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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Black Monday Preview: Who Stays and Who Goes?

Black Monday Preview: Who Stays and Who Goes?

Black Monday Preview
Publish Date: 12/27/2017
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 17: Head coach Jack Del Rio of the Oakland Raiders looks on prior to their game against the Dallas Cowboys at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Don Feria/Getty Images)

Black Monday is always a sad day for NFL coaches as many find themselves out of a job. This year, it’s possible that half of the league’s head coaches are fireable. Today, with one week left in the season, let’s break down which coaches are safe and which are not.

Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals – He should have been fired a couple of years ago and the way the bengals laid down against the Bears and Vikings, and imploded as usual against the Steelers, should make this a no-brainer. But when Mike Brown is included in the equation who knows? Should he be fired? Yes. Will he be fired? Yes.

Hue Jackson, Cleveland Browns – Only the Browns would consider bringing a coach back that was 0-16 and 1-31 over his two years as head coach. Should he be fired? Yes. Will he be fired? No.

Jack Del Rio, Oakland Raiders – This is a talented team that should be in the playoffs and Del Rio, in my opinion, is a much better coordinator than he is a head coach. With the right replacement, the Raiders are a Super Bowl team. With Del Rio the Raiders are a fringe contender. Should he be fired? Yes. Will he be fired? Probably not.

John Fox, Chicago Bears – Fox will be gone at the end of this season. I do not see how the Bears front office could justify keeping him.ย Should he be fired? Yes. Will he be fired? Yes.

Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts – Pagano should have been gone last year and even though injuries killed the Colts season this year, it is time for a change in Indy. Should he be fired? Yes. Will he be fired? Yes.

Dirk Koetter, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Koetter does not get along well with quarterback Jameis Winston and that will be the final nail in his coffin. Don’t be surprised if John Gruden finally comes out of retirement and takes this job. Should he be fired? Yes. Will he be fired? Yes.

Vance Joseph, Denver Broncos – Joseph started out the year 3-1 and it’s been all down hill ever since. The Broncos continue to have quarterback problems and the offensive line is not very good. With that being said, Joseph should get more than one year before being let go. Should he be fired? No. Will he be fired? Probably.

Jim Caldwell, Detroit Lions – The Lions saw their playoff hopes dashed in Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Caldwell has done a decent job with the talent he was given, but that may not be enough to save his job. Should he be fired? Yes. Will he be fired? Probably.

Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers –ย While the Packers do have roster issues, especially on defense, this team relies too heavily on Aaron Rodgers. McCarthy, seemingly, can only win with a Hall of Fame quarterback that can mask his inability to develop a strong running game and make good adjustments in big spots.ย Should he be fired? Yes. Will he be fired? No.

Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys – Garrett has won one playoff game in seven years and is more of a yes-man for Jerry Jones. With that being said, Jerry loves yes-men. Should he be fired? Yes Will he be fired? Probably not.

Todd Bowles, New York Jets – The Jets were expected to be the worst team in the league this year and surprisingly they have been nowhere near the worst team. If quarterback Josh McCown wouldn’t have gotten hurt, this could have been a seven-win team. If the Jets let Bowles go, they are crazy! Should he be fired? No. Will he be fired? No.

Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals – I look for Bruce Arians to retire to a studio job next year.

Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins – The Redskins are worse now under Gruden than they were the last two years, and I think that getting rid of Gruden would make sense but with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder at the helm you never know what he could do.ย Should he be fired? Yes. Will he be fired? Probably.

Adam Gase, Miami Dolphins – Gase made the playoffs last year and this year could be blamed for under-performing, even with Jay Cutler. I think since Tannehill is comfortable enough with Gase that Gase will be back. Should he be fired? No. Will he be fired? No.

Bill O’Brien, Houston Texans – Injuries have been the Texans downfall not coaching. Should he be fired? No. Will he be fired? Probably Not.

Mike Mularkey, Tennessee Titans – The Titans, with a win in the last game, will become a playoff team. The only problem with that is the fact that the Titans have not played well this year and Mularkey has not done a good job with this team. I really don’t see this team ever becoming a Super Bowl contender with Mularkey at the helm. His job may depend on winning the last game of this season and making the playoffs. In my opinion, the only thing that should save his job is making the playoffs and winning a game once he is there. Should he be fired? Dependent on end of the season. Will he be fired? Dependent on the end of the season.ย 

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