Predicting the First New NFL Head Coach to Be Fired
The NFL welcomed eight new head coaches into the fold this offseason.
Which one will be shown the door first?
Don't get me wrong. This is a very stable corps of leaders. Arizona's Bruce Arians showed his mettle after taking over for the leukemia-stricken Chuck Pagano in Indianapolis last season. San Diego's Mike McCoy seems like a good fit after having worked with Peyton Manning in Denver. Also, Gus Bradley's fiery style will be sure to elicit a reaction from a young Jacksonville Jaguars team.
Another factor that makes the "first one out" quandary so difficult to determine: Six of the eight head coaches are working for new general managers. Only Howie Roseman in Philadelphia and Phil Emery in Chicago have their offices already unpacked. Roseman also managed to nab arguably the hottest head-coaching prospect in Chip Kelly. So it's a tight race, regardless.
But is there a head coach that might have the deck stacked against him? Even Mark Trestman, whose Bears won 10 games with Lovie Smith in 2012, might have too great of an adjustment to make from the Canadian game to its southern counterpart.
Join me and NFL lead writers Aaron Nagler and Michael Schottey as we discuss our predictions for the first firing of the newest coaching class. Enjoy our thoughts in the video above and leave your own thoughts in the comments below. As always, thanks for watching.
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