Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/26/12
You can hear the rumbling already. New Year's Eve this year will be Black Monday in the NFL, the day when the hammer comes down on more than one general manager and head coach, as teams turn from a disappointing season and start to move -- as quickly as possible -- in another direction. On one hand, it's absurd that so many of the firings will come down on the same day; on the other hand, if your team is going to be hiring a new general manager, and that person will be in turn hiring a new head coach, and that person in turn will be hiring a new staff, you want to strike quickly, when you have the broadest field of desirable candidates at every level. Each team will be looking for that right formula to turn the fortunes of their franchise around. Over the last few years that formula seems to be hiring a new coach and then acquiring your franchise quarterback at the same time. Of course, that's easier said than done. Current playoff teams such as Houston, Baltimore, Cincinnati, At...
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