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Monday, December 31, 2012

Pink Slip Day in the NFL

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Pink Slip Day in the NFL

With the NFL season ending yesterday for most teams, it is pink slip day today in the NFL and boy have there been a lot of them handed out. Here is a look at the Coaches & GM who are now out of jobs.

Coaches:
Andy Reid, Philadelphia  14 seasons, Record: 130-93-1, Playoffs: 10-9, Last Playoff App. 2010
Lovie Smith, Chicago  9 seasons, Record 81-63, Playoffs 3-3, Last Playoff App. 2010
Norv Turner, San Diego 6 seasons Record: 56-40, Playoffs 3-3, Last Playoff App. 2009
Pat Shurmur, Cleveland  2 seasons, Record: 9-23
Romeo Crennel, Kansas City 1+ season, Record: 4-15
Chan Gailey, Buffalo  3 seasons, Record: 16-32
Ken Whisenhunt, Arizona  6 Seasons, Record: 45-51, Playoffs 4-2, Last Playoff App. 2009

GM's
A.J. Smith, San Diego
Tom Heckert, Cleveland
Gene Smith, Jacksonville
Mike Tannenbaum, New York (Jets)
Rod Graves, Arizona

What a day indeed. You can't help but feel bad for guys like Reid, Smith and Whisenhunt who all led their teams to Super Bowl appearances in their tenure. With that said, all but maybe Smith we pretty much done deals even before the final games took place on Sunday. Now the search begins for their replacements. The rumors are already swirling in some cases as teams begin the looks at Coordinators and college coaches. For many of the coaches listed above, they will not be out of work long unless they choose to be. You would have to imagine the phones will be ringing this week for guys like Reid and Smith. Stay tuned this week as we break down the candidates for each head coaching position...

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