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Allen on `Bountygate,’ Raider defense

An excerpt from Raiders coach Dennis Allen at the NFL meetings on Sirius XM NFL radio discussing his former employer, the Saints, and their penalties for bounties, and the potential of his Oakland defense:

Q: With your former team in the news, and former boss (Sean Payton) and defensive coordinator (Gregg Williams), what light if any can you shed on this and what have been people talking about in terms of bounties and what’s going on with the Saints and the severe penalties they face?

Allen: I think first and foremost, I think we gotta undersand that our job as employees of the NFL is to protect the integrity of the game. I think commissioner Goodell made that clearly obvious when he addressed the whole group this morning. I think that’s been something that’s been critical. Player safety, obviously, is at the forefront of the NFL. In general, I feel badly for everybody that’s been involved with the whole situation. It’s kind of an unfortunate situation, but the commissioner has made it clear that those type of practices are not acceptable and I support his decisions and what he decided to do from a punishment standpoint.

Q: Physical play prevalent in all game plans, who do you address that with your team without crossing the line?

Allen: I think you have to always be forthright with your team and be kind of one step ahead of everything. I think you can play this game in a physical manner without the intent to injure and I think that’s really at the end of the day what the NFL is trying to accomplish.

Q: Talk about personnel that you’re inheriting and how much talent is there, if guys can fit in and can you take advantage of their skills?

Allen: I think we’ve got some key players in place. Obviously, up front, we’ve got a pretty good group of guys up front where we can get after the passer and are still pretty stout against the run up front, from a linebacker standpoint. Rolando McClain was a first round draft choice and I’m looking forward to the opportunity of getting to work with him and he’s been real receptive to what we’re planning on doing. Obviously, Aaron Curry, it was good to get him back, we’ve got to find a way to replace Kamerion Wimbley. I think from a secondary standpoint, with Michael Huff and Tyvon Branch, I feel real good about that position. Corner was a position we had to make sure we had to upgrade. I think we did a nice job of that, Shawntae Spencer and obviously Ron Bartell. We’re excited about who we have back there and we’re looking forward to continuing throughout the free agency process and throughout the draft and seeing if we can acaquire some more players.

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  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    Says you, the expert on such things right? You were in here just the other day claiming that blacks never kill whites. Then it went to “well, just a few times” and now it’s “well, yes they do it at a much greater clip but it’s not racial”

    LMAO! Call it what you want to make yourself feel better. Racially motivated or not, the numbers speak for themselves.

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    Zimmerman is guilty as all heck, based on what I know. You’ll never hear me deny it. What I’m disputing is your ridculous garbage about it not going the other way.

  • http://ibabuz.com/raidahs Allen on `Bountygate,’ Raider defense

    Allen on `Bountygate,’ Raider defense

    By Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer
    Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 8:44 pm in Oakland Raiders.

    An excerpt from Raiders coach Dennis Allen at the NFL meetings on Sirius XM NFL radio discussing his former employer, the Saints, and their penalties for bounties, and the potential of his Oakland defense:

    Q: With your former team in the news, and former boss (Sean Payton) and defensive coordinator (Gregg Williams), what light if any can you shed on this and what have been people talking about in terms of bounties and what’s going on with the Saints and the severe penalties they face?

    Allen: I think first and foremost, I think we gotta undersand that our job as employees of the NFL is to protect the integrity of the game. I think commissioner Goodell made that clearly obvious when he addressed the whole group this morning. I think that’s been something that’s been critical. Player safety, obviously, is at the forefront of the NFL. In general, I feel badly for everybody that’s been involved with the whole situation. It’s kind of an unfortunate situation, but the commissioner has made it clear that those type of practices are not acceptable and I support his decisions and what he decided to do from a punishment standpoint.

    Q: Physical play prevalent in all game plans, who do you address that with your team without crossing the line?

    Allen: I think you have to always be forthright with your team and be kind of one step ahead of everything. I think you can play this game in a physical manner without the intent to injure and I think that’s really at the end of the day what the NFL is trying to accomplish.

    Q: Talk about personnel that you’re inheriting and how much talent is there, if guys can fit in and can you take advantage of their skills?

    Allen: I think we’ve got some key players in place. Obviously, up front, we’ve got a pretty good group of guys up front where we can get after the passer and are still pretty stout against the run up front, from a linebacker standpoint. Rolando McClain was a first round draft choice and I’m looking forward to the opportunity of getting to work with him and he’s been real receptive to what we’re planning on doing. Obviously, Aaron Curry, it was good to get him back, we’ve got to find a way to replace Kamerion Wimbley. I think from a secondary standpoint, with Michael Huff and Tyvon Branch, I feel real good about that position. Corner was a position we had to make sure we had to upgrade. I think we did a nice job of that, Shawntae Spencer and obviously Ron Bartell. We’re excited about who we have back there and we’re looking forward to continuing throughout the free agency process and throughout the draft and seeing if we can acaquire some more players.

    http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2012/03/26/allen-on-bountygate-raider-defense/

    :mrgreen:

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    Zimmerman’s supporters…LOL. You’re one funny sock puppet.

  • http://ibabuz.com/raidahs Allen on `Bountygate,’ Raider defense

    :mrgreen:

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    The numbers demonstrate that most black on white crime is monetarily motivated. Most black on white crimes are robberies. What is a robbery, Ghost of Al? What’s the desired result? Racial dominance, or money, mostly for drugs?

    On the other hand, most white on black crime is racially motivated, like the “hit” on another black kid that you promised will happen.

  • Diddly On Crouton

    ReggieMac and Allen mean fckng business. No more same ol same ol. Raiders be smokin hot. So hot they could burn the back side of a cats ass a hundred yards away.

  • 910Raider

    test

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    Hardly reporting. LOL. They’re reporting it, aren’t they? It’s come to light. Fact is they’re fanning racial flames all across this country and not reporting it when it goes in reverse. Nothing good will come of this. It could result in retaliation type violence and all caused by the media’s greed.

    You won’t change the bigoted white population’s views of such things and it will only spark anger from the black community against whites, including areas where there isn’t even a racial problem, against innocent victims.

    Folks want to target bigoted racist morons, be my guest. When innocent 13 year olds and 17 year olds are targeted, it’s stupid. No matter what color the aggressor is.

    You like to act like everything is one-sided when it’s not. That’s the point here.

    And you of course twisted my words to mean something I didn’t intend. Par for the course for you. By ‘hit another’ I meant “get to another”. Not hit in the literal sense. I could have easily said “we’ll hit 13 whites before getting to another black”. That’s okay though, it’s all you have to hang onto so go ahead. We all know your MO.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    And the dirt on Martin’s come to light, too. Like I said, there’s as much evidence of a bias against Martin as there is a bias against Zimmerman.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    I disagree, something good is going to come of this. When the DOJ concludes their investigation, George Zimmerman is going to prison, where he belongs. Justice served. Good thing. You said yourself he’s guilty as all heck.

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    Squirm all you want…fact is blacks target whites at a bigger rate. If someone’s dying, it doesn’t matter what the motivation. There is nothing worse you can do then to take someone’s life, besides rape, which is equally awful.

  • RaiderTiv

    Instead of talking Raider foot ball. I noticed we are talking about Race issues. SO if we are talking about the Martin Murder and Zimmerman…why are we not talking about the Boy who is white that got set on fire by 2 black 16 year olds on his own front porch trying to get inside his house! They poured gas on him and hit him with a bic lighter this happend in Kansas City. I doubt you will see Rev Al and Rev Jesse there to comfort the parents…probably go and defend the boys that did it and give them medals. You won’t see that in international news…which brings me to the Iraqi woman…it did make head line news around the nation…I saw it here in Missouri.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    #160, I feel ya. We’ve got to stop this.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Blacks target whites for their money, not because they hate them. Whites target blacks because of their race. And we just saw another example of it in Florida, per your own admission. “guilty as heck”, is what you said. And then you promised more black people will get “hit” by white racists in the future.

  • RaiderTiv

    By the way…they said to that boy “Thats what you get white boy!!” HATE CRIME

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    RaiderTiv, the white kid killed by black kids were teenagers attacking teenagers. Not the same thing as an adult attacking a teenager.

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    That’s the only good point I’ve heard you make. If Zimmerman was going to get off, and this attention refocuses the attention, then yes that is good. I’m concerned about the affect on the folks not involved though. Hate is a dangerous thing.

  • Hardline

    Sullivan44 Says:
    March 27th, 2012 at 12:33 am

    “Blacks target whites for their money, not because they hate them. Whites target blacks because of their race.”
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Where did you ever come with that theory Sullivan ?

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    I don’t think there’ll be too much of an affect on those not involved. The type of people that support Zimmerman will continue to defend white racists whenever they make the news.

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    I promised? LOL! Get some sleep, MR.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    This is what you said, Ghost of Al

    “Don’t worry lady, you’ll go through 13 white people with no fanfare before we hit another Trayvon.”

    Sounds like a promise to me.

  • Smokey

    Best Smokey Robinson song ever:
    Tracks of my tears

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Oh yeah, Black folk have a long history of abusing whites.

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    And you of course twisted my words to mean something I didn’t intend. Par for the course for you. By ‘hit another’ I meant “get to another”. Not hit in the literal sense. I could have easily said “we’ll hit 13 whites before getting to another black”. That’s okay though, it’s all you have to hang onto so go ahead. We all know your MO.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I’m surprised black folk haven’t been annilated yet, for all their cruelty to white folk.

  • Hardline

    “According to news reports, Christian and Newsom, both white, had gone on a date at a local restaurant on Saturday, January 6, 2007, but did not return home. During their night out, the couple was carjacked, bound and blindfolded by three males, and “taken back to Lemaricus Devall ‘Slim’ Davidson’s rented house on Chipman Street.

    According to the testimony of the Knox County Acting Medical Examiner Dr. Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan at the subsequent trial of Eric Boyd, Newsom was repeatedly sod.mized with an object and then blindfolded, gagged, arms and feet bound and his head covered. Barefoot, he was either led or dragged outside the house to a set of nearby railroad tracks. He was shot in the back of the head, the neck, and the back, and his body then set on fire.

    Channon’s death came only after hours of sexual torture, medical examiner Mileusnic-Polchan testified. Channon suffered horrific injuries to her vag.na, a.us and mouth. She was not only raped but savaged with “an object,” possibly a broken chair leg, the doctor testified. She was beaten in the head. Some type of chemical was poured down her throat, and her body, including her bleeding and battered genital area, likely scrubbed with the same solution – all while Channon was alive, the forensic expert said. She was then “hog-tied,” with curtains and strips of bedding, her face covered tightly with a small trash bag and her body stashed inside five large trash bags before being placed inside a large trash can and covered with sheets. Channon died slowly, suffocating, the medical examiner said.

  • Hardline

    The perpetrators of this crime were black, and didn’t seem to have larceny on their minds…..

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    “We hit another Trayvon”

    we = a group of people you belong to. “Them” would be a group of people you don’t belong to. “We” means you, and others.

    hit = in the context in which you used it, it means kill. Murder. A “hit”. Like a mafia hit.

    “a trayvon” = in this context, you mean a black person.

    “before we hit another Trayvon”.

    Is that not what you said?

  • Wannabisi

    Best Elvis song ever:

    Live performance at half time, Raiders vs Houston Texans, “we’re caught in a trap”

    Even tho Elvis did some stupid stuff, at least he was a Raider fan. Makes the dude all right, cept for “I did it my way”. Never cared for that song.

    ♪♫♪♫♪ I did it, mmmmyyyyy wwaaaaaayyyyy ♪♫♪♫♪♫

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    LOL. Sidekick getting in on the comedy routine. Let’s keep it to the present day, okay sidekick. Or is that how you rationalize? Is this payback for history? Fight ignorance with more ignorance?

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    MR – those words can mean many things. You took it that way because that’s what your bigoted mind wants to believe. Not my problem. Get help.

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    We = society
    hit another = encounter another

    That’s what I meant. Like it or not. It’s all you have to hang your hat on, though. Twisting words to avoid having to respond to the many other words I posted. So sad.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    You’re clearly the one who needs help, Ghost of Al. I hope no black people live near you or your so called “we”. I fear for their lives.

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    Hardline – it must have been a robbery gone bad, no? MR, the expert says so.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    “Don’t worry lady, you’ll go through 13 white people with no fanfare before we hit another Trayvon.”

  • http://raiders.com Gremlin Raider 101

    :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    I’m ssooooooooooooo excited to see the new look Raidahs. I just hope the say NO to the new look uni’s, cuz the traditional Raider uni’s do not need any modification.

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  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    I have never harmed nor have any intention or desire to harm a black person. MLK is one of my personal heros. What I do hate are bigots, no matter their color. Keep trying. Poor MR…

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Ghost, just curious. What city do you live in?

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    LOL. MR in melt down mode. How many more times you going to post that? Won’t change anything. Ah, what a sad little man. Have nothing else to comment on? Must be because you have no retort to what I’m saying.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    “I have never harmed nor have any intention or desire to harm a black person. MLK is one of my personal heros. What I do hate are bigots, no matter their color. Keep trying. Poor MR…” – Ghost of Al Davis

    “Don’t worry lady, you’ll go through 13 white people with no fanfare before we hit another Trayvon.” – Ghost of Al Davis

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    I live in one of the most diverse cities in the nation and wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ll let you guess at which one. Too much of one race makes me ill.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Eating your own words doesn’t taste good, does it? Especially when the words are as disgusting as yours.

    What city do you live in? Just curious.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    “Too much of one race makes me ill.”

    Yeah, and I think you’ve already revealed which race that is…

  • Hardline

    Sullivan44,

    Sorry dude, maybe there is credence in your theory that most blacks accost whites in robbery attempts. Read the following regarding a crime that 2 black perpetrators on trial for murder and robbery committed in April of 2011, in Florida:

    “A British tourist cried for his life as his friend was shot, then was gunned down himself, a court has heard.

    Shawn Tyson, who is accused of killing James Kouzaris, 24, and James Cooper, 25, allegedly told a friend that he tried to rob them, but when they did not have any money, he shot one first, then the other.

    Latrece Washington, 18, said Tyson told her he told the men that as they did not have any money, he had “something for your ass”.

    Kouzaris, from Northampton, and Cooper, from Hampton Lucy, Warwick, were gunned down after they drunkenly walked into a public housing project known as The Courts in the early hours of 16 April.

    They were found shirtless with their trousers round their thighs, but still had their wallets and a small amount of money on them.

    Tyson, 17, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

    Washington, who was 17 at the time, yesterday told the court that on 16 April last year, Tyson told her he had shot the men.”

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    Too bad you have no rebuttal to this. I must have slapped you silly with some truth.

    The Ghost Of Al Davis Says:
    March 27th, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Hardly reporting. LOL. They’re reporting it, aren’t they? It’s come to light. Fact is they’re fanning racial flames all across this country and not reporting it when it goes in reverse. Nothing good will come of this. It could result in retaliation type violence and all caused by the media’s greed.

    You won’t change the bigoted white population’s views of such things and it will only spark anger from the black community against whites, including areas where there isn’t even a racial problem, against innocent victims.

    Folks want to target bigoted racist morons, be my guest. When innocent 13 year olds and 17 year olds are targeted, it’s stupid. No matter what color the aggressor is.

    You like to act like everything is one-sided when it’s not. That’s the point here.

    And you of course twisted my words to mean something I didn’t intend. Par for the course for you. By ‘hit another’ I meant “get to another”. Not hit in the literal sense. I could have easily said “we’ll hit 13 whites before getting to another black”. That’s okay though, it’s all you have to hang onto so go ahead. We all know your MO.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Oh, you slapped me silly with some truth alright.

  • The Ghost of Al Davis

    Haha! There he goes again. MR, you remind me of Rush Limbaugh.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Hardline, the article describes a robbery gone bad. Goes further to back up my argument. Most black crimes against whites are robberies. Most white crimes against blacks are racially motivated.