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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...
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...
BEST OF MAXIM
Several other coaches have already fallen on "Black Monday," but none more surprising than Lovie Smith.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the now-former Bears coach has been fired after nine seasons.
The news is surprising given that Smith is coming off a 10-6 season and has accumulated an 81-63 career record, including a Super Bowl appearance. However, his downfall...
Likely the biggest surprise of the day, Lovie Smith has been fired as head coach of the Chicago Bears according to a report by Ian Rapoport, citing a source close to the situation.
The firing is surprising to many, but not altogether unforeseen. It was apparent down the stretch that the Bears coach was coming under more and more pressure. Chicago was nearly able to sneak into...
I started writing a recap of every team in the NFL. I was going to rip most teams to shreds and really only give like…three teams any credit whatsoever (Broncos, Patriots, 49ers if you’re really that curious). I was building my list alphabetically. I mocked the Cardinals. I gave credit to like, one-fifth of the Falcons. If The post Chicago Bears Needed to Move On From Lovie...
On Sunday, I threatened to burn every piece of Bears paraphernalia in my wardrobe if they brought Lovie Smith back next year after becoming just the second NFL team in history — and the first not coached by Norv Turner — to miss the playoffs after a 7-1 start.
A day later, after gratefully avoiding a shopping trip for sweatshirts thanks to the Bears decision to part ways with...
The Chicago Bears have fired coach Lovie Smith, who has been with the team for the past nine seasons, according to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune.
Despite starting the season 7-1 the Bears missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season, finishing third in the NFC North with a 10-6 record.
Under Smith the Bears remained a defense first minded team and never developed an...
After 9 years and 3 playoff wins, the Bears have fired Lovie Smith.
To start, I'd like to say that I don't think Lovie Smith is a terrible coach. Smith led the Bears to a record of 81-63 from 2004 to 2012, and a winning percentage of .563 is 9th of 32 franchises during his tenure. He was also 9-3 in MNF games, for what it's worth (little). There's no doubt in my mind...
Of all of the Black Monday axing’s, the biggest head-scratcher out of all of them was that Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery passed along the news to Lovie Smith that his services were no longer needed in the Windy City.
True, there were a lot of firings today, including Ken Whisenhunt, Pat Shurmur, Chan Gailey, Romeo Crennel, Norv Turner and, after fourteen seasons...
One of the least surprising moves on “Black Monday” (one day following the end of the 2012 NFL regular season) were made by San Diego Chargers team chairman and president Dean Spanos, who officially announced on New Year’s Eve that general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner will be fired.
“I thank A.J. and Norv for the determination and integrity they brought to the Chargers each...
In what was widely speculated overnight, the Kansas City Chiefs officially fired Head Coach Romeo Crennel Monday morning.
The Kansas City Chiefs fired coach Romeo Crennel on Monday, but made no move on embattled general manager Scott Pioli despite a 2-14 season marked by blowout losses, fan rebellion and a murder-suicide involving one of their players.
Crennel was fired after one full season as coach, and one day after Kansas City matched the fewest wins in franchise history with an embarrassing 38...
Doc Rivers has always stuck up for fellow members of the coaching community. He’s also a Chicago native. So it was doubly hard for him on Monday when he heard that longtime Bears coach Lovie Smith had been sacked.
Despite an 81-63 record in nine years in Chicago, and a win in the final game of the season, Smith was sent packing Monday. The Bears failed to make the playoffs when...
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, with the news of Bears head coach Lovie Smith getting fired today. wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester says he’s considering retirement.
Emotional Devin Hester says he is considering retiring from NFL.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) December 31, 2012
I’m not sure how serious Hester is. He could be just speaking out of emotion...
(Photo: Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports)
The game of coaching musical chairs has begun.
In Chicago, the Bears have fired head coach Lovie Smith and are now seeking his replacement. Per a report from NFL Insider Jay Glazer, Chicago has already asked permission to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy for their vacant head coaching gig.
McCoy has been credited for helping...