Raiders fire head coach Jack Del Rio after disappointing 6-10 finish

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

The Del Rio firing comes on the heels of reports that Raiders owner Mark Davis is willing to offer Jon Gruden the head coaching position.

Jack Del Rio told reporters that he was sacked after Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, according to Steve Wyche of NFL Network. "He told me he loved me and appreciated all that I did to kind of get this program goin in the right direction, but he felt the need to change".

Jack Del Rio has been dismissed by the Oakland Raiders. Stories about Gruden, who hasn't coached in a decade, returning to the sideline have become an annual tradition, but perhaps this time there's actually some traction to them.

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He said Moore's complaint might just be a way for him to fundraise and throw "red meat to his loyal supporters". The complaint also noted the higher-than-expected turnout in the race, particularly in Jefferson County.

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

Del Rio finished his third season as the team's head coach. They went just 2-6 on the road, unable to capitalize on a season in which they won their first two contests.

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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