Raiders Name Tony Sparano Interim Head Coach

Discussion in 'Oakland Raiders' started by DaBears22, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    The Oakland Raiders named Tony Sparano their interim head coach Tuesday less than 24 hours after firing Dennis Allen.

    Sparano, who previously had served as Oakland's assistant head coach/offensive line, and Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie will address the move at a 5 p.m. ET news conference.

    "Tony Sparano has a strong presence in this organization," McKenzie said in a statement released by the team. "His experience and leadership qualities will serve the team well in helping reach the goal of everyone here, which is to win football games."

    Allen, 42, was 8-28 as Oakland's coach. He was fired after the Raiders, who retooled their roster this past offseason, suffered an embarrassing 38-14 loss Sunday to the Miami Dolphins in London, dropping their record to 0-4.

  2. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    Fricking big huge space in between the paragraphs lol :dunno:

    Do the Raiders really thing Sparano is a step up from Allen based on his track record?
  3. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    Im guessing he is just getting them through the season and they will go after someone when the seasons over
  4. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    Brady Hoke might be available after this season.
  5. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    This, it's a lost season, upgrading now wasn't the impetus for the firing. He'll probably go hard after Gruden right now and if he can't get him or some other splashy unemployed guy, pursue other options in the offseason.
  6. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    The Raiders should be interviewing and hiring a new front office starting now. For f--k sake, bring Bill Polian in...he's sitting around doing nothing and he'd be better than anyone they've had in

    Built winners in Canada, in Buffalo, in Carolina, in Indy...
  7. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    They can have Baalke if they want him.
  8. dad2paisley

    dad2paisley Special Teamer

    Who will want this job?
  9. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    sparano is a bigger walking cluster f--k than allen was.
  10. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    Good OL coach. Decent OC. Horrible HC
  11. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Heard a rumor today that Harbaugh wants to coach there...
  12. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    They can have him.
  13. DontKnowMe

    DontKnowMe Anti-Social Networker

    Sparano's first order of business

    I think they would have been better off putting a few people in that hole
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  14. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    After game 16 they'll be at the Grand Canyon with a backhoe.