Re: Firing an NFL coach in midseason - it's likely to happen in 2013
One benefit is that you tell the fans you give a crap - the same fans whose support has enabled him to double his $700 million investment in the team.
Benefit No. 2: You let the players know you give a crap.
Benefit No. 3: You advance the story beyond whether or not Kubiak will be fired. You do it, then begin the job of finding his replacement.
Benefit No. 4: You let Kubiak "get on with his life's work" (to quote Chuck Noll).