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Week 17 NFL Picks: Coaches on Hot Seat Who'll Be Fired after Humiliating Losses

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 24:  Head coach Raheem Morris of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watches on during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Kyle VassaloFeatured Columnist IVJune 14, 2016

While the writing is on the wall for Norv Turner and Andy Reid, Tom Coughlin and Jason Garrett seem safe, there are a few coaches on the hot seat who'll be canned after fizzling in the last outing of the season.

The NFL is a "what have you done for me lately" league, and these coaches will fail to deliver with their status in serious question.

There are a handful of coaches, like Jim Caldwell and Turner, who will likely be ousted after victories this weekend.

Here are the coaches who'll be axed after losing in the last game of the season.


Steve Spagnuolo

St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers

After an incredible rookie season from Sam Bradford in 2010, the Rams had playoff hopes this season. Now, they could very well end up with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.

Injury woes certainly played a factor in their 2-13 record, but the laissez-faire approach the team took to surrounding Bradford with help landed their star quarterback on the sidelines for a huge chunk of the season.

The team regressed mightily and now have to close out a miserable campaign by taking on the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers are looking to clinch a first-round bye, and Aldon Smith is right on the brink of breaking the rookie sack record. It's going to be a long day for the Rams, and while Spags is a solid coach, it looks like this will be his last on a St. Louis sideline.

Raheem Morris

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons

The Bucs are the weakest team in the league right now. While the Colts and Rams certainly have less talent, the indifference that has swept through the Bucs' locker room makes them easy prey for any team they face.

Dropping 10 straight games with the talent they have on both sides of the ball is a firable offense. Morris has lost his locker room, and their inexplicable decline makes it clear that a change is needed at the top.

The Bucs beat the Falcons in a close Week 3 battle, but after getting beaten up and down the field for nine straight weeks, this is a Tampa Bay team that doesn't have a chance this week.

Their coach is on the chopping block, and judging by the way they've played in recent weeks, it doesn't seem as though they care.

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