Black Monday Tracker

Much like how December 26th is the day of returns in the retail world, the Monday after the final week of NFL regular season games is the day many under-performing franchises seek change. On this Black Monday for the National Football League, 13 men (7 coaches, 6 general managers) were relieved of their duties.

Probably the most shocking news of the day came out of Chicago, where Lovie Smith was dismissed from a 10-win Bears team (elbeit one that, after starting 7-1, finished the season 3-5 and missed out on the playoffs).

In not-so-shocking-but-still-quite-spectacular news, the 14-season Andy Reid dictatorship has ended. We looked into some possibilities of ‘Life After Andy’ some time ago, and it shouldn’t be long before a replacement is named. Here’s to much needed change in the city of brotherly love.

These are just a few of the moves made today. There’s quite a lot to keep track of today and moving forward, but that’s what we (and are here for. Here’s a list of the coaches and general managers who’ve been moved from the hot seat to the dumpster, and others who are still in bubbling hot water. We’ll update this as more are announced.


Team Name Position Status Story
Phialdelphia Eagles Andy Reid Head Coach Fired CBS Sports, NBC 10 Philly
San Diego Chargers Norv Turner Head Coach Fired CBS Sports
San Diego Chargers A.J. Smith General Manager Fired CBS Sports
Cleveland Browns Pat Shurmur Head Coach Fired Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland Browns Tom Heckert General Manager Fired Cleveland Plain Dealer
Kansas City Chiefs Romeo Crennel Head Coach Fired CBS Sports
Kansas City Chiefs Scott Pioli General Manager Fired after Reid hiring ESPN
Arizona Cardinals Ken Wisenhunt Head Coach Fired CBS Sports
Arizona Cardinals Rod Graves General Manager Fired CBS Sports
New York Jets Rex Ryan Head Coach Safe! NY Daily News
New York Jets Mike Tannenbaum General Manager Fired NY Daily News
Jacksonville Jaguars Mike Mularkey Head Coach Safe! (for now) CBS Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars Gene Smith General Manager Fired
Carolina Panthers Ron Rivera Head Coach Still on the hot seat
Carolina Panthers Marty Hurney General Manager Fired CBS Sports
Chicago Bears Lovie Smith Head Coach Fired Chicago Tribune
Buffalo Bills Chan Gailey Head Coach Fired CBS Sports
Buffalo Bills Buddy Nix General Manager TBD Buffalo Rumblings
Tennessee Titans Mike Munchak Head Coach Safe! CBS Sports
Tennessee Titans Ruston Webster General Manager Safe! Yahoo! Sports

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