Oakland Raiders’ coaches vie for jobs in 2014

Sep 8, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts defeated the Raiders 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It has been another challenging season in Oakland, to say the least.  The Raiders have lost five games in a row and 7 of their last 9 to bring them to 4-11 for the year.  AFC No. 1 seed – currently — Denver looms this Sunday and regardless of the outcome, obviously, Oakland will have its’ 11th consecutive season without cracking the .500 mark.

But, according to ESPN’s John Clayton, the Raiders will have as much as $69 million in cap space in 2014 and the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is on the horizon.  Whether or not to keep the current coaching staff, and whether or not they are the appropriate ones to help lead the team back to relevancy, is a looming question that Oakland will have to address with their upcoming riches.

Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver — among others on the current staff — believe that they are, according to a report from CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair.

“The hand that the Oakland Raiders were handed when we stepped into this building was one where we couldn’t make a lot of moves,” Tarver said. “The moves that were made by this organization had to be made. And as you look at the progress and the process, you knew through this little window that there were going to be some dramatic ups and downs — not having an established quarterback, having 10 new starters on defense, et cetera — whatever the case may be.”

Offensive coordinator Greg Olson echoed Tarver’s assertion that 2013 would bring a great deal of challenge.

“As much as we all want to win right away — and we all want instant results — when we started the season we knew that we were a little bit challenged here now as a football team when you look at it,” Olson said. “I had a chance a year ago to be in Jacksonville and see that team’s personnel and then be here with the Raiders and say that we do have some challenges here now to overcome.” [CSN Bay Area]

So what say you Raiders’ fans?  Keep the current staff?  Or, clean house along with the rest of the roster and start anew?

Topics: Denver Broncos, Greg Olson, Jason Tarver, NFL, Oakland Raiders

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  • Ricky Bobby

    It’s not thst the Raiders are impatient

    • Chadd Eldridge

      Impatient 11 straight losing seasons. Yea im a little impatient

  • Lee

    Believe they all need another year with a full roster.

  • Chadd Eldridge

    Keep everyone but Allen. And Palmer its all his fault

  • James Holtslander

    I have some issues with tarvers late game play calling. I really want mr Davis to go after Gruden heavily, oakland is an attractive job next year, high draft pick, tons of money and no Al Davis, and a good bit of cheap talent in place …. I am still waiting to see the light!!!!!

    • Matt Cowlishaw

      Yes, haha. I should have mentioned the “light” is contingent upon how they spend that $69 million.

  • PJ

    Im w/ Holtslander. Go get Gruden and let him have his say with players and the draft. What has the Organization done for the fans lately? Lose 11years straight under .500. I guess if your DA thats production while losing. Off with their heads matey! Start fresh with money, draft, FAs, waiver wire, UDFA, extensions and staff. Everyone and thing all starts on the same page in the same year and if they dont? Then Marky Davis needs to sell. Playing in a sewer filled baseball stadium with tarps is no way to treat fans or players!

  • a garcia

    just Allen has to go. its a gamble, but I say bring back Gruden a bring in Gannon as assistant head coach.

  • Pridenpoise

    Yes fire another coach who has been given nothing to work with. And we all know how productive a team is when they are firing coaches at the rate of 11 over 13 years, real blueprint for success.

    • PJ

      Cable and Hue did pretty good for what time they had, but Al was to impatient and wanted that 4th title before he went. He ran out of patience and tried to buy a SB. Just like Miami is trying to do. I dont blame MD. He said he just wanted to see improvements and not regression. RM & DA both are basicaly failing the last 2 year’s. Im really nervous to see what they do with money if they cant even draft productive players? How many draft pics did they pass on that are playing awesome this year? Keenan Allen, Lacey, Bell, Ellington, Eifert and Tayvon Austin etc..etc..I mean we lost a 4th round QB to waivers? WTF is going on?

  • Scott N Liz Barnes

    I say get rid of coaching staff and really do anything possible to get gruden back. He is a proven winner and fans love him. DA had two years and did nothing. The chiefs got a new coach almost the same roster and turned the team around. Gruden can do the same thing.

  • Mike Floros

    I’m only down with a change if we’re getting an absolute star HC. Gruden or his brother Jay, Lovie Smith…if the Raiders don’t attract a viable candidate, keep the guys they have. Maybe they, along with the rest of the team, can turn the corner if they have more than 2nd and 3rd stringers everyplace on the field.

  • chris mueller

    GRUDEN………period!

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