Raiders bury football at practice after winless start to season (Video)
The Oakland Raiders are off to an 0-4 start to the season, one that cost Dennis Allen his job as head coach. Former Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano was named interim and prior to his first practice with the team he delivered a resounding message.
As players looked on, Sparano took a football and dropped it into a hole. The ball represented the first four games of the season. Sparano then emphasized the first quarter of the season is behind them and encouraged players to follow suit in burying the ball, which they did.
Mission accomplished for Tony Sparano in terms of grabbing the attention of his players.
With the bye week now behind them, the Raiders can set their sights on win No. 1 and getting the second quarter of the season started on a good note. To do that, they’ll have to knock of the AFC West-leading San Diego Chargers, who are 4-1.
Video: CSN Bay Area