Barely 12 hours after the NFL season ended, five head coaches were
unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington's Mike Shanahan, Detroit's
Jim Schwartz, Minnesota's Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay's Greg Schiano.
The Cleveland Browns didn't even wait that long, dismissing Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night after just one season on the job.
only got two years with the Buccaneers. Shanahan, who won two Super
Bowls in Denver in the 1990s, spent four seasons with the Redskins.
Frazier had a little more than three seasons with the Vikings and
Schwartz coached the Lions for five seasons.
One coach allegedly on the hot seat was retained: Rex Ryan, who has one more year on his contract, is staying with the New York Jets.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have fired coach Jim Schwartz.
The Lions made the move Monday, one day after they ended their late-season slide with a loss at Minnesota.
Detroit flopped to a 7-9 record this year after a 6-3 record start put the franchise in a position to win a division title for the first time since 1993.
Schwartz was 29-51 over five seasons, including a 10-6 mark in 2011 that lifted the Lions to their only postseason appearance this century. The former Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator was hired in 2009 when Detroit was coming off the NFL's first 0-16 season. Schwartz had the team going in the right direction during his first three seasons before it took a step back the next two years.
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