NFL Betting – AFC East Hot Seat Check… One Seat is Hot, Three Are Not!

Posted by Daniel Strum on July 29, 2015 in

When it comes to job security with the quartet of AFC East head coaches that will lead their teams into battle in 2015 my hot seat heat check meter for NFL Betting is pretty consistent. As I see it, three head coaches are safe while one could be on the outside looking in at some point in the 2015 season.

AFC East Hot Seat Check & NFL Football Betting Analysis

Thanks to this fun-filled, yet informative AFC East hot seat heat check, you will get the inside scoop on which division coaches are likely safe through this season and which ones could potentially get the ax at some point in the very near future. Remember pro football bettors, the ‘hotter’ the seat, the higher the number each coach has on a scale ranging from 0-10.

Bill Belichick – New England Patriots

Yes, Bill Belichick is the most hated head coach in the NFL, but that’s because he’s probably the best in the business – even if he does like to cheat every now and then. The three-time AP Coach of the Year and four-time Super Bowl winner has led the Patriots to 12 straight double-digit winning seasons and has a relationship with owner Robert Kraft that is unlike any other head coach-owner partnership in the league. Love him or loathe him, Bill Belichick will coach in New England as long as he likes – or at least until Tom Brady retires.
Hot Seat Heat Check – 0


Rex Ryan – Buffalo Bills

You may not like loud-mouthed former Jets head coach Rex Ryan, but he’s sitting on a seat right now that is as cold as ice as he enters his first season coaching the Buffalo Bills. Ryan compiled an uninspiring 46-50 mark in six seasons as the Jets head man, but did guide the team to two straight AFC title game appearances in his first two seasons. Unfortunately, Ryan was never able to win more than eight games in any season after that. Still, Ryan is as secure as it gets heading into Year 1 in Buffalo.

It’s a damn shame that Todd Bowles had to wait so long for a head coaching job, but I believe the first-year Jets head coach is going to succeed right off the bat – mostly because he possesses arguably the best defensive mind in the game today. Bowles went 2-1 in three games as the interim head coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2011 and has a resume littered with positions where he was wildly successful. Right now, Bowles’ seat is absolutely ice-cold, but w all know that could change in a New York minute.
Hot Seat Heat Check – 0

Joe Philbin – Miami Dolphins

Joe Filbin Miami Dolphins NFL 2015

As a Dolphins lifer, I have one main question surrounding head coach Joe Philbin. Why the hell is he still coaching in Miami? I mean, Philbin’s 23-25 mark in three seasons leads me to believe he’s more mediocre than mighty as a head coach. Still, that’s not what bothers me most heading into 2015. The real problem I have with Philbin is how the Dolphins keep collapsing late in the season to end up with a mediocre record. That says the players don’t believe in Philbin very much if you ask me, putting the former Packers offensive coordinator on a fairly hot seat entering 2015.

Hot Seat Heat Check – 5