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Heads roll on Black Monday as seven coaches fired

On what has become known as Black Monday, heads continued to roll for under-achieving head coaches and management as seen in this combination of file photos. The fired head coaches and management are, top row (L to R), Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner, Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel. On the bottom row (L to R), New York Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum, Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt, Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith and Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey. REUTERS/Staff/Files

On what has become known as Black Monday, heads continued to roll for under-achieving head coaches and management as seen in this combination of file photos. The fired head coaches and management are, top row (L to R), Philadelphia Eagles head coach...more

On what has become known as Black Monday, heads continued to roll for under-achieving head coaches and management as seen in this combination of file photos. The fired head coaches and management are, top row (L to R), Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner, Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel. On the bottom row (L to R), New York Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum, Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt, Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith and Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey. REUTERS/Staff/Files
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Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey leaves the field after beating the New York Jets at their NFL football game in Orchard Park, New York in this file photo taken December 30, 2012. REUTERS/Doug Benz/Files

Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey leaves the field after beating the New York Jets at their NFL football game in Orchard Park, New York in this file photo taken December 30, 2012. REUTERS/Doug Benz/Files

Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey leaves the field after beating the New York Jets at their NFL football game in Orchard Park, New York in this file photo taken December 30, 2012. REUTERS/Doug Benz/Files
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San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner reacts during their Thursday NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in San Diego, California in this file photo taken November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner reacts during their Thursday NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in San Diego, California in this file photo taken November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner reacts during their Thursday NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in San Diego, California in this file photo taken November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files
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Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL game in Glendale, Arizona in this file photo taken December 25, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri/Files

Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL game in Glendale, Arizona in this file photo taken December 25, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri/Files

Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL game in Glendale, Arizona in this file photo taken December 25, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri/Files
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Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith watches his team play the Green Bay Packers in the first half during the NFL NFC Championship football game in Chicago in this file photo taken January 23, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress/Files

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith watches his team play the Green Bay Packers in the first half during the NFL NFC Championship football game in Chicago in this file photo taken January 23, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress/Files

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith watches his team play the Green Bay Packers in the first half during the NFL NFC Championship football game in Chicago in this file photo taken January 23, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress/Files
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Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel looks on from the bench as his team plays the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter of their NFL football game in Orchard Park, New York in this file photo taken September 16, 2012. REUTERS/Doug Benz

Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel looks on from the bench as his team plays the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter of their NFL football game in Orchard Park, New York in this file photo taken September 16, 2012. REUTERS/Doug Benz

Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel looks on from the bench as his team plays the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter of their NFL football game in Orchard Park, New York in this file photo taken September 16, 2012. REUTERS/Doug Benz
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