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Jack Del Rio says Todd Downing to remain Raiders offensive coordinator the rest of season

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NFL: Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Even as the outcry for Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing to be fired gets louder, Jack Del Rio said today that Downing will remain with the team at least the final three games of this season.

Bay Area radio host Damon Bruce asked Del Rio point blank today if Downing would be retained and Del Rio said flatly “Yes.”

Downing has been under fire much of the season, having taken over the Raiders 6th ranked offense last season under Bill Musgrave and dropping them to among the worst in the NFL and now 19th this season through 13 games.

In their 7 losses, they haven’t scored more than 17 points and in their last two losses they were scoreless at the end of three quarters, only mounting any scoring drives when they were down by at least four scores. It was the latest disaster in Kansas City in which the team fell behind 26-0 by the end of the third quarter that has sparked the latest questions.

Sitting at 6-7 this season, with three games remaining and having already fired one coordinator this season (Ken Norton Jr), they’ve decided it best to just ride it out.