RECORDS & AWARDS
NFL FIRINGS, HIRINGS, ETC.
December 31, 2012Richmond High School
Arizona Cardinals: General Manager Rod Graves and head coach Ken Whisenhunt have been fired.
Buffalo Bills: Head coach Chan Gailey has been fired.
Carolina Panthers: Head coach Ron Rivera has not heard whether he will be fired or retained. The General Manager vacancy may be filled by a member of the Giants’ front office, with college scouting director Marc Ross and senior pro personnel analyst Dave Gettleman considered candidates.
Chicago Bears: Head coach Lovie Smith has been fired. They’ve already asked for permission to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, along with Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong.
Cleveland Browns: Head coach Pat Shurmur and General Manager Tom Heckert have been fired. Owner Jimmy Haslam said he wanted to hire a coach first, then a personnel man. Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is scheduled to interview for the head coaching job.
Detroit Lions: Head coach Jim Schwartz is safe despite talk that he could be on the hot seat. General Manager Martin Mayhew could be on the hot seat.
Jacksonville Jaguars: General Manager Gene Smith has been fired. Head coach Mike Mularkey’s fate will be determined by Smith’s replacement. The Jags have asked permission to interview 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble.
Kansas City Chiefs: Head coach Romeo Crennel has been fired. General Manager Scott Pioli has not learned his fate yet. Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is scheduled to interview for the head coaching job, as is Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong.
Miami Dolphins: General Manager Jeff Ireland is expected to return for the 2013 season.
New York Jets: General Manager Mike Tannenbaum has been fired. Head coach Rex Ryan will remain. Offensive coordinator Tony Sparano is expected to be fired. The Jets have asked permission to interview 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble. They have also received permission to interview Giants college scouting director Marc Ross.
Oakland Raiders: Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and several members of the coaching staff will be fired.
Philadelphia Eagles: Head coach Andy Reid has been fired. Jon Gruden is a rumored candidate to replace Reid. Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is scheduled to interview for the head coaching job.
Tennessee Titans: Head coach Mike Munchak will be back for 2013.