The NFL regular season came and went on Sunday, and on the following day seven NFL coaches and four general managers received their pink slips.
The head coaches fired are as follows: Andy Reid (14 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles), Romeo Crennel (2 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs), Chan Gailey (2 season with the Buffalo Bills), Norv Turner (7 seasons with the San Diego Chargers), Pat Shurmur (2 season with the Cleveland Browns), Lovie Smith (7 seasons with the Chicago Bears) and Ken Whisehunt (six seasons with the Arizona Cardinals).
General Managers: Mike Tannebaum (New York Jets), Rod Graves (Arizona Cardinals), Gene Smith (Jacksonville Jaguars) and A.J. Smith (San Diego Chargers)
Easily the most shocking of the bunch is Lovie Smith. Although the Bears had their second consecutive collapse at the end of the year, they finished 10-6 and a win short of a playoff spot. Smith was the second longest serving coach of the bunch (Reid is No.1) at nine season where he took the Bears to Super Bowl XLI in 2006.
Some names that will get tossed around are: Nick Saban, Brian Kelly, John and Jay Gruden, Kyle Shanahan (Redskins o-coordinator), Mike Zimmer (Bengals d-coordinator), Greg Roman (49ers o-coordinator). Similarly, several of the coaches who were fired today will get another shot at coaching next season.