The Las Vegas Raiders are trying to change the trajectory of their franchise, as they by Sports Illustrated. Quarterbacks coach Bo Hardegree will replace Lombardi as offensive coordinator, by NFL Media.head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler Tuesday night. Those aren’t the only moves Vegas has made, as the Raiders also fired offensive coordinator Mick Lombardi,
Lombardi’s offense ranks 31st in total offensive yards per game through eight weeks (268.3) and 30th in points scored per game (15.8). In Monday night’s 26-14 loss to the Detroit Lions, the Raiders recorded just 157 total yards of offense compared to Detroit’s 486. Free agent quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is averaging career lows in yards per attempt (7.2), passer rating (78.1) and TD-INT ratio (0.78), and leads the league for interceptions with nine despite only playing six games.
Lombardi was in his second year as the Raiders’ offensive coordinator. Previously, he was an assistant for the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Jets, an assistant quarterbacks coach for the New England Patriots and also a wide receivers coach for New England.
Passing game coordinator Scott Turner was thought to be a candidate to replace Lombardi, but ultimately it’s Hardegree. The former quarterbacks coach previously served as an offensive assistant for the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, Jets and Patriots.