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Steve Spagnuolo fired by Rams

Steve Spagnuolo

St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo walks off the field following the Rams 34-27 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)


Black Monday is off and running.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the Rams have fired coach Steve Spagnuolo. ESPN reported last night that Spags and G.M. Billy Devaney would be let go on Monday, and now it’s happened.

Glazer doesn’t mention whether Devaney will keep his job.

Spagnuolo seems like he could be a good coach in the right situation, but St. Louis was clearly not that situation. His defense was a major disappointment and the team wasn’t competitive most weeks.

SI’s Peter King pointed out he lost more regular season games in three years than Bill Belichick has in more than a decade in New England.

The hanging question: Will any other coaches be fired Monday?

It sounds like Chargers owner Dean Spanos wants to take some time to make his final decision. The Bucs ownership has not moved quickly on changes in the past. The Colts or a possible surprise team is out there.

For now, four head coaching jobs are vacant: Jacksonville, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Miami. Of those four situations, the Rams have the most promising quarterback and the best draft pick.