The NFL regular season is coming to a close, and the 2019 campaign has revealed some clear deficiencies with several prominent head coaches, including in-game decision-making. While every team wishes they could have Bill Belichick at the helm, the reality is most coaches have a weakness, especially these three.
3. Pat Shurmur
The New York Giants have finally found two franchise cornerstones in Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley, but that has not translated to wins. Perhaps that has something to do with the guy calling the shots for the team. Shurmur has proven time and time again that he lacks offensive creativity and has issues managing the clock. His 7-20 record as the Giants head coach is a reflection of that.
2. Jason Garrett
Garrett's issues go far beyond his inability to break his weird habit of clapping for virtually any and every reason on the sideline during games. We need not look further than his most recent decision to settle for a field goal while trailing by seven when his offense was inside the opponent's 10-yard-line mid-way through the fourth quarter vs. the New England Patriots. This cost the Cowboys a chance to tie the game and perhaps even steal a win on the road, but Garrett instead opted to make it a four-point game in a questionable move to say the least.
1. Matt Patricia
The former New England Patriots' defensive coordinator has not gotten off to a fast start in his first two seasons as the Detroit Lions head coach. It's also worth noting that New England has been remarkably better defensively since his departure.The Lions have continuously collapsed while leading games this season despite having some really good players on both sides of the ball. Patricia not being able to beat a tanking Washington Redskins team should tell you he is not the guy for Detroit.