clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Black Monday Hits Colts' Bill Polian, Rams' Steve Spagnuolo And Bucs' Raheem Morris

Black Monday is upon us. The day after the regular season finale has been dubbed "Black Monday" because that's when some coaches are fired and that's the case this year. We've already seen three major moves within front offices across the league.

Steve Spagnuolo was fired by the St. Louis Rams, which was expected. He had 10 wins in three years as the Rams head coach and they just finished up a 2-14 season. The Rams had no choice but to fire him. They've been connected to, among other coaches, Jeff Fisher (like every other team has this year).

Raheem Morris was fired as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach. There was an argument to keep him on board but the Bucs lost their last 10 games to finish 4-12 on the season. You can't do that in your third year after winning 10 games the year before.

Morris and Spags are both part of the '09 coaching class that looks pretty bad right now.

And the big news of the day to this point is that the Indianapolis Colts have fired both Bill and Chris Polian. Bill was the team's GM from 1998-2010 before taking the role of Vice Chairman last season. Chris Polian was the GM. There's no word on the fate of head coach Jim Caldwell.

That's it -- for now. I imagine we'll be hearing more, possibly from a team in the AFC West, in the coming days.

It's Game Time.

It's time for a title defense in Chiefs Kingdom. Sign up for Arrowhead Pride Premier and we’ll deliver 3 newsletters leading up to the Super Bowl packed with exclusive coverage and analysis from Las Vegas you won’t find anywhere else. For a limited time, use the code SUPERBOWL30 to save 30% plus a free trial