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Jason Garrett and 5 Coaches Who Must Go

Wes ODonnellFeatured Columnist IVDecember 24, 2015

Jason Garrett and 5 Coaches Who Must Go

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    Jason Garrett doesn't seem to get it.

    With the Dallas Cowboys' biggest game of the season coming up against the New York Giants, the head coach in Big D has yet to even explain his late-game meltdown that cost the Cowboys a win in the desert on Sunday.

    Pro Football Talk summed up Garrett's presser and lack of answers here. But the most important thing to take away from it was that he simply didn't know what to do or say.

    That is inexcusable, especially with the postseason on the line.

    That has us thinking about the coaches that aren't getting down and we've come up with five that need to go now.

Jason Garrett

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    Dallas is only 7-5 this season and still not playing up to their potential.

    Yes, they have a one-game lead in the NFC East in the division's down year, but their only legitimate win of the season came against San Francisco in Week 2.

    The rest of the Cowboys' wins have come against the Redskins (twice), Rams, Seahawks, Bills and Dolphins.

    Four of those wins came on game-winning field goals and they would've had a fifth on Sunday. They aren't beating good teams and they're not winning convincingly.

    Jerry Jones doesn't tolerate mishaps very often (although for some reason he's given Tony Romo quite a leash) and Garrett is running out of chances fast.

    A missed postseason needs to be the final call for Garrett.

Andy Reid

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    Andy Reid has been given a lot of leeway for his past accomplishments in Philadelphia.

    If not for one poor punt last year he could easily be out of a job already.

    Now, in a year where he made the most noise in free agency and coached an Eagles team to a dismal 4-8 record to this point, he needs to be checked.

    Reid's decisions have been questionable at times during his tenure but he has found ways to win.

    The Eagles aren't winning right now and the decision to give Michael Vick another $100 million contract could have been a huge mistake.

    This year continues to get worse and worse for the Eagles and if Reid doesn't make something out of nothing, his free pass from four NFC title games (and no Super Bowl ring) is over.

Norv Turner

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    Enough is enough already.

    The Chargers are wasting Philip Rivers' prime years as Norv Turner continues to make poor decisions.

    Rumor has it that both he and GM A.J. Smith are out after this season if they don't make the playoffs.

    The way the Broncos are playing right now doesn't bode well for Norv.

    Honestly, he doesn't deserve any bit of mercy.

Mike Shanahan

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    We could legitimately make a case to fire the entire NFC East.

    Shanahan hasn't been very good in Washington and he has yet make a good decision on the quarterback position.

    The Redskins have 10 wins to this point in his tenure and have gone through just about that same amount of backfield players.

    Washington owner Daniel Snyder spends enough money trying to make this team better, but it won't help if Shanahan can't pull things together.

    As it looks right now, he won't.

Jim Caldwell

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    There is a good chance Caldwell knows he is going to be fired at season's end.

    No coach can survive an 0-16 season in today's NFL and he is no exception.

    Indianapolis still has a chance to win as many as four games this year, but that would involve Peyton Manning suiting up again this season and that isn't going to happen.

    The Colts haven't made a decision on whether or not to move forward without Peyton Manning, but there is a good chance they'll draft Andrew Luck of Stanford with the No. 1 overall pick.

    A complete overhaul is needed and that starts with the head coaching position.

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