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09/07/2010 02:34 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

NFL Coaches Starting 2010 Season On Hot Seats (PHOTOS)

(AP) It might not be a wise choice for several NFL coaches to sit down this season. Their seats are going to be awfully hot.

Winning records are advised for John Fox, Jack Del Rio, Eric Mangini, Tom Cable, Raheem Morris and Lovie Smith, or else their tenures in charge could end in early January - if not sooner.

Fox doesn't even have a contract after 2010, even though his Panthers come off an 8-8 season and he's taken them to one Super Bowl and two NFC championship games in his eight seasons in Carolina. Mangini can look over his shoulder and see Browns president Mike Holmgren, one of the best coaches of the last 20 years, running things in Cleveland. Cable works for the unpredictable Al Davis in Oakland.

Here's a six-pack of coaches feeling the heat.

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NFL Coaches Starting 2010 Season On Hot Seat
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NFL Coaches Starting 2010 Season On Hot Seat