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Allen, McKenzie deserve major props for keeping players focused on football

By Steve Corkran
Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 3:38 pm in Oakland Raiders.

ALAMEDA — General manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen made it abundantly clear that they wanted a team filled with high-character players and that off-field transgressions won’t be tolerated. To that end, they have succeeded in spectacular fashion.
Linebacker Kaluka Maiava got in an altercation during the offseason. However, that happened soon after he signed with the Raiders and long before he had a chance to get indoctrinated into The Raiders Way under McKenzie and Allen.
On Friday, I asked Allen about the key to his success in this area as a direct result of the 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith getting arrested earlier today.
“Well, obviously, you try to — and I don’t know the situation that you’re talking about — but you obviously try to work with your guys all the time about making sure that they understand the limelight that they’re in and their responsibility, not only to themselves but to the football team.
“We talk a lot about that. Things come up, and you’ve got to deal with things. We’ll continue to work in that direction. We try to do a good job of being accountable and being responsible both on the field and off the field.”
Cornerback Taiwan Jones was here when McKenzie and Allen arrived in 2012. He said he and his teammates know exactly where McKenzie and Allen stand in regard to their on- and off-field behavior.
“Basically, coach Allen says, we represent the Raiders in everything we do and representing the Raiders is a big responsibility and, not only is it a responsibility, it’s a privilege,” Jones said. “Wearing the silver-and-black is a privilege, and you got to represent it in the right way.”
Jones also has no misgivings about what happens if he fails to adhere to the guidelines set forth by Allen.
“He doesn’t have to harp on it much because he made his statement loud and clear from the beginning,” Jones said. “Our fine is the maximum fine. He stressed that he doesn’t want our money, but we will pay the consequences. He got his message across from Day One.”

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  • 0ak r8rs

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    “YOU made him # 1.

    1-Dr. Robert
    2-MR
    3-Mistic Tha Supavillian
    4-Kool Kell
    5-Mistabrown
    6-Priesttj12

    This makes the 180th consecutive week that Kool Kell has remained in the top 5.”

    Too funny! Nice work DJ!

  • DJ Johnny

    Top 5 Palmer Haters:

    1-OakR8rs
    2-Mistic
    3-Just Fire Baby
    4-RaidersAllDayLets_Get It
    5-Raido

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    Oak we finally found something we can agree on.

  • 0ak r8rs

    DJ Johnny Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 7:47 pm
    Top 5 Palmer Haters:

    1-OakR8rs
    2-Mistic
    3-Just Fire Baby
    4-RaidersAllDayLets_Get It
    5-Raido

    @@@@@@@@

    Yes! Mission accomplished! Haha

  • The insidious dr robert

    Silver and oak just responded exactly the same.

    Cross posters.

  • DJ Johnny

    Top 5 Atheists:

    1-SilverandBlack666
    2-MR
    3-?
    4-?
    5-?

  • Whoknows

    DJ Johnny Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 7:47 pm
    Top 5 Palmer Haters:

    1-OakR8rs
    2-Mistic
    3-Just Fire Baby
    4-RaidersAllDayLets_Get It
    5-Raido
    6- Whoknows

  • 0ak r8rs

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 7:49 pm
    Oak we finally found something we can agree on.

    @@@@@@@

    Yea. We really don’t agree on much, do we? Just goes to how you, for many it’s about intelligent discourse, not who agrees w your opinion. It’s rare that you REALLY piss me off. Haha

  • DJ Johnny

    0ak r8rs Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 7:49 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 7:47 pm
    Top 5 Palmer Haters:

    1-OakR8rs
    2-Mistic
    3-Just Fire Baby
    4-RaidersAllDayLets_Get It
    5-Raido

    @@@@@@@@

    Yes! Mission accomplished! Haha

    I thought you’d appreciate that…lol.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    Top 5 Atheists:

    1-SilverandBlack666
    2-Duck
    3-?
    4-?
    5-?

    1,675 MR

  • 0ak r8rs

    The Insidious Dr Robert Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 7:49 pm
    Silver and oak just responded exactly the same.

    Cross posters.

    @@@@@@@@@@

    No. I added Priesttj12 for talking to himself about David Carr, or Myles Carr or Derek Carr or Irene Cara or whatever the hell he was talking about.

  • 0ak r8rs

    Top 5 Pryor lovers:

    1. Mistic
    2. Mistic’s dad
    3. Mistic’s cousin
    4. Mistic’s nephew
    5. Mistic’s dog

    Who all reside in Oakland.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    Top 5 Douche Bags:

    1. Mike Vick
    2. Tim Kawakami
    3. Michael Silver
    4. Ryan Leaf
    5. Tom Jackson and everyone else who ever wore that ugly jersey!

  • DJ Johnny

    Top 5 Pryor Critics:

    1-Dr. Robert
    2-Alex 7
    3-Zymurge
    4-Rich Gannon *
    5-Matt Flynn *

    *Denotes non blog members.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    0ak R8rs Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 7:58 pm
    Top 5 Pryor lovers:

    1. Mistic
    2. Mistic’s dad
    3. Mistic’s cousin
    4. Mistic’s nephew
    5. Mistic’s dog

    Who all reside in Oakland.
    ———————————————
    So?

  • 0ak r8rs

    Your on fire tonight, DJ. Haha.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    0ak R8rs Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Your on fire tonight, DJ. Haha.
    ————————-
    Hahaha hahaha?

  • The insidious dr robert

    0ak R8rs Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 7:58 pm
    Top 5 Pryor lovers:

    1. Mistic
    2. Mistic’s dad
    3. Mistic’s cousin
    4. Mistic’s nephew
    5. Mistic’s dog

    Who all reside in Oakland.
    *********
    He hates his out-of-towner relations.

  • The insidious dr robert

    DJ Johnny Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 8:05 pm
    Top 5 Pryor Critics:

    1-Dr. Robert
    2-Alex 7
    3-Zymurge
    4-Rich Gannon *
    5-Matt Flynn *

    *Denotes non blog members.
    **********
    Are u sure?

  • 0ak r8rs

    KoolKell Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    0ak R8rs Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 7:58 pm
    Top 5 Pryor lovers:

    1. Mistic
    2. Mistic’s dad
    3. Mistic’s cousin
    4. Mistic’s nephew
    5. Mistic’s dog

    Who all reside in Oakland.
    ———————————————
    So?

    @@@@@@@@

    Easy, old man. It’s not a shot on Oakland. It’s a shot at Mistic and his self-appointed protector of the citizens of Oakland from this “evil” board.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    KK Shouldn’t you be fake flying somewhere on a Friday night instead of caring where Mistic’s dog resides?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    KK Shouldn’t you be fake flying somewhere on a Friday night instead of caring where Mistic’s dog resides?
    ———————————
    Shouldn’t you?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Easy, old man. It’s not a shot on Oakland. It’s a shot at Mistic and his self-appointed protector of the citizens of Oakland from this “evil” board.
    ——————————-
    You have any Raider takes, gossipy Btch?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Get a life Trolls.

  • arkraider

    It’s the end of the world as we know it, it’s the end of the world as we know it…………
    and I feel fine!

    If the change will clean up this cesspool of degradation and let the good semis talk Raider football and have fun……..I’m all for it!

    I have my doubts though

    Same same but different……..

    The world keeps spinning trolls and all

    Code Black 2013!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Top 5 Palmer Haters:

    1-OakR8rs
    2-Mistic
    3-Just Fire Baby
    4-RaidersAllDayLets_Get It
    5-Raido
    6- Whoknows

    ***

    6 bloggers made the “Top 5″ and I’m not one of them??

    bwahahahahaha!!

    Purvis may have something to say about that, DJG

  • hellsbells

    How bad are the guards we picked up that they can not force Nix the the bench. Had hopes for McClain because he stuck around in baltimore for a while.

  • 0ak r8rs

    KoolKell Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 8:13 pm
    Easy, old man. It’s not a shot on Oakland. It’s a shot at Mistic and his self-appointed protector of the citizens of Oakland from this “evil” board.
    ——————————-
    You have any Raider takes, gossipy Btch?

    @@@@@@@@

    Hrm. Not tonight. Kinda tired and bored. Mentioned the nice Pryor piece in nfln today, and someone followe up w a link. That’s about it. Otherwise just busting your balls I guess.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    A couple of those “Palmer Haters” weren’t until the very end.

  • 0ak r8rs

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    Top 5 Palmer Haters:

    1-OakR8rs
    2-Mistic
    3-Just Fire Baby
    4-RaidersAllDayLets_Get It
    5-Raido
    6- Whoknows

    ***

    6 bloggers made the “Top 5″ and I’m not one of them??

    bwahahahahaha!!

    Purvis may have something to say about that, DJG

    @@@@@@@@@

    You’re AM shift. What ru even doing here? Haha

  • DJ Johnny

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    Top 5 Palmer Haters:

    1-OakR8rs
    2-Mistic
    3-Just Fire Baby
    4-RaidersAllDayLets_Get It
    5-Raido
    6- Whoknows

    ***

    6 bloggers made the “Top 5″ and I’m not one of them??

    bwahahahahaha!!

    Purvis may have something to say about that, DJG

    I didn’t mean to exclude you as you are a well documented Palmer hater but those on the top 5 seemed to be a bit more vociferous.

    Purvis: Feel free to amend.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “Shouldn’t you?”

    I could fake fly to your house in Alameda and fake karate chop your face with a keyboard in virtual 3D but I am already fake flying to Denver to give Peyton Manning a “Kobe style Cheeseburger”

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 8:19 pm
    “Shouldn’t you?”

    I could fake fly to your house in Alameda and fake karate chop your face with a keyboard in virtual 3D but I am already fake flying to Denver to give Peyton Manning a “Kobe style Cheeseburger”
    ————————————
    You’re Lucky.

  • 0ak r8rs

    KoolKell Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    A couple of those “Palmer Haters” weren’t until the very end.

    @@@@@@@@

    That’s correct. I supported him for the most part while he was our starting QB. Which is what a real Raider fan should do, IMO. It wasn’t till the quitting/choking/loser blew his second or third game, around week 12, and it became apparent he was not in our plans, that I saw the light.

    He is, after all, a professional on and off the field, and takes responsibility like a man. There’s alot to like, except for his results for the last decade.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    KoolKell Says:
    You have any Raider takes, gossipy Btch?
    =====================================================

    Slow down, pootbutt.
    The few you’ve had in day’s, week’s, month’s and possibly decades have all been pure copy and paste without credit, with no attempt to hide.
    Your actual football takes are anemic at best, derivative when borrowed and dumbass when your own.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “You’re Lucky.”

    I could turn my fake plane around if you like and make an Alameda landing and to watch you fill your diapers at the old folks home in a fit of rage because they turned Sanford and Son off….if that would make you happy.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Oh Hell Ya!
    Shout out, dumbass pootbutt.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    Purv:

    He was so mad at me when I caught him in his fake flying routine.

    Keep your Llama’s far away from that guy!

  • 0ak r8rs

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 8:26 pm
    “You’re Lucky.”

    I could turn my fake plane around if you like and make an Alameda landing and to watch you fill your diapers at the old folks home in a fit of rage because they turned Sanford and Son off….if that would make you happy.

    @@@@@@@@@

    Oh, it’s the big one! I’m coming, ‘lizabeth!!!

  • Crawfish Joe

    The insidious dr robert Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 7:00 pm
    Purvis—u showed ur true colors since u refuse to apologize and tell the board that cork told u I was not the impostor.

    Seems u lack integrity.

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

    I saw you over on the A’s web site ‘testing’ handles but they always popped back up with your log in name.
    b-u-m-m-e-r for you. Pretty evident with the ‘crap’ comment, the test, testing, test again, etc. That is why Cork is moving to that format. No more cross posting. NO SOUP FOR YOU!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Still lovin’ ya. Sailors in arms and all.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    @RR

    Good to see you

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “Oh, it’s the big one! I’m coming, ‘lizabeth!!!”

    “LaMont….Ya big Dummy!”

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    NOT Crawdaddy
    I saw you over on the A’s web site ‘testing’ handles but they always popped back up with your log in name.
    b-u-m-m-e-r for you. Pretty evident with the ‘crap’ comment, the test, testing, test again, etc. That is why Cork is moving to that format. No more cross posting. NO SOUP FOR YOU!
    - – - — – - — –
    check it outfor your own damn self;
    http://www.ibabuzz.com/athletics/2013/09/18/game-152-wrapup-a-long-strange-two-games-for-donaldson-griffins-tempo-and-delivery-are-back/?doing_wp_cron=1379665377.8485410213470458984375

  • Crawfish Joe

    Top 5 Pryor supporters:

    1) the Raider organization
    2) Raider Nation
    3) the entire sporting television network
    4) the NFL
    5) Crawfish Joe :mrgreen:

  • 0ak r8rs

    Boise st just got facked.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    KoolKell Says:
    A couple of those “Palmer Haters” weren’t until the very end.
    ================================================

    That you kooky?
    Just checked in and am backtracking but I’ll remove the dumbass from your pootbutt dumbass name, temporarily.

    You and Priest were never dumb enough to diss palmer out of hand.

  • DJ Johnny

    Didn’t mean any offense Kell for putting you on the “celebrity list”.

    Embrace that you are a blog legend.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    5) Crawfish Joe :mrgreen:

    what say you, Crawaddy?