The Browns will be without head coach Kevin Stefanski after he tested positive for Covid-19. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns picks, score prediction, odds. Odds, spread via PointsBet. Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll interviewed for the Cleveland Browns coaching vacancy on Monday. He is being given a moderate chance of being named the next coach of the franchise, according to SportsBetting.ag. However, there are a few favorites ahead of him. Here’s the full breakdown: Josh McDaniels (Patriots): 2/1.
The odds for which NFL head coach will get fired first are always interesting. The funniest thing for me is the bottom portion of the list, which is just littered with untouchables. Bill Belichick seriously has the safest job in the world. He’d have to defecate on Robert Kraft’s dinner plate to get a raised eyebrow. The Browns’ coronavirus outbreak has followed them into the postseason. The team announced on Tuesday that head coach Kevin Stefanski tested positive for COVID-19, along with two assistant co.
Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll interviewed for the Cleveland Browns coaching vacancy on Monday.
He is being given a moderate chance of being named the next coach of the franchise, according to SportsBetting.ag. However, there are a few favorites ahead of him.
Here’s the full breakdown:Josh McDaniels (Patriots): 2/1Robert Saleh (49ers): 3/1Kevin Stefanski (Vikings): 7/1Lincoln Riley (U of Oklahoma): 7/1Eric Birnemy (Chiefs): 13/2Greg Roman (Ravens): 9/1Urban Meyer (Free agent/ college): 10/1Brian Daboll (Bills): 12-1Marvin Lewis (Free agent/ NFL): 12/1Mike LaFleur (49ers): 12/1Dan Campbell (Saints): 14/1Jim Schwartz (Eagles): 16/1
Buffalo’s offense has improved modestly during Daboll’s tenure in western New York, as the team’s scoring offense has bumped up to 23rd this past season. The Bills were ranked 27th in the category in 2017, the year leading up to Daboll’s arrival. The offense has improved its total yards per game figure as well, improving to 24th from 29th during this time. Daboll’s work with second-year quarterback Josh Allen has also piqued the interest of teams around the league, as his play-calling has focused on the strengths of his young quarterback while attempting to help Allen to limit mistakes on the field.
The list also contains two familiar names to Bills fans. Greg Roman was the Bills offensive coordinator under Rex Ryan during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Jim Schwartz was Buffalo’s defensive coordinator in 2014, with the unit finishing fourth in both points allowed per game and yards allowed per game. The Bills led the NFL with 54 sacks under Schwartz.
We’re through just two weeks of the 2020 NFL season, but there’s at least a trio of coaches that feel their respective chairs heating up due to disappointing starts.
For some, it’s a continuation of failing while others simply are not living up to expectations.
Let’s dive into the First NFL Coach Fired odds, courtesy of BetOnline, and highlight the top betting options of the bunch!
Handicapping First NFL Coach Fired Odds
First, let’s take a look at the options BetOnline has laid out for us.
- Adam Gase (NYJ) – +150
- Matt Patricia (DET) – +200
- Dan Quinn (ATL) – +350
- Mike Zimmer (MIN) – +700
- Doug Maronne (JAX) – +900
- Anthony Lynn (LAC) – +1000
- Bill O’Brien (HOU) – +1000
- Vic Fangio (DEN) – +2000
- Kevin Stefanski (CLE) – +2800
- Matt Nagy (CHI) – +2800
- Frank Reich (IND) – +3300
Now, let’s look at some of the top candidates to be let go.
Adam Gase (NYJ) – +150
It’s not hard to see why Gase is leading the pack to be let go here as the marriage between himself and the Jets seemed off from the get-go, right from his awkward introductory press conference to an 0-2 start here in 2020.
Gase’s Jets went 7-9 in an ugly first season at the helm after coming over from the Miami Dolphins. The team improved down the stretch of 2019, however whatever strides were made then are a distant memory now.
Through the first two weeks of the season, the Jets have been among the worst teams in the league on both sides of the ball. Offensively, they sit dead last while averaging 265.5 yards per game and 31st with just 15 points per game. Defensively, the Jets are little better with at 19th with 381.5 yards against per game and 24th with 29 points against per game.
The problem is Gase is an offensive coach and was brought in largely to work alongside Sam Darnold and help shape the future of the Jets’ offense. Darnold was injured last season while Le’Veon Bell endured the worst season of his career in 2019 as well.
With Bell on IR, fans turning up the heat on Gase already this season and players openly questioning practise habits, we’re not surprised he’s the odds-on favorite to be the first coach canned this season.
Jets fans appear to be organizing a protest today. https://t.co/q3cmqHaEGs
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On the bright side for Gase, he’s in just his second season as the head coach and owner Woody Johnson has been a public supporter of Gase, and it always helps to have the owner on your side in these situations. I don’t see a move being made this early in the season as a result.
Matt Patricia (DET) – +200
Like with Gase, the Lions’ fanbase is growing exceedingly impatient with Patricia – the former New England defensive coordinator under Bill Belichick.
It’s not the two losses that are bothering the Lions’ faithful – although it’s not a great start – it’s how they’ve lost those games.
In Week 1 against the Bears, the Lions led by 17 points heading into the fourth quarter and lost. In Week two, the Lions again came out strong and carried a 11-point lead into the second quarter, and lost.
This comes on the heels of a wildly disappointing 3-12-1 first season with the Lions in 2019.
The Lions needs to be careful here and ensure they don’t waste the remaining prime years of Matthew Stafford. Bringing in a defensive-minded head coach was a questionable decision to begin with, but with the Lions squandering leads and allowing 34.5 points per game through two weeks – good for 30th league wide – expect the heat to continue in the direction of Patricia until things or turned around or he’s mercifully fired.
Dan Quinn (ATL) – +350
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As per the odds, right now this is mostly a three-man race to the unemployment line, and Quinn may very well beat Gase and Patricia to the punch.
While the Lions have blown two sizeable leads already this season, few teams in NFL history have done what Quinn’s Falcons did in Week 2 in Dallas.
Leading the Cowboys by 15 points with a little more than 5 minutes remaining, the Falcons had a 98% chance of winning the football game. Fast forward five minutes and chance and the Cowboys were running into the field celebrating a game-winning field goal in the most epic comebacks since. the Falcons’ 28-3 blown lead in Super Bowl LI.
The Cowboys trailed 20-0 in the 1st quarter, and by 19 points at halftime. Entering today, the Cowboys were 1-35 all-time when trailing by 19+ points at the half.
The Falcons' 20-point blown lead is their largest since Super Bowl LI against the Patriots (led by 25). pic.twitter.com/HUWmA4jGt5
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 20, 2020
Teams leading by 20 points after the first quarter of an NFL game were 21-0 since 2012. Even worse, teams that scored at least 39 points with zero turnovers were 444-0 all-time. Those records now sit at 21-1 and 444-1, respectively.
After two weeks, the Falcons are now 0-2 and despite Quinn’s defensive acumen, his team sits last while allowing 39 points per game this season. Not a good look for the former Seahawks’ defensive coordinator.
Also working against him is his inability to escape mediocrity. The Falcons are coming off back-to-back 7-9 seasons after consecutive trips to the playoffs from 2016-17. Including 2020 – his sixth season as head coach – Quinn is just 43-39 in the regular season and 3-2 in the playoffs.
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Whether Falcons owner Arthur Blank has run out of patience yet remains to be seen. The Falcons have one of the highest payrolls in football and with that is an expectation to win. Given his inability to get things turned around and ugly start to this season, Quinn appears to be the best value to the first head coach fired this season as he’s likely coaching for his job Sunday against the Bears.