Black Monday watch: Changes could be fast, vast

Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

Black Monday is expected to bring plenty of darkness around the NFL, with as many as 10 coaches and many of their general manager bosses bracing for the worst on New Year's Eve.
Andy Reid's sunken season in Philadelphia made him a virtual lock to be the biggest name on the unemployment line. Reid, hired by the Eagles in 1999, was the longest-tenured coach in the NFL, a mantel that transfers to Bill Belichick in New England when Reid is officially let go. Owner Jeffrey Lurie, who invested tens of millions in free agency since the start of 2010 to assemble what former backup quarterback Vince Young infamously dubbed the "Dream Team" said an 8-8 record that matched the Eagles' 2011 mark wouldn't be good enough for Reid to retain his job.
The Eagles went to the postseason nine times under Reid, including six NFC East championships but only a 1-3 record in the NFC Championship game.
It's possible Reid could quickly land on his feet. The native Californian could make sense if the Oakland Raiders or San Diego Chargers make a change.
The Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills, Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs were among the franchises most likely to begin 2013 with a search for their next coach and personnel boss. Pat Shurmur, 9-22 in two seasons with the Browns, and general manager Tom Heckert were already aware of their fate Saturday.
The Bills went 6-10 in 2011 and 5-10 before Sunday's game against the Jets on Gailey's watch.
Kansas City had the NFL's worst record for most of the 2012 season.
General manager Gene Smith is expected to be the fallguy in Jacksonville.