The 'Black Monday' list is long
The first Monday after the final NFL regular season game is a bad one for plenty of coaches with losing record, and today was no exception. A look at those who got the gate:
* Andy Reid, Eagles. Was the longest-tenured coach in the NFL since 1999.
* Ken Whisenhunt, Cardinals. Doesn't seem all that long ago he went to the Super Bowl with Kurt Warner.
* Romeo Crennel, Chiefs. Got the job on an interim basis last year, but couldn't translate as full-time head coach. Chiefs at 2-14 in 2012.
* Lovie Smith, Bears. Went to the Super Bowl after the 2006 season, but failure to make this year's playoffs did him in.
* Norv Turner, Chargers. He and A.J. Smith get booted at the same time.
* Pat Shurmur, Browns. Not a surprise once Jimmy Haslam purchased the team during the season.
* Chan Gailey, Bills. Couldn't turn things around in three seasons.
The coaching carousel may still have a few more openings before it's all over. Still in limbo: Mike Mularkey in Jacksonville and Ron Rivera in Carolina aren't assured of being back.