Welcome to the middle of the 2017 season.
Hue Jackson of the Browns, Chuck Pagano of the Colts, Dirk Koetter of the Buccaneers, Marvin luis of the Bengals, John Fox of the Bears and Todd Bowles of the Jets.
The names listed above are as a result of poor starts, poor offense, poor defense, player conflict and moreover shows exactly what it is like to watch the NFL in 2017. Outside of the player kneeling and protest garbage, many of the teams are just sub par when it comes to what a multi-million dollar NFL team should look like.
The performance of the Miami Dolphins this week was exactly that, absolutely unacceptable. taking a 40-0 loss against the Ravens.
I do not blame the coaches directly, as in management you are only as good as your team, but there has to be a finger pointed in some direction when you are the laughing stock of your league. Owners see numbers like ratings, ticket sales and wins. CEO’s and Owners don’t care if you higher a retired drunk (Cutler) or you put all the cards on a new rookie draft, but the one thing they do care about is the brand is selling.
On the flip side of that, you see teams like the Raiders, 49er’s, Cardinals and Lions who have a losing record but still hold a cult like following. Where does your team fall in the city support ranking? Do you blame the coaches? Can the NFL recovery it’s position as the greatest sport on earth?
Regardless, the NFL still holds the highest amount of wager volume weekly and that trend doesn’t show much change. I for one still love watching a good game on Sunday just as much as I did 15 years ago.
In the coming weeks if some teams do not turn it around, the head coaches above will be a thing of the past.