NFL Week 5: Are Coaching Changes in Order this Early? - Page 2
For the New York Giants, the name of the game is consistency. They have to form their identity as a team and then show up every week with the same approach. They can’t rely on Victor Cruz to make big plays every week and bail them out. They need to cut down on the mental errors and sharpen up execution. Of all of the situations in the NFL this season, this might be one where the head coach can make a difference and should intervene and get his team going. This team could still be a playoff team, and possibly even win the division.
As for other teams having a disappointing season, the Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs, I do not see any circumstances in these situations that warrant coaching changes. The Chiefs have been hit hard with injuries. The Vikings have a rookie head coach, and the Cardinals are still meshing with a new quarterback.
Therefore, my prediction on which coach gets fired first has to be Tony Sparano of the Miami Dolphins. I really like and respect Coach Sparano, but he does not have the buy in from his players that he needs to turn that situation around. We shall see what happens in their next match up with the Jets. However, if the Dolphins get to week 7 or 8 without a win, Sparano will be gone.