Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/31/12
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The team synonymous with head coaching changes stood pat with Dennis Allen, but the Raiders did dismiss four first-year assistant coaches from his staff. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, line coach Frank Pollack, linebackers coach Johnny Holland and special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman were all looking for work the day after a season-ending 24-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers ended the Raiders' season at 4-12. Knapp and Pollack took the fall for an offense which saw its running game plummet from one of the NFL's best to No. 28. Under Hue Jackson, the Raiders were second in the NFL in rushing in 2010 and seventh in 2011, with the most rushing yards in the NFL over that two-year span. "I think what happened is, you realize it wasn't working," coach Dennis Allen said. "We weren't able to get the production we needed to. I felt like we needed to make a change." With Knapp coming in as quarterbacks coach for the Houston Texans and bringing along Pollack to coach the offensi...
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