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:
- Andy Reid, fired in Philadelphia
- Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith, fired in San Diego
- Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert, fired in Cleveland
- Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves, fired in Arizona
- Chan Gailey, fired in Buffalo
- Romeo Crennel, fired in Kansas City
- Lovie Smith, fired in Chicago
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.
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."