Coaches entering 2014 on hot seat

Philbin among those under most pressure to win this season

Originally Published: August 29, 2014
By Adam Caplan | ESPN Insider

Joe PhilbinRobert Mayer/USA TODAY SportsJoe Philbin enters his third season as the Dolphins' head coach knowing his job is on the line.

Every offseason in the NFL, we see some head coaches fired -- with some teams even electing to make the move in the regular season. Forecasting which coaches on the hot seat will stay and which will go is always an adventure. As always, we're not advocating that anyone should lose his job, but the reality is the NFL is a bottom-line business: Win, or else.

Who needs to win this year to stay for another season? I checked in with various high-ranking NFL executives regarding the job statuses of head coaches around the league as we head into the 2014 regular season. Here's what I learned about the coaches whose seats are hot, warm or lukewarm: