Jay Glazer with FoxSports.com tweeted on Monday, the first Black Monday firing following the 2012 NFL regular season is Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur. Cleveland also announced that General Manager Tom Heckert won't be returning.
During the season the Browns had changed ownership and management, leaving Shurmur mostly as an expected lame duck, especially after going 9-23 in two seasons despite an obvious development project going on up north.
Per Mary Kay Cabot with the Cleveland Plain Dealer, names that the Browns intend to pursue include Oregon head coach Chip Kelly and Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien.
It's possible that Jay Gruden's name could surface as a candidate, especially after the league noted his work as a coach for inexperienced and young quarterbacks (only one of those apply to Brandon Weeden). Zimmer could also be a candidate, per Cabot.
Other names expected to be on the Browns' radar are the following NFL offensive coordinators: Josh McDaniels (Patriots), Greg Roman (49ers), Bruce Arians (Colts), Mike McCoy (Broncos), Dirk Koetter (Falcons), Jay Gruden (Bengals) and Kyle Shanahan (Redskins). On the defensive side, former Browns assistant and Cleveland native Mel Tucker of the Jaguars is expected to draw interest, along with Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.