Several NFL Head Coaches, GMs Fired on Black Monday

By Jeric Griffin
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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 JetsMike 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

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