Rather than break the news to him on the long flight back from London, the Oakland Raiders must have had Dennis Allen thinking everything was ok despite losing their fourth straight game to start off the 2014 season.
But he should have known…
Four looks to be the magic number for Oakland as the team historically isn’t afraid to dump coaches after 4 games. Mike Shanahan got the boot after 4 in ’98 as well Lane Kiffin in 2008.
The #Raiders fired Dennis Allen tonight over the phone. Really.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2014
Yes the Raiders informed Dennis Allen he is fired over the phone rather than talk to him on an 11 hour flight home from London.
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September 30, 2014