Time to start the "Which coaches are on the way out?"

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Time to start the "Which coaches are on the way out?"

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watch in the NFL http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/rodger-saffold-jersey , and all eyes are on Todd Bowles of the New York Jets at the moment.How quickly it all fell apart for them.After going 10-6 in his first season there, the Jets are 13-29, a .310 winning percentage.How soon could Bowles be gone? Consider that the Jets now head into a bye week. So that might make sense as a time to make a change for a club that had zero fight in it during a 41-10 loss Sunday against the visiting Buffalo Bills and quarterback Matt Barkley, of all people."We stunk it up as coaches," Bowles said. "We stunk it up as players."All true.Here's another comment that was rather telling: "That's the first time I felt like somebody really smacked us," Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne said, "and we didn't do nothing about it."Keep in mind that the Bills are nothing special. Barkley is worse than that 鈥?a has-been who never was, nearly two years removed from his most recent NFL start. But defensive guru Bowles couldn't come up with anything to stop the guy.Now the Jets are 3-7 and heading in the wrong direction, losers of four straight games.Bowles shouldn't stand alone in terms of questions about how much longer he will 鈥?or should 鈥?last in his current job.As embarrassing as the Jets suddenly are, Bowles is hardly the only coach whose club is looking unprepared and unable to compete lately:鈥?Doug Marrone's Jacksonville Jaguars somehow immediately went from AFC runners-up to also-rans, dropping five consecutive games to fall to 3-6 after a 29-26 loss to the Indianapolis Colts;鈥?Dirk Koetter's Tampa Bay Buccaneers somehow beat the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles in Weeks 1 and 2 but have lost six of seven games since to sit at 3-6 after a 16-3 setback against the visiting Washington Redskins;鈥?Jon Gruden is not going anywhere anytime soon, of course, but his Oakland Raiders are as bad as it gets right now, going to 1-8 after losing five games in a row by at least 14 points each, the latest a 20-6 defeat at home against the Los Angeles Chargers."This will be a year that a lot of us will never forget," Gruden said. "It's painful."Jets fans probably feel the same way about their season.In case you missed it, here are other top topics after the NFL season's 10th Sunday:ROAD, SWEET ROADWashington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman celebrated a road victory by blasting the NFC East leaders' home fans, saying it seems like they "just don't really care; they just boo everything and aren't really behind us." Washington is 3-1 in away games http://www.ramsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-aqib-talib-jersey , 3-2 at home. "We can play all the games on the road, if you ask me," said Norman, who had an acrobatic interception early, one of four turnovers forced by Washington's defense against the Bucs. Later, Norman sent out a tweet encouraging spectators to be more supportive and enthusiastic at home. After all, with a 6-3 record, a two-game division lead over the surprisingly so-so Super Bowl champion Eagles and the Cowboys (both 4-5 after Dallas beat Philadelphia 27-20 with the help of a hurdle by Ezekiel Elliott) and an easy schedule the rest of the way, the Redskins would host a playoff game if they avoid a collapse.LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!This week's most original TD celebration 鈥?remember when the league tried to discourage all of those with penalties and fines? 鈥?came courtesy of Kansas City Chiefs speedster Tyreek Hill. After catching one of Patrick Mahomes' two TD passes in KC's 26-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals, Hill hopped into the stands and grabbed ahold of a TV camera, managing to record images of some teammates whooping it up, as well as the flag he earned for unsportsmanlike conduct. Chiefs coach Andy Reid was not exactly thrilled by that aspect of the charade. "That was too much," Reid said. "I'm all into the 'personality' thing, but he was ... out of character there."BETTER THAN OMAHAGive Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff credit for directing a potent offense that's helped his team get off to a 9-1 start. Give him credit, too, for quite an audible in LA's 36-31 victory against the Seattle Seahawks, name-checking Oscar winner Halle Berry.AP Pro Football Writers Dennis Waszak Jr. in East Rutherford Youth John Johnson Jersey , N.J., and Josh Dubow in Oakland, Calif., contributed to this report.Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at ://HowardFendrich Jon Gruden has quickly put his stamp on the Oakland Raiders in his second stint as coach.He's installed his new systems, overhauled more than half the roster and traded star pass rusher Khalil Mack to Chicago just before the start of the season for draft picks.Gruden's quest to get the new-look Raiders back to the level they were at during his first stint that ended in 2001 begins at home Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams. Oakland has had just one winning season in the past 15 years."We have not had a lot of success," Gruden said. "We've got to turn this team around. We've got to get this team built back to where we can compete for championships. It was that way in 1998 and it's that way 20 years later. We've got to put this train back on the track and we've tried to assemble the right guys to get us started. We'll see where we are on Monday night."There is quite a bit of intrigue in what Gruden's offense will look like in his first game as coach in 10 years. He spent the past nine seasons after being fired in Tampa Bay as the analyst for "Monday Night Football."Gruden spent much of the offseason talking about wanting to bring the Raiders back to 1998. He showed almost none of his offense in the preseason, but his former protege and current Rams coach Sean McVay knows to expect the unexpected."He's always done such a good job of mixing it up," McVay said. "I'm sure he's got a bunch of new wrinkles that he's added to his arsenal. It's going to be exciting, but it is a great challenge, really kind of that element of uncertainty and that does make it very difficult."Despite the trade of Mack, Gruden has many of the ingredients he needs for a successful season on offense with Derek Carr at quarterback, a strong interior offensive line, a running game led by Marshawn Lynch and a pair of receivers in Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson who have shown big-play ability in the past.Now he gets a chance to show some new wrinkles that he learned by visiting and watching all the other teams as an announcer."I feel like he's more advanced," said tackle Donald Penn, who played for Gruden in Tampa Bay in 2007-08. "He's gotten even smarter. That's crazy to say because he knows so much already, but I feel like he's learned even more during that time off."Here are some other things to watch:TEACHER VS. MENTOR: Gruden hired McVay as a 22-year-old assistant wide receivers coach in 2008 but the ties between the families go back further. McVay's grandfather, John, hired Gruden's father, Jim http://www.authenticslosangelesrams.com/cheap-dominique-easley-jersey , at Dayton in 1970, and helped Jon get his first NFL job as an assistant in San Francisco in 1990. The younger McVay has taken so much from Gruden that he has many of the same mannerisms and sounds so much like his mentor that Jon Gruden joked he does a better impersonation of him than comedian Frank Caliendo."I hear it all the time," McVay said. "''But I think probably subconsciously you pick up on some of those things just from being around somebody. I got so much respect for him so I take it as a compliment."DOMINANT DONALD: While the Raiders cut ties with 2016 AP Defensive Player of the Year Mack after his contract holdout, the Rams gave last year's top defensive player Aaron Donald a six-year, $135 million deal, with $87 million guaranteed to end his holdout. Donald, perhaps the game's top interior pass rusher, joins a defense that added three former All-Pros in the offseason in defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib.GOFF'S GROWTH: Rams QB Jared Goff took a big step last year after the former No. 1 overall pick struggled in his rookie season in 2016. Goff increased his yards per attempt from 5.3 to 8.0 and his passer rating from 63.6 to 100.5. Goff still sees more room to grow, but didn't get to show that in the preseason when he didn't get any snaps because of injuries to the offensive line."There's a bunch of stuff we've been working on this offseason that we're ready to display on Monday night," Goff said. "A lot of the stuff is from last season that we're going to continue to do, and then a lot of new stuff that we're doing."DRIVE THE CARR: Carr is looking to bounce back from a down season as he struggled with a back injury and an unimaginative offense by former coordinator Todd Downing. He matched his career high with 13 interceptions and recorded his worst totals in yards, touchdowns and passer rating since his rookie year in 2014. The Raiders hope for a revival under Gruden.HIDDEN SCHEMES: These teams played just over three weeks ago in an exhibition, although not much can be gleaned from that game. Both teams sat almost all of their starters and showed almost none of the schemes knowing they'd play a game that counts so soon."You would think we'd know about them, they would know about us, but all of our starters on both teams were wearing sweatsuits," Gruden said.

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