NFL Coaches on the Hot Seat: Who's Already Feeling the Heat in 2011?

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NFL Coaches on the Hot Seat: Who's Already Feeling the Heat in 2011?
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Hot-seat ratings are a little weird. I’ve said this before, but for a game that’s predicated on inches, an encyclopedia of statistics and complex game-play analysis, rating a coach's job security with temperature adjectives seems a bit out of sorts. I’ve never been sure what to watch for when one coach’s seat is “hot” and another is “red hot.” Seems like they should get their act together either way.

So we’re going to look at: needed wins at the 10-game mark and needed wins at the end of the season.

If a coach doesn’t hit either mark, it means he's probably on the first train out of town. The bottom line is that the higher the number, the hotter that hot seat.

Note: These numbers have a little give to them, depending on mitigating factors like injuries or blown calls that decide games.

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