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The National Football League is a brutal business. If you don’t perform every year, there is a better-than-average chance that the door is about to close behind you. This season will also provide us with a change of address for many coaches, men who haven’t been able to get the job done with the cards they were dealt.

Below are the five most likely firings at the end of the season:

5. Marc Trestman

Trestman came to the Chicago Bears from the Canadian Football League two years ago after accruing a litany of experience as an NFL assistant with the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders among others. Trestman was billed an offensive wizard who would build a juggernaut with the Bears, who are loaded with talent at the skill positions.

Despite having Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett, Jay Cutler and Matt Forte, Trestman has watched his team fail miserably. After an 8-8 rookie campaign and being 5-7 this season, Chicago has tired of this team and its underachieving ways. With Cutler locked up long-term, Trestman’s ousting will be the easiest way to shake up this once-proud franchise.

4. Tom Coughlin

Coughlin is a great head coach and one day will find himself in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. With the New York Giants, Coughlin has won a pair of Super Bowls. Unfortunately, Coughlin won’t be coming back to Big Blue after a third-straight disappointing season. Since winning the Super Bowl in 2011, New York has not been back to the playoffs.

At 3-8, the luster has worn off the pair of Lombardi Trophies sitting in the glass case. Coughlin is 68 years old and ownership is realizing this team need a sizable overhaul. For the Giants, it will take a younger head coach who can oversee that change and be there when the team is ready to win again.

3. Rex Ryan

Staying in the Big Apple, Ryan will be on his way out. Ryan started with a very promising tenure with the New York Jets, going to the AFC Championship Game in his first two seasons (2009-10). In the last four seasons, Ryan has not been back to the postseason and watched as general manager Mike Tannenbaum was fired and replaced by John Idzik two years ago.

In fairness to Ryan, Idzik has been a complete mess and will also be fired shortly after the season concludes. Still, Ryan has not been able to coach up some of the younger talent and forge New York into a winner. Fans are tired of his bombastic act and will get a new coach in short order.

2. Jim Harbaugh

Harbaugh is clearly one of the best coaches in the NFL. After being hired by the San Francisco 49ers before the 2011 season, Harbaugh drove the team to three consecutive conference title games and a Super Bowl appearance. Unfortunately for Harbaugh, it appears both general manager Trent Baalke and some of the players have grown tired of his ultra-intense ways.

Even with a mountain of success, Harbaugh is likely to be out with his 49ers appearing on the outside of the NFC playoff picture. Harbaugh will be hired immediately by another NFL team, and San Francisco will be moving on to find a better fit for its organization. It’s a risky move that could result in disaster.

1. Mike Smith

Smith has been the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons since the 2008. While Atlanta has reached the postseason four times, it has never made it to the Super Bowl. Last year, the Falcons suffered through an injury-plagued, 3-13 campaign. Smith had enough equity to survive that season, but won’t make it through another disaster.

Smith is one of the worst time-management coaches in recent memory and compounds that issue with asinine play-calling. It’s been a solid run for Smith, but the time to move on has arrived for both him and the Falcons.

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Would not mind that.

Trestman has actually improved Cutler from a mechanics aspect and has him playing better this season.

Cutler just comes off as someone who doesn't really care much, except for himself.

It just seems like Trestman is in the same situation as Rex, in that he's very good in one aspect, but is almost totally inept in the others. As a HC, you have to be at least an OK coach in all categories, or get a top notch coordinator to take on the part that you're bad with. If a purely defensive coach can't get a top notch OC (or vise versa), then they're highly likely to fail. Trestman's strength's seem to be QB development and offensive playcalling. For reference, he was the Raiders OC/QB coach, when they went to the SB.

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It just seems like Trestman is in the same situation as Rex, in that he's very good in one aspect, but is almost totally inept in the others. As a HC, you have to be at least an OK coach in all categories, or get a top notch coordinator to take on the part that you're bad with. If a purely defensive coach can't get a top notch OC (or vise versa), then they're highly likely to fail. Trestman's strength's seem to be QB development and offensive playcalling. For reference, he was the Raiders OC/QB coach, when they went to the SB.

I agree.

Even Bill Belichick has been known to have some well equipt minds to run his offenses for him while defense is really his thing.

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Lmao.... Harbaugh, Ryan and Trestman you guys are hilarious

Marc Trestman wouldn't be a bad hire as an OC along with QB coach duties.

He turned Rich Gannon into an NFL MVP QB and has improved Cutler this season. He has also worked as a QB coach for Steve Young, Bernie Kosar, and Jim Kelly(in college at Miami, Kelly became the #14 overall pick in the draft after working with him).

He is just not HC material.

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True I forgot about the love of mediocrity we have around here

They all got promoted because they were great at their previous job. Not sure how that makes them mediocre. You guys have a constant hard on for mike tice, he was a terrible head coach, laughable even. But he is an awesome offensive line coach. Not sure I understand your double standard.
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They all got promoted because they were great at their previous job. Not sure how that makes them mediocre. You guys have a constant hard on for mike tice, he was a terrible head coach, laughable even. But he is an awesome offensive line coach. Not sure I understand your double standard.

When have I endorse Mike Tice????

Marc Trestman wouldn't be a bad hire as an OC along with QB coach duties.

He turned Rich Gannon into an NFL MVP QB and has improved Cutler this season. He has also worked as a QB coach for Steve Young, Bernie Kosar, and Jim Kelly(in college at Miami, Kelly became the #14 overall pick in the draft after working with him).

He is just not HC material.

The game has passed him by which is why he was in Canada coaching.

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Not exactly, he's got Cutler actually playing well this season despite having an underachieving Bears team.

His niche in the NFL is coaching up QBs, not managing a team as an HC.

I don't follow the Bears so I don't know if Cutler is playing better or not but the Bears have a losing record and Cutler is 2nd in INTS behind Blake Bortles this year.

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