NFL Black Monday is here, the traditional day when teams fire their head coach. The ax has fallen multiple times already today. Here's a look at who is gone:


Lions fire Jim Schwartz

Jim Schwartz is out in Detroit.

The Lions fired their coach Monday, according to multiple reports, after the team finished 7-9 and failed to make the playoffs.

Schwartz, who took over a team that was coming off a winless season in 2008, was 29-51 in five seasons with one playoff appearance, a loss.

At one point this season, the Lions were 6-3 with a two-game lead in the NFC North. They were the only team in the division to have one quarterback start all 16 games.

The Lions went 1-6 down the stretch, however, blowing fourth-quarter leads in all six of those defeats.

"Obviously, we didn't win enough games this year," Schwartz said after Sunday's loss to Minnesota. "And there's no standard really to judge other than that. And I understand that, in this business."


Buccaneers fire Greg Schiano

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cleaned house Monday, firing coach Greg Schiano and General Manager Mark Dominik.

Schiano, the former Rutgers coach, went 11-21 in two seasons with the Buccaneers, who finished this season 4-12.

"The results over the past two years have not lived up to our standards and we believe the time has come to find a new direction," Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer said in a written statement.

Dominik joined the Buccaneers as a pro personnel assistant in 1995, working his way up to pro personnel director — the position he held when Tampa Bay won the Super Bowl in 2002 — and, in 2009, to GM.

"Mark has been a valued member of our organization for two decades and we respect the passion he showed for the Buccaneers during his time here," Glazer said. "We thank Greg for his hard work and effort the past two seasons, but we feel these moves are necessary in order to achieve our goals."



Browns fire Rob Chudzinski

Black Monday arrived early for Browns coach Rob Chudzinski, who was fired Sunday evening at the end of his first season after a 20-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.