Perched atop the NFC West in first place with a scary defense, a hot quarterback and a bevy of solid offensive tools, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh did the unthinkable.
He fired his starting quarterback—the guy who went 19-5-1 under Harbaugh and completed 25 of 27 passes for four touchdowns and zero interceptions his last two games of the year.
Harbaugh can call it what he wants, he can sugarcoat it, espouse mixed messages, try to soothe the sensitive, insecure Alex Smith.
But let's be clear: Alex Smith just got fired.
Whether you agree or disagree with Harbaugh's decision the truth is that several NFL coaches and their teams would greatly benefit from a gutsy call or two, from a brash firing, a la Donald Trump.
Here's a fab five of teams that could use a dose of daring,