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Allen on NFL Network

A transcript of Raiders coach Dennis Allen on NFL Network A.M as provided by the NFL Network:

On coaching at the Senior Bowl:

“It’s fun. It gives us a great opportunity to get a chance to know these guys, not only to get to know them on the football field but it also gives us an opportunity to see what they’re like behind the scenes. That’s the specific advantage that we get in being able to coach these guys throughout the week.”

On where the Raiders need to improve the most:

“We’ve got a lot of areas that we have to improve on. Specifically, we have to really work to improve some things defensively to give us an opportunity to play defense the way that we want to be able to play defense. There are some pieces in place. Obviously this year we’re not quite as a hamstrung with the draft picks and the salary cap, so we’re going to have a little more flexibility to make a few more moves and do a few more things to help us from a personnel standpoint with our team.”

On quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Terrelle Pryor:

“We’re going to have some competition at that position. Carson Palmer did an outstanding job for us last year. We feel really good about Carson at the quarterback position moving forward, and obviously we want to create competition at all levels of our team; offensively, defensively, in the kicking game. The more competition that you can create, the better your football team is going to be. We’re going to look at that as we’re moving forward, but I feel good about Carson. Terrelle did some nice things in the final game of the season last year, so it’ll be interesting to see how he does as we move forward.”

On the reaction from the Raiders organization regarding Tim Brown’s comments about Bill Callahan:

“We’ve been down here in Mobile and I don’t know that I’ve gotten a real sense from the whole organization exactly what the feel is there. I know this: that was a long time ago. I wasn’t here or a part of the organization, so it’s really hard for me to really speak on that and that situation.”

On the hiring of Tony Sparano:

“He’s an outstanding football coach, first and foremost. I’ve got some really close friends in football that speak very highly of Tony Sparano, and really when I got a chance to watching, the thing that most impressed me about his time in Dallas, about his time there in Miami is that he always had some tough football teams. That’s the thing that I think he can bring to our team, to our offense, is a sense of toughness. As well as a guy who’s been through it; he’s been a head coach in this league, he’s been a coordinator so there are experiences that he can help us all through.”

On if linebacker Rolando McClain has a future with the Raiders:

“Right now he’s part of the football team. He’s on our roster. We’ll let that play out as the offseason goes on.”

On hiring Greg Olson as offensive coordinator:

“Greg is an outstanding football coach, he’s a great football mind. Again, when you go through and you talk to the people within the National Football League and guys that I respect, he was a name that continued to come up to me. When we went through the interview process, I was highly impressed with him and just his thoughts and his philosophies about how he wants to operate the offense and thinking about really trying to fit our offensive scheme to doing some of the things that our playmakers do the best. That’s something that I look forward to.”

On how Greg Olson’s offensive schemes will incorporate Raiders running back Darren McFadden:

“That’s one of the things that we’re going to look at when we get back to Oakland is we’re really going to look at the things that Darren McFadden does really well and we’re going to try to ask him to do those things as much as possible, limit the times that we ask him to do some of the things that he may not be as good at. All of us as players have strengths and weaknesses, and we want to try to play to our best players’ strengths as much as possible.”

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  • Scourge

    That’s some plunkdiction!

  • raidertalk

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 6:05 pm
    That was awesome that John was grilling that suit that prob was a Superdome official.

    All suits off the field!!!!
    ——————————————————-
    Saw john dropping some F-bombs for sure.

  • morilla

    RaidingTexas Says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 6:10 pm
    Plunketthead Says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 6:08 pm
    hate to say it but this is just another sign of infrastructure failing all over the USA

    ——————————

    Bill Maher beat you to that one.

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    Hahahaha

  • Plunketthead

    lol scourge. it did not last long. three and out for the flac

  • J Hill

    Crabtree getting his DHB on, lol.

  • SaintKaufman

    Nice throws by kaepernick.

  • Plunketthead

    dang that’s a deadly weapon. Anytime he sees a crack in the D and BAM,,,, 15 yard gain.

    Kappy is much better at avoiding hits then RG but not as good as RW.

    Two nice passes by Knap and the devil caught his first pass

  • DJ Johnny

    Kaepernick

    EXPOSED!!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Kap has that baseball arm for sure.

    That was a seed to Crabs.

    The circus act offense will hinder his growth, the kid can chuck it.

  • morilla

    Kapp will be a solid QB. He’s proven he can play in the pocket. He’s the best out of the f-in ” wave of the future”.

    Wish he was wearing silver and black.

  • raidertalk

    Aw man the power out just took the fun out if it. Just get it over-with now. C’mon 49ers just take a knee.

  • DJ Johnny

    -Pistol offense

    -Kaepernick

    -Wave of the Future

    =EXPOSED!!!!!!!!!

  • dr_robert

    Oh he’s here. He’s always here. Besides, it’s not a chat. It’s a message board. And he reads it all.

  • raidertalk

    Garbage time for 9ers…time to pad those useless stats!

  • DJ Johnny

    New Orleans Electric = EXPOSED!

  • RaidingTexas

    DHB over Crabtree. I will never understand that one.

  • Plunketthead

    Looks like a lot of niners are getting wide open

    raves need to wake up

  • SaintKaufman

    You know John wanted to pitch a TD shutout for some turkey day abuse to little bro this year. Damn it!

  • lefty12

    Power outage changed ole Mo.Hope it doesn’t affect the final outcome.

  • dr_robert

    Until this year, Crabtree looked like just another guy.

  • raidertalk

    I tried to post a critique of Cork not posting anything new and the mods blocked me…pathetic
    They would rather block posters then put in some new content.

  • Just Fire Baby

    There’s that “stud” LT at work.

  • Plunketthead

    Boldin drops another pass

  • dr_robert

    Missdick’s turning the power off worked. The game is not over.

  • Plunketthead

    lol Ravens will screw around and lose this game

  • lefty12

    power outage = the fix is in.

  • RaidingTexas

    If they pull off this come back, fire up those power outage conspiracy theories. This will be ugly.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I said on the last thread pre-kickoff,the key was the Ravens 2nd half D.

    The 49ers 2nd half offense in the playoffs has been amazing.

  • jesusraiderjim

    You did call it JFB lets see what happens.

  • morilla

    RaidingTexas Says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    If they pull off this come back, fire up those power outage conspiracy theories. This will be ugly.

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    No kidding huh

  • Dakota

    oh boy!

  • DJ Johnny

    Thinking game was already over = EXPOSED!

  • RaidingTexas

    Unreal.

  • Dakota

    omg!

  • morilla

    We’ve finally got a game!

  • Plunketthead

    Just when I thought the devil was gonna lose he turns out the lights and makes a demon possess ray rice

  • Dakota

    Jim H. has man boob too….maybe there is hope for DA?

  • Plunketthead

    Theres one kicker who will be looking for a job next year

  • lefty12

    Looks like the bookies and the NFL have done it again.Remember Seattle vs Pitt,NE against Oakland.The list goes on.

  • DJ Johnny

    That power outage allowed SF to refocus and regroup and destroyed Ravens momentum.

  • Just Fire Baby

    49ers are at their best, in a standard drop-back pocket offense.

    Let the kid fling 90mph fastballs.

    These rinky-dink runs are waste of plays.

  • DJ Johnny

    Ravens all of a sudden turned into Raiders 2012.

  • DJ Johnny

    …except for the converting 3rd down thing.

  • Dakota

    But for that power outage the Ravens would be celebrating their victory right now.

  • RaidingTexas

    DJ Johnny Says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 6:45 pm
    That power outage allowed SF to refocus and regroup and destroyed Ravens momentum.

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    It’s the Super Bowl. If you let some bullsh!t like that fug with your momentum, you deserve to lose.

  • J Hill

    Not buying the bookie angle.

    Ravens relaxed. Thought the game as over.

    Simple as that.

  • lefty12

    I’ve seen it too many times over the years.

  • Plunketthead

    Was that David Bowie?

  • Just Fire Baby

    RB broke more tackles on that 3rd down run than McNinny did the entire month of October.

  • Scourge

    P-head, same thought here re: Bowie