During the 2011 NFL regular season, we saw three head coaches fired midway through the season: Tony Sparano, Todd Haley and Jack Del Rio were all unable to survive the 2011 season.
Sparano failed with the Miami Dolphins, as he was fired after Week 14 following a 4-9 record. Haley was unable to overcome all the adversity due to injuries that the Kansas City Chiefs had suffered, as he was also let go after Week 14 after posting a 5-8 record. And lastly, Del Rio was the first to be let go as he was fired following Week 12 after a 3-8 record with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
With that being said, it's almost a guarantee that we'll see head coaches fired midway through the season in 2012—as it seems to almost always happen each and every year.
In that spirit, let's take a look at four NFL head coaches that I believe won't survive the 2012 season.
As far as I'm concerned, Norv Turner should have been fired this offseason as his San Diego Chargers failed yet again despite being one of the NFL's most talented rosters.
Turner led his team to a mediocre 8-8 record and failed to make the playoffs for the second straight season—which there's no excuse with a roster that talented.
If you ask me, I see the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs competing for the AFC West divisional crown in 2012—which means that Turner and the Chargers will flop yet again, resulting in the firing of Norv Turner.
The shenanigans of Pete Carroll will be coming to an end in the city of Seattle this season, as I don't see Mr. Carroll surviving the 2012 season.
I can't get a feel on how the Seattle Seahawks feels about Carroll, but I would bet that many of them are already sick of him.
Let's put it this way: Carroll is nothing more than a college head coach. He's a great recruiter and a great motivator, but he doesn't mix well with grown men who are being paid millions of dollars.
With that being said, I sense something will go wrong in 2012 which will result in the early dismissal of Pete Carroll.
You could argue that Ken Whisenhunt is the man who brought quarterback Kevin Kolb to Arizona. According to Kent Somers of AZCentral.com, he's recently gone on record for saying that he wants Kolb to be the team's quarterback—but he's going to have some accountability for that decision in 2012.
In my opinion, I don't think Kolb is suited to be a franchise quarterback or even an NFL starting quarterback for that matter.
Kolb failed miserably in 2011 as he wasn't 100 percent healthy, and when he played, he led the Arizona Cardinals to a putrid 3-6 record.
With my prediction that Kolb will struggle this upcoming season, I see that resulting in the firing of Whisenhunt—as someone has to take accountability for Kolb being a bust.
It's only a matter of time before Jerry Jones will continue his search for the next Jimmy Johnson, as Jason Garrett will prove that he's not the right fit with the Dallas Cowboys.
I do believe that the Cowboys are a very talented team that should be a Super Bowl contender, but I don't see them making any positive noise under Garrett.
From watching Garrett in 2011, I noticed all of his mistakes, as I believe he made the most mistakes out of any head coach in the league.
As an example, Garrett called three straight running plays, with the lead, deep in a game against the New England Patriots this past season. Those calls resulted in a four-and-out and another Tom Brady fourth-quarter, quarterback comeback.
I don't see Garrett having any success with the Cowboys in 2012, which leads me to believe that he'll be let go midseason.
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