One former NFL head coach is out of a job and others will be sure to follow by the end of the year.
With David Tepper deciding he had seen enough out of Matt Rhule driving his Carolina Panthers into the ground, it is only a matter of time before another franchise looks to make a move at head coach. While it would be mind-blowing if 10 jobs opened up like a year ago, anywhere around six-to-eight head-coaching roles become available every offseason cycle. We have one… for now.
These head coaches are starting to feel the heat in the middle of October with Week 6 underway.
NFL hot seat watch, Week 6: What head coaches are under the most pressure?
Indianapolis Colts (2-2-1)
Another loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars would be devastating for Frank Reich
While Frank Reich is not feeling as much pressure as he did a few weeks ago, it would be a shame if his Indianapolis Colts lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars … again. Indianapolis did not manage to score a single point in Duval back in Week 2. This was the Colts’ eighth straight loss on the road vs. Jacksonville. With the Jaguars coming to town on Sunday afternoon, they cannot drop this game.
What another loss to North Florida’s finest will signify is Reich may never win the AFC South. This is the year the Colts have to do it, and odds are that they will come up painfully short again. It should not matter how much quarterbacking instability the Colts have had since Andrew Luck abruptly retired. Indianapolis may need to hire a guy who can actually elevate his team’s offense.
The Colts have a fairly navigable schedule, so anything short of a division crown is not acceptable.