My plan is to do one post covering all of today’s NFL firings, and to update it whenever possible throughout the day.
According to the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, the Jets have fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum, but plan to retain Rex Ryan as coach. That’s a “WTF?”item.
The Cleveland Browns have canned coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert.
Various sources are reporting that Romeo Crennel is out as head coach in Kansas City, but the team plans to keep Scott Pioli as general manager. There’s nothing official from the team yet. (Edited to add: the KC Star reports that this is now official. And “Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement that the entire football operation will remain under review and no final determination has been made about Pioli’s job status.”)
Edited to add and bumped: Lovie Smith gone as head coach of da Bears.
Edited to add: Reports are that Norv Turmer and AJ Smith are out in San Diego, but I have not seen anything official yet. (Edited to add: official now.)
Edited to add: FARK has an official “Black Monday” thread going. You are, of course, welcome to comment here as well.
Edited to add: I think everyone who’s going to be fired today, has been. So let’s wrap this for now with a fitting musical interlude.
Edited to add: Mike Munchak retains his position as head coach, and Ruston Webster stays general manager, in Tennessee. But Mike Reinfeldt is out as chief operating officer.
And Jim Schwartz stays coach of the Lions, but three of his assistants got kicked to the curb.