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Allen returns and is on practice field

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 11:39 am in Oakland Raiders.

Coach Dennis Allen returned from Texas and was on the practice field as the Raiders underwent final preparations Wednesday for their game against the Denver Broncos.

Allen addressed the team before practice and will be on the sidelines Thursday night. Allen’s father, Grady, died of heart failure at age 66 Tuesday morning.

The only player not practicing was defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who will be ruled out of his fifth straight game later Wednesday. Cornerback and punt return specialist Phillip Adams was cleared to practice after missing the previous day’s session with a concussion.

Neither Allen nor any players will be made available to the media Wednesday.

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  • bcz24

    41.504 Raider Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    This is what I advocate:

    Reggie stays and brings in Gruden to be Head Coach. DA accepts the DC position. I know it would be awkward at first for DA but really he may not get a bettr gig. Plus he would remain on the same salary he is on now that way Mark Davis don’t eat his contract.

    HC: Gruden
    OC: Trestman/Callahan (Jets staff getting fired)
    OL: Callahan

    DC: Dennis Allen
    ***************
    I thought Callahan was with Dallas?

  • guest123

    The next time local beat writers break a scoop that would be a first. They wont know till JON walks through that door for the presser. and they are eating their cold cutz .. subway sanwhiches and have cheeto stains on their fingers.

    *******

    nice visual.

  • 504 Raider

    45.BloodRaider Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    Hell, since its old coach rummer week, bring back a real Raider. Madden or Flories

    ————————————————————————————————————–

    Who’s gonna change the diapers?

    Not gonna work.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    This was taken from another Raider website..

    i just emailed arkush from pro football weekly. take it for what its worth but he said “more than just a rumor. nowhere near a done deal. more than agents playing games”. take it for what its worth but i emailed nolan yesterday and he said it was definite;y “more than just rumors”.

    i think its ironic that mark davis first made it known publicly he wasnt happy with the team regression the day gruden was here and lit the torch.”

    ————–

    btw these local media types are always the last to know anything

  • Al_is_theraiders

    they are only good for softball questions…

  • Dan78

    OMORAN
    Raider(since 1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    RAIDERNATION — New Chucky Scoreboard!
    EYES WILL LIGHTUP RED AND BLINK AND KNIFE IN
    HAND MOVES UP AND DOWN WHEN—TOUCHDOWN RAIDERS!
    ————————-
    And will take a dump when the D gives up a big play

  • RaiderDanny

    Google Gruden lighting Oakland flame! Gruden with his black Raider visor!! I believe Johnny!!

  • RaiderDanny

    Look at his face!

  • tuckrulefool

    I truly feel bad for his family situation.

    My real pity for him is that he is More truly is dead man walking…

    Maybe not teh best decision leaving for 3 days after 5 weeks of atrocious ball, during a short week, facing the streaking 8-3 payton manning led Broncos, playing in the national spotlight, staring down an owner at home who is trigger twitchy already and rumored to be in discussions with R. Nation fan favorite Jon D. Gruden….

    Yeah, dead man walking.

    B00k it Dano…

  • RaiderDanny

    The crowd cheering him! He loves it!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur

    #Broncos coach John Fox “In my experience, it’s hard to beat someone twice. Heck, it’s hard to beat someone once in this league.” #Raiders

    ————————-

    I really think Jon fox is gonna help DA out and throw the game.. he knows he is taking alot of heat lately. They already clinced the playoffs.. he is gonna try and set up the game in Raiders favor especially on national tv.. gonna try and give them a chance to win

  • DJ Johnny

    Local media probably don’t like the Gruden possibility cuz it may take away attention on their beloved 49ers.

    They want to see us miserable and wallowing in obscurity.

  • tuckrulefool

    I truly feel bad for his family situation.

    However, the real pity I have for him is that he truly is dead man walking…

    Maybe not the best decision leaving for 3 days after 5 weeks of atrocious ball, during a short week, facing the streaking 8-3 Manning led Broncos, playing in the national spotlight, staring down an owner at home who is trigger twitchy already and rumored to be in discussions with R. Nation fan favorite Jon D. Gruden.

    Yeah, dead man walking.

    B00k it Dano….

  • DMAC

    Fox may throw the game, so DA can come back and coach us to another 4-12 season.

  • 504 Raider

    54.RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    This was taken from another Raider website..

    i just emailed arkush from pro football weekly. take it for what its worth but he said “more than just a rumor. nowhere near a done deal. more than agents playing games”. take it for what its worth but i emailed nolan yesterday and he said it was definite;y “more than just rumors”.

    i think its ironic that mark davis first made it known publicly he wasnt happy with the team regression the day gruden was here and lit the torch.”

    ————–

    btw these local media types are always the last to know anything

    ————————————————————————————————————–

    And when they don’t know the scoop they get mad and post stuff like “If it was true it would be one of the hot topics on those sites who claim it.”

  • The Big Banana

    RaiderDanny Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    The crowd cheering him! He loves it!

    ———–

    He was pretty pumped.

  • Dakota

    59.tuckrulefool Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    I truly feel bad for his family situation.

    My real pity for him is that he is More truly is dead man walking…

    Maybe not teh best decision leaving for 3 days after 5 weeks of atrocious ball, during a short week, facing the streaking 8-3 payton manning led Broncos, playing in the national spotlight, staring down an owner at home who is trigger twitchy already and rumored to be in discussions with R. Nation fan favorite Jon D. Gruden….

    Yeah, dead man walking.

    B00k it Dano…

    +++++++++++++++++++

    What is worse…..Dennis Allen leaving the team to be with his Father in his final moments, or Andy Reid back at Eagle’s practive before his drug addict son’s body is even cool?

    DA did the right thing.

    Not like he used it as an excuse for a vacation and then got together with his buds and started discharging firearms near people’s skulls….

  • RaiderDanny

    First call Gruden makes is Monte Kiffen!!

  • Dakota

    64.DMAC Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    Fox may throw the game, so DA can come back and coach us to another 4-12 season.

    +++++++++++

    Finally, there is some long-term thinking from my man DMAC!

  • tonedeezy

    ouch. but true.

  • DJ Johnny

    57.RaiderDanny Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    Google Gruden lighting Oakland flame! Gruden with his black Raider visor!! I believe Johnny!!

    I know…I saw that pic. Brings back good memories of when we were a real good team that people feared.

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    I really think Jon fox is gonna help DA out and throw the game.. he knows he is taking alot of heat lately. They already clinced the playoffs.. he is gonna try and set up the game in Raiders favor especially on national tv.. gonna try and give them a chance to win
    ———————————
    Stupid comment

  • RaiderDanny

    Its gotta happen! Or Mark will have empty stadiums all next year! What did Mark say a few weeks ago-” im gonna fix it!”

  • The_Judge37

    13.Whats a Drexl? Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Dead Man Walking?

    Is tomorrow night the night the Donkeys take revenge for the 2010 59-14 mile high beat down?
    ——-

    The 37-6 beating they gave this team earlier felt like revenge.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    Da needed to be with his dad but he has been losing since the preseason…

  • DJ Johnny

    65.504 Raider Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    54.RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    This was taken from another Raider website..

    i just emailed arkush from pro football weekly. take it for what its worth but he said “more than just a rumor. nowhere near a done deal. more than agents playing games”. take it for what its worth but i emailed nolan yesterday and he said it was definite;y “more than just rumors”.

    i think its ironic that mark davis first made it known publicly he wasnt happy with the team regression the day gruden was here and lit the torch.”

    ————–

    btw these local media types are always the last to know anything

    ————————————————————————————————————–

    And when they don’t know the scoop they get mad and post stuff like “If it was true it would be one of the hot topics on those sites who claim it.”

    They need to check back to PFW’s site then. It was their top story this morning.

  • tuckrulefool

    I get why he did it.

    just saying he will also pay a very large price for doing it whether thats ‘fair’ or not….

    due to the position he has put the team in, he can not afford in any way shape or form a blow out loss tomorrow.

    I think he has guaranteed thats whats going to happen. (it may have anyway…now its lock solid) The players dont connect with him. he needed to rally the troups in a BIG way M-Weds. Didnt happen.

    Again I GET and agree as a person why he did what he did.

    that doesnt change the e fact that professionally it will likely spell his end.

    as for reid…Reid is a d1ck generally and specicfically. what he did was awful i agree. plus reid had NO (professional) reason to even think about coming back as fast as he did.

    Allen was in a very tough spot. as a person did the right thing.

    as in life sometimes the nice guys finish last.

    right now (figuratively) he is in dead last place and only a miracle will save him. esp if the gruden rumor is even 50% true/possible.

    mark is a BIG chucky fan. don’t discount that at all.

  • RaiderDanny

    Aint no crowd as loud as a Raider crowd!– ice cube

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I really think Jon fox is gonna help DA out and throw the game.. he knows he is taking alot of heat lately. They already clinced the playoffs.. he is gonna try and set up the game in Raiders favor especially on national tv.. gonna try and give them a chance to win
    ———————————
    Stupid comment

    ————————

    OR IS IT?

  • DJ Johnny

    74.The_Judge37 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    13.Whats a Drexl? Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Dead Man Walking?

    Is tomorrow night the night the Donkeys take revenge for the 2010 59-14 mile high beat down?
    ——-

    The 37-6 beating they gave this team earlier felt like revenge.

    I realize we are devoid of talent in so many area’s, but you’d think we could rightly have better expectations than hoping Denver is nice to us?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    btw im hearin that if JON GRUDEN does return to HC / 10 percent stake in a team he will bring in his brother JAY GRUDEN in as OC they have always wanted to coach together.. or in some capacity

  • tuckrulefool

    JAY GRUDEN >> GREGG KRAPP

  • tuckrulefool

    where are you ‘hearing’ this exactly?

    ==

    # RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    btw im hearin that if JON GRUDEN does return to HC / 10 percent stake in a team he will bring in his brother JAY GRUDEN in as OC they have always wanted to coach together.. or in some capacity

  • DJ Johnny

    78.RaiderDanny Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    Aint no crowd as loud as a Raider crowd!– ice cube

    Even with a half filled stadium Sunday it seemed to be a pretty loud and energized crowd from hearing it on tv…well my laptop actually on that virus infested website I get on.

    We do deserve better…really we do.

  • RaiderDanny

    U guys know the Davis family only owns 37% of the franchise! Google it if u want to argue!

  • Bobby Bushay

    As far as the Gruden rumor, I can see it from Ohio. Look, Mark wants to restore the Raiders, and it appears he is making amends with the past, and most recently with things that Mark may have had a different take on than his father, such as Marcus Allen and Jon Gruden coming back to light the torch. I went back to a job after being away for over four years, seeing some unfinished business to do. The climate changed, and I was willing to return. Now with Reggie and that familiarity, look what Gruden has to work with – a fluid transformation of the team – if he isn’t the GM, he certainly will have a friendly ear with RMac. If Gruden DID want to come back with Al here in 2009, what would change that? Now, will it happen? Anyone’s guess!

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Bcz24 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    What evidence do you have to support that claim?

    =======================================

    The same source that LAST week said all the stuff with Rolando “FOUR MILLION F—ING REASONS” McClain…

  • RaiderDanny

    Not google the Gruden flam- i meant utube

  • RaiderDanny

    Student cant learn if the Teachers cant Teach!

  • DJ Johnny

    This Gruden stuff is fun at least. Even if it turns out he turns down Mark’s overtures.

    I’m sure some fake contract details will come out soon just like the Tennessee charade.

    I just hope they don’t shoot this down too quickly.

    We’re just starting to have fun.

  • DJ Johnny

    Does anybody know if Cork has weighed in on this Gruden stuff at all?

    I thought I saw someone refer to a tweet he sent out?

  • RaiderDanny

    The Grudens Agent thing doesnt bother me a bit. Total PR move! Not to ruffle any feathers yet. It got out to early. To a team who has a staff in place! The have to deny! Everyone- even the Raiders!

  • RaiderDanny

    They

  • JLofty

    Raiders better step and kick some serious Donkey @$$!!!

  • Raiderbuck

    Skyler Beltran ‏@SkylerBeltran

    Mark Davis Was Seen Leaving The “NFL In LA” Meeting Along With The St Louis Rams Owner, Kroenke, According To ESPN Radio

  • RaiderDanny

    Hmm,trade? Long? Lurinitis?

  • LondonAl

    Welcome back Dennis. All the best for the future.
    Go Raiders!

  • boss01

    71.DJ Johnny Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    57.RaiderDanny Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    Google Gruden lighting Oakland flame! Gruden with his black Raider visor!! I believe Johnny!!

    I know…I saw that pic. Brings back good memories of when we were a real good team that people feared.

    =================

    When I said on here Gruden lightning the torch signaled his return people took me literally and thought it was a stupid thing to say.

    I am pretty sure when Gruden was in Alameda for that ceremony he had to have crossed paths with Mark, which most likely resulted in a conversation between the two. I am pretty sure if they had a conversation that maybe, just maybe the subject of the current state of affairs as it pertains to these sorry a$$ Raiders was brought up by Mark who no doubt seeked Gruden’s opinion on what his approach would be to try to fix the mess.

    Gruden probably voiced his displeasure about the ZBS, how the talent on the roster was misused, probably identified to Mark the check cashers that needed the boot.

    That conversation IMO has led to this rumor we keep hearing about.

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  • arkraider

    People talkin about Gannon are forgetting about the year before he came to Oakland.
    He was back up to Elvis(no not that one) Grbac at KC.
    Grbac got hurt early and Gannon led KC to something like 12 wins and the AFC champs only to have Marty pull him in the playoffs for Grbac as he was finally healthy.

    I remember being ridiculed by friends saying that KC wouldn’t win in the playoffs because they were shelving Gannon.

    KC lost their 1st playoff game and I knew it would happen!
    I was extremely impressed w/ Gannon that year and when I found out Gruden was going to bring him to Oakland, I knew he had found his guy and we would be on our way.

    So Gannon wasn’t a complete unknown , he just hadn’t been given a shot yet.

    And the rest is history as they say.