Week 9 of the NFL season saw several candidates vie to take Hue Jackson’s vacated spot at the top of the “which head coach will get fired next?” betting sheet. Vance Joseph and Sean McDermott rose to the top of the list last week Youth De'Vondre Campbell Jersey , but each earned some small mercies in Week 10. Sunday bore witness as McDermott rode Matt Barkley all the way to a blowout win. Joseph couldn’t screw up a bye week. That temporarily cooled their hot seats and allowed the world the opportunity to take solace in non-Bills, non-Broncos failures for the weekend.And we got plenty of chances to take pride in their shame Sunday. The weekend was loaded with blowouts, ranging from the Saints’ 37-point de-pantsing of the Bengals to the Buccaneers’ quieter, but somehow similarly embarrassing, 16-3 defeat in Washington. So which head coach did the worst job? Here are five candidates, including admitted felon Sean Payton.Jon Gruden’s franchise quarterback has openly given upGruden isn’t getting fired. He’s on the hook for nine more years and $90 million after this season, and his one true mission over the next two seasons is to build something resembling a talented young roster for the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas in 2020.But, eesh, 2018 started off embarrassing and has only gotten worse. The Raiders have hemorrhaged star players (Khalil Mack, Amari Cooper) in their quest to rebuild, leaving Derek Carr left to cosplay as Oakland’s 2016 playoff team by his lonesome. On Sunday, the shill echo of a season spent screaming into the void finally broke him.So, how does the typically optimistic Carr feel about all this?The Raiders locker room has become so toxic that Jordy Nelson, who has been nothing but a consummate professional over a long NFL career, was rumored to be so fed up with Oakland that he was going to outright quit football — and the rest of the world was like “yeah, alright Youth Alex Mack Jersey , sounds legit.” That wasn’t true (at least not yet), but this week’s loss to the Chargers did give us this chestnut:Again, Gruden isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, but good lord.Todd Bowles is ... (tugs collar, sighs concernedly)Week 11 huddleDenny Medley-USA TODAY SportsOffense is all that matters. The power rankings prove it. Panic Index: Tom Brady doesn’t look like Tom BradyThe 5 most fireable NFL coaches after Week 10Week 11 picks: Experts are taking the Rams over the Chiefs this weekWhy did the NFL move the Chiefs vs. Rams game from Mexico City to L.A.?Worst call of the week: Where’s the consistency, refs?Did Le’Veon Bell change player holdouts forever?MVP watchlist: It’s Drew Brees’ award to losePatrick Mahomes returns to ‘Fortnite,’ only to get killed by someone in his jerseySecond-year safety Jamal Adams told reporters he was “sick of losing” last week, and we all thought “hey bud, good news, the Bills are coming to town in Week 10 and bringing Matt Barkley as their starting quarterback.” Playing Buffalo should have been a quick-fix cure to at least lift the club’s spirits for one week. Even with Sam Darnold out of the lineup due to injury, the presence of veteran backup Josh McCown made the Jets a seven-point favorite against their division rival.And then New York took the field Sunday, stared victory in the face, and whispered “not today.”The Jets painted the bowl against the Bills, giving up 41 points to a Buffalo team that had scored 46 total points its last six weeks. McCown regressed from “replacement-caliber starter” to “peak Ryan Mallett” in a 34-pass, 135-yard performance. The Jets defense got a solid performance from Adams (1.5 tackles for loss, two QB hits Womens Ricardo Allen Jersey , one pass defensed) and approximately no one else while allowing Barkley, signed off the street as a free agent on Halloween, to throw for 232 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Any progress the team had made in its 3-3 start to the 2018 season was promptly wiped away, likely taking Bowles’ chances of a fifth year at the helm with it.At least Adams, presumably after a series of awkward talks with upper management, seems slightly less depressed this week.Dirk Koetter took over playcalling just to urinate all over the red zoneThe good news is Koetter guided Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buccaneers offense to 501 total yards against NFC East leading Washington. The bad news is this somehow led to only three points in Tampa Bay’s sixth loss of the season.The Bucs pushed six different drives into the red zone and came away with only a field goal for their troubles, being undone at different steps by interceptions (two), fumbles (two) and missed field goals (two) in a truly display of offense. While the Tampa defense limited Alex Smith and his team to just 286 total yards, the outcome of this team was never really in doubt.It was a rough go for Koetter, who took over playcalling duties from Todd Monken and had his best laid plans derailed in a borderline impressive display of unified incompetency from his players. According to tackle Demar Dotson, the veteran coach understands the problem but also has no idea how to fix it, which probably isn’t the kind of inspirational example he was hoping to set midway through the season.Even worse, Washington took the opportunity to turn this delightful video of Koetter throwing old man candy to reporters:Into a bit where Koetter throws “L”s into the crowd. On the plus side, the weird outrage that stemmed from Washington’s since-deleted tweet seems to taken some of the pressure from his awful 3-6 team.On the negative side, Koetter brought the element of “what the hell is going on over there?” right back Monday when he reportedly cut kicker Chandler Catanzaro, then told reporters he hadn’t cut Catanzaro Youth Deion Jones Jersey , and then, 30 minutes later, sat back as the team confirmed the kicker’s release. Marvin Lewis is the Bengals’ ouroboros of shameThe Bengals are having an entirely Bengals year. Cincinnati is firmly in the playoff picture at 5-4, and that leaves the club in great position to make a run to the postseason and deliver the good people of southwestern Ohio the Wild Card playoff loss they’ve come to expect.Lewis’s team had its “contender” status revoked, burned, and the ashes fed to alligators who were then skinned and turned into tacky, Bengals-themed luggage and sold at a northern Kentucky airport in a home game against the Saints. New Orleans thrashed Cincinnati at Paul Brown Stadium, scoring 35 first half points in a game cosplaying as ritual sacrifice. The defeat wiped away any fond memories of early season wins against the Ravens and Falcons, but a soft back half of the schedule can still afford this team enough of a runway to get to nine wins and fulfill its destiny of a 20-point loss to the Chargers in Week 18. Lewis fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and appointed himself the defensive signal caller, and another four wills will probably be just enough to earn another inexplicable two-year contract extension. And if he needs another fall guy once the Brown family comes calling in January? Guess what — HUE JACKSON’S BACK, BABY.This is all delightfully terrible, but Lewis’s greatest sin may be creating a world in which we all agree with Stephen A. Smith.Sean Payton, fire alarm tamperer, raises questionsPayton’s philosophy of breaking things when he needs them to be quiet is probably not a great indicator of his parenting abilities.But who among us hasn’t broken something in a fit of distress in the great state of Ohio? Payton’s not getting fired unless he neglectfully allows his entire locker room to be consumed by fire, so he makes the list this week. (but not really) The main event of MLB’s award season has come and gone and there were little surprises when it came to the respective MVP awards in the two circuits of baseball. Mookie Betts was rightly crowned as the AL’s MVP for the 2018 season and Christian Yelich’s efforts over this past season were acknowledged as he was named NL MVP. Sometimes the winners of these awards are controversial choices but that doesn’t appear to be the case for this season. You could make an argument for any of the candidates who finished near the top of the ballot but the winners are worthy of their recognition. Instead, the controversy comes in the form of a lack of recognition for Jacob deGrom. Naturally Youth Grady Jarrett Jersey , it would be easy to say that he’s already received enough recognition after being awarded the 2018 NL Cy Young for his efforts on the mound. However, you could just as easily argue that he deserved plenty of MVP consideration as well. It’s always an uphill climb for a player who only plays every fifth day to win the MVP award but it’s definitely not impossible. You don’t even have to look back that far to the last time where it happened. Clayton Kershaw’s 2014 season was dominant enough to where the BBWAA deemed him worthy enough of being both the best pitcher in the NL and the best overall player in the Senior Circuit as well. Kershaw deserved it as well, as he finished the season with a 1.77 ERA and a 1.81 FIP and peripheral numbers that had to be seen in order to believed. Here’s the thing: Jacob deGrom’s 2018 season was better. deGrom finished 2018 with a 1.70 ERA, a 1.99 FIP and his peripherals were just as strong as well. Additionally, his ERA- and FIP- were in “Pedro Martinez-in-his-prime” territory, as were the rest of his numbers. Jacob deGrom was clearly one of the best overall players in baseball this season but a big chunk of MVP voters decided to ignore this. deGrom may have received his due with the NL Cy Young award but he clearly deserved better when it came to MVP voting. If you’re worrying about baseball being down in the doldrums as far as general interest is concerned, you shouldn’t be. Grant Brisbee is here to let you know that as long as Mookie Betts is marauding about in center field, then baseball will be A-OK.Grant’s piece includes an exciting defensive play that Mookie made during his 2018 AL MVP campaign. I’m going to add a video of a 13-pitch at-bat that sent the Red Sox from being down a run with two outs to being up three after Mookie hit a grand slam.Here’s more on Christian Yelich winning the MVP award over in the National League. He’s the fourth Brewers player to pull it off. The Marlins will have a new look for 2019 and beyond. The uniforms will be unveiled today and the logos were unveiled yesterday. MLB and FOX have come to a deal that will keep baseball on that network from 2022-2028. The deal is reportedly worth $5.1 billion, which is a lot of money for a sport that’s supposedly fading away. With that being said, it sure would be nice to see baseball teams (and teams in other sports, for that matter) stop crossing picket lines when it comes to hotels. Show some solidarity!Wrigley Field will be receiving yet another change during the offseason. This time, they’re re-numbering all of the seats at the Friendly Confines. Justin Bour’s stint with the Phillies will probably end up being a very short one, as Philadelphia is likely going to place the slugging first baseman on waivers. Kansas City’s bullpen was terrible, so the crew at Royals Review is hoping that things will be looking up in the future. The team over at Red Reporter has been following their Reds enough to have an idea of what the front office may be up to during the Hot Stove season. In fact, they have three moves that would fall in line with Cincinnati’s tendencies over the years.