ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio had seen enough.
Tired of watching his defense fail to generate turnovers, get off the field on third downs and limit big plays by the opponents, Del Rio decided to fire defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. this week and replace him with assistant John Pagano.
“I really felt like I needed to shake things up,” Del Rio said Wednesday, a day after making the change. “We couldn’t continue doing what we’ve been doing to this point. I made the call. The whole idea is to change what we’re doing.”