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Warming seat: Five NFL coaches who need results

It's tough to be a head coach in the NFL. Sure, there's the chance you get doused with a red sports beverage and carried off the field in February, but it's far more likely you'll eventually be kicked to the curb.

With Week 5 just about complete, we decided to put together a list of five coaches whose seats are warming as you read this. Not hot, mind you ... just warming.

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1. Pat Shurmur, Cleveland Browns

The storm clouds are gathering here. The Browns are 0-5 and a positively Kotitesque 4-17 since Shurmur took the gig in 2011. Then you factor in new ownership and the sweeping organizational changes that typically come with that. If the Browns don't have a run of good play in them, Shurmur doesn't have a prayer.

2. Chan Gailey, Buffalo Bills

The Bills spent a lot of money to be contenders this season. Instead, they've been on the hammer end of three blowouts in one month. Gailey is now 12-25 in two-plus seasons in Buffalo. The Bills still have time to turn it around, but how can you feel good about a team that's been simply non-competitive for the better part of a month?

3. Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys

Jerry Jones gave Garrett a pass following a disappointing 8-8 season in 2011, but don't expect the coach to get more rope if Dallas falls short of the postseason again. The Cowboys are too sloppy and undisciplined. That all reflects on the coach. Garrett has been a teflon figure in Dallas. That can't last forever.


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4. Norv Turner, San Diego Chargers

Frankly, we're still a bit surprised Turner survived last season's 8-8 disappointment in San Diego. Both the coach and general manager A.J. Smith know the stakes heading into this season. The Chargers haven't looked great this season, but their 3-2 record has been good enough to lead the AFC West. Turner needs to keep them in that position to keep his job.

5. Rex Ryan, New York Jets

To be clear: Ryan is in a much safer place his peers listed above, but its entirely possible for the wheels to come flying off for a Jets teams that hasn't exactly shown the ability to handle adversity with grace. If Rex does bite the dust, I owe Marc Sessler a cold one.

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