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Black Monday: Four Coaches Axed

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Black Monday is here.

It’s the day when NFL coaches on the hot seat learn their fate.  And fate has already been unkind to four NFL coaches.

Washington has fired MIke Shanahan after four seasons.  Shanahan just wasn’t able to get the ‘Skins untracked after a massive rebuilding project.  He was 24-40 in his four seasons and lost double digit games in three of them.  The Redskins finished 3-13 this season, losing their final eight games.

The Redskins turned out to be a dysfunctional group, with Shanahan and his son Kyle reportedly clashing repeatedly with quarterback Robert Griffin III.

And, Minnesota has fired Leslie Frazier, after the Vikings finished last in the NFC North in two of the last three seasons.  Frazier had replaced Rob Childers with six games remaining in 2010.  The Vikings were good enough to make the playoffs in 2012, but lost seven of their first eight games this season and finished 5-10-1.  Frazier was 21-32-1 in his three-plus seasons.

A couple of hours later, two more NFL coaches found themselves unemployed as Detroit’s Jim Schwartz and Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano were let go.

The two moves come on the heels of the firing of Rob Chudzinski in Cleveland after just one season.  That firing was announced Sunday night.

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