Black Monday firings took a huge toll in the NFL. Mike Shanahan is probably the biggest name that the Black Monday firings claimed. A report from CBS Sports on Dec. 30 confirmed that he was let go of his position after having a meeting with Dan Snyder. Officially, the franchise fired every coach on the staff and plans to start from scratch as soon as possible.
Joining him on the unemployment line is Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings, as the team let him go first thing in the morning. The team struggled to a last place finish in the NFC North and it wasn't surprising at all that he was revealed of his position. He wasn't the only coach in the division to lose his job, though, as Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions was also let go after five seasons on the job. The Lions completely crumbled down the stretch and played themselves right out of the NFC Playoffs. After that display, he wasn't likely to keep a job.
Greg Schiano was another coach that didn't end up surviving the Black Monday firings in the NFL. He coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to just four wins this season, but won't be there to see how the draft picks turn out. Joining the above mentioned folks on unemployment are the fired coaches of the Houston Texans (Gary Kubiak) and Cleveland Browns (Rob Chudzinski) as well. Chudzinski lasted only one season with the Browns as the team melted down.
Two other coaches that could be replaced later in the week include Mike Munchak of the Tennessee Titans and Joe Philbin of the Miami Dolphins after dismal seasons for both teams. Other coaches on the hot seat that might keep their jobs are Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys and Dennis Allen of the Oakland Raiders.
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