The Monday after the crucial, jam-packed Week 17 Sunday features firings of head coaches.
Arizona Cardinals: This 5-11 team struggled immensely following a hopping 4-0 start. HC Ken Whisenhunt and GM Rod Graves both got the boot from the franchise.
Buffalo Bills: The Bills posted a 6-10 record, racking up another subpar season. HC Chan Gailey was fired following a series of seasons that highlighted mediocrity.
Chicago Bears: The Bears had a 10-6 record, but missed out on the playoffs. Their defense was exceptionally elite during the first half of the season. However, they crashed at the end of the season. HC Lovie Smith was fired.
Cleveland Browns: The Browns were unsurprisingly terrible in 2012. They have a lack of talent and cannot maintain consistency. Both HC Pat Shurmur and GM Tom Heckert were relieved of their duties.
Kansas City Chiefs: HC Romeo Crennel was fired after a 2-14 season. The Chiefs have deep talent, except at the quarterback position.
New York Jets: GM Mike Tannenbaum was fired, but HC Rex Ryan is going to hold onto his duties with the Gang Green—at least for one more year.
Philadelphia Eagles: HC Andy Reid was axed after a tumultuous season that mostly featured lows. Reid was tenured for too long and the Eagles needed a change.
San Diego Chargers: Finally, Chargers HC Norv Turner and GM AJ Smith were fired. The Chargers, like the Eagles, need a change. The Chargers have lost immense talent over the years, and have been disappointing lately.