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Cleveland Browns fire coach Rob Chudzinski
Cleveland Browns fire coach Rob Chudzinski

Black Monday arrived early for Browns Coach Rob Chudzinski, who was fired Sunday evening at the end of his first season after a 20-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The loss was the seventh in a row for Cleveland, which had started the season 4-5. Usually there is a wave of firings the day after the end of the NFL's regular season. Earlier Sunday, though, the New York Jets said Coach Rex Ryan would be back. No such luck for Chudzinski, a native of Ohio who was hired in January to coach the team for which he rooted as a youth. The team released the following statement: "We appreciate [Chudzinski's] passion for the Browns, and we have great respect for him both...

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