Jim Schwartz, Head Coach (Lions)
Sure, Jim Schwartz is the only head coach to have led Detroit to the playoffs this century, but that was way back in 2011. And with his name added to the list of Black Monday casualties, it appears the Lions ownership sees that as ancient history. They’re a bit more focused on the season now behind them: a promising 6-3 start that morphed into a nightmare 7-9 finish. Someone’s head had to role. Schwartz leaves with a 29-51 record in his five-plus seasons at Detroit. (AP Photo)
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