Rex Ryan and Jason Garrett haven't even had the chance to besmirch their 2013 campaigns. Yet already, NFL Network, ESPN, and even us, admittedly, have speculated to their ensconce upon the so-called "hot seat".
They're not alone. Jim Schwartz, Mike Munchak, Dennis Allen, and Ron Rivera are also engaged in their own Nik Wallenda-esque tightroping. Difference is, these coaches must remain sufficiently vertical for a four-month time frame in order to survive.
While it's common to point your finger, Tony Montana-esque, and growl, "There! There's the bad coach!", fewer people offer up likely replacements outside of, "Maybe this is the year Jon Gruden and/or Bill Cowher comes back!"
As Cowher's making the most of his home life, and Gruden's busy dropping "THIS GUY" platitudes on Monday nights, it's time to look at some more attainable options for headset-wearers come 2014.
Here's twelve more likely ones.