Originally published on SBReport.net on Dec. 31, 2012
The Raiders announced the firing of four coaches, including offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, just one day after their loss to the San Diego Chargers to finish 4-12 for the season.
Special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman, offensive line coach Frank Pollack and linebackers coach Johnny Holland were fired in addition to Knapp.
"Decisions like this are very difficult," Allen said. "I have a great deal of respect for all of these men and I appreciate their contributions to the Oakland Raiders this season.”
Knapp inherited a Hue Jackson offense that averaged 22.4 point per game but dropped it down to 18.1 points per game with virtually the same offensive unit. Knapp had been criticized for much of the year for his "predictable" play calling. Knapp brought offensive line coach Frank Pollack and the zone-blocking scheme with him that produced just 3.3 yards per carry, a career low.
The turnover seemed imminent due to Knapp's inability to get in the end zone this season.