Is Robert Griffin III against a woeful Eagles defense enough to get the Redskins a win? Or can Nick Foles keep Philly’s resurgent offense humming and break the team’s home losing streak? Matt Ufford and the crew preview the game and make their predictions.
The Philadelphia Eagles are tied for first place in their division with a .500 record. The last-place Redskins are only one game behind in the loss column at 3-6. The terrible yet intriguing NFC East race gears up for the home stretch this week as the Eagles take on the Redskins in Philly, where Riley Cooper has come alive with Nick Foles under center. The Uffsides gang can’t quite put their finger on why his rapport with Michael Vick wasn’t as strong…
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James Laurinaitis Limited Jersey McKay shows up on the 14-loss list twice, but he’s not alone. Bennett had moderate success as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons in the ’70s and ’80s, but when the Bucs hired him in 1985, he was semi-retired. It showed.
That is, if he’s given the chance…
During the 36 seasons of 14-or-more losses, there have been seven instances of a coach being fired during the season. If it’s that hard to get fired during the year, then you can get a sense of how bad things have to be in order for it to happen:
Kay Stephenson went 2-14 for the Bills during his first season as a head coach in 1984, but was retained for another year. He started the season 0-4 and was replaced by Hank Bullough, before Buffalo ultimately finished 2-14 for the second-straight year. The team retained Bullough for the next season but then fired him in the middle of the season, replacing him with a guy named Marv Levy, who would later lead them to four straight Super Bowl appearances.