The NFL's 'Black Monday': Coaches And GMs Getting Shown The Door

Taking a look at what to expect on "Black Monday" this year - who figures to be fired?

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Seven NFL teams fire their head coaches

The NFL's "Black Monday" is certainly living up to its name. Already, we have seen seven franchises fire their head coach. In some cases, general managers and other front office people were let go as well. Here's the round-up:

There is no update as yet yet on the status Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli who, more so than Crennel, is the reason why K.C. has underperformed in recent years. Pioli is also the lightening rod for angry Chiefs fans screaming for change.

In Buffalo, general manager Buddy Nix still has a job, but he might not for long.

In Tennessee, it seems Mike Munchak gets to keep his job, even though his owner was none to happy with the 2012 season. However, his general manager, Mike Reinfedt, was fired.

In New York, general manager Mike Tannenbaum is out, and it seems, for now, that Rex Ryan will keep his job as head coach.

Crazy day in the NFL. I don't know if I've ever seen this many people fired or let go on a 'Black Monday."


Eagles dumped Reid before Week 17 game

The Philadelphia Eagles ended the 2012 season by getting their butts handed to them by the NY Giants, 42-7. Right after the game, Eagles head coach Andy Reid was informed by owner Jeffrey Lurie that he was fired, per a report from Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com.

Reid spent 14 seasons in Philly as the head coach. He also had control over the team's front office, including final say over the roster.

Other reports, several compiled by Jason Brewer at Bleeding Green Nation, say that Reid knew he was fired the Friday before the game. This might explain why the Eagles seemed to play so uninspired on Sunday. They finish the season 4-12 after starting the year 3-1.

The reports of Reid's pre-game status are consistent with other reports that Reid had already begun to compile staff for his next coaching gig, which may or may not happen in San Diego. Chargers head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith are likely to be fired on 'Black Monday' as well.

Flipping this back around to make this a bit more Colts-centered (I mean, we're a Colts blog after all), if Reid lands in San Diego, that likely means Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano, brother of Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, is out of a job. The Chargers have been viewed by some (including me) as a possible destination for Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, who is sure to receive head coaching offers once the season ends.

It also means that John Pagano could find his way to Indianapolis next year as a defensive coach.

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