Raiders surprisingly fire coach in huge Jon Gruden sign

Raiders surprisingly fire coach in huge Jon Gruden sign

The firing comes after Del Rio signed a four-year contract extension last offseason.

Raiders owner Mark Davis informed Del Rio after Sunday's loss to the Chargers that he has been fired as head coach. I take a lot every year from coaches, some others.

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Jack Del Rio's time as Oakland Raiders head coach did not last long. And ownership is looking for a change and Del Rio is out of there.

Del Rio was sacked just one year after leading the team to a 12-4 record and the Raiders' first playoff berth in well over a decade.

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For the past near decade, Gruden has been an ESPN analyst, with constant rumors around where and when he would return to the game. That means they finish with a 6-10 record in a season with championship expectations.

But star quarterback Derek Carr regressed under first-year offensive coordinator Todd Downing, and Ken Norton, Jr. was sacked as defensive coordinator after 10 games.

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The Raiders followed that up with one of the most disappointing seasons in the NFL. Other marks, like completion percentage and yards per attempt, saw a dip.

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