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Allen’s to-do list a long one

By Steve Corkran
Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at 2:40 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Recently hired Raiders head coach Dennis Allen will field questions from the media Monday at his introductory news conference in Alameda. That will be just the start of the process of answering questions for the first-time head coach.
Allen inherits a Raiders team that finished 8-8 for the second straight season and one that hasn’t won more than eight games or qualified for the playoffs since 2002.
He is the seventh coach since 2002, when the Raiders finished 11-5 and advanced to the Super Bowl under Bill Callahan. Late Raiders managing general partner Al Davis fired Callahan one season later.
Then came Norv Turner for two seasons, Art Shell for one, Lane Kiffin for one-plus season, Tom Cable and Hue Jackson. What makes Allen a better candidate to get the Raiders back on track for glory? We’re about to find out.
For Allen to succeed, he is going to have to find answers to questions that eluded his many predecessors. Among them:
How to solve the persistent penalties issue. The Raiders are fresh from a season in which they set NFL records for most penalties and penalty yardage in a season.
Jackson promised to get the problem fixed, even if it took him all season. He left town the owner of two ignominious marks and no clue how to break through on a problem that has dogged the Raiders for years.
How to fix the run defense. This was another long-time issue that Jackson promised to fix. Again, he failed. The Raiders allowed 5.1 yards per carry and finished near the bottom of the league in average yards per game.
How to keep Darren McFadden healthy for an entire season. McFadden has yet to make it through a whole season in his four-year NFL career. He missed the final nine games of the 2011 season with a sprained foot.
Allen has to determine whether it’s better to keep McFadden and hope he hits upon the proper recipe to stay healthy for the whole season or if the time is ripe to trade McFadden, while his trade value is high.
The Raiders as of now have only fifth- and sixth-round draft picks in April. McFadden is the player with the most trade value on the Raiders roster. As difficult as it would be to part with McFadden, that might be the only way for the Raiders to recoup some draft picks, though they likely will receive two or three compensatory picks.
Hiring coordinators and the rest of his staff. Allen’s first order of business will be to decide whether to retain offensive coordinator Al Saunders, defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan and any of the other assistants who were part of Jackson’s staff.
Defensive line coach Mike Waufle and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal already signed elsewhere, Waufle with the St. Louis Rams and Lal with the New York Jets.
It seems to make sense for Allen to retain Saunders so that he can enter his first season without having to worry very much about the offense. From there, he could put a ton of energy and attention toward a defense that cost the Raiders several games last season.
Finding some game-changers on defense. Most of the 11 starters, as well as the key reserves, are under contract for 2012. Even so, none of those players is a bonafide impact player along the lines of a Vince Wilfork, Terrell Suggs, Patrick Willis or Justin Smith.
Several players who fit that bill are expected to be available in free agency. It’s imperative that Allen bring in a couple of those players, or risk another season in which the defense shines at times, struggles at others.
What to do with quarterback Carson Palmer. Jackson mortgaged the future by trading for Palmer midway through last season. It’s a trade Jackson had to make, though it’s questionable whether he had to give up a first- and second-round pick to do so.
Either way, Palmer is 32, past his prime and slated to earn $11.5 million in 2012. The easy move would be to keep Palmer and hope Palmer performs at a higher level with the benefit of an entire offseason with the Raiders.
There aren’t many attractive options on the free agent market — Matt Flynn and Jason Campbell are at or near the top of the list.
Second-year player Terrelle Pryor is the only other quarterback under contract on Oakland’s roster — Campbell and Kyle Boller are eligible to become free agents in mid-March.
Campbell has no interest in returning as a backup. However, if Allen decides to part ways with Palmer, Campbell would be a possibility to return for a third season.
Allen likely will have suitable answers for all these questions. Whether they are the right answers remains to be seen. No one knows how Allen is going to pan out as a head coach. It’s just another on a long list of questions that beg answers.

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  • http://none Marley Bob

    Regarding Carson Palmer.

    I don’t think any QB has ever dealt with a situation quite like the one Palmer faced last season.

    To come in the middle of week 6, into a playoff race, without any professional preparation at all (conditioning and strenght), without any kind of chemistry with his Offensive Line, WR’s TE’s and RB’s, to have the team’s best player and some other key contributors go down and with the pressure to perform after a blockbuster trade.

    Considering all the stuff he had to deal with, Carson Palmer did a heck of a job.

    QB is not a problem for this team, we’re set for at least the next 2-3 years with Palmer and we have a young, talented project learning behind him.

    An experienced back-up should be signed for next season in case Carson has to miss some time, but Palmer is the present and Pryor is the future.

  • RaiderSam

    Doriangray Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    raider fans are hard on people i swear . 2nd year player with a bad defensive coordinator ROLANDO MCCLAIN is a total bust in yur eyes. Carson palmer comes outta retirement & u exoect him to led raiders to superbowl without darren mcfadden. rookie coach hue jackson goes 8 -8 and he just sucks horendously . i tell ya, if u had sex with halle berry and she didnt swallow, youd rate her a 6 and say her sex was awful.
    ===========================================

    Dorian, its the internet age, where everybody knows anything and hates everything.

  • lefty12

    Bob,the only thing I would add to your comment is-HOPEFULLY Pryor is the future.

  • djohnnyg

    626.Raiderbuck Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    Watching a zombie show on TV, looks a lot like the Raider defense,….

    Zombies would be a huge upgrade. They’re aggressive, hungry and relentless.

    We could only wish for a “Zombie” defense.

  • Master Beeecham

    Yo yo yo, mixtapes are wiggity wiggity wack

    I once made a mixtape of reggae jams and traded it for a Quizno’s sub. I ripped that dude off.

    Yo, my street crew The Certified Platinum Posse just arrived at the penthouse for a mad recording session and to join me in a Tae Bo workout.

    I wrote this hot new jam while I was getting a cappuccino enema this afternoon, check it:

    Smoking a straight up doobie
    aka marijuana, which’ll get you sent to juvie (as in juvenile hall)
    So kick back and watch a movie
    Then nourish your abs with a healthy smoothie

    TWIZZLE?

  • doriangray

    i can just picture the president barak cnn speech about the zombie- issue .. ” uhh , my fellow americans , we have a slight situation going on with the undead , but if theres any indication , that uhh ..”

  • http://none Marley Bob

    And I’d rather have Carson Palmer as my QB than a 1st round pick this year and a 2nd round pick next year.

    People here like draft picks because they love to spend 3 months playing GM and busting out mock drafts and looking for sleepers, I know because I love it too.

    But the Draft isn’t the only way to build a team, undrafted players and free agents play a huge role as well, specially with a team like ours full of early draft picks with talent, some more than others, we needed a professional QB more than 2 more young kids who may or may not pan out.

  • djohnnyg

    SD game, with momentum on our side, down only 31-26 with SD at their own 1/2 yd. line, they get that quick 20 yd. pop for a first with 6’4 Malcom Floyd easily outjumping Lito, SD hands off to freakin’ Tolbert and he bowls over I don’t know how many Raiders for a 42 yd. gain to put the proverbial “dagger” in our backs.

    That one run by Tolbert spoke volumes. Seemed like Raiders didn;t even try hard to tackle him. I mean, how many 42 yd runs did Tolbert have this year?

    The season on the line and the Raiders had long since given up. It’s as if they KNEW they wouldn’t/couldn’t stop them and they just said “uncle”.

    I look forward to that kind of crap… stopping.

  • http://none Marley Bob

    Lefty.

    Bob,the only thing I would add to your comment is-HOPEFULLY Pryor is the future.
    ————————————————-

    Well, at this point we can only hope.

    In GB they could only hope Rodgers was the future and he turned out great, in Philly they hoped Kolb was the future and they turned him into a 2nd round pick and starting caliber DB.

    Point is, we have a young kid with some talent learning the job and getting ready for his shot, will Pryor be a hit or a miss? we’ll have to wait, but at least there’s a plan, unless Reggie decides he can’t play QB.

  • hendu

    Lefty12,keep up the good fight,WITH YA,RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MiamiRaider78

    I once made a mixtape of reggae jams and traded it for a Quizno’s sub. I ripped that dude off.

    lmao

  • djohnnyg

    Hey blog losers, just thought i’d let u know what i’m doing tonight.

    I just got done shopping for my 320 lb. wife. Had to pick up a razor for her so she could shave that mop under her arms…diggity, schliggity do.

    And yo, check this, some old lady ran her cart into mine and then she slapped me and told and called me a “young punk whippersnapper”. I apologized profusely while she continued to threaten and chase me all the way back to my sweet ride- a ’92 Corolla. Yo shlippity, nippity, doo dah.

    When I got home my fat wife made me get on all fours and out an enema to use on myself. Yo word.

    Then I had a cup of hot cocoa to celebrate how cool I am while watching a re-run of Marhta Stewart Living.

    Yo, shizzle me timbers.

    You dorks wish u had it as good as me.

  • lefty12

    Hendu,I’m just trying to do what you and most of us are here for and want to do and that is talk Raider football.

  • Master Beeecham

    Yo yo yo just got super baked on a joint of marijuana and popped on Juwanna Man.

    For all you blog zeros, this flick is GUARANTEED to help you seal the deal, word

  • http://none Marley Bob

    But the Draft isn’t the only way to build a team, undrafted players and free agents play a huge role as well, specially with a team like ours full of early draft picks with talent, some more than others, we needed a professional QB more than 2 more young kids who may or may not pan out.

    ———————————————–

    Correction, I should have said early round Draft picks are not the only way to build a team …

    Let’s look at the “Draft masters” in New England.

    Over the last 3 drafts, when Belichick went nust and started stockpiling picks, the New England Patriots have selected 17 players in the first 3 rounds.

    That’s right , 17 players taken in rounds 1-2-3

    You know how many start for them?.

    5.

    5 out of 17 players and the only difference-maker among them is Rob Gronkowski, their highest pick LB Jerod Mayo is a pretty good player but not exactly an All-Pro, LB Brandon Spikes is a decent starter as is the often injured Safety Patrick Chung.

    Aaron Hernandez was a 4th round pick, in case you were wondering.

    2nd and 3rd round picks from this year, RB’s Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley were healthy inactives last week.

    Veteran free agents nobody wanted like G Brian Waters and DE Andre Carter were among their best players this year.

    Undrafted players and journeymen like DL Kyle Love and LB Rob Ninkovich often play big roles for them.

    So, draft picks are a bit overrated, specially early draft picks.

    I’ll take Carson Palmer for a 1st and a 2nd.

  • Master Beeecham

    Yo goobers, the Beeech Dawgettes just came back from their shift at Spearmint Rhino with a case of Moet Chandon and the Alien box set.

    Guess that means I’ve gotta satisfy 4 smoking hot strippers all night once again, might have to get a blood transfusion for my weiner in the am

    CAN’T FIGHT THE FLAVOR OF A PRINGLE

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Meanwhile, the humiliation of Hue continues, as Jim Caldwell just got his old QB Coach job in Baltimore. I’m seriously thinking we’ll next see Hue in the UFL.

  • RaiderWeaponX

    lefty12 Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    629-obviously you are one of those who was banned and had to return under a different name because you couldn’t carry on a civil conversation with someone.It probably won’t be long before your name disappears and you’ll have to come up with a new one.Guys like you just can’t help yourselves.Players may not be able to practice with the team but how often have you read how someone is working with the trainers or assistant coaches on the side?Do you believe once a player is put on IR they no longer get coached up by the staff?Unless you have witnessed what a player has done or talked to someone who was working with said player,you don’t know sh!t.

    =======

    Awww Wefty!

    I’m sorry you can’t handle being schooled. This is quite the screaming hissy and I didn’t even include the repeated calls to ban me or ban me again.

    Sheesh Mary so you were dead wrong saying “Players on IR can practice” Thats one of the things the Pats were in trouble for and more rules since me thinks but anyway, I digress.

    My name on here WAS GoodOle00 until someone started posting anti raider crap as GoodOle and later “formerly GoodOle00″

    I posted several times my NEW name change but guess you missed it studying up on those IR rules and regs…

    I cannot believe you still tried to deflect and redirect with points select rather than the entirety of fact presented.

    I apologize for my antagonistic tone.

    I demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt with facts reason and logic but you’re not hearing it because you can’t admit you’re wrong.

    Not my problem.

    Try not to let it bug you and have a good week, its just a blog and we both like the raiders…its just that one of us knows more about them than the other….lol!

    Just kidding Lefty12 and btw, Stabler was awesome…

  • lefty12

    Hopefully tomorrow at the press conference we will get a glimpse as to whether the team will continue to operate under the cloud of secrecy or will be more open with its ongoings.So far it seems it is business as usual.

  • RaiderWeaponX

    664. with u on that marley

  • JB

    RaiderDuck Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Meanwhile, the humiliation of Hue continues, as Jim Caldwell just got his old QB Coach job in Baltimore. I’m seriously thinking we’ll next see Hue in the UFL.
    ************************

    IMO, that’s really too bad. He didn’t deserve that. Did he make some mistakes? Yes he did. Did he get a little carried away and power hungry? Yes he did. Did he significantly help turn the Raiders around? Yes he did. Did he work under one of the most uncomfortable dysfunctional organization hierarchy in the NFL? Yes he did. On the surface, was he a good ambassador and face for the Raiders? Yes he was. Should he be castigated by other organizations for what he accomplished while at Oakland? No he shouldn’t be. Should he be looked down upon by other NFL teams for other reasons? Can’t answer that question because I don’t know his history.

    To summarize, I think Hue gave his all as best he could while at Oakland. He portrayed a good face for the Oakland Raiders. He was a great team cheerleader. I also feel he was put in an untenable situation, especially after AD passed away. His actions, after the fact, seem to be that which is being held against him. Some think his trade for CP was outrageous while others think it was one of the best things he could have done for the team going forward. I’m in the latter group. I kind of wish Reggie would have given him another year at the helm. But, as most of us feel, that was really a decision made by the new owner and not Reggie. I’m sure there were valid reasons to let him go but we’ll never know how Hue would have worked out given the opportunity with a real GM involved to help him along.

    Good luck Hue. I hope you catch on with some other NFL team. At a minimum, you deserve that.

  • RaiderWeaponX

    I’m of the opinion its pretty obvious Oakland is going to operate the exact same way it has with the media based on…

    How long it took for them to announce Allen’s hire after it had been announced days b4.

    Reg and Mark were remarkably candid about many things like wishing they had those Palmer picks, and typically vague about others like direction and staff.

    Al Davis wasn’t mentioned by Mark or Reggie much if at all. We’ll see if Allen does.

  • lefty12

    You were correct,they are not allowed to participate with the team,but they are allowed to be with the team.When they are with the team do you suppose they are getting some sort of coaching or do you believe they are just bystanders watching?Why have you heard so often that a player is seen on the other field working with trainers?As far as getting ‘worked’,I don’t play that childish game,I leave that to you youngsters since it seems to be so important to you.Just don’t come here ,make a supposition,and proclaim it as facts.As I said,unless you talked to a coach or scout to verify your OPINION,it is just that and you know what they say about opinions.

  • 705Raider

    Man that pro bowl was pathetic. Just a big waste of time. No defense what so ever, of course it isn’t smash mouth but what the heck. Wasted the whole day watching a bunch of millionaires on vacation. Was that a reality show or what. Can blame ‘em for not wanting to break a leag or somethin, but u know the real star wasn’t there. Brady and Manning. No Giants defense was there. Pro bowl = NFL exclusive party in Hawaii. Man, can it get any better. What was the attendance? 500 or somethin. Good ol’ boy back scratchin, pro bowl. Cant wait. So whats it mean AFC get home field in the suppa bowl? Well at least I got it on tape so I can watch it again. I’ll break it down and give a full analysis in the A.M. I mean seriously, com’on. Lechler makes the pro bowl and not even a punt? Defense isn’t allowed to hit, and I can’t blame them cuz u don’t want to ruin a guys career at the stupid pro bowl. Just party out, forget the game, cuz its not a game. Just Rivers tossin the ball around. That is not football. Everyone havin fun, thats cool. 100 points scored, you know they are takin the D out of the pro bowl. Dont blame’em. No D in the pro bowl. At that rate, our very own chucky b should have been there. Whats goin on man. Well, time to take out the trash, crack a cold can of pop, sit down in front of the telli with my note pad and study this lousy pro bowl game. Yessiree it was a game for the ages and then some. Classic football at its best and worst all wrapped up in a hot dog bun. Back to the pro bowl game gents. You’ll here all about it. Every excrusiating last bit of play by play analysis with commentary.

    http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2012012900/2011/PRO21/nfc-pro-bowl@afc-pro-bowl#menu=highlights&tab=analyze

    Check out this link for starters and tell me what you think. There are some stats left out. Wonder if the commercials had to pay as much as they do during regular season. Man that game stunk. If turkeys could be kept in suspense, they would of lined up single file and said get me outta here cuz this game stinks.
    But we gonna break it down for ya.

  • http://gooooooooooooooooooooooogle Gooooooooooooooogle NEW FLAVOR INSIDE WITH MORE PIZAZ

    Anyone think that pro bowl is gonna be instant classic?

  • 808Raider

    Ben Roethlisberger finds A.J. Green for a 34-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 14-7.

    REEEEAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYY??????????????

    Man that was a barn burner. WHAAAATTT A BBOOOOWWWWWWWLLLLLL………………..

  • http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2012/01/28/allens-to-do-list-a-long-one/ Allen’s to-do list a long one

    Allen’s to-do list a long one

    By Steve Corkran
    Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at 2:40 pm in Oakland Raiders.

    Recently hired Raiders head coach Dennis Allen will field questions from the media Monday at his introductory news conference in Alameda. That will be just the start of the process of answering questions for the first-time head coach.
    Allen inherits a Raiders team that finished 8-8 for the second straight season and one that hasn’t won more than eight games or qualified for the playoffs since 2002.
    He is the seventh coach since 2002, when the Raiders finished 11-5 and advanced to the Super Bowl under Bill Callahan. Late Raiders managing general partner Al Davis fired Callahan one season later.
    Then came Norv Turner for two seasons, Art Shell for one, Lane Kiffin for one-plus season, Tom Cable and Hue Jackson. What makes Allen a better candidate to get the Raiders back on track for glory? We’re about to find out.
    For Allen to succeed, he is going to have to find answers to questions that eluded his many predecessors. Among them:
    How to solve the persistent penalties issue. The Raiders are fresh from a season in which they set NFL records for most penalties and penalty yardage in a season.
    Jackson promised to get the problem fixed, even if it took him all season. He left town the owner of two ignominious marks and no clue how to break through on a problem that has dogged the Raiders for years.
    How to fix the run defense. This was another long-time issue that Jackson promised to fix. Again, he failed. The Raiders allowed 5.1 yards per carry and finished near the bottom of the league in average yards per game.
    How to keep Darren McFadden healthy for an entire season. McFadden has yet to make it through a whole season in his four-year NFL career. He missed the final nine games of the 2011 season with a sprained foot.
    Allen has to determine whether it’s better to keep McFadden and hope he hits upon the proper recipe to stay healthy for the whole season or if the time is ripe to trade McFadden, while his trade value is high.
    The Raiders as of now have only fifth- and sixth-round draft picks in April. McFadden is the player with the most trade value on the Raiders roster. As difficult as it would be to part with McFadden, that might be the only way for the Raiders to recoup some draft picks, though they likely will receive two or three compensatory picks.
    Hiring coordinators and the rest of his staff. Allen’s first order of business will be to decide whether to retain offensive coordinator Al Saunders, defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan and any of the other assistants who were part of Jackson’s staff.
    Defensive line coach Mike Waufle and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal already signed elsewhere, Waufle with the St. Louis Rams and Lal with the New York Jets.
    It seems to make sense for Allen to retain Saunders so that he can enter his first season without having to worry very much about the offense. From there, he could put a ton of energy and attention toward a defense that cost the Raiders several games last season.
    Finding some game-changers on defense. Most of the 11 starters, as well as the key reserves, are under contract for 2012. Even so, none of those players is a bonafide impact player along the lines of a Vince Wilfork, Terrell Suggs, Patrick Willis or Justin Smith.
    Several players who fit that bill are expected to be available in free agency. It’s imperative that Allen bring in a couple of those players, or risk another season in which the defense shines at times, struggles at others.
    What to do with quarterback Carson Palmer. Jackson mortgaged the future by trading for Palmer midway through last season. It’s a trade Jackson had to make, though it’s questionable whether he had to give up a first- and second-round pick to do so.
    Either way, Palmer is 32, past his prime and slated to earn $11.5 million in 2012. The easy move would be to keep Palmer and hope Palmer performs at a higher level with the benefit of an entire offseason with the Raiders.
    There aren’t many attractive options on the free agent market — Matt Flynn and Jason Campbell are at or near the top of the list.
    Second-year player Terrelle Pryor is the only other quarterback under contract on Oakland’s roster — Campbell and Kyle Boller are eligible to become free agents in mid-March.
    Campbell has no interest in returning as a backup. However, if Allen decides to part ways with Palmer, Campbell would be a possibility to return for a third season.
    Allen likely will have suitable answers for all these questions. Whether they are the right answers remains to be seen. No one knows how Allen is going to pan out as a head coach. It’s just another on a long list of questions that beg answers.

    :cool:

  • http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2012/01/28/allens-to-do-list-a-long-one/ Allen’s to-do list a long one

    Recently hired Raiders head coach Dennis Allen will field questions from the media Monday at his introductory news conference in Alameda. That will be just the start of the process of answering questions for the first-time head coach.
    ++++++++++++++++
    Good luck with that buddy.

  • 5005555058915053357565Raider

    Yo diggity dog my fellow blog

    Just ate a spliff while watchin my 75 girlfriends BBQ some juicy meat on the grill.

    Then we’ll dust it off with the ‘top 10′ if you can dig that. But only serious lonely partiers allowed.

    Then we all goin back for a good time tonight and watchin a re play of the PRO BOWL baby bloggers.

    Got a damn fine 32″ color TV we gonna get down, but most of you can’t handle dat.

    GET HOPPIN FOR SOME LOLI-POPPIN

  • JB

    Questions for Dennis Allen tomorrow:

    • Who are your new OC & DC?
    • Is CP going to be your starting QB?
    • How are you going to fix the penalty problem?
    • 3-4 or 4-3?
    • Any big trades coming up?
    • Any big name releases coming up?
    • Any big name FA acquisitions expected?
    • Playoffs & division title next year?
    • Will your new Raider defense stuff Tebow next year?

    I think if we can get answers to these questions tomorrow, we’ll learn all we really need to know right now.

  • Wizzle BaDrizzle Fo Yo DaGrizzle

    Any ya’ll catch dat pro bollz game 2day? Chit was fo real.

    Yo U hear’ed it here FIRST baby!!!!!!!

    NO NO NO Raidahs in da pro bollz next year fo sho cuzz THEY BE GETTIN PREPARED TO BE PLAYIN IN DA SUPER BOLLZ h-h-h-heelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TAKE IT TO THE BANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 101Raidah

    Code Black

  • Hardline

    Is anyone out there ?

  • edward teach

    679.JB Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 11:13 pm
    Questions for Dennis Allen tomorrow:

    • Who are your new OC & DC?
    • Is CP going to be your starting QB?
    • How are you going to fix the penalty problem?
    • 3-4 or 4-3?
    • Any big trades coming up?
    • Any big name releases coming up?
    • Any big name FA acquisitions expected?
    • Playoffs & division title next year?
    • Will your new Raider defense stuff Tebow next year?

    I think if we can get answers to these questions tomorrow, we’ll learn all we really need to know right now.

    ********************************************************

    I would be shocked if there was a direct answer to any of those questions, with the possible exception of the OC/DC, and that one will only be answered if the contracts are signed and the guys are in the building working.

  • RaiderWeaponX

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  • RaiderSam

    Edward Teach Says:
    January 30th, 2012 at 12:43 am
    679.JB Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 11:13 pm
    Questions for Dennis Allen tomorrow:

    • Who are your new OC & DC?
    • Is CP going to be your starting QB?
    • How are you going to fix the penalty problem?
    • 3-4 or 4-3?
    • Any big trades coming up?
    • Any big name releases coming up?
    • Any big name FA acquisitions expected?
    • Playoffs & division title next year?
    • Will your new Raider defense stuff Tebow next year?

    I think if we can get answers to these questions tomorrow, we’ll learn all we really need to know right now.

    my new OC is the same guy. Al Saunders
    of course, CP is the starter, unless T.Pryor beats him out
    very carefully
    4-3
    yeah Darren McFadden for Dwight Freeney and a 2012 no .2 pick
    Rolando McClain for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
    other minor trades, Michael Mitchell to Jacksonville for 4th
    Louis Murphy to the Bengals for a 5th
    Tommy Kelly?
    not too many big names, just Dan Connor (Panthers), Adam Snyder,RT/RG (Niners)
    yes, division title next year
    yes, of course
    -btw, new uniform from Nike for 2012 SUCK, will definitely petition the league to rescind our order and modify for same design.

    how’s that for a shock, how about the draft

    Melvin Ingram, DE, S.Carolina (from Indy)
    Stephen Hill, WR, Geo Tech (from Indy)
    Doug Martin, RB, Boise St.
    George Iloka, S, Boise St. (from Jacksonville)
    Brandon Banks, OG, (from Cincy)
    Tony Bergstrom, RT, Stanford (97th overall for Aso)
    Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona St. (our fifth)
    Akiem Hicks, DT, Regina Univ (Canada) (fifth for Gallery, compensatory)
    Marc Tyler, RB, Southern Cal

  • RaiderSam

    Wizzle BaDrizzle Fo Yo DaGrizzle Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 11:17 pm
    Any ya’ll catch dat pro bollz game 2day? Chit was fo real.

    Yo U hear’ed it here FIRST baby!!!!!!!

    NO NO NO Raidahs in da pro bollz next year fo sho cuzz THEY BE GETTIN PREPARED TO BE PLAYIN IN DA SUPER BOLLZ h-h-h-heelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TAKE IT TO THE BANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ===========
    WEAK AS F%&K

    get some new material, if you reppin 5-1-0, puh-leaze.

    Andy Milonakis got more swag, poot butt.

  • djohnnyg

    670.JB Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 10:39 pm
    RaiderDuck Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Meanwhile, the humiliation of Hue continues, as Jim Caldwell just got his old QB Coach job in Baltimore. I’m seriously thinking we’ll next see Hue in the UFL.
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    IMO, that’s really too bad. He didn’t deserve that. Did he make some mistakes? Yes he did. Did he get a little carried away and power hungry? Yes he did. Did he significantly help turn the Raiders around? Yes he did. Did he work under one of the most uncomfortable dysfunctional organization hierarchy in the NFL? Yes he did. On the surface, was he a good ambassador and face for the Raiders? Yes he was. Should he be castigated by other organizations for what he accomplished while at Oakland? No he shouldn’t be. Should he be looked down upon by other NFL teams for other reasons? Can’t answer that question because I don’t know his history.

    To summarize, I think Hue gave his all as best he could while at Oakland. He portrayed a good face for the Oakland Raiders. He was a great team cheerleader. I also feel he was put in an untenable situation, especially after AD passed away. His actions, after the fact, seem to be that which is being held against him. Some think his trade for CP was outrageous while others think it was one of the best things he could have done for the team going forward. I’m in the latter group. I kind of wish Reggie would have given him another year at the helm. But, as most of us feel, that was really a decision made by the new owner and not Reggie. I’m sure there were valid reasons to let him go but we’ll never know how Hue would have worked out given the opportunity with a real GM involved to help him along.

    Good luck Hue. I hope you catch on with some other NFL team. At a minimum, you deserve that.

    Well said!

  • RaiderSam

    To summarize, I think Hue gave his all as best he could while at Oakland. He portrayed a good face for the Oakland Raiders. He was a great team cheerleader. I also feel he was put in an untenable situation, especially after AD passed away. His actions, after the fact, seem to be that which is being held against him. Some think his trade for CP was outrageous while others think it was one of the best things he could have done for the team going forward. I’m in the latter group. I kind of wish Reggie would have given him another year at the helm. But, as most of us feel, that was really a decision made by the new owner and not Reggie. I’m sure there were valid reasons to let him go but we’ll never know how Hue would have worked out given the opportunity with a real GM involved to help him along.
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    One thing’s for sure. The media will be all over Allen if he finishes 7-9 or 6-10, especially Mike Silver. (he was all over Mark Davis because of the Hue Jackson dismissal)

  • fingers

    So they borrowed The Raiders defensive playbook for
    The pro bowl ?……none contact defense … Outstanding ..!…
    I can’t wait till our new coachs get busy on our defense ….
    It can’t get ant worse than it was last yr…fix our D …
    Was happy to see Janakowski enjoying himself lastnight …

  • fingers

    Anyone know if today’s presser introducing Allen will be televised ?…CSN ?…..
    Steve , Jerry ?..

  • Just Fire Baby

    The revolution will be televised!!

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Overthrow Jon Condo!

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Make way for new blood! So what time is Southwick’s presser?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Attn: Terrelle Pryor haters

    go stick your d1ck in a blender

  • RaiderRockstar

    For Allen to succeed, he is going to have to find answers to questions that eluded his many predecessors. Among them:

    How to solve the persistent penalties issue. The Raiders are fresh from a season in which they set NFL records for most penalties and penalty yardage in a season.
    Jackson promised to get the problem fixed, even if it took him all season. He left town the owner of two ignominious marks and no clue how to break through on a problem that has dogged the Raiders for years.

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    I think Dennis Allen will address this issue. I’m pretty sure he won’t say “what do you want us to do, yell louder?” like the Hue Jackson apologists said was all that could be done.

    doubtful Allen says anything even half that retarded!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Rolando McClain for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

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    my birthday is in April. this would be the best present. make it happen!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Cam Newton went 9/27 yesterday with 3 INT’s

    he sucks …

    who called it?

    RRS!

  • ddwight

    I dont think that Mckenzie & Allen, are going to just stand by and allow Palmer to throw the amount of picks that he threw and still be our starter (no matter how much he cost), these 2-guys appear to be no nonsense, they will go a different route instead of settling for a QB who skills and decision making is on the decline. Hue forced himself to have to rely on Palmer, and probably would have continued the trend next season no matter how Palmer would perform…I dont get the sense of that here with this new staff coming in, they will play the players that will give them a better chance to win without making the mistakes that have cost us. If Palmer is QB-ing he will have to cut way down on his Int’s, because these new guys GM and Coach will not settle for it!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Seabass, Shane & Condo proved to be the difference yesterday …

    AFC 59
    NFC 41