Jack Del Rio fired after loss to Chargers, 6-10 season

01 January, 2018, 03:25 | Author: Virgil Todd
  • Apr 28 2011 New York NY USA ESPN analyst Jon Gruden during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Jack Del Rio told reporters that he was sacked after Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, according to Steve Wyche of NFL Network.

The Raiders finished the season at 6-10 after the starting the season hoping for a Super Bowl run after going 12-4 last season.

It doesn't happen often that a head coach breaks his own news, but it happened on Sunday evening.

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Jack Del Rio has been dismissed by the Oakland Raiders.

For the past near decade, Gruden has been an ESPN analyst, with constant rumors around where and when he would return to the game. The offense, including Derek Carr, performed poorly throughout the season. The Raiders got next to nothing out of their first- and second-round draft picks as cornerback Gareon Conley and safety Obi Melifonwu played a combined seven games and both ended the season on injured reserve.

Amari Cooper, who had a Pro Bowl season in 2016, had a significant drop in his output, as did Michael Crabtree; a year ago, that pair combined for over 2,100 receiving yards on 172 catches.

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