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Let’s begin with that rarest of phrases: “Bravo, Browns.”
Hue Jackson may be careening toward just the second 0 16 season in NFL history, but he deserves the opportunity to coach Cleveland with the assistance and wisdom of a competent front office, and new GM John Dorsey has the bona fides to build one in the wake of the franchise’s analytics cataclysm.
That said, we’d expect Jackson owner Jimmy Haslam announced he’ll be back next year to have only a moderate amount of rope in 2018 given there is obvious talent on this roster and the typical tendency new general managers have for wanting to anoint their own coach.
here’s the latest installment of our weekly hot seat rankings:
1. Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals: His undisciplined, inconsistent, underperforming team followed Week 13’s implosion against Pittsburgh by laying down at home for the lowly Bears. Lewis’ assessment: at a loss of words today. Cincy’s briefly flickering playoff hopes are now permanently doused, and it’s all but inevitable that Lewis is finishing out his contract with no hope for another one. Maybe he can join Jackson’s staff next year. Last week: 3
2. John Fox,
Chicago Bears: Well, his team was good enough to take Lewis’ Bengals to the woodshed. Still, with a 13 32 record in Chicago, Fox’s eventual dismissal seems a foregone conclusion, especially for a team that clearly needs some innovative thinking on offense. Last week: 2
3. Chuck Pagano,
Indianapolis Colts: He astutely noted Monday, “The shelf life for these jobs is not long.” Now 3 10, every subsequent loss further taints a season that’s been the worst of Pagano’s six year tenure (he’d never been worse than .500 before this year). Clearly, the circumstances have been extenuating, yet no vote of confidence has been forthcoming. Last week: 5
4. Vance Joseph,
Denver Broncos: A shutout of the Jets on Sunday allowed him to avoid matching the worst losing streak (nine games) in franchise history. Still, Joseph is at risk of becoming only the second Denver coach to finish 5 11 or worse during the Super Bowl era. Last week: 4
5. Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins: If he sticks around for 2018, he’d be the first coach to reach a fifth season under owner Dan Snyder. But after being a scrappy bunch most of the year, the ‘Skins are suddenly in a steep descent with no guarantee QB Kirk Cousins will be back. With Gruden seemingly grasping at straws,
it would be no surprise if the club opts for its latest fresh start. Last week: 7
6. Dirk Koetter, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: He’s only eaten two Ws in the past 10 weeks. And QB Jameis Winston seems to be plateauing . at best. Last week: 6
7. Mike Mularkey, Tennessee Titans: They’ll probably reach postseason, which should be sufficient reason to keep him. But Marcus Mariota’s regression is concerning and so is the uneven play that has led to a season of unmet expectations. Last week: Unranked