How Each Beseiged NFL Head Coach Ended Up on the Hot Seat

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How Each Beseiged NFL Head Coach Ended Up on the Hot Seat
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No coach is safe right now on Andy Reid's staff in 2012.

Since the shelf life of NFL head coaches is so short to begin with, it is an interesting exercise to look at how each head coach wound up with the "hot seat" designation.

There are truly a wide range of scenarios that can undermine a head coach which leads to speculation that he will be gone.

Here are just a few examples:  Poor regular season performance; stringing consecutive losing seasons together; coach becomes overly conservative and coaches not to lose; has trouble relating to younger players; coach has been there so long his message is wearing thin on players; divided locker room over two starting quarterback controversy.

Other issues could be: A change in ownership or with the GM; coach has lost the locker room; not enough success in the postseason; falling attendance; fans want to fire the coach and become boisterous about it; trouble relating to the media; poor public relations style; a rash of injuries hit the star players; bad decisions; poor play-calling; or a new hot coach becomes available.

You could probably go through each of those scenarios and think of a prior NFL head coach that falls into one or more of those reasons for why he was canned.

We will visit every current NFL head coach that is sitting on a hot seat and identify why he is in trouble.

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