The carnage continues on Black Monday in the NFL as Jim Schwartz and Greg Schiano have joined Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, Browns coach Rob Chudzinski and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan in being fired by their teams in the last 24 hours.
In Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers opted for sweeping changes by firing both head coach Greg Schiano and GM Mark Dominik after a disappointing 4-12 season.
“The results over the past two years have not lived up to our standards,” the Bucs said in a statement. “We believe the time has come to find a new direction.”
Schiano was 11-21 in two seasons as head coach; Tampa Bay was 28-52 in Dominik’s five seasons as GM.
In Detroit, the collapse of the Lions in the second half of the season sealed the fate of Jim Schwartz. After completing a season sweep of Chicago to move to 6-3, the Lions had sole possession of first in the NFC North. With injuries to both Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler, the NFC North was gift wrapped for Detroit but the Lions unraveled down the stretch losing three of their last four at home and six of their last seven overall to drop all the way to third place with a 7-9 record.