NFL Notes: Hot Seat, Dolphins, Giants, Packers


Hot Seat

Nate Davis of USA Today updates his hot seat rankings now that we’re in the final week of the regular season.

According to Davis, the head coaches most in danger of losing their jobs are:

  1. Marvin Lewis (Bengals)
  2. Chuck Pagano (Colts)
  3. John Fox (Bears)
  4. Jim Caldwell (Lions)
  5. Dirk Koetter (Buccaneers)
  6. Vance Joseph (Broncos)
  7. Hue Jackson (Browns)
  8. Jay Gruden (Redskins)
  9. Mike Mularkey (Titans)
  10. Bill O’Brien (Texans)
  11. Todd Bowles (Jets)


  • Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald believes the best potential outcome for the Dolphins in the 2018 NFL Draft is for a quarterback to fall to them and allow Miami to trade that pick to a quarterback-needy team for extra second-day picks.
  • The Dolphins currently have the No. 11 overall pick, and could slip into the top-10 if they lose in Week 17’s game against the Bills.
  • Jackson has a difficult time seeing the Dolphins select a running back in the first round unless they fall in love with Penn State RB Saquon Barkley and he happens to be available to them.


Veteran QB Eil Manning mentioned during an appearance on WFAN Tuesday that he would like to keep playing and “to continue to do it for the Giants.”

Manning also said that he doesn’t think the Giants are really that far off from competing.

It may be hard to realize or say it but I don’t think the Giants are far off,” Manning said, via Newsday. “We won 11 games the year before, played a lot of teams tough this year with injuries and losing guys. It was one of those years we lost a lot of tight games or games getting down to the fourth quarter and we just couldn’t quite compete just because we lost too many guys or just lost some heartbreakers … I don’t think it’s far off once you get some guys back.


Packers veteran WR Jordy Nelson offered an interesting response when asked if he could be done as NFL player.

“I don’t know,” Nelson said, via Jason Wilde of “I’ll look at myself after the season. That’s the question I’ll have for personnel (people). I think it’s hard for me to judge it personally.

“There’s a lot to it,” Nelson added. “I don’t know (if I’m not the same player). I can’t give you the answer. That’s a conversation I’ll have at the end of the year with coaches, see what they think. They haven’t told me any different. I would hope if that was the case they would have started changing playing time or something to help the team out. So, that’s their decision, not mine.

Nelson did say that he would like to play at least one more year.

This is 10 (years). Obviously one more for sure,” Nelson said when asked how much longer he wants to play. “Everyone wants to end playing out their contract. No one wants to get cut. So I think one more, and then I think at the end of that year I’ll analyze everything, evaluate how I feel, how the game is, and obviously what this organization wants to do.”

  • Chris Vannini of The Athletic reports that Packers WRs coach Luke Getsy is being hired by Ole Miss as their new offensive coordinator and receivers coach.
  • Packers practice squad DL Izaah Lunsford was arrested for Disorderly Conduct. (Kyle Cousineau)

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