The Miami Dolphins fired head coach Tony Sparano today, following an embarrassing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday. For those of you keeping score at home, that makes two head coaches to get the ax today, Sparano and Todd Haley in Kansas City. How worried should St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo be right now?
Prior to this week's losses, both Haley and Sparano were done at the end of the season anyway. The outcomes of their games proved to be one indignity too many for front offices prepared to move in a different direction with the leadership of their team.
If the Rams are embarrassed on prime time television by the Seahawks, for the second time in two years, Spagnuolo could be the third head coach to go this week. Since it's not exactly a state secret that Spagnuolo is likely out at the end of the year, firing him now would just accelerate the process.
One other key difference between Miami and Kansas City and the situation in St. Louis. Both of those teams are keeping their general managers. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is said to already have a shopping list for Billy Devaney's replacement this year. He might even hire a team president to link it all together and instill some accountability in the building.
Seattle is a 10-point favorite over the Rams. We'll see what happens in the morning.