Week 8 is upon us and, surprisingly, not one head coach has been axed yet this season. Instead, teams have resorted to firing offensive coordinators to spare the job of the man in charge (see: Jacksonville, Baltimore, Buffalo). That trend continued Saturday when Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley announced his decision to relieve OC Greg Olson of his duties.

The tactic proved effective in Buffalo, as the Bills have gone 4-1 since firing offensive coordinator Greg Roman after Week 2. The opposite is true in Baltimore, as the Ravens are 0-2 since canning coordinator Marc Trestman.

So who will be the first head coach fired this season? Rex Ryan has saved his job to this point, as has Chargers head coach Mike McCoy, thanks to the team’s recent two-game winning streak. Will Bradley survive after laying the blame on Olson?

Let’s see whose seat is the hottest:

Hue Jackson – Browns

Stunningly, the head coach with the worst record is in little danger of losing his job. The Browns are 0-7, but by all accounts coming out of Cleveland, Jackson is adored by the players and staff. The Browns have been competitive all season and are just missing the results. Oh, and they’ve had to play six different quarterbacks. This isn’t on Hue.

Adam Gase – Dolphins

After a 1-4 start to his head-coaching career, it seemed Gase would not be long for the job of Dolphins leader. Enter Jay Ajayi. Two 200-yard performances later and the storm clouds have calmed in Miami. The problems there don’t lie with Gase, but with how the team is currently constituted, from the front office right down to the roster. The wunderkind will get his chance to put his stamp on the team.

Rex Ryan – Bills

The Bills defeated the Patriots and have a chance to go 2-0 against Bill Belichick on Sunday. Barring another embarrassing stretch, Rex is safe and will be reevaluated after the season.

Mike McCoy – Chargers

McCoy hopes to follow in Rex’s footsteps, and he’s doing a good job of it. After a convincing win over the defending champs, the Chargers pulled off a 17-point comeback win in overtime over the Falcons. He’s cutting it close, and has to impress in the team’s final nine games. An improvement over last year’s 4-12 finish would help.

Dan Quinn – Falcons

It’s happening again, Dan. The Falcons fumbled a 5-0 start last season and are in the midst of wasting a 4-1 beginning to this season as well. He admitted he’s resorting to “gut” calls in tense situations, and that move backfired in an overtime loss last week. He’s in the rare position where his team has the best record in the division, yet his hold on his job is still quite tenuous. He was a celebrated hire coming from Seattle, but this is a results-oriented business.

Gus Bradley – Jaguars

Bradley isn’t fooling anyone. Greg Olson isn’t to blame for his career 14-41 mark as coach of the Jaguars. The Jags were expected to turn the corner this season. Bradley may be the right rah-rah guy for a team full of youngsters, but if he can’t help them realize their untapped potential, the job will fall on the shoulders of someone with much more experience. Things are certainly heading in that direction, with Jacksonville owning one of the worst run offenses in the league and quarterback Blake Bortles regressing at a frightening pace.

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