Black Monday: Five NFL Coaches Fired So Far

Source: USA Today

Black Monday in the NFL has proved fairly dark with five head coaches fired in the past 24 hours with more possibly to follow.

— Cleveland Browns rookie coach Rob Chudzinski was dismissed Sunday night, a surprise move even though the club finished 4-12 and missed the playoffs for the 11th consecutive season. Chudzinski, an Ohio native, said Monday he was “shocked and disappointed” by losing his dream job. ANALYSIS: Browns job

— In a move long expected, the Washington Redskins parted with Mike Shanahan on Monday morning after a stormy season that saw the 2012 NFC East champs plummet to last place as quarterback Robert Griffin III struggled to find his rookie of the year form following reconstructive knee surgery in January. RG3 also frequently clashed publicly with Shanhan. ANALYSIS: Redskins job

— The Minnesota Vikings also fell to the bottom of their division after grabbing a wild-card berth in 2012 under coach Leslie Frazier. But he paid the price for the shortcomings of a team that never solved its quarterback issues in 2013 and also failed to stop most opponents defensively. ANALYSIS: Vikings job

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