From The Desk of Chris Mortensen from ESPN has reported Wednesday morning the Raiders have filled their opening, hiring former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio to coach the team.
Del Rio also has experience as a head coach, he was the person in Jacksonville for 9 years with the Jaguars where he’d some success before bottoming out and getting fired following the 2011 season. He has a record of 68-70 as a head coach.
David Pride of Freesportspicksdaily.com writes “Reginald Del Rio was never a bad coach, He went at or above 500. 5 out of 9 times he was there… The only problem the Jags had were the same problems the AFC East has which is one team with an incredible qb who continuously dominates the division every single year (Brady and the Patriots)”
And he’s walking into one of many toughest jobs in the NFL. The Raiders have already been mostly awful for yesteryear decade and a revolving door of head coaches. They’ve made a great deal of questionable personnel decisions and are rumored to be exploring options to leave the Oakland area where they play in one of many worst stadiums in the NFL.
We’ve also heard that Del Rio would bring former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith with him to function as the defensive coordinator.
David Pirde “The Colts won the Division almost if not every single year with manning at QB. Which meant unless the jags won 11 games they wouldn’t make the wild card. Which is why Del Rio only made the playoffs 2 years… Unfortunately for the Jags Andrew Luck is doing the same exact thing lol”