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    Bears win, but they got 4 turnovers from the Vikes to get it, and yet their offense only managed 4 FGs.

    A win is a win, but some are still ugly.
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    Joshua Dobbs throws 4 INTs this time. Against the hapless Bears? Man I bet he wishes they could have a redo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Bears win, but they got 4 turnovers from the Vikes to get it, and yet their offense only managed 4 FGs.

    A win is a win, but some are still ugly.
    That must've been fun to watch. Makes me glad I avoided it.
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    Saw this. The top paid coaches, in order are
    Belechek
    Sean Payton
    Pete Carroll
    Sean McVay
    Tomlin

    One guy here isn't earning his salary this season, or last.
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    WEEK 13 "WHO'S COOKIN' ON THE HOTSEAT?/FIRE THIS COACH!" DISCUSSION
    (ALREADY FIRED BEFORE WEEK 9): Josh McDaniels (Raiders) FIRED! THEY’RE FIRED!


    10. Antonio Pierce, Raiders: Short version: Like many interim coaches, Pierce won his first game after getting his field promotion. He won his second game right after. Mind you, those two victories were against the Giants, and Jets respectively…

    Facing the Dolphins and Chiefs the past two weeks, though, Las Vegas has regressed again against serious competition. They now have a BYE week, but it’s hard to say how Pierce and the defense he’s coaching up will look when they play the Vikings… as we have no idea which QB will start… but Justin Jefferson should be back. And that will make getting a win a tall order. They sit at 5-7 for the moment…

    And while we would think an interim coach would become the new permanent head coach if they managed to get to .500 by the end of the year… we’re not seeing that in the cards for this team. Also, if being a quality interim guy was something to guarantee job security, Rich Bisaccia would still be in Vegas, and they’d never have hired Josh McDaniels in the first place.

    9. Matt LaFleur, Packers: Green Bay last year at one point was 4-8, then went on a win streak that meant going into their season finale, they just had to beat the traditionally lowly Lions at Lambeau to get back into the playoffs. They blew it.

    There have been points the first few weeks where Jordan Love has looked like he might be at least a capable starter. Maybe not “League MVP” level of talent, but still, he’s had time to sit and learn and he hasn’t blown the Packers’ chances in a game. From Week Six through Eight… that was not the case. In those games, Love has thrown SIX interceptions and had not found the end zone and now, it’s becoming pretty clear that maybe Green Bay might be hoping to end up in or around the top of the NFL Draft next year to try a different guy. Not since Brett Favre suited up for them have the Packers needed to enter an offseason in need of a QB. And the failure to develop Jordan Love falls right on the shoulders of Matt LaFleur.

    The Packers moved up to 5-6 Sunday the Detroit Lions were kind enough to continue their tradition of losing on Thanksgiving so they could get a 29-22 win. They’re unlikely to continue their winning streak, though, because this week they host the Kansas City Chiefs, who look like they’re getting their foot on the accelerator in an effort to get the #1 seed in the AFC away from the Baltimore Ravens.




    8. Jonathon Gannon, Cardinals: Gannon was hired via a tampering charge against the Cardinals, who interviewed him DURING Super Bowl week, and who were already are under investigation by the NFL because allegedly, their old GM, Steve Keim, was still barking orders to subordinates while under suspension via burner phones handed out on the orders of owner Michael Bidwill, who reportedly runs his team under a “culture of fear”. So that’s a great start to this discussion.

    Arizona was a trendy pick to be one of the worst teams in the NFL going into the season, but to a lot of people’s surprise, they’ve gone into the fourth quarter of every game this year down by at worst, one score. The first win of this team was an upset of the Dallas Cowboys that went a LOOOOONG way to giving Jonathon Gannon job security, just by avoiding being the first 0-17 team and exceeding expectations, particularly at the expense of a rival that abused this team all through its first days in the desert. From there, Josh Dobbs kept this team away from losses that qualify as “embarrassing”…

    At the trade deadline, they sent Dobbs off to Minnesota, and in the game that followed they started 3rd string rookie Clayton Tune and Arizona Tune Squad were shut out 27-0 by the Cleveland Browns. The good news for Jonathon Gannon Arizona is… the bar is set low enough for Jonathon Gannon that he just has to be a better coach than Kliff Kingsbury. Nobody locally believes this team was doing anything this year, and were already looking forward to the 2024 draft, when the front office will have both their own high 1st round pick, as well as the one that the Texans traded them to move up in the first round in 2023.

    Arizona dragged their feet on playing Kyler Murray as long as they could, and going into their game against the Falcons they had a choice… keep him on IR or they HAD to activate him from the PUP list. Fans are coming out with the consensus opinion, “Well, we hope Kyler plays well so we know he’s our QB next year… but we kinda hope we lose for a good draft pick. We’re already done as far as the playoffs are concerned.

    It’s past time for moral victories. Kyler’s back. Budda Baker’s healthy. The offense got James Connor back and will have their actual O-Line intact soon. If they can’t get another win or two against lesser teams in the back half of their schedule like Chicago, Houston (who are currently .500), or the Rams (assuming Stafford isn’t healthy for their matchup in a few weeks)… well, that might not bode well for JG… but it seems like he’s gonna be safe if the team improves to “mediocre” going into 2024.

    This past Sunday… I was in person at the Cardinals/Rams game… and when they announced the defensive starters, I knew we were f***ed. Too many rookies and guys signed off the street in the starting lineup, and it showed. Kyren Williams averaged almost 9 yards a carry. The offensive line did Kyler Murray no favors when he was forced to drop back, and at one point due to penalties on that unit, the Cardinals saw a 3rd and 37. Later in the same game, there was a 4th and 28.

    Those are the sorts of things I don’t recall seeing since this squad played at Sun Devil Stadium. We’re already in zombie football mode, with five games left. They’re 2-10, and travel to Pittsburgh to help in Mike Tomlin’s efforts to continue his streak of never finishing below .500.

    7. Todd Bowles, Buccaneers : Bowles was considered to be on the hot seat at the start of 2023, and a hot start alleviated that. Could the Bucs win a very mediocre NFC South?

    Well… the Bucs have lost six of seven, and are now 4-7. Bowles’ tendency to blitz safeties and corners might have something to do why Tampa Bay is 31st in pass defense at the moment. Only the Chargers are worse.

    Should they lose to a Panthers team coming to town with an interim coach (and players tend to rally behind interim guys debuting), it might be a fait accompli that Bowles would be sent packing after this season. Shame, I’ve always liked him going back to when he was the DC in Arizona, and before he took the New York Jets job.


    6. Ron Rivera, Washington Commanders: We hate putting his name on this list, but we’ve done it for four years now. Why’s it hard? The guy risked Covid-19 while coaching through fighting cancer and BEAT IT. That battle is probably the only positive news story you can find about the Washington Football Team from the past three years. He coached four players onto last year’s Pro Bowl roster. The new front office absolutely wants a guy they can champion who’s been up against something as reviled as cancer, because it’s only slightly better regarded than Daniel Snyder is and was. The Commanders also failed to trademark their new team name in court, meaning it could be “back to the drawing board” on choosing a team name already.

    We have been, and continue to rooting for Riverboat Ron, and for all the nice things we can say about him, this franchise still has not had a franchise QB since… does Mark Rypien’s tenure count? Or are we going to say Joe Theismann? They’re now 4-8, and just lost to the Giants and are now only a game up on New York to avoid being in the cellar in the division. Oh, and they’re dead last in scoring defense, which isn’t actually an endorsement of a defensive coach like Rivera (who going back to Carolina, has a pattern of one year where he gets a team to .500 and the next where the team is awful).

    And, on Thanksgiving… the Commanders got completely obliterated by the Dallas Cowboys in front of a national audience to the tune of a 45-10 defeat. Losing to a division rival at any point by that margin could cause an owner to move on… but in the middle of one of the most watched football games in the nation all year?

    I’m thinking the new ownership group waits until the end of the season, then they jettison Rivera.
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    5. Matt Eberflus, Bears: Throughout most of last season on this list, we left Eberflus, a first year coach alone for awhile because, y’know… first year coach. It’s hard to fire a guy in his first year. But the Bears finished 3-13 and on a ten game losing streak, getting the #1 pick in the draft (and trading it to Carolina). Chicago led the NFL in rushing yards (getting over 1,000 out of Justin Fields sure helps), but they were also dead last in passing, 31st against stopping the run, and their scoring defense was dead last in the NFL. That losing streak grew to 14, and were it not for a Thursday Night Football win against the Washington Commanders in a game preceded by the death of Bears legend Dick Butkus to motivate them, could have become the longest overall losing streak in team history.

    Chase Claypool blamed the coaches for his lackluster numbers this season going into Week Four against a pathetic Broncos team, and the coaching staff responded by making him a healthy scratch (and only got a sixth rounder in exchange for Claypool AND a seventh round pick. They gave up the 32nd overall pick in the draft to get him prior to his disastrous time in Chicago.They might end up with the top two picks in the 2024 NFL draft, though, between their pick and Carolina’s, whose first round pick they own after trading out of the #1 overall spot.

    After barely winning over the Vikes on MNF, mercifully, they should be done with primetime the rest of the season… instead, they get to host the NFC-North front-runner (and almost a lock division winner) Detroit Lions this week.

    The Bears’ owners, the McCaskeys might hit the EJECT button on Eberflus, but they’re notoriously cheap and might not fire him just to avoid having to pay him to stay home (he’s still a long shot as a mid-season firing). Tell their fans, “Hey, it’s just one year, it’ll get better…” It might, but this team needs to build around Fields before he loses the threat of being a running QB. But if Eberflus can’t get the Bears trending better and fast, he might be done after two seasons. He’s currently 6-23 as a head coach. The worst winning percentages for any coach with at least 40 games under their belt… only three people are worse than Eberflus right now: Bert Bell, Hue Jackson, and Steve Spagnuolo. THAT… is truly horrendous company to be keeping, or potentially, to drop lower than if he can’t get some wins down the stretch.


    4. Mike Vrabel, Titans: The Titans managed to dominate the AFC South during the prime of Derrick Henry, but it looks like Father Time is converting him from “most dominant back in the league” to “respectable veteran RB” right now. Ryan Tannehill has never blown anyone’s mind while he’s been in Tennessee, or for that matter, his first few years in Miami… and even with DeAndre Hopkins added to his WR corps this offseason, the Titans managed only five FGs in Week One, so I guess congratulations to anyone with Nick Folk on their fantasy team. But enough about the players, let’s get back to the coach… Mike Vrabel had his time on top of the AFC South, but it’s beginning to look like he’s not evolving to handle the reality that his RB is getting older, and his QB is mediocre at best.

    They’re in the cellar in the AFC South by two whole games, even with getting a win against the pathetic Carolina Panthers in a 17-10 “someone’s got to win this” matchup. They get to host the surprising Indianapolis Colts this week, and might have a chance considering Indy just lost Jonathon Taylor to a thumb injury.

    There are rumors of Vrabel’s mentor, Bill Belichik’s time in New England coming close to an end… and the rumors are if the Titans drop him, Robert Kraft is going to take on the guy who is, perhaps by default… the most successful of his disciples to succeed him. That’s… a lot of things contingent on each other, but as far as Tennessee dropping Vrabel… he’s 11-17 over the past two seasons. This isn’t one rough year now… it’s a clear downward trend.

    3. Brandon Staley, Chargers: The L.A. Chargers sit at 4-7 after a third straight loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Justin Herbert keeps putting up big numbers… hell, he’s put his team up by double digits quite a bit after the first half of games. But there’s something about this defense that makes them blow leads like a sex worker when rent’s coming due, and this team ends up giving its fans the kind of stressful anxiety that you only know from being in a one-score game, and managing to blow it.

    Not to just throw out a double entendre without stats to back it up… since Staley’s tenure began, he’s coached 40 games. In that time, he’s a mediocre 23-20. Of those 43 games dating back to the start of the 2021 season, the Chargers have played in 29 one-score games, the most in the NFL… and are 13-15 after losing to the Packers on Sunday.

    In the first halves of games during Staley’s tenure, this team’s point differential is +139. In the second halves of games during his tenure, they’re -103 in point differential.

    At this point, you have to look at halftime adjustments, and why other coaches manage to run circles around Brandon Staley’s ability to hold a lead… because these are numbers you can’t just pin on “bad defense”. If you can go up by multiple scores by the end of the second quarter, you’d think you would trend on finishing the game with a similar one. You’d think.

    Staley opened this season with two losses where he blew second half leads, had a third game against the Vikings where he went for it on 4th and short from inside his own 25 with under two minutes remaining (Kirk Cousins ran the worst 2 minute drill to hand the victory back to thim), got back to .500 against the Raiders, and dropped games to the Cowboys, Chiefs, and Ravens in primetime games. (The Jets did them a solid last week on MNF, at least.)

    After three years, the Chargers are likely to move on, because they have their QB situation on lockdown, and yet… Staley can’t do a damned thing with him..


    2. Bill Belichik, Patriots: The Patriots finished 8-9 last year and are trying to see if they can’t avoid finishing in the cellar in the AFC East, hoping the Jets don’t get better QB play than well… than what they’re getting. Mac Jones is likely riding out his final year as “the schmuck that had to fill Tom Brady’s shoes and was never gonna anyway”, Ezekiel Elliot isn’t even averaging 3 yards a carry at the ripe old age of 28 (it doesn’t help Belichek’s case that he’s making Jerry Jones look smarter than him for letting him walk out of Dallas), and this team’s defensive roster is built mostly on bricks made of Darth Hoodie’s arrogance that he needs “smart” players that do what he says, and the wins pile on in. His coaching staff also features former LB Jarod Mayo, his own sons Brian Belichek, Steve Belichek, Steve Belichek’s mullet, and the abject failures Bill O’Brien and Joe Judge.

    Belichik’s Patriots are now 2-9, after losing to Tommy DeVito, and their defense made him look like a Pro Bowler. One of the landing spots for Darth Hoodie should he be fired is back with the Giants, where he started as a Parcells assistant. Mac Jones has been benched in four different games this year, and we’re pretty sure in the last six on their schedule, it’s going to happen again. They host the LA Chargers this week in a battle of coaches in the hottest seats.

    How the mighty can fall.


    1. Frank Reich, Panthers: FIRED! THEY’RE FIRED![/B]
    Frank Reich was the guy Jim Irsay fired halfway through last year, and the Panthers looked at their own inept coach, Matt Ruhle, then their interim coach, Steve Wilks, and were like, “YES, WE WOULD ABSOLUTELY TAKE FRANK REICH, PLEASE AND THANK YOU.”

    I can’t believe I’m saying this… but they probably should have kept Wilks.

    Carolina has a solid front seven on defense (well, HAD, injuries have kind of made that moot and they’re now 31st in defense PPG), but has been searching for a QB ever since Cam Newton fell apart half a decade ago. They’ve put Teddy Bridgewater in, Baker Mayfield out there, Sam Darnold, they almost made P.J. Walker a thing, but kept putting Cam’s moldy corpse out for seemingly only nostalgia… but Reich’s mission was to work to develop the #1 pick in the draft they took Bryce Young out of Alabama, and… that hasn’t gone well, at all.

    Based on the fact that they picked him over C.J. Stroud, who’s tearing it up in Houston… that failure to make Young look in any way encouraging was more damning. Maybe Reich was self aware of his inability to do that, becausehis waning years in Indianapolis were spent pining for washed up veteran QBs that he didn’t have to coach up.

    Carolina has the worst record in the NFL, and would be working towards the #1 pick in the draft with their terrible record, but the Bears own it… because they traded up for Bryce Young. It’s… it’s something that as a Cardinals fan I have to appreciate because it makes my team’s front office look even halfway competent.

    Anyway, after losing to the Tennessee Titans, where Bryce Young again could only manage 10 points and no passing TDs (plus fumbling for his team’s only turnover), he was outdueled by… Will Levis.

    Panthers owner David Tepper pulled the plug only 11 games into Reich’s tenure in Carolina, and fired a bunch of offensive assistants while he was at it. This might be the end of Reich’s career, as he’s 62. Shame, he seems like a good dude, but damn if he couldn’t get a W to save his life and has the ignominious stat to end his career that he was a mid-season firing… TWO CONSECUTIVE SEASONS.
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    So a Deadspin writer decided to try and cancel the Kansas City Chiefs and a young 5 year old on Sunday. The writer took an image of the young child in face paint (half black/half red) and painted it as a racist action towards black people. A f-cking 5 year old.

    The clueless putz was told the whole image is face paint with red and he doubled down on his stupidity and said the kid was offending Native Americans.


    Well the idiot never researched his article or tweets (he deleted them) as the kid is Native American . His mother came out angry at what Deadspin did and the fact this moron decided to target a 5 year old with his bullsh-t is awful.


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    Rodgers has been cleared to practice.
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    DeSean Jackson retired today after 15 seasons. He finished with 11,263 yards on 641 catches with 58 TDs in his career with 5 teams in his total career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblob View Post
    Rodgers has been cleared to practice.
    It’s one thing to practice, and another to actually play, and I don’t think he will. With the Jets all but eliminated from playoff contention, Rodgers has no reason to ride to the rescue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    It’s one thing to practice, and another to actually play, and I don’t think he will. With the Jets all but eliminated from playoff contention, Rodgers has no reason to ride to the rescue.
    After what happened with Burrow and Watson , QB's now will be wary of trying to play while hurt as bad. Rodgers is years older and more at risk too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    It’s one thing to practice, and another to actually play, and I don’t think he will. With the Jets all but eliminated from playoff contention, Rodgers has no reason to ride to the rescue.
    He wants to prove to everyone how superhuman he is and how his alternate rehab works better than normal medicine. He doesnt care about where the team is at. He just wants to prove to the world he can do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblob View Post
    Rodgers has been cleared to practice.
    Super Bowl here they come! I think he will play. The guy's ego won't let him do otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    It’s one thing to practice, and another to actually play, and I don’t think he will. With the Jets all but eliminated from playoff contention, Rodgers has no reason to ride to the rescue.
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    Super Bowl here they come! I think he will play. The guy's ego won't let him do otherwise.
    THIS.

    At this point Aaron Rodgers' ego isn't in a competition with whomever he faces ON the field. He's in a battle with medical science and media and wants to prove he's smarter than doctors and medical experts.

    It's truly at a level of egomania unlike anything I can recall in any other athlete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    THIS.

    At this point Aaron Rodgers' ego isn't in a competition with whomever he faces ON the field. He's in a battle with medical science and media and wants to prove he's smarter than doctors and medical experts.

    It's truly at a level of egomania unlike anything I can recall in any other athlete.
    If Rodgers was say, 30, this would make for one heck of a story, but, Angsty Aaron is pushing 40, no way his body can defy Father Time, no matter how hard he tries to beat the odds.
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