While the fate of certain coaches seems sealed, it's time for the hot seat to warm up for others as we come down the home stretch of the season.
"I'm told by sources close to Coughlin that he does want to coach next year, he feels young, he feels healthy," Rapoport said. "He would like to be the coach of the Giants next year, and there's no guarantee that the Giants will make a coaching change, despite what everyone thinks. Some will hinge on how this team does finish down the stretch. Remember this is a very patient organization."
"Some of it will depend on if the Dolphins do flail down the stretch as they have had in recent years," Rapoport said. "Talking to some players there, there is some concern over Philbin's lack of emotion, which has really been a concern over the last several years. They're a little nervous that they'll be out-schemed again in December."
"Let me give one quick nugget about this, something that really rankled the players. Philbin had them attend leadership classes, something that kept them late at the facility. They weren't sure why, they didn't really understand it."