Posted by Josh Katzowitz
First, the option for former coach Tom Cable’s contract was not picked up, because Raiders owner Al Davis was not pleased with the team’s 8-8 performance this season - despite it being the squad’s best mark in eight years which also included a 6-0 record against the rest of the AFC West.
Apparently, the Raiders also weren’t happy with the defense, because, as the San Francisco Chronicle writes, defensive coordinator John Marshall’s contract also won’t be renewed.
According to the paper, senior executive John Herrera said “the team had staff evaluations last week and that they are confidential.”
It should be noted that Oakland’s defense ranked 11th in the NFL last season and No. 2 in pass defense.
Meanwhile, we still await the announcement that Hue Jackson will be the Raiders next coach.
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