Yahoo’s Mike Silver reported this morning that defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan will not be on the Oakland Raiders’ staff next season. Beat writer Vittorio Tafur stated in his blog that the coach “won’t be back next season,” per a source.
Oakland statistically ranked among the bottom of the league in many categories, including being the 29th-ranked defense and allowing a franchise record 31 touchdown passes. They also gave up 5.1 yards per carry, 4,262 passing yards and 6,201 total yards, while giving up the third most points (433) in team history.
The fate of cornerbacks coach Rod Woodson, linebackers coach Greg Biekert and safeties coach Kevin Ross are up in the air, but per Silver, all have been told that their contracts will not be renewed when they expire on Jan. 15.
Considering the underwhelming play of the linebackers, especially the dip in sacks from Kamerion Wimbley and the inconsistency of former 1st round draft pick Rolando McClain, Biekert was definitely one staffer that was sitting on the hot seat.
Woodson had a unit filled of rookies to work with, along with Lito Sheppard, a cast-off veteran to go along with highly paid cornerback Stanford Routt and safety Michael Huff. Tyvon Branch, in his contract year, seemingly had the best season out of everyone on the unit.
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