There was a whole bunch of news around the NFL today, which we call "Black Monday". That's the day after the regular season when some organizations decide to fire head coaches and/or GMs. That happened at a number of spots around the league today.
Here's a roundup of all the coaching and front office news we heard today.
Bill Muir is "likely" to retire. This according to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network. With the 31st ranked offense, I'm not sure Muir should have been brought back anyway. If he does indeed retire, the Chiefs enter the season with openings at offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and defensive coordinator. This will be yet another offensive coordinator for Matt Cassel (or whoever the quarterback is).
Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith could be safe. Everyone expected the San Diego Chargers to fire Norv Turner but now reports are surfacing that he could be safe. Philip Rivers is reportedly lobbying for him to stay. It'll be interesting to see how this one turns out.
Steve Spagnuolo fired by the St. Louis Rams. As expected. Spags had won 10 games in three years -- does that stat sound familiar? It was the same as the Chiefs in the final two years of the Herm Edwards era and the first of the Todd Haley era. The Rams are reportedly pursuing Jeff Fisher.
Speaking of Jeff Fisher, he has a couple suitors. The Rams, for one, are interviewing him, as are the Miami Dolphins. He's at the top of the "A" list of coaches this year with Jon Gruden reportedly staying at ESPN.
Jaguars have a bunch of coaching candidates. They are interim head coach Mel Tucker, Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, Cowboys special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis, Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, and Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.
Raheem Morris is out. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired him, which many expected. He had a similar run as Todd Haley -- bad first year in 2009, very good second year in 2010 (10 wins) and a poor 2011 (four wins).
And the shocker of the day is that the Polians are out in Indy. That's Bill (Vice Chairman) and his son, Chris (GM). Jim Caldwell has not been fired, but he still could be. Bill Polian arrived in Indy the day after they clinched the No 1 pick in the 1998 NFL draft and he leaves the day after they clinch the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NFL draft.