Winning Super Bowls is a sure fire way for a head coach to receive job security when it comes to the National Football League. However, when you string together a couple of disappointing seasons, that job security quickly evaporates.
This is the case for a few head coaches in the NFL who are currently sitting on the hot seat after eleven weeks in the 2018 NFL season. For some coaches, below-average performances and mediocrity got them in loads of trouble. Let’s take a closer look at the head coaches that are uncertain of their job security at the moment.
Green Bay Packers – Mike McCarthy
A playoff berth could obviously change McCarthy’s status, and he has managed to turn around NFL season before, so we obviously can’t rule that out. However, things could be different this time round. Even the locker room vibe gives this impression, where Randall Cobb, the veteran receiver for the Green Bay Packers, stated last week: “We lost matches before, but this feels much different.” The team has a 30.7% chance of reaching the playoffs this year, which is definitely something McCarthy needs to improve on for the rest of the 2018 NFL season.
Baltimore Ravens – John Harbaugh
The 2018 NFL season for the Baltimore Ravens is spiralling downward, with three successive losses, and John Harbaugh was already questioned about his job security at the halfway point of the 2018 season. If the Ravens are unable to reach the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, there’s no doubt that Harbaugh will end his 11-year long run. Although, it might take more than a berth in the postseason to save Harbaugh’s job at the Ravens to be honest. We’ll need to see how things play out going forward.
Dallas Cowboys – Jason Garrett
Garret’s seat instantly cooled down after winning against Philadelphia, but if the Cowboys lose against Atlanta this weekend, the heat will surely increase more than before. Garrett is enjoying his eighth season in the NFL and only managed to reach the playoffs twice with one playoff win. Jerry Jones is convinced he has a talented, young team and wants to see results. Even if the Cowboys make it to the playoffs this season, it still doesn’t ensure that Garett will make a return in 2019. The Cowboys continuously alternate between losing and winning, which means the hot seat will increase in temperature until it’s sizzling.
Denver Broncos – Vance Joseph
The Broncos are playing hard, they push some of the best teams in the league to their limits, and they practice extremely well while each player fully supports Joseph. So, the Denver Broncos do everything they need to do except win at the moment. The team makes the worst mistakes at the worst times which greatly affects the matches. Joseph will undoubtedly be evaluated on the team’s win record as opposed to the team’s performance which, at the moment, doesn’t look very promising as the team only has two road wins under the belt.