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"Black Monday" in the NFL

"Black Monday" in the NFL (Source: MGN online) "Black Monday" in the NFL (Source: MGN online)
 The 2014 NFL regular season has come to a close on Sunday, and for coaches of teams with a losing record "Black Monday" could be a scary day for some. 

Black Monday is the day after the final regular season game where most coaches and general managers are fired.

Despite what some believe, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said he "absolutely" plans to keep general manager Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine.

The Atlanta Falcons have decided to part ways with head coach Mike Smith. 

Smith spent seven seasons with the Falcons and had a 66-46 record in the regular season and 1-4 in the postseason. Smith started off strong in his first five season where he led the Falcons to a winning record in each year. The final two seasons have been dreadful for Smith and the Falcons, piling up a 10-22 record.

The San Francisco 49ers and Jim Harbaugh mutually agreed to part ways. Harbaugh and the 49ers suffered a 8-8 season in 2014. Under Harbaugh the 49ers have reached the NFC Championship game in three straight seasons, one of which they went on to win the Superbowl but would lose to his brother John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens. Harbaugh is a likely candidate to become the next Michigan head coach. 

After two seasons the Chicago Bears have let go of head coach Marc Trestman, the team also parted ways with general manager Phil Emery. The Bears finished with a 5-11 season and have missed the playoffs in both seasons under Trestman. 

The New York Jets informed head coach Rex Ryan that he will not be with the team in 2015. Ryan and the Jets finished 2014 with a 4-12 record. The Jets reached the AFC Championship under Ryan in 2009 and 2010, but had not made the playoffs since then. 

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