While the title might seem a little harsh for those betting NFL football, you can wager on stuff way worse than this all over the globe, this by comparison seems rather harmless, really.
None of us really wants to see anyone fired, but in professional sports it is a bottom line business, you either win or you’re out, period.
We checked out the NFL odds at a couple sportsbooks that had this prop and at this time I am turning this article over to my good friend and noted person-hater, Red Wydley, to explain which NFL head coaches could walk the plank first.
Sport bettors, welcome to the dark side. Barring divine intervention, here is list of head coaches that could contract settlements during the season.
1) Mike McCoy, San Diego – After strong debut at 9-7 and winning playoff game in 2013, McCoy has seen his career path go as Oprah’s Harpo Studios in Chicago (demolished). McCoy talked about last year’s 4-12 record as just bad luck, with eight defeats by eight points or less. Yet he never mentioned three of the wins were by six points or less. McCoy is favorite at +350 and while he did not assemble this wretched roster, he’s done little with what he has.
2) Jim Caldwell, Detroit – Mr. Caldwell was lucky not to be fired last year after 1-7 start. He was saved by three things. Caldwell was 11-5 the year prior, which earned him the benefit of doubt. The Lions finished 6-2 once put on full alert by the owner and this is same organization that kept Matt Millen as GM for like 20 years. Caldwell is right behind McCoy at +400 and one of two things happens. Either Detroit has carry over from second half success or they are as bad a Batman vs. Superman movie. I’ll side with the latter.
3) Jeff Fisher, Los Angeles – In four years Fisher has never a winning team in St. Louis and he won’t in LA-LA land either. Whatever he did well in Tennessee has disappeared like Val Kilmer as actor. Let’s not forget, Fisher did not have winning years in his last two years in Nashville and is 41-54-1 since 2009. I don’t think he’s a good bet +600, because if the Rams fire him during return to L.A. this sets off negative karma, which actually matter out there. Fisher’s done, just on Black Monday when season is concluded.