Hot-Seat Watch for Every NFL Coach

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Hot-Seat Watch for Every NFL Coach
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If recent NFL history has taught us anything, it's that it's a safe bet to assume that of the 32 head coaches in power as of today, (at least) a handful will be shown the door at some point in the next eight months.

This winter, right after the season ended, head coaches in Tampa Bay, Miami, Indianapolis, Jacksonville and Oakland were let go. Some owners didn't even wait until the end of the regular season to hand out pink slips to their head coach; Kansas City fired Todd Haley after Week 14, and the Dolphins fired Tony Sparano that same day. 

Maybe there won't be that many coaching casualties during or immediately after the 2012 regular season, but you never know. 

So which coaches are safe and which should be staying up at night, hoping they aren't going to be asked to clean out their offices anytime soon? 

NOTE: To continue on the "hot seat" metaphor, each head coach will have a "HOT SEAT TEMPERATURE" rating in this slideshow. A hot-seat rating of "0 degrees" means his job security couldn't be any firmer. A hot seat rating approaching 100 degrees? Quite the opposite—his blistering hot seat means he's perilously close to being canned. 

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