee-Wee football teams!

Geez, when will the Complete Freaking Stupidity END in the NFL?

Dennis Allen is…

8 – 23

….in two seasons as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders and the Raiders play the Denver Broncos on Sunday to end the season so make that…

8 – 24

…..for Allen’s two-year run in Oakland.

Will an 8 – 24 record in two seasons in the NFL keep you employed in the NFL?

How the Hell could it when Bozo the Clown or Captain Kangaroo could have put up 4 – 12 records over the past two seasons in Oakland?



3.  Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys – The REAL story out of the Dallas Cowboys – Washington Redskins game on Sunday wasn’t another “great Tony Romo comeback” but rather the Dallas Cowboys had to rally late in the 4 th quarter to beat a…

Completely Hapless and Pitiful Team in the Washington Redskins

….that is on tract for…

THREE Freaking Wins in 2013!

YES…..the REAL story on Sunday was again that the Dallas Cowboys are a…

Pitiful Football Team and just a Shadow of the Great Football Team

….that the Cowboys used to be and the Cowboys AGAIN have to win a game on the final Sunday of the regular season to make it into the Playoffs.


That is Dallas Cowboys football?

Barely beating a Pitiful and Hapless Washington Redskins team and then having to beat a team AGAIN in the last week of the season to make the Playoffs?

That is something to celebrate?

Again…..Excellence and even Basic Competence to Do Your Damn Job continues to get Dumbed-Down in America which is magnified Millions of Times when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys of the 21 st Century which are in our opinion….

The WORST Run Pro Sports Franchise in America…..PERIOD.

Can the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday either with or without Tony Romo at QB?

Does it even matter when such a Stupid and Pitiful Question has to be asked in the first place when we are talking about a football team in the Dallas Cowboys that used to be GREAT but are now….anything but?

No, it doesn’t matter at all.



4.  Rex Ryan, New York Jets – Since losing in the AFC Championship Game in January 2011 Jets head coach Rex Ryan has put up a win/loss record over the past three seasons of…

18 – 25  (.419)


NO Playoff Appearances for the Jets

…..and if that isn’t firing material in the NFL especially at a marquee NFL team like the New York Jets then we don’t know what the Hell is!

Can Rex Ryan and the New York Jets beat the Miami Dolphins in Miami on Sunday to finish the 2013 season at…

8 – 8?

Does it even matter?

NO is the answer to that question and THAT is why Rex Ryan should be fired a week from today at the latest!

Who should the New York Jets hire to replace Rex Ryan?

Well, if Nick Saban doesn’t have the GUTS to come back to the NFL to disapprove that he wasn’t a…

Total and Complete Failure as a NFL Head Coach


….then we would probably try to hire someone like Chip Kelly to coach the Jets like this guy….

San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman





5.  Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings – In four seasons as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings Leslie Frazier has put up win/loss records of…

2010:  3 – 3
2011:  3 – 13
2012:  10 – 6
2013:  4 – 10 – 1

….for an overall win/loss record of…

20 – 32 – 1

….and the last Vikings head coach, Brad Childress, put up an overall win/loss records during five years on the job of…

39 – 35

Please, is it possible that Brad Children DID get fired after posting a…


….winning percentage with the Vikings and Leslie Frazier WOULD NOT be fired with a….


….winning percentage?

Not unless there is a MASSIVE double-standard in the NFL is the answer to that question.



6.  Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions – With the Detroit Lions now out of the Playoffs for the 2013 season the question of head coach Jim Schwartz’s complete body of work in Detroit comes into question so let’s go to the numbers:

Jim Schwartz – 5 Seasons Head Coach of the Detroit Lions

1 Winning Season – 2011

1 Playoff Appearance – 2011

Records of…

2009:  2 – 14
2010:  6 – 10
2011:  10 – 6 – Lost in NFC Wild Card Game
2012:  4 – 12
2013:  7 – 8

Overall Record:  29 – 50  (.367)

Our opinion on Jim Schwartz’s FIVE year in Detroit:  Average at best and certainly the Hell not acceptable in the NFL….right?  We are talking about the…NFL….right? RIGHT!

Got Fired?

Jim Schwartz is about to have it!



7.  Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – With stories like this floating around…

Report: James Franklin, Mike Munchak and Great Schiano have inquired about possible Penn State opening, Jack Jorgensen, FanSided.com

…..it is NO surprise to us that Greg Schiano would jump at the opportunity to get back into the college game at a place like Penn State and who knows there might be another college job that Schiano would have some interest in leaving the Bucs for in the next few weeks.

In TWO seasons with the Tampa Bay Bucs Greg Schiano has put up an overall win/loss record of…

11 – 20  (.355)

…and with THREE years left on his very lucrative contract which we here at Coaches Hot Seat would have structured in a much different way with a “reasonable and decreasing” buyout mainly because Schiano was a first-time NFL head coach and as everyone has seen in recent years first-time NFL head coaches are the ultimate…

You Never Know What the Hell You Are Going to Get!

IF the owners of the Tampa Bay Bucs had employed Coaches Hot Seat to negotiate Greg Schiano’s contract Schiano’s buyout after the end of Year 2 on the job with the Bucs would have been maximum….

$3 Million Dollars

….declining to $2M after Year 3 and $1M after Year 4 and if Schiano and his agent weren’t willing to agree to those terms then they could go jump off a cliff or in the case of Greg Schiano he could stay as the head coach at Rutgers which is in our opinion a better place for Greg to be…in the college game that is….but that’s not to say that Schiano can’t become a solid pro head coach if he continues to change his coaching style which in our opinion has seen some positive changes over the past 8 weeks.

Does it matter or not if the Tampa Bay Bucs beat the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans on Sunday?

Not really to the Bucs but it sure the Hell matters to the Saints!

What’s next for Greg Schiano after the 2013 season ends?

Your guess is as good as ours BUT for Damn sure the owners of the Tampa Bay Bucs could have used Coaches Hot Seat a couple of year ago or anyone with an IQ over room temperature to negotiate Greg Schiano’s contract!

Below is an article by former General Electric CEO Jack Welch that anyone in a “Hiring Position” in the NFL should read….make that MUST READ!


How I Hire:  The Must-Haves, the Definitely-Should-Haves and the Game-Changer, Jack Welch, Linkedin

How about another video from The Highwaymen?  This one is by Waylon Jennings – Luckenbach, Texas….ENJOY!

Oh Hell….why not the entire The Highwaymen, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson, concert from Long Island in 1990!

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, December 24, 2013 – Saint Augustine

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, December 24, 2013 – Saint Augustine


“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”


“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”


“Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.”


“If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.”


“Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.”


“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”


“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”


“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.”


“He that is jealous is not in love.”


“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.”


“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”


“God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.”


“Love is the beauty of the soul.”


“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”


“Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.”


“God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.”


“He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.”‘


“This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.”


“If we did not have rational souls, we would not be able to believe.”


“If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.”


“To seek the highest good is to live well.”


“It seems to me that an unjust law is no law at all.”


“You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.”


“The mind commands the body and is instantly obeyed. The mind commands itself and meets resistance.”


“I will plant my feet on that step where my parents put me as a child, until self-evident truth comes to light.”


“Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.”


“To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.”


“You wish to be great, begin from the least. You are thinking to construct some mighty fabric in height; first think of the foundation of humility. And how great soever a mass of building one may wish and design to place above it, the greater the building is to be, the deeper does he dig his foundation.”


“I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful; but I never read in either of them, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.””

Wikipedia:  Saint Augustine

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Monday, December 23, 2013 – Bill Walsh

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Monday, December 23, 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.”


“If you see players who hate practice, their coach isn’t doing a very good job.”


“The absolute bottom line in coaching is organization and preparing for practice.”


“A resolute and resourceful leader understands that there are a multitude of means to increase the probability of success. And that’s what it all comes down to, namely, intelligently and relentlessly seeking solutions that will increase your chance of prevailing in a competitive environment. When you do that, the score will take care of itself.”


“I’ve observed that if individuals who prevail in a highly competitive environment have any one thing in common besides success, it is failure—and their ability to overcome it.”


“The ability to help the people around me self-actualize their goals underlines the single aspect of my abilities and the label that I value most—teacher.”


“Failure is part of success, an integral part. Everybody gets knocked down. Knowing it will happen and what you must do when it does is the first step back.”


“When you stand and overcome a significant setback, you’ll find an increasing inner confidence and self-assurance that has been created by conquering defeat. Absorbing and overcoming this kind of punishment engenders a sober, steely toughness that results in a hardened sense of independence and a personal belief that you can take on anything, survive and win.”


“Great players and great companies don’t suddenly start hunching up, grimacing, and trying to “hit the ball harder” at a critical point. Rather, they’re in a mode, a zone in which they’re performing and depending on their “game,” which they’ve mastered over many months and years of intelligently directed hard work. There’s only so much thinking you can isolate and focus on during that kind of extreme competitive pressure. It has to be tactical more than a conscious effort to really “try harder.” You just want to function very well, up to your potential, effortlessly—do what you already know how to do at the level of excellence you’ve acquired—whether in making a presentation or coaching a game or anything else.”


“Everybody’s got an opinion. Leaders are paid to make a decision. The difference between offering an opinion and making a decision is the difference between working for the leader and being the leader.”


“We all have in our mind inspiring examples of individuals who persevered beyond the point of reason and common sense and prevailed. We tend to ignore the more numerous examples of individuals who persisted and persisted and finally failed and took everybody down with them because they would not change course or quit. We ignore them because we never heard about them.”


“You must be the best version of yourself that you can be; stay within the framework of your own personality and be authentic. If you’re faking it, you’ll be found out.”


“The trademark of a well-led organization in sports or business is that it’s virtually self-sustaining and self-directed—almost autonomous. To put it in a more personal way, if your staff doesn’t seem fully mobilized and energized until you enter the room, if they require your presence to carry on at the level of effort and excellence you have tried to install, your leadership has not percolated down.”


“Strong leaders don’t plead with individuals to perform.”


“Make each person in your employ very aware that his or her well-being has a high priority with the organization and that the well-being of the organization must be his or her highest professional priority.”


“The highest-paid, most talented people that you can go out and hire will not perform to their potential unless they feel as if they are part of something special—a family that treats them right.”


“It was always my goal to create and maintain a working environment both on and off the field that had a sense of urgency and intensity but did not feel like we were in constant crisis mode.”


“In evaluating people, I prize ego. It often translates into a fierce desire to do their best and an inner confidence that stands them in good stead when things really get rough. Psychologists suggest that there is a strong link between ego and competitiveness. All the great performers I’ve ever coached had ego to spare.”


“Extra effort,” in whatever form it takes (mental, physical, emotional), cannot be sustained without eventual damage and diminishing returns. There has to be a very acute awareness on your part as to the level of exertion and the toll it’s taking on those you lead.”


“By instinct we—leaders—want to run hard all the time; by intellect we know this is not possible. Reconciling those two positions in the context of leadership is an ongoing challenge.”


“Concentrate on what will produce results rather than on the results, the process rather than the prize.”


“Clear thinking and overly charged emotions are usually antithetical.”


“People matter most—more than equipment, investors, inventions, momentum, or X’s and O’s. People are at the heart of achieving organizational greatness.”


“Afford each person the same respect, support, and fair treatment you would expect if your roles were reversed. Deal with people individually, not as objects who are part of a herd—that’s the critical factor.”


“If you care about how you’re perceived by others, including the public, it’s good to remember the following: Criticism—both deserved and undeserved—is part of the territory when you’re the one calling the shots. Ignore the undeserved; learn from the deserved; lick your wounds and move on.”


“Calculated risks are part of what you do, but the idea that something completely crazy will work just because it’s completely crazy is completely crazy.”


“One of the common traits of outstanding performers—coaches, athletes, managers, sales representatives, executives, and others who face a daily up/down, win/lose accounting system—is that a rejection, that is, defeat, is quickly forgotten, replaced eagerly by pursuit of a new order, client, or opponent.”


“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.”

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.

Wikipedia:   Bill Walsh

The book of coach, Seth Wickersham, ESPN.com


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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, December 22, 2013 – Francis Ford Coppola

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, December 22, 2013 – Francis Ford Coppola

“A number of images put together a certain way become something quite above and beyond what any of them are individually.”


“Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.”


“Art depends on luck and talent.”


“I became quite successful very young, and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and I just worked so hard at it.”


“It’s ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn’t even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again.”


“The stuff that I got in trouble for, the casting for The Godfather or the flag scene in Patton, was the stuff that was remembered, and was considered the good work.”


“You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you’ll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost.”


“You ought to love what you’re doing because, especially in a movie, over time you really will start to hate it.”


“I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.”


“I believe that filmmaking – as, probably, is everything – is a game you should play with all your cards, and all your dice, and whatever else you’ve got. So, each time I make a movie, I give it everything I have. I think everyone should, and I think everyone should do everything they do that way.”


“I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant.”


“The essence of cinema is editing. It’s the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.”


On his film, “Apocalypse Now”, at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival: “My movie is not about Vietnam… my movie is Vietnam.”


“Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.”


“Lots of people have criticized my movies, but nobody has ever identified the real problem: I’m a sloppy filmmaker.”


“The Godfather changed my life, for better or worse. It definitely made me have an older man’s film career when I was 29. So now I say, ‘If I had my older career when I was young, as an older man, maybe I can have a young film-maker’s career.'”


“Brando wants to do what you want, but he wants people to be honest and not try to manipulate him.”


“Marlon was never hard to work with. His behaviour was a little eccentric on the set. He was like a bad boy and did what he wanted. But as an actor he was never hard to work with.”


“I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.

Men, all this stuff you’ve heard about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans, traditionally, love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooters, the fastest runners, big league ball players, the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war, because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans.

Now, an army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. The bilious bastards who wrote that stuff about individuality for the Saturday

Evening Post don’t know anything more about real battle than they do about fornicating.

Now, we have the finest food and equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world. You know, by God I, I actually pity those poor bastards we’re going up against, by God, I do.

We’re not just going to shoot the bastards; we’re going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We’re going to murder those lousy Hun bastards by the bushel.

Now, some of you boys, I know, are wondering whether or not you’ll chicken out under fire. Don’t worry about it. I can assure you that you will all do your duty.

The Nazis are the enemy. Wade into them. Spill their blood. Shoot them in the belly. When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was your best friend’s face, you’ll know what to do.

Now there’s another thing I want you to remember: I don’t want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. We’re not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we’re not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We’re going to hold onto him by the nose and we’re going to kick him in the ass. We’re going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we’re going to go through him like crap through a goose.

Now, there’s one thing that you men will be able to say when you get back home. And you may thank God for it. Thirty years from now when you’re sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you: “What did you do in the great World War II?” You won’t have to say, “Well, I shoveled shit in Louisiana.”

Alright, now, you sons-of-bitches, you know how I feel. Oh… I will be proud to lead you wonderful guys into battle anytime, anywhere.

That’s all.”  Opening Speech by George C. Scott playing General Patton in move Patton


“It was here. The battlefield was here. The Carthaginians defending the city were attacked by three Roman Legions. The Carthaginians were proud and brave but they couldn’t hold. They were massacred. The Arab women stripped them of the tunics and swords, and lances. And the soldiers lay naked in the sun. 2000 years ago. I was here. (Looking at Bradley) You don’t believe me, do you Brad?

You know what the poet said:
‘Through the travail of ages,
Midst the pomp and toils of war,
Have I fought and strove and perished
Countless times upon a star.
As if through a glass, and darkly
The age-old strife I see—
Where I fought in many guises, many names—
but always me.’
Do you know who the poet was? Me.”  Battle of Carthage Scene, movie Patton


“All Mighty and most merciful Father, We humbly beseech Thee, of thy great goodness to restrain this immoderate weather with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations. Amen.” Weather Prayer, move Patton 

Wikipedia:  Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Coppola – Inglenook – Rubicon Winery

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, December 21, 2013 – Journey – Steve Perry

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, December 21, 2013 – Journey – Steve Perry

“There’s always a price for what you want.”  Steve Perry


“You can’t embrace your whole life if you’re shut down. I found out that I can’t just run away and shut down. I’m losing the rest of my life doing that.”  Steve Perry


“I’m no spring chicken. The same arthritis that ate up my left hip that finally got replaced hasn’t stopped there… And touring is a lot of work. I’m impressed when I see people like Eric Clapton out there. Gee whiz, Eric, give me a break! I know it’s gotta hurt somewhere.”  Steve Perry


“I’m so hard on myself. I play these sketches in my computer for friends and they say ‘Gee whiz, the vocal’s beautiful.’ I hear, ‘It needs to be better.'”  Steve Perry


“Just a small town girl
Livin’ in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere

Just a city boy
Born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere

A singer in a smoky room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people
Living just to find emotion
Hiding somewhere in the night

Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice just one more time

Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people
Living just to find emotion
Hiding somewhere in the night

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Streetlight people

Don’t stop believin’

Hold on
Streetlight people

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Streetlight people”
Journey – Steve Perry, Don’t Stop Believing, 1981

Wikipedia Page:  Journey, Steve Perry

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, December 20, 2013 – Dylan Thomas

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, December 20, 2013 – Dylan Thomas


“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night


“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.”


“Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.”


“Somebody’s boring me. I think it’s me.”


“When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.”


“I love you so much I’ll never be able to tell you; I’m frightened to tell you. I can always feel your heart. Dance tunes are always right: I love you body and soul: —and I suppose body means that I want to touch you and be in bed with you, and i suppose soul means that i can hear you and see you and love you in every single, single thing in the whole world asleep or awake”


“I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me, and my enquiry is as to their working, and my problem is their subjugation and victory, down throw and upheaval, and my effort is their self-expression.”


“Poetry is not the most important thing in life… I’d much rather lie in a hot bath reading Agatha Christie and sucking sweets.”


“We can catch buses and count our change and cross the roads and talk real sentences. But our innocence goes awfully deep, and our discreditable secret is that we don’t know anything at all, and our horrid inner secret is that we don’t care that we don’t.”


“And when the firemen turned off the hose and were standing in the wet, smoky room, Jim’s Aunt, Miss. Prothero, came downstairs and peered in at them. Jim and I waited, very quietly, to hear what she would say to them. She said the right thing, always. She looked at the three tall firemen in their shining helmets, standing among the smoke and cinders and dissolving snowballs, and she said, “Would you like anything to read?”
A Child’s Christmas in Wales


“Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn’t do to upset one’s own vanity.”

Wikipedia:  Dylan Thomas

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NFL Week 16 MUST WIN Games for Head Coaches and Teams

NFL Week 16 MUST WIN Games for Head Coaches and Teams



Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills – Miami still has a good chance to make the Playoffs this season but more than likely the Dolphins will have to win out against…

At Buffalo Bills
New York Jets

…..because losses in both of those games would more than likely leave the Dolphins out of the Playoffs and Philbin with a 8 – 8 record in 2013.

The Miami Dolphins SHOULD beat the Bills in this spot and MUST beat the Bills in this spot or Joe Philbin will be headed back to the Hot Seat which is never a fun place to be whether Joe Philbin gets fired from his job in a few weeks OR as a place to be sitting during the entire upcoming offseason!



Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals – It may already be too late for Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier to hold onto his job in Minnesota but it wouldn’t hurt Frazier’s argument if the Vikings could finish with two wins over…

At Cincinnati Bengals
Detroit Lions

…..to finish the season at….

6 – 9 – 1

…..and that makes this Bengals game a MUST, MUST WIN for Minnesota and the Cincinnati Bengals in their push for the Playoffs.



Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Bucs vs. St. Louis Rams – Greg Schiano’s two year win/loss record with the Tampa Bay Bucs now stands at….

11 – 19

…..and with games left to be played in 2013 against…

At St. Louis Rams
At New Orleans Saints

….if Schiano is going to return for the 2014 season and have any momentum going into next year then winning at least one of these last two games is a MUST.

YES…the St. Louis Rams is a MUST WIN Game for Greg Schiano and the Bucs.



Rex Ryan, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns – We rather doubt that Rex Ryan has ANY argument to remain the head coach of the New York Jets with his team missing the Playoffs again this season but for Damn sure if the Jets collapse right now and lose their last two games against…

Cleveland Browns
At Miami Dolphins

…..then the Ryan-era with the Jets will end very ugly indeed.

Our recommendation to Rex Ryan:  Get your New York Jets team ready to play these last two games and get them play like their hair is on fire!



Jason Garrett, Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys – It is not lost on anyone here at Coaches Hot Seat and it certainly cannot be lost on anyone on or within the Dallas Cowboys organization that the….

Perfect Complete Freaking Disaster of a Storm

…..is now set-up to unfold with the Cowboys finishing the season against….

At Washington Redskins
Philadelphia Eagles

….and with the Eagles now holding a 1-game lead on the Cowboys finish the season with…

Chicago Bears
Philadelphia Eagles

…..which means that an Eagles win and Cowboys loss on Sunday and the Philadelphia Eagles are….

NFC East Division Champions

…..and that last game between the Eagles and Cowboys in Dallas would mean….


Can the mighty Dallas Cowboys….in Jerry Jones mind….really lose to a 3 – 11 Washington Redskins team on Sunday which has its starting QB in RGIII benched for the rest of the season?


YES is the answer to that question but for Damn sure win or lose….

Jerry Jones will no doubt still believe he is the “right man” to be the general manager of the Dallas Cowboys!

There is a word that clearly defines all that Jerry Jones is about and is in this life and that word is….


What must be really depressing for Jerry Jones is that IF Jerry Jones had gone to West Texas in 1997 and shoveled shit for the past 17 NFL Seasons and let someone else run the Cowboys in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat….

Not only would the Cowboys have won at least ONE Freaking Football Game in the Postseason

The Dallas Cowboys would have won 2….maybe 3 more…..Super Bowls!


When one realizes that the organization you own would have been better off if you had been shoveling shit over the past 17 years then that must be a terrible blow but then does anyone really think Jerry Jones would even have the ability to shovel shit properly?

Didn’t think so.



Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys – Whether Mike Shanahan returns to coach the Redskins in 2014 or not probably has a lot more to do with how much…

Mike Shanahan is will to take to NOT coach the Redskins in 2014

…..and thus these last two games against….

Dallas Cowboys
At New York Giants

….really don’t matter that much to the 3 – 11 Redskins but don’t you just know that everyone within the Washington football organization would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to be the ones that eliminated Jerry Jones and the Cowboys from Playoffs?

YES is the answer to that question!



Mike Munchak, Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – With Titans head coach Mike Munchak sitting on an overall win/loss record of…

20 – 26

….in three seasons at Tennessee and a 5 – 9 record in 2013 the last thing that Munchak can afford right now is to lose the last two games of the season to….

At Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans

….and more than likely even one loss in either of these last two games will lead to Munchak losing his job in a few weeks because 10 losses in a season when the Titans were expected to be fighting for a Playoffs spot would not be a good thing!

YES….the Jacksonville Jaguars is a MUST WIN Game for Mike Munchak and the Titans.



Tom Coughlin, New York Giants vs. Detroit Lions – Now sitting on a 5 – 9 record and with these games left to play…

At Detroit Lions
Washington Redskins

…it looks as if the Giants will finish with at least TEN LOSSES in 2013 and barring a Draft Day Miracle or Free Trade Fantasy from what we have seen of this Giants football team they sure the Hell want be any better in 2014 so it looks like Tom Coughlin’s coaching career will go down in flames with back-to-back Ten-Plus Loss seasons not that there is anything wrong with that in New York where it isn’t any longer….

The Cream Stays at the Top Because It Is Cream

…but rather New York it seems is about….

Give Poor Pitiful Tom Coughlin a break because of things he accomplished in the….PAST!


Broadway does it best….

If you FAIL you are done and the marquee is down before the sets are taking down and the actors are out the back door BUT if you are the head coach of the New York Giants…

Your Football Team can look like they are hardly coached at all AND you get to coach another season!

Actually the Detroit Lions is NOT a MUST WIN Game for Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants because Tom Coughlin could go to sleep and completely quit coaching the Giants….which many of us believe he has already done….and keep his job!

Isn’t Communism Great because for Damn sure the New York Giants aren’t run by Americans or Capitalists!



Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions vs. New York Giants – With the season and head coach Jim Schwartz’s job on the line in the last two games of the season again….

New York Giants
At Minnesota Vikings

…..the Lions will have to win both of these games AND get some help to make it into the Playoffs and if the Lions don’t make it into the Playoffs then Jimmy Schwartz is done in Detroit.

YES…the New York Giants is a MUST WIN Game for Jim Schwartz and the Lions!



Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers – If Raiders head coach Dennis Allen wants to have any kind of argument why he should be brought back to coach the Raiders for a third season then he better Damn not lose his team’s last two games against…

At San Diego Chargers
Denver Broncos

….because a 6-game losing streak to end 2013 would be a very bad look come late December.

YES….the San Diego Chargers is a MUST WIN Game for Dennis Allen and the Raiders!

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, December 19, 2013 – Aristotle

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, December 19, 2013 – Aristotle

“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.”


“All men by nature desire knowledge.”


“Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.”


“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”


“No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.”


“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”


“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”


“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”


“Well begun is half done.”


“Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.”


‘Any one can get angry — that is easy — or give or sped money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for every one, nor is it easy.”


“Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.”


“Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.”


“A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange…. Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.”


“The basis of a democratic state is liberty.”


“With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.”

Wikipedia:  Aristotle

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, December 18, 2013 – John Wooden

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, December 18, 2013 – John Wooden

“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”


“Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.”


“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”


“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”


“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”


“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”


“I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.”


“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”


“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”


“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”


“Never mistake activity for achievement.”


“Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”


“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”


“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”


“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”


“What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.”


“Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.”


“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.”


“We don’t have to be superstars or win championships…. All we have to do is learn to rise to every occasion, give our best effort, and make those around us better as we do it.”


“The best competition I have is against myself to become better.”


“Time lost is time lost. It’s gone forever. Some people tell themselves that they will work twice as hard tomorrow to make up for what they did not do today. People should always do their best. If they work twice as hard tomorrow, then they should have also worked twice as hard today. That would have been their best.”


“Some of my greatest pleasures have come from finding ways to overcome obstacles.”


“Earn the right to be proud and confident.”


“The man who is afraid to risk failure seldom has to face success.”


“Approval is a greater motivator than disapproval, but we have to disapprove on occasion when we correct. It’s necessary. I make corrections only after I have proved to the individual that I highly value him. If they know we care for them, our correction won’t be seen as judgmental. I also try to never make it personal.”


“You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for another without thought of something in return.”


“There is no substitute for work. Worthwhile results come from hard work and careful planning.”


“I believe it’s impossible to claim you have taught, when there are students who have not learned. With that commitment, from my first year as an English teacher until my last as UCLA basketball teacher/coach, I was determined to make the effort to become the best teacher I could possibly be, not for my sake, but for all those who were placed under my supervision.”


“When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur…. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens — and when it happens, it lasts.”


“Be quick but don’t hurry.”


“Leadership is the ability to get individuals to work together for the common good and the best possible results while at the same time letting them know they did it themselves.”


“Profound responsibilities come with teaching and coaching. You can do so much good–or harm. It’s why I believe that next to parenting, teaching and coaching are the two most important professions in the world.”

Wikipedia:  John Wooden

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NFL Post Week 15 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Even Though It Is the Christmas Season Johnny…..Tell These Hot Seat Coaches the Honest TRUTH! – Top 7 NFL Head Coaches on the Post Week 15 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

NFL Post Week 15 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

Even Though It Is the Christmas Season Johnny…..Tell These Hot Seat Coaches the Honest TRUTH!

Top 7 NFL Head Coaches on the Post Week 15 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


1.  Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys – There has been a lot of discussion in recent weeks between Coaches Hot Seat Members on what possibly could have been going through the mind of Jerry Jones over the past 15-plus years as he has hired…

Unproven Coaches

Average Coaches

Coaches in the Last Years of Their Careers

Pitiful Damn Coaches

….to lead the Dallas Cowboys and a CHS Member made a statement relative to his own business that makes what Jones has been doing with the Cowboys even stranger in retrospect:

Coaches Hot Seat Member:  “Whenever we have an executive opening at our company I get calls from headhunters pitching “X” or “Y” or “Z” candidate to fill that position and all of those headhunters know one thing after doing this for years and that is if they are going to send someone to our company to be interviewed that candidate better Damn be smarter than me and be ready to take-on the challenge of working with lots of very Damn smart people that are not wallflowers and will challenge anything and everything that people say around our place.”

Translation:  GREAT Leaders ALWAYS hire people that are smarter than themselves because GREAT Leaders are NEVER afraid of someone doing GREAT things and getting the credit when they perform at a HIGH level which only leads to the company or organization performing at a HIGH level as well.

Let’s go back a few years now to truly understand what has led to the…

Complete Freaking Disaster

…that is the Dallas Cowboys football franchise.


In January 1994 many Coaches Hot Seat Members were living in Atlanta, Georgia working on the upcoming 1996 Olympic Games and attended many events around…

Super Bowl XXVIII at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta

….between the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills which was then Cowboys’ head coach Jimmy Johnson’s last Super Bowl win (2 in total) and season in Dallas and many CHS Members can vividly recall almost 20 years later that the tension between Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson both publicly and privately was at record levels and that tension was driven by one thing and one thing only in our opinion…

A perception by Jerry Jones that Jimmy Johnson was getting too much credit for the best football team in the NFL at that time which was the Dallas Cowboys

The TRUTH was that Jimmy Johnson was properly getting a Helluva lot of credit for some great coaching on the field and some great moves off the field which Jerry Jones was involved in to some degree and outside of the FantasyWorld of Jerry Jones most people and football fans properly gave Jimmy Johnson AND Jerry Jones credit for building a very strong Dallas Cowboys football team that went from going 1 – 15 in 1989 to back-to-back Super Bowl Champions in 1992-93 and 1993-94.


The PROBLEM then and today is that Jerry Jones has one of the LARGEST EGOS on Planet Earth and in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat Jerry Jones truly believes that he is…

God’s Gift to Earth and the Greatest Human Being Now Alive on the Planet

…..when in FACT Jerry Jones is nothing more than a Two-Bit NFL owner that history will forget quickly in the coming decades but let’s not get distracted from the issue at hand which is that after the Cowboys won Super Bowl XXVII in Atlanta over the Buffalo Bills Jerry Jones told someone in the media that…

“Any coach could have lead Cowboys to the Super Bowl.”

….which rightly infuriated Jimmy Johnson who in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat is one of the top coaches in the NFL in the past 50 years.


Of course the tension between Jones and Johnson came to a head in March 1993 when Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson parted ways which in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat happened because Jerry Jones truly believed then and still believes today that he is….

God’s Gift to Earth and the Greatest Human Being Now Alive on the Planet

….and that Jerry Jones was not getting enough credit for the success of the Dallas Cowboys in the early 1990s.

What is so Damn Pitiful about ALL of the above is that outside of the FantasyLand of Jerry Jones who is surrounded in our opinion by some of the biggest sycophants on Planet Earth in the REAL World in minds of the American People and fans of the Great Game of Football in the early 1990s…

Jerry Jones was getting a Helluva lot of credit for turning around the struggling Dallas Cowboys football team

…..and would have continued getting credit if Jones had acted like a REAL Human Being and not run-off Jimmy Johnson and the Cowboys had kept winning football games and Super Bowl titles over the next two decades which we fully believe they would have continued doing BUT that has not been the case and now as we ponder the state of the…

Dallas Cowboys Organization in December 2013

….we here at Coaches Hot Seat see a football organization and team that has been like the Roman Empire manipulated, destroyed and wrecked and all because of the….

Massive Ego and Hubris of One Human Being = Jerry Jones


Getting back to us here at Coaches Hot Seat not understanding the mentality of someone that would intentionally fire and hire people because he is worried that they might get more credit for doing GREAT things within a company or organization…..as is our opinion of what Jerry Jones has been doing for the past two decades since Jones ran Jimmy Johnson out of Dallas….we can only say that someone that does things like….

Hiring Small and Marginally Talented People so that when they succeed the credit will flow to someone “Greater” above is nothing short of a…

Serious Mental Illness

…..in our opinion that probably can only be fixed by some serious mental counseling that certainly someone with a Massive Ego like Jerry Jones would never consider because of course in our opinion Jerry Jones believes he is….

God’s Gift to Earth and the Greatest Human Being Now Alive on the Planet

Whether the Dallas Cowboys win their last two games to win the NFC East division or not when one realizes the kind of money that is being spent on the Cowboys that has to AGAIN fight in 2013 to finish with a record of…

.500 or above

…speaks volumes about the state of Dallas Cowboys organization and what a Complete Freaking Disaster the Cowboys have become under someone in Jerry Jones that we here at Coaches Hot Seat suffers from a serious mental illness that begins and ends with Jerry’s Massive Ego and thus Hubris…read Arrogance.

What would we do if we purchased the Dallas Cowboys tomorrow?

Oh, that’s easy.

We would first fire ALL the coaches.

We would second cut Tony Romo.

We would third hire a highly-qualified General Manager to run the Dallas Cowboys that actually knew what the Hell he was doing.

We would task the General Manager would hiring a new Head Football Coach and we would tell that GM to hire the best Damn football coach in the country that would take that job and our only role as the owner of the Cowboys would be to either approve or disapprove of the new Head Coach before he was hired and after he was hired we would let the…

New General Manager and Head Coach DO THE DAMN JOBS THEY WERE HIRED TO DO….PERIOD!

Can the Dallas Cowboys win their last two games to make it into the Playoffs this season?

Does it really matter?

Not really.



2.  Rex Ryan, New York Jets – With the loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday Rex Ryan’s record in five seasons with the Jets is now…

39 – 37

…..which includes two Playoff and AFC Title Game appearances in 2009 and 2010 but it looks like now THREE straight seasons of not making the Playoffs for the Jets which in our opinion and evidently the opinion of Steve Serby of the New York Post will lead to an end of the Rex Ryan-era in New York:

End is near for Jets’ Rex Ryan, Steve Serby, New York Post

In our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat Rex Ryan is a very good defensive coach who is not quite ready to be a head coach which were positions that Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll were in at one time during their coaching careers and at the age of 51 Rex Ryan might yet get another chance to be a NFL head coach in the future but not before Rex does some serious thinking and soul-searching on what he did wrong with the Jets which in our opinion runs to dozens of things both on and off the field.

With games against the Cleveland Browns at home and the Miami Dolphins on the road the Jets have a chance to finish the season at 8 – 8 which would keep Ryan’s career coaching win/loss record above .500 which is decent goal to achieve and of course the Jets players are professionals and are getting paid to play the Great Game of Football so for Damn sure they should play hard and earn their paychecks in these last two games of the season.

YES….it looks like the New York Jets head coaching job will come open in a few weeks and in our opinion the Jets is a very good head coaching job that a lot of very good coaches would love to have.



3.  Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins – One of the reasons we believe that head coaches’ contracts should ALWAYS have “reasonable” buyouts in them is proved again by what is going on with the Washington Redskins right now with Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder owing Shanahan and the Washington coaching staff their salaries for the 2014-15 season which probably adds up to…

$10 Million Plus Dollars

….if Shanahan and his assistants were fired in the next few weeks which is terrible situation for anyone that knows anything about business to have themselves in and why if we were a NFL owner we would have built into any contract we had with a head coach and his assistants “reasonable” buyout amounts where they could be fired anytime for “X” amount of money which would be a Helluva lot less than the…

$10 Million Plus Dollars

…that is owed to Mike Shanahan and his assistants if they are fired at the end of this season.

In our opinion if we were the owner of the Washington Redskins we would not have agreed to a contract with Mike Shanahan or any head coach that did not include a buyout that could be exercised at anytime in the range of….

$3 to $5 Million Dollars Tops

…..for Shanahan and ALL of his assistant coaches combined because we would have for Damn sure wanted to avoid the situation that the Redskins are now in which in our opinion of course includes…

Mike Shanahan really doesn’t want to coach the Redskins in 2014

Dan Snyder really doesn’t want Mike Shanahan to coach in the Redskins in 2014

It would be better if Mike Shanahan retired at the end of this season after his Pro Football Hall of Fame coaching career and Mike started doing something like TV work

…..but with…

$10 Million Dollars Plus

…..on the table we can certainly see why both Shanahan and Snyder are now at ALL STOP with nothing but acrimony ahead.

IF we were the owner of the Washington Redskins right now we would have meeting with Mike Shanahan and we would ask Mike:

“Do you want to coach the Redskins in 2014?”

IF Mike Shanahan said “YES” to that question we would then say:

“Then being the future Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach that you are I am confident you will work like Hell to make the Redskins as good as they can be in 2014 because for Damn sure I am certain you will not want to be remembered for coaching the Washington Redskins for five seasons at the end of your career and in four of those seasons you put up losing records. Give ‘em Hell Mike and Good Luck in the offseason getting the Redskins ready for 2014!”

IF Mike Shanahan said that “He wasn’t sure” or that “No” he did not want to coach the Redskins in 2014 we would probably offer him and his assistants a buyout of…

50% of their contracts

….if they resigned all-together that day and of course Mike Shanahan would hold a final press conference and could say whatever the Hell he wanted to say about me, the Redskins or anything else.

What exactly will happen with Mike Shanahan, Dan Snyder and the Washington Redskins in the next couple of weeks?

We don’t have a Freaking Clue but wouldn’t it be GREAT FUN if the Washington Redskins BEAT the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday?




4.  Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders – With the Oakland Raiders loss to the Kansas City Chiefs by the score of…

56 – 31

…on Sunday Raiders’ head coach Dennis Allen’s two-year win/loss record at Oakland dropped to…

8 – 22

….and with games left against…

At San Diego Chargers
Denver Broncos

….we fully expect Dennis Allen to finish a two-year run with the Raiders with a record of…

8 – 24

…and if that is good enough to keep your head coaching job in Oakland then the spirit of Al Davis no longer exists within the Oakland Raiders organization.

Our unsolicited suggestion to the Oakland Raiders’ ownership:

Fire Dennis Allen and Hire San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman as your next head coach.


We here at Coaches Hot Seat have been watching Greg Roman since he joined Jim Harbaugh’s at Stanford in 2009 and we believe Roman is going to be a Helluva head football coach for someone in the next few years or even next season.

Just our opinion which we admit is biased.



5.  Mike Munchak , Tennessee Titans – When you see things like this in Nashville, Tennessee newspapers….The Tennessean in this case…

With playoffs elimination, Munchak’s job more in question, Jim Wyatt, The Tennessee

….then you know what Mike Munchak’s days are probably numbered as the head coach of the Titans.

In three seasons as the head coach of the Titans Mike Munchak has put up records of…

2011:  9 – 7
2012:  6 – 10
2013:  5 – 9

20 – 26

…..and we can completely understand why the ownership and executives of the Titans’ organization are concerned because it looks as if the Titans are getting worse under Mike Munchak….not better.

We actually have gotten a chance to see the Tennessee Titans play a decent amount in 2013 and they look like a pretty good football team that had some close losses this season to some pretty good teams…

Lost to Kansas City Chiefs by 9 points
Lost to Seattle Seahawks by 7 points
Lost to Indianapolis Colts by 3 points
Lost to Indianapolis Colts by 8 points
Lost to Arizona Cardinals in overtime

…..but the Titans FIVE wins in 2013 are not exactly over world-beaters:

Pittsburgh Steelers
San Diego Chargers
New York Jets
St. Louis Rams
Oakland Raiders

The Titans still have to play this season…

At Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans

….and the question is will a record of…

5 – 9 or 6 – 9 or even 7 – 9 if the Titans win out be good enough for Mike Munchak to hang onto his job and coach the Titans in 2014?

If we were the Titans’ owners or top executives we would ask ourselves a very simple question relative to Mike Munchak coming back to coach the Tennessee Titans in 2014:

Is there a very good chance…..at least a 75% plus chance……..that Mike Munchak will lead the Titans to the Playoffs in 2014?

IF the answer to the above question is “YES” then Mike Munchak should be retained at Tennessee.

If the answer to the above question is “NO” then Mike Munchak should be fired at Tennessee.



6.  Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions – That was a very tough way to lose to the Baltimore Ravens for the Detroit Lions and their head coach Jim Schwartz but in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat with the amount of talent that the Lions have on the offensive side of the ball that Monday Night Game….

Should Have NOT Been Close

…..because the Lions should have easily been able to score 28-plus points on the Ravens which would have made a 61-year field goal in the last minute of the game a mute point for everyone involved.

Like the Tennessee Titans the Detroit Lions are a pretty good football team that in our opinion should have at least…

3 More Wins on the Board in 2013

…..and when you don’t win the head coach gets blamed and unless the Lions can win-out over the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings and get some help along the way to get into the Playoffs then the Jim Schwartz-era in Detroit will come to an end in the Motor City in a few weeks.



7.  Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings – What is that saying?

“If ifs and butts were candy and nuts we’d all have a Merry Christmas?”

YES, that’s it and IF the Minnesota Vikings had played ALL season the way they have played the last four weeks with…

Overtime loss to Green Back Packers
Overtime win over Chicago Bears
3 Points Loss to Baltimore Ravens
Win over Philadelphia Eagles

….the Vikings would have a Helluva lot better record than…

4 – 9 – 1

…right now and Vikings’ head coach Leslie Frazier would not be on the Hot Seat!

Yes….“If ifs and butts were candy and nuts we’d all have a Merry Christmas”….Leslie Frazier would not be on the Hot Seat right now but the TRUTH is the Vikings are…

4 – 9 – 1

…in 2013 and Leslie Frazier is looking right at his…

THIRD Losing Season in FOUR Years on the Job in Minnesota

….and THREE Losing Seasons in Four Years on the Job in the NFL is something that almost ALWAYS will…

Get your rear-end fired!

What if the Minnesota Vikings won-out over…

At Cincinnati Bengals
Detroit Lions

….and finish at…

6 – 9 – 1

….could Leslie Frazier possibly hold onto his job with the Vikings?

Not likely….BUT at least Frazier would have something to hang his hat onto when meeting with the Vikings’ ownership and top executives in late December to discuss his job status so….

Coach Hard Leslie Frazier!