A Bad Black Monday For NFL Coaches

By Andy Schmidt
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

There are few days that coaches in the National Football League dread more than the day after the end of the season. Monday brought seven different head coach firings and there will be many who find themselves with new jobs before next season begins. The one coach who seems like they will be finding a job quicker than the others is Lovie Smith.

Smith should be looked at by the Buffalo Bills and the Arizona Cardinals and I wouldn’t be shocked if Smith ends up with the Bills. Smith is a great defensive mind and that may help out a Buffalo defense that underachieved in 2012. The Bills have a great running back in C.J. Spiller, who should get a ton of carries in 2013, and Buffalo could actually finish near .500. The problem for the other coaches that were fired besides Andy Reid is that none of them will likely be a head coach next season–and possibly not even the year after.

It is no fun for anyone when people have to get fired on New Year’s Eve, but it is a necessary evil these days. There are many coaches who will find coordinator jobs for next season but this may be the biggest year of coach firings for a while to come. I hope these coaches can get coordinator jobs, but most of them should never be a head coach ever again.

Buffalo should get Smith on the phone right away and see if Lovie wants anything to do with the job because it could be a game-changer.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his
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