LONDON (Sporting Alert) — The following are the five NFL coaches who were fired by their respective club’s hierarchy on ‘Black Monday’, following Week 17, the final week of the regular season.
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A poor run during this season and a few unproductive terms from some, cost the likes of Cleveland Brown’s Rob Chudzinski, Mike Shanahan of the Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Greg Schiano, Leslie Frazier of Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions’ Jim Schwartz their jobs.
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“Redskins fans deserve a better result,” owner Dan Snyder said in a statement released by the team. “We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins.
“We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs.”
All five coaches failed to lead their respective teams to the playoffs this season and the bigger boss pointed out that changes had to be made.
CBS Sports discuss the possibilities of who could come in as replacements for the teams no longer with head coaches.