Originally Posted by Armchair Bronco
As far as I can tell, the purpose of this thread wasn't to advocate that John Fox should be fired (of course, if he *were* fired, that would make me happy). Rather, it was to solicit feedback on WHEN he will inevitably be fired, whether that's next year or 5 years from now.
In fact, I speculated that he'd be the HC for another 5 years, which is more time than most folks (even supporters) have given him.
Almost every coach has been fired at least once. And 90% or more of those that have never been fired will eventually be fired. There aren't many coaches who have left a team on their own terms. Tom Landry didn't. Don Shula didn't. Mike Shannyham didn't. Even Parcels left a trail of destruction everywhere.
The only guy I can think of who fits the bill is Bill Walsh.
Walsh never coached again after the 9ers, but he was like a zombie - continually coming back to the franchise in other roles, overshadowing what everyone else was doing.