Report: “Significant Trend Upward” Or Todd Downing Will Be Fired
With just five games remaining in the season, the Raiders have left themselves with little margin for error as they prepare to make a final push for the playoffs.
The stakes are even higher for offensive coordinator Todd Downing, who is reportedly coaching on the very hottest of hot seats.
According to a CBS Sports report on Sunday, Downing “has not endeared himself to many in the building” and could soon suffer the same fate as former defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.
“There would have to be a significant trend upwards for there not to be changes to that offensive staff,” CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora told Greg Papa on his 95.7 The Game radio show on Wednesday.
La Canfora seems to believe that Downing will remain with the Raiders through the end of the season, but previously indicated that head coach Jack Del Rio will probably be inclined to move forward with “more proven coaches” on both sides of the ball in 2018.
Downing will face a hapless Giants team on Sunday that should offer a pleasant jumpstart to the Raiders sputtering offense.