NFL Odds: 1st Head Coach to Be Fired During the 2011 Regular Season
The NFL regular season is heading into Week 4 and there's already plenty of head coaches on the proverbial hot seat.
Professional sports is a win-now business, and everyone is only as good as their last game, which is especially true for the leader on the sidelines.
Let's take a look at the current betting odds for the first head coach to be fired this season.
Jim Caldwell (+900)
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Considering the Indianapolis Colts have been built to have Peyton Manning under center, I just don't see head coach Jim Caldwell being the first one to go.
The Colts are 0-3 on the season and have managed to score just 46 combined points.
Is it possible?
Will it happen?
Marvin Lewis (+700)
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Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis should be the first one to go, but considering he made it through the past offseason, he's likely safe for the entire 2011 campaign.
Due to being named the consensus NFL Coach of the Year in 2009, the franchise is likely hoping he can turn his 61-69-1 regular-season record around.
Leslie Frazier (+350)
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Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has seen his team carry double-digit leads into halftime, only to watch all three evaporate in front of his eyes, which has resulted in an 0-3 record.
Everything has gone wrong for this franchise since losing to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game two years ago.
The seat is getting hot.
Jack Del Rio (+300)
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Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio still has the fire on the sidelines, but the team has managed to score just 29 points in three games.
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew isn't getting any younger and due to his size, the wheels will fall off quicker than most.
Rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert has a long way to go in terms of becoming a serviceable option, as he was unimpressive versus the Carolina Panthers last week.
It would be a surprise, but not out of the question.
Todd Haley (+175)
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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley has such an arrogance about him that the fanbase may grow tired of his ways despite a playoff appearance in 2010.
Las Vegas oddsmakers have made him the second choice in this category, which is very telling.
Arrowhead Stadium is a loud place, especially filled with boo-birds.
Tony Sparano (-145)
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Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano is 0-3 to start the season and Bill Parcells is no longer with the organization.
The fans in South Beach are growing tired of the team consistently losing at Sun Life Stadium, as the franchise has been much better on the road than at home under his watch.
Don't be surprised if he's buying his own one-way ticket back to Miami after this week's contest in San Diego.