By Silva Adrian |Staff Writer|
The Oakland Raiders of the National Football Association fired Head Coach Dennis Allen.
The Raiders have now lost 10 consecutive games, which is an NFL all-time high since 2006 where they went 2-14.
According to Chris Mortensen, former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has been hired as the 2015 head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
This decision was finalized Wednesday, Jan. 14, Allen was let go due to a losing record of 8-28, depriving the Raiders of success.
With this new hire taking place, the Raiders have a chance of leading in a positive point score this season shown in ESPN’s statistical resources by Chris Mortensen.
Del Rio has the experience to lead the Raiders to the playoffs, having lead the Jaguars to the playoffs twice in his coaching history.
In his previous stint as head coach he lead the Jaguars to 1 68-71 record in the regular season and a playoff record of 1-2 in 2005 and 2007.
As well as coaching experience, Del Rio is a former NFL player himself, playing as a linebacker for New Orleans, Kansas City, Dallas, and Minnesota.
According to Bill Williamson of ESPN, “it’s no doubt that the Raiders have let go of dead weight and are sure to show improvement now that Dennis Allen has been fired due to his statistical record.”
Inherit owner Mark Davis and general manager Reggie Mckenzie believe a new coach should improve the team’s performance in a positive direction according to ESPN writer Bill Williamson.
Mckenzie and Davis had a number of eligible coaches lined up for the job before choosing Jack Del Rio.
Del Rio was the perfect candidate for the job nobody wanted; and the fact that he is a big Raiders fan who actually wanted the job, making him head coach is a major asset to the Oakland Raiders, according to CBS writer Will Brinsons.