Oakland Raiders Should Consider Tony Sparano For Future

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Sep 24, 2014; Bagshot, UNITED KINGDOM; Oakland Raiders senior offensive assistant coach Al Saunders at practice at Pennyhill Park Hotel in advance of the NFL International Series game against the Miami Dolphins. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Staff Tweak

What impresses me about the job that Sparano is doing is he didn’t have the luxury of bringing his own staff in four games into the season. But the Raiders are still playing a higher quality of football while the offense, that really needs changing, hasn’t changed much. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson’s system is flavorless, his play calling has even less flavor and he has too many players doing what they’re not good at.

So the best way to have continuity and at the same time change the way you do things is let Olson go and make senior offensive assistant Al Saunders the coordinator. He has coordinated offenses that ranked No. 1 in the NFL from 2002-2005 and the offense former head coach Hue Jackson brought to Raider Nation came from Saunders, who mentored Jackson with the Baltimore Ravens.

Fro the defense, defensive coordinator Jason Tarver is earning the privilege of staying with the improvement of the unit.