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Jon Gruden is Oakland Raiders’ ‘dream candidate’ for coaching job Would he leave the ESPN booth to return to the sideline for a long-troubled franchise?
Gannon says Raiders 'stealing' from Oakland One of the last great Oakland Raiders players has taken aim at the woebegone franchise again, with Rich Gannon railing against the team Wednesday.
Raiders leave for bye after meeting with new coach ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend.
Rich Gannon rips into Oakland Raiders culture, questions team leadership Rich Gannon bleeds silver and black. And yet he vomited all over his former Oakland Raiders team on Wednesday.
Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders promoted offensive line coach Tony Sparano to interim coach on Tuesday, a day after firing head coach Dennis Allen.
Struggling Raiders name Sparano as interim head coach (Reuters) - The struggling Oakland Raiders have appointed Tony Sparano as interim head coach in place of Dennis Allen, the National Football League team said on Tuesday. Allen, who had been in charge since 2012, was sacked late on Monday after the Raiders had lost each of their first four games this season. The Raiders were hammered 38-14 by the Miami Dolphins at London's Wembley Stadium on ...
Dennis Allen was doomed to fail from start with Oakland Raiders Dennis Allen’s croaking as Oakland Raider coach was a long time coming. In fact, it had been in motion for 980 days. The day he took the job. Being 8-28 gets you fired. Being 0-4 in your do-or-die year gets you fired. Losing the locker room gets you fired, losing the corporate side gets you fired, a lot of things get you fired.
Raiders go with Sparano, stand behind GM The Oakland Raiders named Tony Sparano as their interim head coach Tuesday, less than 24 hours after firing Dennis Allen.
Raiders Fire Allen, Name Sparano Interim Head Coach But Nothing Will Change The Oakland Raiders fired Head Coach Dennis Allen after an 0-4 start, and they have named former Miami Dolphins head coach and current Oakland offensive line coach Tony Sparano as the interim leader. However, this won't change anything for the Silver & Black, as they still have an old and talent-bereft roster. What matters now is the plan for a permanent coach in 2015.
Coach Dennis Allen fired by Oakland Raiders after 0-4 start With little talent to work with, Allen didn't have a chance.
In his first season with the Raiders, he helped take them to the AFL championship and was named the league's player of the year. Lamonica that season completed 220 of 425 passes for 3,228 yards and 30 touchdowns.
Although he completed only 10 of 24 passes in Oakland's 40-7 championship victory over the Houston Oilers, two went for touchdowns. Oakland then lost Super Bowl II to the Green Bay Packers 33-14.
Lamonica was named player of the year again in 1969 with very similar numbers: He completed 221 of 426 attempts for 3,302 yards and 32 touchdowns. However, the Raiders lost the AFL championship game 17-7 to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The AFL merged into the NFL in 1970 and Lamonica remained with the Raiders until his retirement after the 1974 season. For his career, he threw 1,288 completions in 2,601 attempts for 19,154 yards and 164 touchdowns. Lamonica also scored 14 rushing touchdowns.
He recently hosted an outdoor fishing show for Fox.