Published: Mon, January 01, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Raiders Fire Jack Del Rio After Three Seasons

Raiders Fire Jack Del Rio After Three Seasons

Jack Del Rio's run with the Raiders is over. I take a lot every year from coaches, some others.

Raiders owner Mark Davis informed Del Rio after Sunday's loss to the Chargers that he has been fired as head coach. The team gave Del Rio a four-year contract extension throughout 2020 in the offseason.

The foundation, apparently, crumbled in a matter of months. That means they finish with a 6-10 record in a season with championship expectations. And ownership is looking for a change and Del Rio is out of there.

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Del Rio did what he could to try and turn things around, firing defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. on November 21, after the team's 33-8 loss to the New England Patriots. Over his three seasons as the Raiders coach he went 25-23 overall and 8-10 against AFC West rivals.

Over the course of 12 seasons as a head coach in the NFL, Del Rio has gone a combined 93-94. Derek Carr is the highest paid quarterback in the National Football League, and with 2016 Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack rushing the passer, they have some great pieces to build with.

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