Before we get to the picks, my heartfelt condolences go out to anyone who had Adam Gase as “first coach fired” or “next coach fired” (raises hand) after Bill O’Brien was dismissed by the Texans. I guess going winless doesn’t doesn’t take you as far as it used to. With Matt Patricia getting fired by the Lions, it’s a good time to talk about coaches, considering most of my losses this year haven been on the wrong end of coaching mismatches (I’m looking at you, Anthony Lynn). While Raheem Morris has done a good enough job to warrant keeping the Falcons job, some terrific jobs will be available in January. Justin Herbert, Deshaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence likely will all need new coaches. If one of the big-time college coaches is thinking of making the leap, now is the time. Whether it’s Dabo Swinney, Lincoln Riley or a team talking itself into Jim Harbaugh’s three consecutive NFC title-game appearances as enough of a reason to take a chance on the former 49ers coach, we could see some big splashes at season’s end. As we flip the calendar to December, let’s get to the picks.