After a few surprising results to start the 2016 NFL season, there are a handful of coaches desperately trying to grab a win in Week 2.
We’re just one week into the 2016 NFL regular season, and fan bases across the country are already starting to get into “everybody panic” mode after their respective teams lost in Week 1.
An 0-1 start isn’t the end of the world, but losses in the first two games isn’t how any team wants to start the year off. If these coaches want to keep their jobs after the end of the regular season.
5. Sean Payton – New Orleans Saints
There were rumors this past offseason that New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton would be coaching another NFL team this year. Although the Saints kept Payton around for 2016, an 0-2 start for 52-year-old wouldn’t bode well for his long-term job security.
The Saints offense looked great in Week 1, but a two-point conversion at the end of the game helped the Oakland Raiders pull off the win in a shootout. Now, Payton will have to has his team mentally prepared to take on a New York Giants squad that showed some serious promise against the Dallas Cowboys.
Payton has always relied on his offense to carry him to the playoffs, but the defense is a serious problem once again in 2016. They’ll be going against a rejuvenated Giants offense that has Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz and the rising rookie Sterling Shepard. When your top cornerbacks are P.J. Williams and Delvin Breaux, good luck trying to stop that passing attack.
If that defense can’t slow Eli Manning and company down enough to win, then Payton’s going to start sweating a bit.