18 July 2024

ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 27: Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll of the Buffalo Bills walks to the field before an NFL game against the Philadelphia Eagles at New Era Field on October 27, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

didn’t take long for the NFL’s “Black Monday” to officially begin.


Just after midnight eastern time, the Atlanta Falcons fired coach Arthur Smith, dismissing him just hours after a blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints capped his three-year run with the franchise.

And that was just the start of the action. Early Monday morning, the Washington Commanders moved on from coach Ron Rivera.

The day marks an annual reckoning for coaching staffs and front offices throughout the league. More moves are sure to come – although some might not be completed until later in the week – so stick with USA TODAY Sports for all the moves on firings and resignations

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