Odds for which NFL coach might get fired first Aug 11, 2015 by James ParzialeFox SportsIt's only August, but that doesn't mean we can't look at which NFL coach might be the first to be relieved of his duties.BookMaker Sportsbook has released odds on the first NFL head coach to be fired during the 2015 regular season.Washington's Jay Gruden is favored to get the axe first, followed by Cleveland's Mike Pettine, Tennessee's Ken Whisenhunt and San Francisco's Jim Tomsula. Here is the full list:1. JAY GRUDEN (WSH) +2502. GUS BRADLEY (JAX) +18003. KEN WHISENHUNT (TENN) +7504. JOE PHILBIN (MIA) +15005. TOM COUGHLIN (NYG) +33006. LOVIE SMITH (TB) +20007. JEFF FISHER (STL) +25008. MIKE PETTINE (CLE) +5509. JASON GARRETT (DAL) +500010. REX RYAN (BUF) +450011. JIM TOMSULA (SF) +120012. DAN QUINN (ATL) +450013. TODD BOWLES (NYJ) +400014. MARVIN LEWIS (CIN) +270015. CHIP KELLY (PHI) +200016. JACK DEL RIO (OAK) +350017. GARY KUBIAK (DEN) +600018. JOHN FOX (CHI) +350019. MIKE ZIMMER (MIN) +300020. SEAN PAYTON (NO) +150021. ANDY REID (KC) +350022. RON RIVERA (CAR) +350023. JIM CALDWELL (DET) +250024. MIKE TOMLIN (PIT) +750025. BILL OBRIEN (HOU) +300026. MIKE MCCOY (SD) +400027. BRUCE ARIANS (ARI) +1000028. CHUCK PAGANO (IND) +1500029. JOHN HARBAUGH (BAL) +1000030. MIKE MCCARTHY (GB) +1500031. PETE CARROLL (SEA) +2500032. BILL BELICHICK (NE) +25000
Lovie Smith is way too high. The Glazers have never made an in-season change – not even during the Schiano Schibacle. So unless no one is fired until Black Monday then the changes of Lovie going first are low.
Lovie Smith is way too high. The Glazers have never made an in-season change - not even during the Schiano Schibacle. So unless no one is fired until Black Monday then the changes of Lovie going first are low.
I think that if the Bucs look as bad this year as last year, then I see a real chance he gets fired on January 4th. For example, I think there's a reasonable expectation that this team can be 2-3 at the bye, then beat Washington the following week and moving to 3-3. From that point on, I can see them running the table... but in losses. At this current point in time, I can see the Bucs being the underdog in every one of those games. If that were to happen and this team finishes with 3 or 4 wins, I can definitely see Lovie getting fired after the Carolina game.