EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Talking about coaches on the hot seat after two weeks just isn't fair. Sorry, life's not fair.
1. Tom Coughlin, Giants -- Unnecessary penalties, costly turnovers, lazy tackling and missed opportunities doomed the Giants against the Packers, and coaches end up paying for those kinds of mistakes. Coughlin, who has a bona fide excuse with all of New York's injuries, looked like a beaten man after the 35-13 loss.
2. Scott Linehan, Rams -- The Rams are in trouble because of injuries on the offensive line. If they can't protect quarterback Marc Bulger, he's going to get hurt and they'll completely unravel. Linehan seems like a solid coach, but he doesn't have a lot of sizzle, so it's hard to imagine he'd survive a losing season.
3. Dick Jauron, Bills -- The blame lies mainly on management, which refused to address the quarterback situation in the first round of the last two drafts. Their confidence in J.P. Losman is misplaced and they'll regret passing on Matt Leinart and Jay Cutler in 2006 and perhaps Brady Quinn last April.
4. Herm Edwards, Chiefs -- Edwards took the Chiefs to the playoffs last year and K.C. wouldn't kick him to the curb so quickly after giving up draft picks to acquire him from the Jets. Then again, if the Chiefs are the worst team in football, which seems possible, someone has to take the fall.
5. Romeo Crennel, Browns -- The Browns are 1-1, but they've allowed 10 touchdown passes in two games. And Crennel's supposed to be a defensive guy. Cleveland's 51-point explosion against a bad Bengals D won't happen again and the defense is going to let up a lot of points.
6. John Fox, Panthers -- Fox likely needs to reach the playoffs to keep his job, which is still very possible. But his once-vaunted defense looked very average in a 34-21 loss to the Texans on Sunday, and the offense is still too one-dimensional.
7. Marvin Lewis, Bengals -- Everyone expects a lot from this team because it has so much talent at the skill positions. That's not really fair to Lewis, because Chad Johnson and Co. can't fill big holes on defense. Cincy's D looked better than it was in Week 1 against the offensively inept Ravens. Having seen them a couple times in the preseason, I think Sunday's 51-45 loss to the Browns is more indicative of this team's future.
8. Norv Turner, Chargers -- Marty Schottenheimer went 14-2 and was let go. That's a high bar. Turner is supposed to be a QB guru, but Philip Rivers has taken a step back in 2007 -- in part because he's played Chicago and New England. Right now, the Chargers are playing like a 10-6 team, which might not be good enough. To be fair, let's see how they look against softer defenses.