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Chuck Pagano and Bill O'Brien are the next NFL coaches on the hot seat

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Chuck Pagano and Bill O'Brien aren't just rivals in the AFC South. They're also battling to see whose seat is hottest.

Just four weeks into the season, Joe Philbin became the first head coach in 2015 to get the axe when the Miami Dolphins fired him Monday. Philbin led his team to a 1-3 start and left with a 24-28 record and no playoff appearances in three-plus years. Coming into this season, it was seen as a make-or-break year for him. He had a franchise quarterback in Ryan Tannehill and the team spent big in the offseason on high-priced free agents, but still the Dolphins only managed a 17-10 Week 1 win over Washington.

Miami lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills and most recently, the New York Jets. There were multiple reports before and after the game suggesting the players had quit on Philbin, and they elected to make a change now rather than let the reports fester throughout the season. Tight ends coach Dan Campbell is now the interim head coach and the Dolphins will push ahead with hopes that he can salvage the season.

But Philbin likely won't be the only head coach out of a job before we wrap up this season. There is turnover every year and there are several coaches and teams who aren't meeting expectations around the league.

Let's take a look at who is on the hot seat now that Philbin isn't drawing all of the negative attention.

Hottest Seat: Chuck Pagano

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay doesn't want to waste the prime years of a quarterback he believes to be more than capable of winning a Super Bowl or two for the organization.

That means anybody in charge of Andrew Luck, basically the most ideal replacement for Manning the organization ever could have hoped for, is both blessed with his talent and cursed with the high expectations that come with it. Chuck Pagano may be getting a raw deal with that mindset, and general manager Ryan Grigson should probably share a lot of the blame for the Colts having an aging roster with no offensive line to speak of.

Unfortunately, the anonymous reports about a feud between Grigson and Pagano aren't going away, despite denials from both sides. There have also been reports that Pagano doubts he'll be back with the Colts in 2016. And as we saw last year with Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers, when rumors persist like it, it's never a good sign.

Pagano reportedly turned down a one-year contract extension this offseason because he felt insulted by it. Almost nothing about this relationship seems to be working, and with the Colts sitting at 2-2 as Luck is dealing with injuries and getting pressured and sacked more than ever, Pagano could certainly be out of a job come January.

Feeling the Burn: Bill O'Brien

The AFC South isn't the model for consistency this season, and another coach from the division makes the hot seat list. Bill O'Brien's Houston Texans don't inspire any confidence whatsoever with Ryan Mallett at quarterback. "Quarterback guru" O'Brien also can't seem to decide who wants under center. He admitted that made the wrong call after an offseason battle between Mallett and Brian Hoyer, benching Hoyer midway through a Week 1 game in favor of Mallett.

But then Mallett was benched in favor of Hoyer in Week 4 after the Texans fell behind 42-0 to the Atlanta Falcons. Although O'Brien has since said that he's sticking with Mallett at quarterback, there can't be anybody in the organization happy with the way things are progressing on that side of the ball.

The other problem: Houston looks terrible on defense. J.J. Watt is about the only bright spot, and he's not making nearly as many plays as usual. The Falcons dominated the Texans offensively and O'Brien had no answers at any point of the game. If Philbin's issues weren't such a big deal over the past couple weeks, we'd have spent a lot more time talking about how inept the Texans look in all facets of the game.

Maybe a little toasty: Jeff Fisher

The St. Louis Rams have been the popular breakout pick for several years now, but Jeff Fisher's team has rarely been competitive. St. Louis has a tendency to win a couple of big games that convince those who don't know any better that they might just be here to stay, but at the end of the day, Fisher always seems to reach that 6- to 8-win comfort zone.

St. Louis picked up one such win in Week 1 this year, taking down the rival Seattle Seahawks in overtime. They picked up another one against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4, impressive showings against touch NFC West competition. But the team is going with Nick Foles at quarterback and the Rams have shown little life on offense outside of a strong Week 4 showing from rookie running back Todd Gurley.

Fisher has seemed like he's going through the motions for years now, but he's never really been under much pressure through his last three years in St. Louis. Another factor that some think is working in Fisher's favor with the Rams is his experience with moving a team.

The Rest of the Sweaty Bunch

While Pagano, O'Brien and Fisher are feeling some pressure, several other coaches don't have a great deal of job security. That starts with well-established guys like Sean Payton, all the way down to first-year coaches like Jim Tomsula. Payton's Saints have deteriorated in recent years while Tomsula's 49ers are off to a disastrous start to the season -- the team has barely looked like it's had a pulse in three straight losses.

Meanwhile, Chip Kelly has received plenty of scrutiny for his decisions after overhauling the Philadelphia Eagles' roster over the past couple of seasons -- and after missing the playoffs last year and starting this season off at 1-3, most of those changes seem to be poor moves.

Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs are routinely on the losing end of close games, which might be some kind of silver lining due to the effort shown on the field, but they're still losses. Gus Bradley is well-liked by his players and has the respect of the Jacksonville Jaguars organization, but he will need to win games at some point. Right now, his coaching record is a putrid 8-28 and the Jags can only be patient for so long.

And the Lions, a popular pick to make the playoffs before the season became, are the only winless team left in the NFL. Even in Detroit, Jim Caldwell has to be feeling the heat.

With three-fourths of the season still remaining, any one of those coaches can get his name removed from the list if he can engineer a quick turnaround. But if the opposite happens and his teams continue to decline, his seat will only get hotter.