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Oakland Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season.

Oakland Raiders Fire Head Coach Dennis Allen The Oakland Raiders fired head coach Dennis Allen on Sept. 30. The Raiders parted ways with Allen after an 0-4 start. FOX Sports' Jay Glazer first broke the news:"Dennis Allen is out as Oakland...

Dolphins vs Raiders final score: Dolphins decimate Raiders behind big Tannehill performance The Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders completed their Week 4 International Series contest with the Dolphins simply dominating throughout the day. Ryan Tannehill led the way with an amazing performance. The Miami Dolphins destroyed the Oakland Raiders during the two sides' Week 4 International Series contest.

Raiders Fire Coach Dennis Allen After 0-4 Season Start, Fox Says The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen after a winless four-game start to the season and an 8-28 record in three seasons, Fox Sports reported.

Dennis Allen fired by winless Oakland Raiders The Oakland Raiders have fired Coach Dennis Allen after four games into the 2014 season, a team official told The Times on Monday night.

Raiders Fire Coach Dennis Allen Oakland Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen following team's 10th straight loss

Report: Dennis Allen informed by Oakland Raiders that he's been fired Fox's Jay Glazer is reporting that the Oakland Raiders have informed Dennis Allen that he has been fired.

NFL: Oakland Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday (local time), just four games - and four losses - into his third NFL season.

Raiders fire coach Allen, 42, after 0-4 start The Oakland Raiders have fired coach Dennis Allen.

Raiders' season spinning out of control ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) With the Oakland Raiders' season spinning out of control after yet another lopsided loss, coach Dennis Allen believes there is still time to save the season.

Ken Stabler
 Ken Stabler

"Snake" was at the forefront of the Oakland Raiders glory years under Coach John Madden. In his 10 Raider years, the left handed All-America quarterback from Alabama was named to the Pro Bowl five times ('73 to '77) passed for more than 200 yards 36 times in league play, in 1977 led the Raiders to Super Bowl victory over Minnesota. While a Raider he set a record of 143 attempts without an interception, completed 1,182 passes for a Raider record. Enshrined into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.

Kenny "The Snake" Stabler (born December 25, 1945) is a former American football quarterback who played quarterback at the University of Alabama and for the Oakland Raiders under coach John Madden (1970-1984). He is left-handed, and at the time of his pro career left-handed quarterbacks were looked on as being unsuitable for professional football, with a variety of semi-credible excuses being given for this view. One such was that the spin on passes would be the reverse of "normal", resulting in problems for receivers.

Born on Christmas Day 1945 in Foley, Alabama, the left-handed Stabler became a highly touted football player in high school, earning the nickname "The Snake" from his coach after a long, winding touchdown run. He was recruited by Alabama's Paul "Bear" Bryant and joined the team in 1964. In 1965 he led Alabama to a national championship. He finished his career with the Crimson Tide in 1967, having compiled a 28-3-2 record as a starter. He was drafted in the second round of the NFL draft in 1968. Stabler first made his mark in the NFL in a 1972 playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After entering the game in relief of Daryle Lamonica, he scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter on a 31-yard scramble. The Steelers, however, came back to win on a controversial, deflected pass from Terry Bradshaw to Franco Harris, known in football lore as The Immaculate Reception.

After suffering severe knee injuries, Stabler became less a scrambling quarterback and more a classic, drop-back passer, known for deadly-accurate passes in the 10-to-20 yard range and an uncanny ability to lead late, come-from-behind drives. During the peak of his career he had an impressive receiving corps consisting of sprinter Cliff Branch, sure-handed possession receiver Fred Biletnikoff, and Hall-of-Fame tight end Dave Casper. As a starter in Oakland, Stabler was named AFC player of the year in 1974 and 1976, and was the NFL's passing champion in 1976. In 1977 he guided the Raiders to their first Super Bowl victory, after a narrow playoff victory over the New England Patriots in which he scored the winning touchdown on a surprise quarterback keeper. In the 1977 AFC Playoffs against the Baltimore Colts he threw a crucial 4th quarter pass to Dave Casper that set up a game tying field goal that sent into overtime in which the Raiders eventually won; that incredible 4th quarter pass was dubbed The Ghost To The Post.

In 1980 he was traded to the Houston Oilers for Dan Pastorini, whom Raiders' owner Al Davis regarded as a more effective deep passer. The Oilers in turn saw Stabler as the missing ingredient that could finally get them past the Steelers and into the Super Bowl. Ironically, Pastorini lost the starting job in Oakland to Jim Plunkett after an injury, and Plunkett then led the Raiders over Stabler and the Oilers in the playoffs. Stabler played one more season with Houston and then finished his NFL career with a three-year stint with the New Orleans Saints.

He currently provides color commentary alongside Eli Gold for broadcasts of Alabama football.

 


 

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