Black Monday casualties
A look at the coaches and general managers who got the ax the day after the NFL regular season ended.
A 5-11 season for the Cardinals -- after a 4-0 start -- earned head coach Ken Whisenhunt his ticket out of town.
Head coach Norv Turner was 56-40 during seven seasons in San Diego, but his win totals decreased each of the last four seasons as each campaign became more disappointing than the last. After a 7-9 finish in 2012, Turner was let go.
Three straight losing seasons was enough to do Buffalo coach Chan Gailey in. The Bills were 16-32 during Gailey's tenure.
Chargers GM A.J. Smith was fired after another disappointing season for his team, which again failed failed to make the playoffs.
Following two seasons and only four total wins, the Chiefs canned coach Romeo Crennel. The Chiefs were 4-15 under Crennel, who took over late in 2011.
After a second consecutive season missing the playoffs, the Jets fired GM Mike Tannanbaum. Tannenbaum had been GM since 2006, and while he was known as a salary cap "guru," he presided over some questionable draft choices and failed to deliver adequate depth and talent to the 2012 squad.
After 14 seasons at the helm, Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid was fired. The Eagles were 130-93-1 under Reid, going to five NFC Championship games and capturing the NFC Championship in 2004. But the team was 12-20 during the past two seasons and fell to 4-12 this season, Reid's worst record as head coach.
Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith was fired after his team missed the playoffs in 2012, despite a 10-6 record. The Bears were 81-63 during Smith's nine years as head coach, and were NFC Champions in 2006.
The woeful Browns were 9-23 during head coach Pat Shurmur's two seasons in command, a win total that led to his firing.
GM Gene Smith made several eyebrow-raising draft choices and failed to adequately improve the Jaguars, leading to his dismissal from Jacksonville.