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Allen does admirable job keeping tabs on locker room culture

By Steve Corkran
Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 2:04 pm in Oakland Raiders.

ALAMEDA – Raiders coach Dennis Allen has been vigilant about the culture of his team’s locker room since he arrived here almost two years ago.
To that end, he said Monday, whatever takes place amongst his players, be it in the locker room, on the field, wherever, is his responsibility.
“We have a pretty good feel for the locker room,” Allen said, when asked how he keeps tabs on his players.” I have a pretty good feel for the guys we have in there. Obviously that’s something that you always want to keep a close eye on and keep monitored.”
The topic was broached in light of recent allegations leveled against Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito that he bullied and harassed teammate Jonathan Martin.
Martin took a leave of absence from the Dolphins last week reportedly as a result of the way Incognito treaded him in the past. The Dolphins on Sunday suspended Incognito while the matter is investigated.
“I don’t think we have any issues with that type of stuff on this football team,” Allen said.
Allen even banned the so-called hazing prevalent in NFL training camps, including the Raiders before he arrived before the start of the 2012 season.
“That was a point we tried to make in training camp of not really hazing the rookies because we need everybody,” Allen said. “If we’re going to get this culture the right way and if we’re going to win football games like we believe we’re capable of winning, we’re going to need everybody in that locker room.”
Allen frequently chats with key players and others as a means of taking the pulse of the locker room and making sure a situation such as the one alleged to have happened in Miami doesn’t arise here.
In the end, though, Allen said, it’s incumbent upon Allen to stay abreast of what’s going on with his team.
“Ultimately whatever happens with this football team, whether it be on the field, in the locker room, out in the community, …that’s my responsibility to police that and my responsibility to have a handle on that.”

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  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Dang brah, your feathers are easily ruffled, huh

    That’s what happens when you hold in your dueces too long.

    Try some Malt-O-Meal for dinner and have SnBGoober massage your abs until you squirt one out

    You’re welcome in advance

  • rifflicks

    got a dictionary….look up the word emphasis

  • SnBG

    He likes Bucco di Beppo which means Joes Basement. He lives in his mummies basement

  • rifflicks

    and all you need is some man pants

  • turf toe

    I’m not going anywhere, Rob.

  • rifflicks

    guess again

  • SnBG

    It’s Al fault we don’t have those things sissy girl.

  • turf toe

    That’s not a guess. Rob.

  • The_Judge37

    ROYMLMAO

  • turf toe

    Made me laugh, Judge I needed that today.

  • turf toe

    And you need some man parts.

  • SnBG

    Al Davis set us back 5 years.

  • turf toe

    And towels. We need more towels.

  • SnBG

    Take a hike douchebag

  • The_Judge37

    DJ is using them all up to cover his shame.

  • Dakota

    how exactly?

  • The_Judge37

    roymlmao, you two are sensative.

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Brahs, the Dawg has a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT to drop:

    His ocean smooth reggae band Rasta Ganja will be soon releasing a new album entitled Ocean Smooth Reggae by Rasta Ganja

    Me and the boyz hung out all weekend, smoked doobies and talked about how great this record is going to be.

    So obviously things are already going very smoothly

    Hope to write a bunch of epic island jamz and battle test them on the road. Don’t worry, my Blog Brahs will get the opportunity to experience many of our legendary lyrics first

    Just don’t want to get Krappy too excited, he’ll get his first boner-dawg in 20 years then fall on it when he trips over the microwave cord

    HELLZ 2 THA WIZZLE FRESH

  • SnBG

    Priscilla and Toe having a buttfest.

  • 2romes

    2romes • 6 minutes ago −
    Yes, 3rd And 16 Raiders play soft again recipe for disaster. The. Raiders did not learn anything from last week.

  • SnBG

    Pissilla and Toe sittin in a tree
    K,I,S,S,I,N,G

  • The_Judge37

    It’s just a 2nd year rookie mistake. It happens.

  • PlunkforHOF

    I think someone forgot to change handles and posted twice below, although being moderated twice for the same comment.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    Too bad he doesn’t have a feel for “win”

  • 2romes

    What a sharp contrast. Raiders rushing 3 with soft a zone and the Eagles continue to pressure without the threat of a Raider come back.

  • turf toe

    Hey dawg. We need some light around here. Pretty gloomy after Sunday’s blowout.

  • Heck Legler

    How come nobody’s clamoring for us to re-sign Nnamdi or Flynn? Where are the trolls when you need them?

  • turf toe

    That was very strange.

  • Reggie Fangaz

    I think DMAC is done. Lost his passion to play the game. Not pursuing a contract extension was a form of SELF motivation and it aint working so far. He could prove me wrong but i think he wants to grab his pads and go home.

  • Heck Legler

    Didn’t mean to imply that Beech isn’t a troll, just meant trolls with something to say about the Raiders…

  • SnBG

    Raids had no choice. The secondary was getting it’s butts kicked because we have no pass rush.

  • Heck Legler

    Actually, Nnamdi and Woodson at safety might not be horrible until Branch gets back…

  • 0ak R8rs

    It’s bad enough in here after a loss. Don’t need talk like that. Haha. And Young should be fine at safety. Take some snaps away from Ross. He’s awful.

  • 2romes

    That play were they said Woodson should have helped on the deep left outside.,I don’t think so. Woodson had a player coming right up the middle and the player was behind the linebacker

  • J Hill

    The Raiders may not have any other options behind Nix, but he’s pushing toward some historically bad play. His -7.5 grade on the day pushes him to -32.5 overall for the season, a grade that would represent the worst ever given to a guard in since PFF’s inception in 2008.

  • Heck Legler

    Agreed. Normally I’m not too quick to bash the “prevent” because you have to mix it and cannot blitz all the time. however, when a QB has all day back there, any secondary is going to get burned…

  • J Hill

    Raiders rookie RT Menelik Watson made his debut grading at +2.3 on 57 snaps.

  • kuhlest

    we are in very good position to get what we need next year with a full compliment of draft picks and 55-60 million in cap space….
    >>> next off season will be Big Mac’s big test>>>>>>

  • BossKnows01

    Richie Incognito should be available soon, should be an upgrade over Nix just sayin, half sarcastically

  • Turkey Leg

    Oh my, Raids got an rear canal polishing and Flynn gets cut. Bad bad weekend. Nnamdi? What is the NFL comin to? Hhhmmm?

  • 2romes

    You don’t have to blitz but try to bring some pressure by bringing 4,

  • The Big Banana

    His dad would fit right in with doc B00b and Zymurge

  • PlunkforHOF

    No possible way RMK picks up that racist nightmare.

  • Heck Legler

    They weren’t getting any pressure with four either…

  • J Hill

    You out there JFB????

    Im watching this Ws game looking for some All Star play.

  • SnBG

    The defense was having so much trouble trying to cover Philadelphia’s receivers that defensive coordinator Jason Tarver was forced to scale back on blitzing, which has been a cornerstone of the Raiders’ success.Without the blitzing, Oakland wasn’t able to get to Foles and knock him out of rhythm. The Raiders had just two sacks and two hurries. That’s just not going to get it done against any team.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Guess the comments didn’t pass moderation

  • SnBG

    Woodson is at fault. Should have had Ross playing better. Woodsson didn’t play very well either.

  • Heck Legler

    cosign

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    SHOUT OUT TO TURF TOE BRAH

    Here’s a little jam Rasta Ganja just started working on, make sure you smoke a bowl before reading and trim them pubes

    This is called AWWW DANG, WRONG HOLE and it goes out to all them island shorties walkin’ funny

    On my way to the isle of Jamaica
    I saw this hizzy who had huge faka-fakas (booblies)
    We started talkin’ about me gettin’ laid
    Then shorty asked if she b gettin’ paid
    I was like “hellz no, now bend over”
    So she tried to give me the cold shoulder
    I unleashed the Lawg and aimed me pole
    But DANG, brahs – it went in the wrong hole

    ISLAND SHOUT OUTS, MON