Bring back Coach Wisniewski
Pollack gone. means end of ZBS. Woooooooo. Time for D-Mac to prove it. His final season before he becomes a free agent. he performs he stays. he doesnt he goes. No need to release him before his contract rans out like some haters here want.
Time to resharpen the axe and start hacking off large portions of the 53 man roster.
It's going to be another year of looking like an expansion team. Which is fine, as long as they bring in the right replacements. Rebuilding is always ugly.
(Please don't bring up the Niners, they didn't rebuild. They were already a top defense and brought in a great coach and found some good draft picks).
Just win, maybe?
So its just Pollack and Knapp - bout was I thought would happen I think the rest of the staff is safe.
Hoffman is a bigtime firing to me as well. Our special teams have been putrid as well. Glad to see Ol' Steve go out in style thanks to Spurlock yesterday.
2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee
Hey Hawaii....it's also special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman and linebackers coach Johnny Holland.
The Raiders were expected to fire offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and other offensive staff members this week, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, and a source informed of the news confirmed to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport that Knapp, linebackers coach Johnny Holland and two other unnamed offensive coaches are out.
The Raiders later announced in a release that Knapp, Holland, special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman and offensive line coach Frank Pollack have been relieved of duties.
Knapp preferred a zone scheme in the running game, which collapsed this season. The Raiders finished 28th in the NFL in rushing at just 89 yards per game. They were a top-seven rushing unit over the previous two years. Their supposed star rusher, Darren McFadden, finished with 707 rushing yards and a 3.3 yards-per-carry average.
"I don't want to speak on it anymore," McFadden said Sunday. "It is what it is. The season is over now. I am just looking forward to next year."
McFadden is expected to be back next season on the final year of his contract, but he has been among the Raiders' biggest problems. He's rarely healthy or productive for long. That's not on Knapp. Oakland can't count on McFadden as a centerpiece for its offense next season. Carson Palmer figures to be back as the starting quarterback because it's too expensive to get rid of him. On a list of Raiders problems, Palmer actually isn't too high.
Multiple reports, including one by Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer, have suggested that Allen will remain after a 4-12 season. New GM Reggie McKenzie hand-picked Allen and will give him more than one season to turn things around. That's more than the last Raiders
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ya DA is staying... im glad to see our special teams coach gone, we have had the worst special teams I have seen in a long time - since we use to have that FB returning punts I forget his name
Tedford will be nice
Back to the PBS which we shouldve stuck with in the first place. Its an easier transition from the ZBS to the Power. 2011 is proof of that.
Whatever the case may be, I'm not making any excuses and clearly DA expects none to be made on his behalf as well. He corrected his wrong and fired Knapp today. Now we can finally put this to bed and move on.
Time to find out who is available...and please no one say Saunders. He had a hand in this year's performance, too. He was part of the brain trust and he had more input than many of you here are giving credit. It's time to go in a new direction.
"Why can't we tell the world that [as the Raiders' coach] you refused to play games in the segregated South, holding out to the point where they were canceled?' And he would stop me dead in my tracks and say, 'Hey, kid -- I didn't do it for publicity. I did it because it was right.' "