Raiders fire Del Rio

Rich Gannon could join Jon Gruden with the Oakland Raiders

Rich Gannon could join Jon Gruden with the Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders relieved Jack Del Rio of his coaching duties after their 30-17 Week 17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Under Del Rio, the Raiders went 7-9, 12-4 and then slumped to 6-10.

It doesn't happen often that a head coach breaks his own news, but it happened on Sunday evening. Del Rio spent the last three years as the man in charge for Oakland.

Prior to his role with Oakland, Del Rio had previously served as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-2011, where he was sacked in the middle of the year.

The Raiders followed that up with one of the most disappointing seasons in the NFL.

Gruden went 95-81 over his coaching career, notching a 38-26 record over the first four years of his career in Oakland.

But the bigger issue for Oakland may have been on offense.

"It was an honor for me to coach this team.this is a results based business", Del Rio told the media.

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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