Several NFL Head Coaches, GMs Fired on Black Monday
As in most years, the 2012 NFL season saw many teams grossly under-achieve, which means many head honchos around the league are already looking for work and many of their counterparts will soon be joining them.
Obviously, there are several head coaches who were expected to get the boot and many have already been made official. Guys like Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid pretty much knew they were coaching their last game with their respective teams in Week 17 and it’s even rumored some are already assembly coaching staffs for their next jobs (rumors are also swirling left and right regarding those opportunities for these freshly unemployed football coaches.
Likewise, many of the men who hired these coaches in the first place are already looking for work and there is strong belief that nearly a dozen will be let go before the playoffs begin. The New York Jets‘ Mike Tannenbaum was one of the first to be made official, although his team retained head coach Rex Ryan, who was thought by many to be fired at the end of the season.
The list below will update throughout Monday and the week as moves are made official:
Eagles fire Reid
San Diego Chargers fire head coach Norv Turner
Cleveland Browns fire head coach Pat Shurmer
Kansas City Chiefs fire head coach Romeo Crennel
Chicago Bears fire head coach Lovie Smith
Buffalo Bills fire head coach Chan Gailey
Arizona Cardinals fire head coach Ken Whisenhunt
Jets fire Tannenbaum
Jacksonville Jaguars fire general manager Gene Smith
Tennessee Titans fire general manager Mike Reinfeldt
Browns fire general manager Tom Heckert
Chargers fire general manager A.J. Smith
Cardinals fire general manager Rod Graves
Some early rumors:
Monday Night Football color commentator Jon Gruden could interview for at least two open head-coaching jobs
Heckert, Reid rumored to be teaming up for next gig