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Raiders fire Dennis Allen after two-plus seasons
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NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source informed of the situation, that the Raiders fired the head coach over the phone. Oakland fell to 0-4 on Sunday after another embarrassing loss, this time a 38-14 bludgeoning at the hands of the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer first reported the news.

Hired prior to the 2012 season, Allen was 8-28 in his two seasons and four games into the 2014 campaign. Rapoport reported that offensive line coach Tony Sparano, senior offensive assistant Al Saunders and offensive coordinator Greg Olson are options to take over for Allen.
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"Of course, all eyes turn to Jon Gruden. We know he is close with Raiders owner Mark Davis," Rapoport said Monday night. "That would be, from what I understand, the first look from the Oakland Raiders."

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Fewest games into season a head coach has lost job (since 1970)
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Coach	                Team	       Games
Jack Patera, 1982	Seahawks	 2
Bruce Coslet, 2000	Bengals	         2
Howard Schnellenberger'74Colts	         3
Jerry Williams, 1971	Eagles	         3
Dennis Allen, 2014	Raiders	         4
Lane Kiffin, 2008	Raiders	         4
Scott Linehan, 2008	Rams	         4
Mike Shanahan, 1989	Raiders	         4
Kay Stephenson, 1985	Bills	         4
Tommy Prothro, 1978	Chargers	 4
Rick Forzano, 1976	Lions         	 4
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does this mean schaub starts this week ..???
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SA, are you sure you want the Raiders?
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does this mean schaub starts this week ..???
Pretty sure I heard Schaub got beat out for the #2 job by McGloin.
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Pretty sure I heard Schaub got beat out for the #2 job by McGloin.
Schaub has been absent from the team due to a family situation
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Schaub has been absent from the team due to a family situation
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Davis 2.0 appears to be a big puss. First he fires Allen over the phone. Then, he doesn't even bother to face the media himself today at the PC, yet trots the GM and Sparano out there
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That's right. Brain fart.
Yeah, I think it's something to do with his wife delivering prematurely.

I wish he and his family the best.
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Schaub's wife, Laurie, had an emergency C-section to deliver the couple's child, who was several months premature.
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Two headlines from the Raider owner: 1) GM isn't safe. 2) Gruden is in play.
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