Three NFL head coaches that could be fired before the end of the season

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So far this season in the NFL, one head coach has been fired from his position, former head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Joe Philbin.

But before Black Monday comes around at the end of the season, we shouldn't be surprised if we see one or two more head coaches see their contracts terminated at their respective teams.

Here are three NFL head coaches that could see the chop from their team before the season is over.


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Chuck Pagano

Recent speculation has stated this will be his last season with the Indianapolis Colts and that his contract will not be renewed with the team. But, after recent poor performances and outlandish play calls, the dreaded firing phone call could come sooner than expected so that the Colts can bring someone in to try and save their season.

Arguably, the AFC South is the worst division in the whole of the NFL. With the players on their squad, the Colts should be breezing the division, but they're not.  Close wins against their divisional rivals aren't good enough if they can't win against the rest of the teams in the league. Failure to make the playoffs this year should force the Colts to show Pagano the door.

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Jeff Fisher

Fisher has been in charge of the St Louis Rams since 2012 but has yet to make an impact on their playoff drought. The NFC West side hasn't been to the postseason in over 10 years and Fisher hasn't got them anywhere closer since taking over.

With only the Arizona Cardinals being the consistent team in the NFC West, now is the perfect time for the Rams to make a playoff claim before either the Seattle Seahawks or the San Francisco 49ers find their form. Coming off their bye this week and playing against the Cleveland Browns, they have the perfect opportunity to do just that.

But with a possible move to LA on the horizon, the Rams might want to start fully fresh if Fisher can't achieve a postseason spot this year.

Gus Bradley

Being one of the most liked coaches in the NFL doesn't exactly allow you to keep your job. This is Bradley's third season in charge of the Jacksonville Jaguars, but so far it has been the same old story. They're simply struggling to win games.

Coming off the back of two seasons which the team has struggled to win a quarter of their games over that period, we might be about to see another change in the hot seat at the AFC South franchise.

Mind you, they have been a bit unfortunate in three of their games this year, losing by a score or less. But a loss is a loss, it doesn't get you anywhere closer to the promised land of the postseason. The Jaguars still seem to be stuck in a rut, and losing this weekend in London against the Buffalo Bills might be the final nail in the coffin for Bradley's time with the team.

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