When it comes to the profession of head coaches in the National Football League, you may liken it to a vicious merry-go-round, with coaches coming and going and being recycled every five to 10 years. The end of the 2012 regular season is right around the corner, and there is plenty of speculation that a number of hot seat head coaches will be relieved of their duties. So, where will these coaches land in 2013?
If you think back to this time one year ago, the overwhelming opinion was that Norv Turner and Andy Reid would be dismissed after their disappointing 2011 seasons. But the Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers players went to management and convinced the front office to give each besieged head coach one more chance.
If you are keeping score at home, the update should read: "Front Office 2 - Players 0," as neither Reid or Turner were able to deliver with their second chance.
How many coaches will be fired at the end of this year? It could be as few as four or five, or as many as eight or nine. Safe to say that there are more coaches on the hot seat than there will be actual firings, but that also depends on what happens over the final two weeks of the season.
Trying to predict where these coaches will land isn't necessarily easy. So, we will look at their previous coaching experience and combine that with specific teams with needs to see if a potential landing spot can be determined. In some cases, maybe it is best to retreat from the NFL or give coaching a break for a while to rest up and recharge the batteries.