Jack Del Rio announced he has been fired after the Raiders' 30-10 Week 17 loss to the Chargers on Sunday, dropping them to 6-10 and dropping Del Rio from Coach of the Year consideration last year to unemployed.
Del Rio was sacked just one year after leading the team to a 12-4 record and the Raiders' first playoff berth in well over a decade. Over his three seasons as the Raiders coach he went 25-23 overall and 8-10 against AFC West rivals.
Prior to his role with Oakland, Del Rio had previously served as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-2011, where he was sacked in the middle of the year.
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Gruden went 95-81 over his coaching career, notching a 38-26 record over the first four years of his career in Oakland. Under first-year coordinator Todd Downing, the group appeared to take a step back, particularly Carr and receiver Amari Cooper.
Over the course of 12 seasons as a head coach in the NFL, Del Rio has gone a combined 93-94.
They were the upstarts past year and were hot going into the playoffs until Derek Carr busted his ankle.