Who Will Be First Fired Coach
It's almost mid-season and not a single NFL coach has been fired yet, despite some hugely disappointing seasons.
That fact prompted speculation and betting odds on this week on who would be the first coach fired in the NFL in 2010.
Surprisingly, Wade Phillips tops the list at Bovada at +250 ($100 bet earns $250 profit). We say surprising not because his Cowboys have played well (at 1-4, they clearly have not) but rather because Dallas owner Jerry Jones has never fired a coach in the season.
"Most people think Jones is the problem in Dallas, not Phillips, but that doesn't change the fact the Cowboys were preseason Super Bowl contenders and are now in desperate straits to even make the playoffs," said Jack Randall. He is joined at the top (or the bottom) with longtime Panthers boss John Fox.
Mike Singletary escaped the top of the BetUS.com list with a win in Week 6 and because ownership has stated he won't be fired. Yeah, we heard that one before. He is +350.
And Norv Turner is hoping for the perennial San Diego second-half charge to start quickly before he gets sacked. At 2-4 and having played only mediocre teams, he is in danger at +500.
Check out the full list of NFL coach odds at Bovada and see the current odds on Will Wade Phillips be fired promptly if Dallas loses to the Giants Monday Night? The 'yes' answer is a 5/1 longshot, but bears watching over at Bovada.
Odds on First NFL Coach to Be Fired, courtesy of Bovada, home of the current $300 bonus offer:
Andy Reid (Eagles) +1000
Chan Gailey (Bills) +350
Eric Mangini (Browns) +600
Jack Del Rio (Jaguars) +800
Schwartz (Lions) +1000
John Fox (Panthers) +250
Marvin Lewis (Bengals) +600
Mike Singletary (49ers) +350
Norv Turner (Chargers) +500
Tom Cable (Raiders) +600
Wade Phillips (Cowboys) +250