The NFL coaching carousel continues to spin, so it's never too early to talk about hot seats. With the 2013 season mere weeks away, these five head coaches are in the most danger of being thrown from their horses:
Rex Ryan, New York Jets
Hired in 2009 Record: 34-30 The video says it all.
Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys
Hired in 2010 Record: 21-19 Maybe Garrett was doomed from the beginning, because as long as Jerry Jones owns the Cowboys, dysfunction is likely to rule this franchise. But with Tony Romo and Dez Bryant ready to explode, a playoff run seems a prerequisite for him to stay another season, even if his contract runs through 2014.
Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals
Hired in 2003 Record: 79-80-1 It's hard to believe that a guy who's been to two consecutive postseasons should be under pressure, but Lewis cannot escape the mounting expectations around the Bengals. His offense is loaded and his contract runs through 2014, but another playoff appearance without a win could mean the end.
Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions
Hired in 2009 Record: 22-42 At least Schwartz keeps things entertaining, right?
Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers
Hired in 2012 Record: 13-19 "[Getting fired] can happen at any moment," <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/nfl-coaches-facing-hot-seat-2013-195942872.html" target="_blank">Rivera said</a>. "In the last few years we've seen coaches get fired after their first year, after their second year and after successful years. So I don't think it's any different. I'm not going to spend time worrying about it." Not exactly inspiring confidence.
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