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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!

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, December 17, 2013 – Louis Armstrong

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, December 17, 2013 – Louis Armstrong

“What we play is life.”


“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.”


“I never tried to prove nothing, just wanted to give a good show. My life has always been my music, it’s always come first, but the music ain’t worth nothing if you can’t lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience, ’cause what you’re there for is to please the people.”


“My whole life, my whole soul, my whole spirit is to blow that horn…”


“We all do ‘do, re, mi,’ but you have got to find the other notes yourself.”


“There are some people that if they don’t know, you can’t tell them.”


“There is no such thing as ‘on the way out’ as long as you are still doing something interesting and good; you’re in the business because you’re breathing”


“All music is folk music, I ain’t never heard no horse sing a song”


“There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind.”


“He was the only musician who ever lived, who can’t be replaced by someone.” Bing Crosby on Louis Armstrong


“He was born poor, died rich, and never hurt anyone along the way.” Duke Ellington on Louis Armstrong


“If I don’t practice for a day, I know it. If I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it. And if I don’t practice for three days, the public knows it.”


“Some of you young folks been saying to me, “Hey Pops, what you mean ‘What a wonderful world’? How about all them wars all over the place? You call them wonderful? And how about hunger and pollution? That aint so wonderful either.” Well how about listening to old Pops for a minute. Seems to me, it aint the world that’s so bad but what we’re doin’ to it. And all I’m saying is, see, what a wonderful world it would be if only we’d give it a chance. Love baby, love. That’s the secret, yeah. If lots more of us loved each other, we’d solve lots more problems. And then this world would be better. That’s wha’ ol’ Pops keeps saying.” Spoken intro to “What a Wonderful World”

Wikipedia:  Louis Armstrong

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