The day after the regular season ends in the NFL is called Black Monday because numerous coaches and executives are fired due to poor performance or discord within an organization.
Two teams did not even wait until Black Monday to make changes. The Browns fired general manager Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine last night. The 49ers did the same to head coach Jim Tomsula. Chip Kelly was also fired by the Eagles before Week 17.
This is the first drama-free end of the season the Jets have had in four seasons when it comes to firings. Mike Tannenbaum's firing was easily forseen in 2012, and Rex Ryan's status was murky. The story of 2013 was Rex Ryan's job status until Woody Johnson announced he would be back in the locker room following a Week 17 win over Miami. Last year Rex Ryan's and John Idzik's firings became inevitable.
This year the Jets had a first year head coach and general manager. Even though the season ended in disappointment, a 10-6 debut season leaves zero chance either Todd Bowles or Mike Maccagnan will be shown the door. The coordinators seem to be on fine footing also. Any adjustments to the coaching staff will likely be minor in nature and possibly not made today.
The Jets are not loaded with tons of hot head coaching or general manager candidates either so this year's carousel should be uneventful.
There will be plenty of shakeups in the NFL, however, so this is a thread to discuss them. The GGN Twitter Widget's season is not over. It is embedded below to provide Black Monday updates.
#Browns source: GM Ray Farmer met with ownership before the game & was relieved of his duties. It's over.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 3, 2016
NEWS: Browns part ways with General Manager Ray Farmer and Head Coach Mike Pettine. Read>> https://t.co/ZJCZjpNJWQ— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 4, 2016