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Coach Allen’s father passes away

By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 10:15 am in Oakland Raiders.

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.

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  • Dakota

    RIP

  • Raiderbuck

    My thoughts a prayers go out to Coach Allan and his family. These are trying times and may the Lord be with you and yours.

  • Dakota

    Did the Raiders end Montana’s career? For some reason I remember him getting hurt against us his last season.

    Sorry Manning…..

  • guest123

    You knew it was a bad omen when the Raiders preseason guide had pics of Mike Shanahan in it. That the org had gotten soft.

    Now you have proof when you hear a Raider DC openly admit he can’t stop the hated rival Broncos QB.

    Al must be turning over in his grave.

    Again.

  • DT42

    RIP Mr. Allen.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    My condolences.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Just lose baby!!
    High draft picks!

  • guest123

    condolences to the Allen family.

    that being said, what is Allen coming back to Oakland for in a time of grief? He’s not needed and his head isn’t right. He needs to stay in Tx.

  • Dakota

    javier Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:17 am
    Dakota….thats how well you know the Raiders

    Short Sighted….is you!
    +++++++++

    A worthless win late in a year that was over 10 weeks ago does nothing but limit our ability to get the players we want in the draft.

    Only time I care about a late season win in a year like this is when our draft position is already set.

  • The_Judge37

    Steve Corkran is the Jason Tarver of Raiders writers. When things are going wrong, he’s always the last to find out about it

  • severeraiderz

    RIP Grady Allen. Lived long enough to see his son be the head coach of one of the most storied franchises in all of sports. Despite the poor record im sure he was proud of what his son has accomplished while playing and coaching the game they both love

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    One spot make a difference.
    Suh over McCoy
    Luck over RG3
    Manning over Leaf

    Just Lose Baby.

  • Dakota

    I’ve seen worthless late season wins save coaches who had no business being NFL head coaches….see Tampa Bay game and Tom Cable.

    No thanks.

  • guest123

    Imagine the Thur. meeting with Knapp-Tarver-Allen.

    Allen: Let’s go over the gameplan guys.

    Tarver: I’ve tried and tried, but I am sorry to inform you that we cannot stop Peyton Manning.

    Allen: Schit!

    Knapp: I’m finally going to get more people involved and open up the playbook more since we’ll likely be trailing all game anyway.

    Allen: Schat! WTF did I come back for this!

  • hwnrdr

    LOL, this is the exact thing on Bill Williamson’s AFC West blog on ESPN…

  • theghostronin79

    I would think the game would be fun now that there’s no pressure to win anymore.
    =========

    Something to be said about that. Some of the most dangerous teams out there are the ones that have zero pressure, and nothing to lose.

    I remember a wrestling tourney in High school…I’d lost earlier and got eliminated from the championship match. Had to wrestle in a consolation round against this freak who was destroying everyone. I had no shot of beating this guy… But I said “Fu*k it, he’s getting everything I got cause I got nothing to lose.”
    Lost by 1 point after 3 rounds. He needed help walking off the mat, and I was still hopping around and growling; wishing I had 1 more round. I felt fearless…

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Dakota Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:19 am
    javier Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:17 am
    Dakota….thats how well you know the Raiders

    Short Sighted….is you!
    +++++++++

    A worthless win late in a year that was over 10 weeks ago does nothing but limit our ability to get the players we want in the draft.

    Only time I care about a late season win in a year like this is when our draft position is already set.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Exactly!

  • Dakota

    Raider O Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:21 am
    One spot make a difference.
    Suh over McCoy
    Luck over RG3
    Manning over Leaf

    Just Lose Baby.
    +++++++

    Aaron Rodgers over Fabian Washington….oh wait, we took Fabian right before Rodgers….never mind.

    RIP Al!

  • DMAC

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Raider O Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:02 am
    DMAC Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 9:56 am
    FK overrated 1st round picks.

    Beat the fk’n Donkies!!!!!!!!!

    OPERATION NECK SNAPPER!!!!!
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I want high picks!!!
    Operation play like a Raider and lose!!!
    ——-

    losing one draft spot is worth beating the Donkeys
    =======

    I agree
    FK the Donkies!!!!!!!

  • DMAC

    FK draft position!

    Yes our season is done, but this is a hated divisional rival people!!!!

    OPERATION NECK SNAPPER is still in full effect. I don’t give a fk if its on a late hit. Let’s end their super bowl dreams Thursday!

  • guest123

    I remember a wrestling tourney in High school…I’d lost earlier and got eliminated from the championship match. Had to wrestle in a consolation round against this freak who was destroying everyone. I had no shot of beating this guy… But I said “Fu*k it, he’s getting everything I got cause I got nothing to lose.”
    Lost by 1 point after 3 rounds. He needed help walking off the mat, and I was still hopping around and growling; wishing I had 1 more round. I felt fearless…

    *******

    that’s what I’m talking about. Wounded animal in the corner mentality. Fight or flee. Balls gives orders!

  • DMAC

    Raider O Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    One spot make a difference.
    Suh over McCoy
    Luck over RG3
    Manning over Leaf

    Just Lose Baby.
    =========

    Not when your the Raiders

  • guest123

    OPERATION NECK SNAPPER is still in full effect. I don’t give a fk if its on a late hit. Let’s end their super bowl dreams Thursday!

    *********

    but but but…

    Tarver says we can’t stop him.

  • javier

    Dakota Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:24 am
    Raider O Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:21 am
    One spot make a difference.
    Suh over McCoy
    Luck over RG3
    Manning over Leaf

    Just Lose Baby.

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

    Hind sight is 20/20! Every genius in here is going to get it right every time! Be real….

  • Dakota

    We love pyrrhic victories!

    Dumbest fans in America!

  • hwnrdr

    O, would you rather have Luck or RGIII?

  • DMAC

    guest123 Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:28 am

    OPERATION NECK SNAPPER is still in full effect. I don’t give a fk if its on a late hit. Let’s end their super bowl dreams Thursday!

    *********

    but but but…

    Tarver says we can’t stop him.
    =======

    FK Tarver!
    I need to be in that locker to light some fire in our troopers.

    MOTIVATION!!!

  • hwnrdr

    Be careful what kind of fire DMAC…LOL

  • DMAC

    DMAC’S hate list…….

    1. Donkies
    2. Whiners
    3. Dischargers
    4. Queefs

  • hwnrdr

    5. NE

  • The_Judge37

    DMAC Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:32 am
    DMAC’S hate list…….

    1. Donkies
    2. Whiners
    3. Dischargers
    4. Queefs
    5. Stoolers

  • DMAC

    I need to go back to coaching flag football.
    lol

    I had a sorry ass team to keep it real, but my kids would play their hearts out for me and compete in every snap even though we were outmatched.

  • DMAC

    yes

  • guest123

    FK Tarver!
    I need to be in that locker to light some fire in our troopers.

    MOTIVATION!!!

    ***********

    PATIENCE!!! on 3, all hands in….3-2-1….

    PATIENCE!!!

    PRETTY FLOWERS AND RAINBOWS!!!

    YEAH!

  • Dakota

    Last season the Vikings had a shot at one of the top two picks…..instead, they beat Washington and ended up with the #3 pick.

    Was a late season victory over Washington that no one will remember in 6 months worth losing out on luck, RGII or the bounty of picks the Rams got for RGIII?

    Pyrrhic victory.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Javier Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:29 am
    Dakota Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:24 am
    Raider O Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:21 am
    One spot make a difference.
    Suh over McCoy
    Luck over RG3
    Manning over Leaf

    Just Lose Baby.

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

    Hind sight is 20/20! Every genius in here is going to get it right every time! Be real….
    $$$$$$$$$$$

    What????
    You didn’t know Suh was better than McCoy?
    You didn’t know Manning was better than leaf?
    You didn’t know Luck was better than RG3?
    Maybe you need to watch college football more often.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Hwnrdr Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:30 am
    O, would you rather have Luck or RGIII?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I like them both a lot, but I think Luck is better.

  • DMAC

    You don’t back down from any games…..

    Especially hated divisional rivals!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    You can be emotional or smart.
    Emotional: I want to win every game
    Smart: I want the best pick possible especially since I don’t have any impact players.

    Be Real..

  • MiamiRaider78

    The only way I’ll enjoy a Raiders win is, if Manning gets hit so hard that he has to carry his head (while in the helmet) to the sidelines=career ending

    Both tackles get rolled up on and tear anything in their knees that ends in cl.

    Champ Bailey gets shanked after deciding to do a Lambeau leap into the black hole after returning a Palmer pass in the 4th quarter for a TD.

    Elway leans over his suite in Oakland and Al Davis ghost pushes him over to his untimely death.

    Did I miss anything?

    Bronc-Hoes 56
    Raiders 16

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I need to get a few impact players, so I need high picks. We don’t have a 2nd?!?!
    You Monkeys are mad!!

  • hwnrdr

    You know what guys…it was luck (no pun intended) that got Indy that number 1 pick…
    Didn’t they win the last 2 games of the season? Tied with the Rams?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Suck for Luck!!!!
    That’s was their slogan!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Effing Colts?
    Manning and Luck.

  • hwnrdr

    LOL, I think ESPN probably made that up…

  • The_Judge37

    They just need to be straight up with Players. Tell them to play as if their roster spot on another team depends on it. Same for the Coaches.

  • javier

    Dakota and Raider O

    You’re guys are right. Lets loose out the rest of the season to get a top 3 pick.

    Any second comings of Luck or RG3? A Suh type impact player who going to command huge money?

    Who’s out there thats going to make us a 8-4 by this time next year like the Detroit Lions are….Oh wait, Suh team that is only 4-8.

    WE NEED PICKS and plenty of them.

  • RaiderintheRockies

    My condolences to Dennis Allen & his family…

  • qodrn1

    My sympathy to Dennis Allen and his family. What a lousy season this is turning out to be for Allen…and the Raiders.

  • LondonAl

    Best wishes to Dennis and his family.
    I predict a Raider win this Thursday. I know it sounds crazy but I’ve a feeling we are going to give them a good kicking.
    Go Raiders!