Marcus Allen on field, declines comment


Raiders running back Marcus Allen, who will be lighting the Al Davis torch before today’s game against the Steelers, said through a team spokesman he won’t be talking to reporters.

Allen had been an outcast within the Raiders organization because of his relationship with the late Al Davis. His return comes presumably at the behest of Mark Davis. Interesting to see the reception Allen gets. His arrival with the franchise coincided with its first year in Los Angeles and his entire career was spent there before finishing up with the Kansas City Chiefs.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Marks hair

    Down goes sf

  • Dakota

    Routt sucks you dumb mthrrfkers.

  • Vikes int…I can hear the whine all the way up hear in Longview, Wa….

  • RaiderDebo

    RG3 deserves a medal for staying close today. Cincy is clearly the better team. He’s getting ZERO protection and the D can’t cover worth a sht. This game should have been over a long time ago.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Yup….Routt can’t play….total agreement.

    Chiefs can have him!

  • eastoaklandraider

    Dakota Says:
    September 23rd, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    Routt sucks you dumb mthrrfkers.

    Routt 1 pick against brees

    our entire D none against int machine rivers and rookie qb . Ill take Routt for a cheaper price of course.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    RaiderDebo Says:
    September 23rd, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    RG3 deserves a medal for staying close today. Cincy is clearly the better team. He’s getting ZERO protection and the D can’t cover worth a sht. This game should have been over a long time ago.
    I don’t want to get into the “which QB is better” argument….but its hard to blame the QB when the team puts up 31pts

  • Dakota

    Routt was worth about 1/5th of what al paid him. At that salary we could keep a marginal talent like him. He would not take a pay cut so we moved on. Get over it.

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    Plunketthead Says: I should mention that I dont “hate” Mucus.
    I just support Al Davis/////Appear to be doing both.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Our D line needs to turn it with the pass rush and make sure to hit Ben. Rape and wrap him up. If he’s moving around and passing out of the pocket, we’ll be in for it. Our corner’s won’t be able to cover for long. D LINE!

  • morilla

    Dakota Says:
    September 23rd, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    Al was pussed at Allen for humping wives? Please, al humped mr valley to get control of the raiders. Loyalty? Lmao

    Please don’t put that image in my head.

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    Hail Mary worked Lions

  • eastoaklandraider

    Dakota Says:
    September 23rd, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    Routt was worth about 1/5th of what al paid him. At that salary we could keep a marginal talent like him. He would not take a pay cut so we moved on. Get over it.

    I’m over it Dakota but it would be nice if he were around.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Give that to them and it is a conspiracy.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Remembe the Murphy non TD in Sandy eggo/

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    I’d like to say I wouldn’t cheat but I probably would.

  • RaidersOne

    Of course, most posters here know little or nothing as to the true nature of the Raiders, since these same posters are too young to have witnessed the rise of the Raiders through the 60’s, 70’s, the glory of winning their 2nd and 3rd Superbowls in 81′ and 83′ respectively, and then the Raiders’ decline.

    Much of the Raiders success in their crescendo of the 80’s came from the remarkable abilities of Marcus Allen. Much has been made of the feud between Davis and Allen, yet little is known of the factual basis of that feud, such a Marcus had an affair with OJ Simpson’s wife Nicole Brown, which probably was untrue.

    I, myself, talked once with Marcus Allen at the Hamburger Hamlet in Brentwood, in LA. He was a great guy, very friendly and open; I saw him having dinner there alone and approached his table. I thanked him for his great running and he invited me to sit down, and bought me a Heineken beer. We chatted for about 15 minutes. This was after Bo Jackson joined the team.

    The following excerpt illuminates the true cause of the feud between Allen and Davis, and underscores what I have said about Davis numerous times. After Coach Flores retired in 1987 and Allen left to play for the Chiefs, the Raiders began their decline which has not yet bottomed out.

    “Socially Allen traveled in lofty circles. He was a regular guest at Simpson’s Brentwood estate with Al Cowlings and other sports luminaries such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ahmad Rashad, and Lynn Swann. But his success was leading him to trouble as he gained more attention from the media and the Raiders team and owner got less. Raiders maverick owner Al Davis was becoming increasingly aware that one of his players was being singled out above the team. Allen continued his individual brilliance the following year in 1984, leading the league in touchdowns with 18 and gaining 1,168 yards, but the Raiders faltered. By the end of the season Davis was openly calling Allen a selfish player to his coaching staff.”

    The Raiders had little success since then, notwithstanding the Gruden years. AD got rid of Gruden, of course, since Gruden had garnered more attention than AD, a situation the rapidly declining AD could never tolerate. The subsequent decade saw Raiders’ management guided by AD, a literal madman in the throes of dementia.

    I am shocked but not surprised that Allen had the class to light the torch this afternoon. Personally, I would have pissed on it and extinguished it if I were Allen. But Allen has way too much class to do that.

    Now the current ills of the club are still on Raider management and that management must be extinguished.

    Fire the freakish spawn and his spawnor. Wash away AD (BFH) forever.

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  • 605RAIDER


  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    We fvcking with ya now big ben.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    He ran, kill him he’s open game

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    damn, dam ,daamn

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    They came to play so far.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Stop these a$$holes

  • MonumentRaider

    They’re giving it to us. Steelers have been shooting themselves in the foot. Hopefully it continues. We’ll need that, and the offense to play perfect to win this game. Our pass D can’t compete

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