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CSN-Bay Area: No negotiations with Allen yet

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was scheduled to meet with Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen Tuesday night for a second interview for the club’s vacant head coaching job, but McKenzie told CSN-Bay Area reports of “negotiations’’ were premature.

ESPN reported Tuesday morning the Raiders had identified Allen as the lead candidate and were negotiating a contract.

“There’s no negotiations (right now),’’ McKenzie said.

Citing “multiple league sources,’’ the ESPN reported Tuesday that other candidates, including Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice have been formed they are no longer under consideration.

Asked by CSN-Bay Area if Allen could lock up the job Tuesday night, McKenzie said. “He could. Depends. He’s got a lot of stuff he needs to answer. Nah, it’s not a lock, irregardless of other people’s reports.’’

McKenzie said the fates of other candidates would depend on Allen’s interview.

Tice, according to reports in the Chicago media, removed himself from consideration Monday night. Other candidates reported to have interviewed include Mornhinweg, Green Bay assistant head coach Winston Moss and Miami defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.

Allen, 39, would be the first Raiders head coach with a defensive background since John Madden was hired by Al Davis in1969 to succeed John Rauch. Before being hired by Denver, Allen was a defensive backs coach with the New Orleans Saints and also worked with the defensive line in both New Orleans and Atlanta.

McKenzie is in Mobile, Ala., scouting for the Senior Bowl and told CSN-Bay Area Monday he hoped to have a coach named by the end of the week. McKenzie said at the time of his hiring he wanted his “own guy’’ as head coach and dismissed Hue Jackson after one season.

Allen’s strong candidacy is somewhat of a surprise given that he and McKenzie have no known background. McKenzie reportedly interviewed Allen for the first time last week in Denver while the Broncos other candidate, offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, pulled out of the running to concentrate on the vacancy in Miami.

In terms of defensive philosophy, Allen told the Broncos Web site heading into the 2011 season “We’re going to be built off speed and athleticism. We want to be a very fast, violent, aggressive type of defense.’’

Defensive collapses against Buffalo, Denver and San Diego in the season finale helped keep the Raiders out of the playoffs.

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  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    YoungAmerican Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    @JayGlazer Jay Glazer
    The Oakland Raiders have agreed to hire Dennis Allen as their new head coach. He has already informed the broncos

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    w00t!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Peter King is nails, as much as everyone hates him.

    Dennis Allen it is.

    Improve our team, while hurting a division rival.

    I like the way Reggie thinks!!

  • alex7

    Cam set NCAA passing efficiency records in the SEC.

    Pryor was a below-average passer in the Big 10.

    Comparison? Ummm…they can run. They’re black. That’s it.

  • Method To My Madness

    Ask AlexisMR who quit on his team with a super large contract

  • alex7

    Randy Moss.

    Worked out well.

  • MiamiRaider78

    We have an inside track now to stop the great Jesus Tebow! lol

    Now it’s time to hire the Coordinators!

  • 505raiders

    if peyton mannings smart he will go to the baltimore colts i mean ravens
    and were stuck with palmer he better up his game this offseason

  • alex7

    Inside sources say the Broncos are not exactly “crushed” at losing the DC of the NFL’s 8th-worst defense. :)

  • AmysInCharge

    Moss didnt get hired for reasons not Palmer related. The facy is Moss isnt head coaching material, and Reggie knew it.

  • Method To My Madness

    Allen a defensive guy…interesting…..so we go 4-3 again? My god move Houston to UT and dump kelly and seymour both

  • John David Booty

    WE ARE GOING TO F#CKIN CRUSH DENVER NEXT SEASON
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AmysInCharge

    Alex7 your inside source is your mother and she needs to use the computer. Printing out some coupons for your pop tarts.

  • PurpleDrank81

    I highly doubt Big Mac is gonna wanna pay Seymour 15million this year to get ejected 3 games a year and play below average

  • Method To My Madness

    Amy….not true at all…Moss had that in bag…..lol how the hell he knows Allen is?

  • alex7

    Solid post, Hagar.

    We replaced a top-10 O coordinator with the DC of the 24th-ranked D.

    We’ll see.

  • AmysInCharge

    Kelly is a keeper, Seymour will retire.

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  • 505raiders

    309.alex7 Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    Inside sources say the Broncos are not exactly “crushed” at losing the DC of the NFL’s 8th-worst defense.

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    let me guess your that inside source f the donks

  • PurpleDrank81

    I just pray Brad Roll is out…. Maybe he and Hue Jack can go sip martinis in some other city

  • J Hill

    and than went like 3 of 9 in the second half and did nothing.

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    Only 9 pass attempts in the 2nd half?

    When he was looking “awesome” in the first half???

    Bad coaching?

  • MiamiRaider78

    For the haters on the blog, there are 31 other teams to root for. Do it and no one here, who is a Real Raider fan, would care.

    Hate reading that sh&t on here from “raider fans”. Poof, vamoose son of a bcht.

  • BewareofRaiders

    Is cork still taking a nap?

  • AmysInCharge

    Because he interviewed him twice,..he didnt interview Moss twice because he found out what he needed to know in first interview,..Im rollin with Reggie.

  • Method To My Madness

    Chubby Checker lmao….Hagar…points for that

  • Seymour Bush

    Method To My Madness Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Ask AlexisMR who quit on his team with a super large contract
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    Eli Manning quit on the Dischargers and a Super Large contract. Not seeing a lot of downside here….

  • Seymour Bush

    BewareofRaiders Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Is cork still taking a nap?
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    Cork? I thought you guys ran this blog…….

  • alex7

    worth repeating.

    Guys McKenzie interviewed:

    Allen (no other interviews)
    Mornhigweg (no other interviews)
    Moss (no other interviews)
    Tice (almost) no other interviews

  • Method To My Madness

    Yresh Amy…he found out him and Moss ain’t 100pct on all things…I.e. Palmer…Ill never be sold on Palmer and logical football eyes in the world aren’t either

  • AmysInCharge

    Im not sure who ever told you Moss had anything in the bag,…Reggie has talked well of him, but alot of that likely was he just likes the guy and was hoping him saying good things about him in past years was to get his name out there to other teams,…Reggie is smart…went with a guy he sees as a future head coaching star, not a buddy from the Packers.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Hue became a liability running around the town sippin Mai Tais with our strength and conditioning coach during the middle of the season when he should of been taking care of business

  • Just Fire Baby

    Rod Woodson did wonders??

    He will never coach again.

  • John David Booty

    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I just pray Brad Roll is out…. Maybe he and Hue Jack can go sip martinis in some other city
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    Brad Roll is the Chuck Bresnehan of Strength and Conditioning coaches, and has not gotten enough flak from The Nation.

  • AmysInCharge

    Why not wait and see what reggie and Allen say about Palmer?…they didnt sign him, they might crapcan him. Be patient.

  • MiamiRaider78

    The gut has spoken!

  • alex7

    Elway quit on the Colts drafting him.
    Moss quit on the Raiders.
    Eli quit on the Chargers.

    Players usually know what they’re doing. And if you hate your boss and company, you too are allowed to quit.

  • DutchRaider77

    Solid post, Hagar.

    We replaced a top-10 O coordinator with the DC of the 24th-ranked D.

    We’ll see.

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    And the only job he could get was QB coach for the Cardinals? Top 10?

  • Method To My Madness

    Did eli play for sD? Glenny come on…u smarter than this….Eli made it clear way in advance he wasn’t gonna play in SD……see his two SB appearances? That’s why Eli didnt

  • John Tweedy

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    Bowles was the token Rooney interview.

    Nothing more, nothing less.

    Why not call it the Art Shell Rule?

  • Just Fire Baby

    I did think Hue would even have the sack for a Mai Tai.

    He is more of a frozen dacquiri guy.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    alex7 Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    worth repeating.

    Guys McKenzie interviewed:

    Allen (no other interviews)
    Mornhigweg (no other interviews)
    Moss (no other interviews)
    Tice (almost) no other interviews

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    Marty was interviewed (IIRC) by Indy.

    Allen was interviewed by someone-or-other else.

    We never interviewed Tice.

    You also left off Bowles and Carmichael.

  • alex7

    Obviously, the great coaches don’t eat or drink. They inject vitamins at 3a.m. at their team’s headquarters.

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    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Hue became a liability running around the town sippin Mai Tais with our strength and conditioning coach during the middle of the season when he should of been taking care of business

  • PurpleDrank81

    I remember seeing Brad Roll drunker than a skunk walking pass the Metro on broadway probally tryna find a hooker when he should of been tryna figure out why all our players were out with hamstring injuries

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  • PurpleDrank81

    When your out in the middle of the week gettin wasted and gettin pedicures and not speaking to the QB you traded the house away for is a giant issue…

  • alex7

    Duck

    Colts did NOT interview Marty.
    Allen was NOT interviewed by someone-or-other
    Carmichael has not interviewed with anyone else either.
    Tice was on our “short” list and will not interview anywhere else.

    Bowles = 2012 rooney rule interview.

  • alex7

    yeah Drank

    how dare a coach have a life outside the facility.

    I saw pictures of Coughlin’s wife bringing him water at Giants headquarters. She was stopped at the perimeter gate. Coughlin doesn’t drink water!

  • J Hill

    .Moss was leading candidate but vehemently doesn’t want Palmer as his qb

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    Yeah, right!

    Moss gave up a chance to be an NFL head coach because he didn’t want to coach Palmer?

    Not buying that for a second.

    And if he was dumb enough to take that stance, our new GM made a wise choice to move past him.

  • realtruraider

    303.Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 24th, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    Peter King is nails, as much as everyone hates him.

    Dennis Allen it is.

    Improve our team, while hurting a division rival.

    I like the way Reggie thinks!!

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    What, was Peter the first to report this or what man?

    Why do think everybody hates him? I actually like it when he comes on CSN, he knows his schit

  • 505raiders

    rod woodson came aboard out of respect for al davis and the situation of his secondary woodson knew they were horrible and he tried to make them better woodson didnt need the job but you can only do so much with our crappy secondary not including branch gio and huff who actually looked as if someone was coaching them up a bit

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    OK… Raiders now have an Aggie as a HC.

    Let the jokes begin…