Coach Allen’s father passes away


Former NFL linebacker Grady Allen, the father of first-year Raiders head coach Dennis Allen, died from heart complications on Monday night.

The Raiders said that coach Allen will return to the Bay Area on Wednesday night and coach Oakland’s home game Thursday night against the Denver Broncos.

Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver have been put in charge of game preparations this week.

“The organization wishes to extend its most sincere condolences to coach and his entire family,” the Raiders said on their Twitter account.

Grady Allen, 66, played for the Atlanta Falcons from 1968-72.

The Raiders are 3-9 under coach Allen, who served as the Broncos’ defensive coordinator last season.


Steve Corkran

  • Kirk

    To be absent from the body is to be in the presense of God.

  • DaRaiders022

    Don’t make Manning look better than he really is! “D” up and sack his freakin ass!

  • gangosix

    Prayers and peace to the Allen family.