Raiders relieve Jack Del Rio of coaching duties following Week 17 loss
Raiders relieve Jack Del Rio of coaching duties following Week 17 loss
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01 January, 2018, 07:52
Davis then put Del Rio in the awkward position of announcing his own firing.
The Chargers swept their season series with their fiercest rivals and earned their fifth straight win at StubHub Center despite a crowd cheering loudly for the Raiders, who played in Los Angeles County for the first time since moving back to Oakland after the 1994 season.
Del Rio deserves credit for his time in charge - before he arrived in Oakland, the Raiders would have looked at a 6-10 season as a positive.
Gruden is beloved in the East Bay, and would energize a local fan base Davis is counting on to fill Oakland Coliseum seats the next two seasons while his new Las Vegas stadium is being built. The Raiders came out triumphant with a score of 34-27, coming out on top of the 1980 season as World Champions when they knocked off the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV. I came here eight weeks ago and we've all been working toward a common goal. It also was the first game since Del Rio talked to his team about playing with more urgency. Then he said that Davis had fired him. "There is no news to report", Gruden said Saturday.
Gruden never gave the Raiders a second thought in 2012 and 2014 because he has little interest in a rebuilding project.
The Raiders had a breakthrough season in 2016 with 12 wins, but it ended in disappointment when a broken leg for quarterback Derek Carr in Week 16 cost the Raiders a chance at a division title and led to a first-round playoff loss.
New Orleans Saints 14, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13
The Buccaneers (4-11) scored on a pair of 1-yard runs, the first by Peyton Barber and the second by quarterback Jameis Winston . Isaiah Johnson scooped up the loose ball and returned it 7 yards for a touchdown and a 20-17 lead with 14:04 left.
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On offense, expect to see the Eagles go very pass heavy early on to try to get Foles into a rhythm. Awuzie, the Cowboys' second-round pick out of Colorado, has played well down the stretch.
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This year...ugh. Carr wasn't great. Del Rio had been the ninth coach in Oakland since Gruden left but the only one to get the team to the playoffs.
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The Raiders had major drops in scoring (26 to 18.8), yards per game (373.3 to 324.1) and committed twice as many turnovers (14 to 28) this season as Carr took a major step back in his development after signing a $125 million, five-year extension in the offseason. Melvin Gordon is not 100 percent right now, but he says that he will play in the contest.
It wasn't exclusively Del Rio's fault, but he was the man in charge of a squandered season and did little to provide hope amid a disappointing campaign. This was the first time in 2017 where he averaged over 8.0 yards per attempt and did not win the ball game.
"It's tough", cornerback Sean Smith said. "As a player, we didn't play up to our expectations, and he had to pay the price".
Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt scored on a 35-yard run on his only carry, giving him the National Football League rushing title. While there are other issues here, the hand Joseph was dealt at quarterback was never going to be sustainable moving forward.
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Collins, who now plays for the Baltimore Ravens , covered a ton of yardage in a swift, side-to-side scamper to the end zone. The Ravens could have conceivably put together a reasonable drive to win; they had their timeouts and everything.
They have secured a first-round bye for the eighth consecutive season, but they want home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Eric Lee capped off the scoring in the fourth quarter by sacking Jets' quarterback Bryce Petty for a safety to make it 26-6.
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Smith has been Houston's general manager since 2006 following a stint as director of pro personnel with the Denver Broncos. I'm the head coach. "I'll meet with him, I'm sure, at some point, and we'll decide what direction he wants to go".
Gruden, who has a 95-81 record in 11 seasons as an National Football League coach, has been out of coaching since 2008 . Following the Super Bowl run of his first season in charge, the Bucs never won another playoff game under Gruden.
The attack killed an aide to the defence minister and a helicopter pilot, but both ministers returned to Cairo unscathed. The attack comes as Egypt's Christian population prepares to celebrate Orthodox Christmas next week on 7 January.
We wish to pass on our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the passengers and pilot who were tragically killed. One witness, Myles Baptiste, told Channel Nine the plane was 500 metres from him when it hit the water.
Minnesota had a 7-0 lead after the extra point by Kai Forbath and put the Vikings in a good position in the first quarter. Latavius Murray turned in another strong game of power running, scoring the Vikings' first two touchdowns.
So, Disney has always been making money off of Star Wars but it's still an impressive benchmark for the movies. On the worldwide chart, it's now 24th with $1.04 billion, edging Universal-Illumination's "Despicable Me 3".
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That trade allowed the Texans to move up from 25th to 12th to select former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson . The Browns had already captured the first overall pick with their loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 16.
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A giant digital clock on Auckland's Sky Tower counted down to the New Year before the sky was lit by fantastic fireworks display. Notably, several celebrations are going across the world to give a cheerful goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018 wholeheartedly.
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