NFL Coaching Carousel Still Spinning – January 16


The NFL coaching carousel might start to whirl once again. On Sunday, we witnessed veteran NFL head coach Mike McCarthy and his Dallas Cowboys put on one of the worst performances in recent memory. The Cowboys gave up 48 points and were down 27-0 to Green Bay early in the first half. The performance has led many to believe that owner Jerry Jones will let McCarthy go and search for yet another head coach. A McCarthy exit would add another coach to the NFL coaching carousel.

NFL Coaching Carousel Still Spinning - January 16
Mike McCarthy could be the next contestant on the NFL coaching carousel

A similar situation could be brewing in Pittsburgh where the Steelers went 10-7 this season but lost to Buffalo yesterday, 31-17, in the wild card playoffs. Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about his future with the team in a post-game press conference. He immediately got up and left. It’s worth mentioning that Tomlin has never had a losing season in Pittsburgh. Could he too become a victim of the NFL coaching carousel?

Harbaugh Adds Drama to NFL Coaching Carousel

While the Bills were beating the Steelers and the Bucs were taking care of business against the Eagles, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh was in Los Angeles where he interviewed for the Chargers head coaching vacancy. Harbaugh is fresh off a national championship season in Michigan. If he were to leave the Wolverines, the NFL coaching carousel would spread to the college level. 

As it stands right now, Atlanta, Seattle, Washington, Tennessee, the Chargers, Las Vegas, and Carolina all have a vacant head coaching spot. That’s seven different franchises. That number could go to eight, nine, maybe even 10! It will be interesting to see if Dallas joins the NFL coaching carousel and makes a change. McCarthy is 42-25 with three straight 12-5 seasons, three straight playoff berths, and three straight playoff exits.

NFL Coaching Carousel Still Spinning - January 16
NFL jobs open right now

There was another head coach that interviewed for one of these open jobs. We’ll talk more about him in our trending news section. Don’t forget, the New England Patriots have already filled their vacancy. Former player and current assistant Jerod Mayo is the latest member of the NFL coaching carousel and the new head coach of the Patriots.

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NFL Coaching Carousel Still Spinning - January 16
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Playoff Results Could Affect NFL Coaching Carousel

Yesterday completed the wild card playoff round in the NFL. Buffalo handled Pittsburgh 31-17 and Tampa Bay pulled a huge upset over the Philadelphia Eagles. The Bucs won 32-9. The loss in Pittsburgh and coach Tomlin’s abrupt departure from the post-game press conference lead many to believe that he’ll become part of the NFL coaching carousel.

The NFL coaching carousel has been in the news recently and will continue throughout the playoff season. Yesterday, there was some big news in relation to the NFL coaching carousel. That is among our trending news for today.

Let’s check it out.

  • Harbaugh in LA: Jim Harbaugh was interviewed yesterday by the Los Angeles Chargers. For those that don’t know, Harbaugh’s first head coaching job was at the University of San Diego. He has some ties to the Chargers and to southern California. 
  • Belichick in Atlanta: Harbaugh wasn’t the only one riding the NFL coaching carousel yesterday. The legend, Bill Belichick, was interviewed by the Atlanta Falcons yesterday. Belichick, who is 71, has been an NFL head coach for 29 years. The Falcons haven’t had a winning season or made the playoffs in the last six seasons.
  • Jason Kelce: The other Kelce brother has announced his retirement after 13 NFL seasons. Kelce was a 7-time Pro Bowler and 6-time All-Pro.
  • Is it always sunny in Philadelphia?: Nick Sirianni is aware that he too could become part of the NFL coaching carousel. The Eagles started the 2023 season 10-1. They finished with one win in their last seven games. Last night, they were dominated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who got 307 passing yards and three touchdowns from QB Baker Mayfield.

Today’s Schedule

With the NFL wild card weekend behind us, we’ll settle in for some college and pro basketball, hockey, international soccer, and tennis. There will still be plenty on the betting boards today. There is value out there. You just have to find. If you need help, Sports Hub is always here to help. Great content, betting tips, and more. Plus, as a Sports Hub member, you have access to the best picks in the industry. If you’re not a member, become one. Click that orange button at the top of the page.

Let’s take a look at today’s schedule.

  1. NHL: There are eight games on the ice tonight. The Los Angeles Kings are at the Dallas Stars in the ESPN+/Hulu game. There is another roughly two weeks of play until the annual NHL All-Star game.
  1. College basketball: It’s a big night in college basketball as No. 2 Purdue travels to Indiana for a Big Ten clash. No. 3 Kansas is on the road at Oklahoma State and No. 6 Tennessee gets Florida at home. After last week’s craziness, UConn has emerged as the new No. 1 team in the country.
  2. NBA: Post MLK Day, the NBA has just three games on tap. They are some good ones, though. Denver is at Philadelphia in the first game of TNT’s doubleheader. The Thunder and Clippers will battle in the second half of the doubleheader. Sacramento is at Phoenix in the other NBA game tonight.
  3. Soccer: Tons of soccer in England today. The FA Cup is back with five matches on the schedule. The English League One, English League Two, and English National League all have teams in action today.
  4. Australian Open: Second round action in the Australian Open continues today for both the men and women. We have tennis picks in the system already. Check the members’ area throughout the day for more.

Keep an eye on the NFL coaching carousel. It’s going to be a hot topic all the way through and even after the Super Bowl. Even though we have no football today, there’s still plenty of betting value out there. Consult with your favorite handicappers at Sports Hub before you place your bets. Have an awesome day and we’ll see you back here tomorrow to do this all again!