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Hot Seat Carousel: Where Will Every Soon-to-Be-Fired Player, Coach End Up?

Eli NachmanyCorrespondent IIINovember 20, 2012

Hot Seat Carousel: Where Will Every Soon-to-Be-Fired Player, Coach End Up?

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    While some NFLers like J.J. Watt have played their way into having a spot next season, other players and coaches have regressed to a point where they will likely be getting fired after the season.

    Instead of trying to pick a team that each soon-to-be fired player or coach will find himself on, it's much more practical to think of what their role will be next year on a new team.

    That being said, let's take a look at where some much-maligned players and coaches are headed.

Matt Cassel

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    Role in 2013: Backup quarterback

    While many would like to believe that Matt Cassel will catch on somewhere as a starter, he just doesn't have the skill set or the young age to warrant that decision.

    Similar to ex-teammate Kyle Orton, Cassel will attempt to find a backup job with a high-profile team like Dallas.

    As a former backup quarterback in college, this signal-caller's peak value may be just that; he's a serviceable backup who can step up in a pinch.

Joe Vitt

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    Role: Head Coach

    It's not as though Joe Vitt will get fired; he'll just have too much interest coming in to decline the chance at being a head coach.

    Remarkably, the former assistant has turned the New Orleans Saints' season around and has given his team some hope.

    A team with a struggling quarterback and misunderstood run game (New York Jets?) will pursue this coach.

Michael Vick

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    Role: Starting quarterback

    This next season's draft class is so underwhelming at quarterback that most teams would prefer to sign Michael Vick to a short deal and draft their signal-caller next season.

    Even when he's turning the ball over, Vick is an exciting player to watch and he does things that many other quarterbacks can't do.

    He may get a two-year deal for a lot of money and he'll be a temporary fix for a team in months to come.

Mike Munchak

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    Role: Offensive Coordinator

    You heard it here first. Mike Munchak likely won't be a part of the Titans' coaching staff in 2013 after another disappointing season.

    Consider, though, that Munchak was able to get Chris Johnson going and the coach designed a solid offense for Jake Locker.

    He'll find his niche as an offensive coordinator on a team with a speedy running back (think Kansas City, Oakland).

Andy Reid

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    Role: Quarterbacks coach

    A less-stressful role may be just what Andy Reid needs right now. The chance to go to a place like Cleveland, where he has a history with general manager Tom Heckert and can work with a young quarterback like Brandon Weeden, is a perfect fit.

    Reid isn't looking so hot as a head coach anymore, but he'd be a great positional coach on a small team.

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