Which coaches could be on the brink of unemployment after 0-3 starts to the season?
The Indianapolis Colts flustered the Jets with a 36-7 loss, dropping the team to last place in the AFC East. They’ve been outscored by 57 points so far this season.
Gase was asked about his job security following Sunday’s loss during a postgame interview: “I’m gonna do what I always do, come back to work tomorrow and try to get things fixed.”
Players have stepped forward to speak out in favor of Gase including G Greg Van Roten: “To the fans that are calling for his head, I never really understood that… I was on a team last year (Panthers), we fired our coach. It’s not like we started winning games, you go further in the tank. So I’m not really sure what that solved, but I get the frustration. I understand that.”
The Jets have certainly looked less than acceptable and even WFAN radio host Mike Francesa has called for a change sooner rather than later.
New York could decide to take action after their game on Thursday Night Football against the Denver Broncos. This would give the team a few breather days to sort out coaching changes before Week 5 when they face the Arizona Cardinals.
Quinn may be in more trouble than Gase heading into Week 4. The 28-3 jokes aren’t stopping anytime soon as the Falcons have blown huge leads during the fourth quarter in back-to-back weeks. Atlanta held a 99.9% win probability in Week 2 and a 99.3% probability this past Sunday before losing 39-40 and 26-30, respectively.
The Falcons now sit in last place in the NFC South. Quinn acknowledged the team’s struggles during his postgame interview following Sunday’s loss against the Chicago Bears: “This last two week stretch is about as tough as it can get and I do feel that way… When you have chances to go win it and you come out on the other end, they hurt.”
Much like the Jets, Falcons players were quick to defend Quinn, with Matt Ryan saying: “You know, we’ve got his back. We’ve got to play better as players, and that’s what you have to focus on,”
The seat is hot in Atlanta, and Quinn could be counting his final days.
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