Originally written on Online Sports Guys  |  Last updated 10/15/14

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 13: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears watches warm-ups before a game against the Green Bay Packers on September 13, 2009 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-15. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
It's not quite a national holiday, but it's a day that pro football fans look at for guidance and renewed optimism... in some places, it's expected... Others, not so much... Like Chicago... The Bears started out 7-1 and now Lovie Smith is fired after the team went 3-5 after the half-way point... Ian Rapoport over at NFL.com gets the HT for that one... The appropriate amount of early discussion is hyah... on the NFL Network The Buffalo Bills, mired in mediocrity, fired Grizzly Adams Chan Gailey... back-to-back 6-10's in three years... The Kansas City Chiefs, stuck in one of the worst seasons on and off the field anyone can remember, fired Romeo Crennel... the HQ thinks the team mercifully put him out of his misery... Crennel texted Rapoport, the response through on Rapoport's Twitter: "It has happened. Going home to watch it snow. Happy New Year." The New York Jets fired GM Mike Tannenbaum and kept head coach Rex Ryan- for now... ...
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