Black Monday Begins: Shanahan, Frazier Out of Jobs.

So it has begun. Various reports through the football world indicates that the Minnesota Vikings have fired head coach Leslie Frazier after two-plus seasons on the job. Minnesota finished in last place in the NFC North with a 5-10-1 record after earning a playoff berth last season. Overall, Frazier finished with a 20-32-1 record in the Twin Cities.

Among the top candidates to replace Frazier as the Vikings head coach are a set of Denver Broncos coordinators, Jack Del Rio on defense and and Adam Gase.

In a bit of a follow up from an article here on Sunday, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder wasted no time firing head coach Mike Shanahan, who was long been on the outs. The veteran head coach led Washington to a surprise trip to the playoffs last year, but was in the spotlight as Washington followed up its surprising NFC East title from a year ago with a last place finish and just three wins in 2014.

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden are among those Snyder and the Skins are said to be interested in.