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Jack Del Rio fired by Oakland Raiders after 6-10 season

01 January 2018

JDR announces that he will not be returning as head coach next year.

Jack Del Rio broke the news following a 30-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday in Carson.

Under Del Rio, the Raiders went 7-9, 12-4 and then slumped to 6-10.

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The foundation, apparently, crumbled in a matter of months.

"He told me he loved me and appreciated all I did to get this program going in the right direction, but that he felt the need to change", Del Rio said.

Despite all the improvements the Raiders made in 2016 prior to quarterback Derek Carr's season-ending fibula surgery, they took several steps back in 2017-especially on offense.

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This year...ugh. Carr wasn't great. Derek Carr is the highest paid quarterback in the National Football League, and with 2016 Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack rushing the passer, they have some great pieces to build with. Other marks, like completion percentage and yards per attempt, saw a dip.

This was Del Rio's second try as a head coach after spending nine seasons with the Jaguars from 2003-2011.

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Jack Del Rio fired by Oakland Raiders after 6-10 season