Earlier this morning there were reports that the 4-6 New Orleans Saints—who have given up by far the most points in the NFL this season—were going to fire defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. For some reason they decided to go through the charade of pretending Ryan’s firing wasn’t a foregone conclusion, with head coach…
It turns out that the AP reporter who reported that Raiders head coach Dennis Allen was about to be fired before being like, "Nah, haha ignore me!" was onto something after all. Last night, the Raiders, who suck, announced that Allen had been sacked.
Earlier tonight, AP reporter Terry Collins tweeted that Raiders head coach Dennis Allen had been fired after a 38-14 loss to the Dolphins in London. After the tweet traveled around, Collins deleted it. Shortly after that, he apologized for his unconfirmed report. So, Allen survives, for now.
On Friday night, a story on Raiders DE Justin Tuck moved across the Associated Press wire. It contained the following quote from coach Dennis Allen about rookie QB Derek Carr, emphasis mine:
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This is actually from Wednesday's 6 p.m. newscast on KNTV in San Francisco, during which a CSN Bay Area producer in the background appears to react quite negatively to the Dennis Allen news being delivered by sports anchor Henry Wofford. We're not sure how someone working on TV wouldn't know he is, you know, on TV.…