While getting fired from an NFL head coaching gig can be career-defining for some coaches, it doesn't have to career-ending.
In fact, three different head coaching hirings to start 2012 involved coaches who had been fired in the capacity elsewhere.
Mike Mularkey spent two years in Buffalo before Jacksonville hired him, Jeff Fisher long-led the Titans before landing in St. Louis and Romeo Crennel flamed out in Cleveland before Kansas City took off his interim tag.
A year earlier, John Fox landed in Denver after the Carolina Panthers dumped their long-time head coach.
On Black Monday, seven coaches were handed their walking papers.
Which of them will find employment as NFL head coaches moving forward? In the following slides, we give the three names we think will find work after being fired to start this offseason and why other franchise would consider giving them another shot.