The coaching seats are getting steaming hot under the butts of Jack Del Rio, Andy Reid and Norv Turner.
My guess is this: Turner and Del Rio get fired, but Reid stays.
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver basically said the decision on Del Rio is for another time, but that time will come after the season. Del Rio had to get to the playoffs to save his job, and he doesn't exactly have a great reputation with people inside the building.
In San Diego, it's hard to imagine Turner coming back after his team has lost six straight games. Former Titans coach Jeff Fisher would make sense as a replacement and I could see the Jaguars also talking to Fisher.
Reid is hurt by the Dream Team talk before the season. But hasn't he built up enough cache' to warrant coming back. I know Eagles fans want him gone, but I think he comes back for another year.
The problem is there aren't many candidates as replacements out there -- especially on offense. Some defensive guys who could get shots are Rob Ryan (Cowboys defensive coordinator) and Chuck Pagano (Ravens defensive coordinator).
----DeSean Jackson needs to grow up. His season-long pouting about not getting a new contract has cost him millions. It's also affected his play. He dropped two touchdown passes against the Patriots Sunday and was actually benched. I love the kid's speed, but when he hits the free-agent market this spring teams will shy away from him because of his attitude. Even when the Eagles didn't give him a new deal, why didn't he just go in and work to get one? That was really stupid, if you ask me.
---So Drew Rosenhaus says some team wants to sign Terrell Owens. As somebody sent me on Twitter: Does he mean a legal team? Owens is in hot water for allegedly not paying his child-support payments. Owens looked like he was a broken-down racehorse at his workout in California. Who wants that as their receiver? Move on, go the Hall, and that's that.
---So let me see: If Devin Hester is already in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, should we start getting a bust ready for Patrick Peterson? The Arizona Cardinals rookie corner now has four punt returns for touchdowns this season, tying a league record. All of them have been over 80 yards, the first time that's happened. That's why we have to slow down on the Hester-to-the-Hall talk.
---I really like Bills receiver Stevie Johnson. He's one of those self-made players who has developed into a big-time player. But he crossed the line when he mocked Plaxico Burress shooting himself in the leg. There's no way he could justify that. Johnson apologized, and I'm sure he will do the same to Burress, but he cost his team 15 yards that led to a Jets touchdown. You have to be smarter than that.
---Why does it always seem like it's "Good Rex, Bad Rex" for Rex Grossman. He throws for 314 yards and two touchdowns against Seattle, but he's picked off twice on bad throws that make you wonder what he's doing. Give him credit because he made the play to win the game. Good Rex, Bad Rex.
---After being tight end-oriented the past few weeks, the Patriots got their receivers involved against the Eagles. Wes Welker had eight catches for 115 yards and two scores, while Deion Branch had six catches for 125. That's big for the Patriots moving forward. If only they had some deep speed.
---Down 10 late in the game against Atlanta, the Vikings faced a fourth-and-goal from the 1. So coach Leslie Frazier opted to go for it. Why? You need to get a field goal somewhere. The Falcons stuffed the play, and the Vikings were done. By not getting the field goal there, the Vikings ended their chances. I see coaches do that all the time. Take the field goal.
---It had to infuriate the Bills seeing former first-round pick Aaron Maybin getting two sacks for the Jets against them Sunday. The Bills cut Maybin this year and that's by a team that has pass-rush issues.
---Von Miller, get that shelf ready for the Defensive Rookie of the Year award. It is yours. His play to stuff a third-down run behind the line helped the Broncos force the Chargers into attempting a 53-yard field goal in overtime instead of one under 50. Nick Novak missed the kick and the Broncos went from there and won it.
---I know Matt Hasselbeck threw the game-winning score for the Titans against the Bucs, and they are 6-5, but I see too many issues. Aqib Talib picked him off and went for a touchdown on a throw young quarterbacks make, not veterans like him.