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Quick hits from Allen presser

Some quick hits from Raiders coach Dennis Allen’s weekly press briefing Monday in the aftermath of a 56-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs:

– The booing of the fans is understandable and not taken personally.

“This is a loyal, passionate fan base and they’re hungry for wins,’’ Allen said. “I understand that, I think our whole team understands that and I think our whole organization understands that . . . I understand the fans reaction. We have the same frustration. We want to win. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to get it done.’’

– Matt McGloin has retained the starting quarterback position in part because of his ability to get the ball down the field. McGloin has 15 pass plays of 25 or more yards since taking over as the starting quarterback, the most in the NFL.

Terrelle Pryor has nine such pass plays during his time at quarterback.

McGloin will continue to start with Pryor coming off the bench. If McGloin is the starter, why play Pryor at all?

“We continue to make the defense work on a different skill set and a different set of plays,’’ Allen said. “And I believe that opens up some things for us in the running game when we’re able to do those things. . . . we’ll continue to look at different ways we can utilize both players to give us a chance to have success on offense.’’

– Allen said the Chiefs beat three different defenses on their three touchdowns on screen passes to Jamaal Charles _ “vision, max and man-to-man.’’

– Running back Darren McFadden is expected to be on the practice field Wednesday and may be available to face the San Diego Chargers.

– The Raiders recent struggles make it appear as if they were a better team in Weeks 1 and 2 than they are in Week 15.

“I think we’ve played better a times this year than we’ve played collectively as a group the last couple of weeks,’’ Allen said. “I don’t know if I’d say we were better then. I think it’s the same team. But I do think that we’re in a little bit of a rut and we’ve got to pull out.’’

– Allen’s contact with owner Mark Davis is minimal. The chain of command goes from Davis through general manager Reggie McKenzie to Allen.

“Mark and Reggie talk quite often and most of my communication happens with Reggie and then Mark and Reggie communicate,’’ Allen said.

– Allen declined to quantify how much of the Raiders problems have to do with coaching and how much has to do with talent.

“We’re all a part of it, OK? We’re all a part of it,’’ Allen said. “We’re not in the blame game. We’re not in the pointing fingers game. That’s for everybody else to do.’’

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  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Yo Brahs

    The Dawg had a life changing event happen last night, this is hella deep, shout out to Plato

    Yo Boy was gettin’ his girlfriend Sharon in the backdoor when it suddenly occurred to him that life was about more than rear entry, hot reggae jamz, baggin’ on blog nerds and gettin’ hella wasted on dope margaritas

    It’s about changin’ homey’s lives and maybe that’s why the Dawg was put on this big crazy spinning blue orb you like to call The Earth

    So he got his nut (natch), found a plush bathrobe, and began scribbling thoughts in his diary

    9 hours later he realized he had been asleep for 9 hours and started to think about what to write in his diary (besides his name and a drawing of a cat smoking a joint)

    All he knew was his thoughts now iexisted in a deeper dimension than most shamans or rabbis

    Today, you aren’t speaking to the Beeeeech Dawg … you are now communicating with the ZEN DAWG

    MORE TO COME … LIKE DANG HELLA DANG

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    That doesn’t even make sense.

  • Davy Jones

    But we might have a better record this year. Not saying Hue was a good long term option, but still . . .

  • BigBenRexor

    That was deep….Ballz Deep

  • BigBenRexor

    Exactly

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Zen Dawg? You mean like Snoop Lion (or whatever he’s calling himself nowadays)?

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    that is the least of our problems, kinda like CB last April.

  • plunkhead

    Al had an extreme dislike for that howdy doody look a like no matter how much you and others say Al “loved” him

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Then why did Al leave the team to him?

  • plunkhead

    Milkmans son

  • RaidingTexas

    So you’re saying you found Jesus?

  • BigBenRexor

    Hue Jackson was the Son Al Davis never had

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    I can’t believe you just typed that.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    IT’s a way of saying a driven man like Al probably had a hard time understanding another male, esp, his flesh and blood, not having a passion, a drive for some achievement in SOMETHING.
    On the other hand, gawd, it would be hard to have a guy like Al as a dad, unless the ruthless, arrogant, and narcissistic traits he showed in his professional life were submerged in his private life. Frankly, I find that likely to be impossible.

  • RaidingTexas

    I wouldn’t say it was the least of our problems. Pass defense was not exactly stellar last season.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    not nice. insults mark’s mom.

  • plunkhead

    He left it to Carol and Mark and I think Al expected to live a lot longer or he would have made better plans

  • BigBenRexor

    Mark has passion, it’s just for Hookers and Cocaine.

  • JB

    If DA is fired do we go after established NFL coaching prospects or highly rated college coaches like David Shaw at Stanford?

  • plunkhead

    I dunno which is worse. This blogsite or windows 8.0. When I try to “reply” I get bumped before my reply is done

  • BigBenRexor

    I wouldn’t mind a college Coach like David Shaw, but NO to Nick Saban. Really, I’d be cool with almost anyone who’s been an NFL Coordinator for longer than ONE year.

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    AWWW HELLZ NO

  • plunkhead

    hahahahaha Meddlesome will promote Soprano
    They are on a shoestring budget

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    This is a new persona in the ever evolving transformation of the world famous beeech DIGGITY.

    So yeah, like Snoop Lion

    1 LOVE

  • JB

    The one I follow, http://walterfootball.com/draft2014.php, shows us taking Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

  • BigBenRexor

    True, Shaw would cost like 10 kilos per year, where Soprano could be promoted for like 4-5 lbs a year.

  • RaidingTexas

    Doubt he’s fired, but I’d go for Art Briles.

  • plunkhead

    Maybe if I said it all the time. I say it somewhat in jest but you never know. It would explain stuff.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Dude. Not cool. Carol Davis is, by all accounts, a very nice lady and Al was completely devoted to her.

  • BigBenRexor

    One question is, what teams would be our competition for a Top NFL HC canidate if/when DA is fired? Coughlin is probably out, so NY would be a desirable destination.

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    2 FAST 2 CURIOUS (about the universe)

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Some former co-workers of mine from Dell actually saw Snoop last weekend. He was headlining the GoDaddy Christmas party. No, I am not joking. Ke$ha was his opening act.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Houston has a problem.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Quick tip: IE10 and 11 are garbage. Download a better browser. And upgrade to Windows 8.1 while you’re at it. It’s free.

  • JB

    Be careful on what you’d be cool with, Greg Knapp meets that criteria. Somehow I don’t think he’d be welcome in Oakland.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Play on playa play oooooooooooonnnnnnnnnn

  • plunkhead

    I was waiting for the kinks to get worked out of 8.1.

  • DJ Johnny

    Phillip Fulmer!
    (kidding).

  • BigBenRexor

    They have defense, but No QB.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    @ESPNStatsInfo: Carson Palmer’s Total QBR is 77.6 since Week 8, 2nd-best in the NFL behind Josh McCown (Cardinals: are 6-1 during this span)

    Brilliant. Palmer and Flynn killing it. Wilson on another team.

    DA’s choice, Pryor produces a 69 rating and soon out of the nfl like tebow.

  • rifflicks

    Exercise in futility time…..Shopping for your new Head Coach to go along with your 1st Round QB that’s not going to happen either.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Gary “Constipated” Kubiak is a goner.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    I just went from IE 10 to IE 11 last week and have had nothing but trouble with this site.

  • rifflicks

    Brilliant,…..your mother must be proud

  • BigBenRexor

    Touche

  • JOn Wooah

    Blake Bortles UCF QB .. remember that name.. and yes mocks already have him going 4th overall to the Raiders.. I doubt Reggie would take him.. however he is a non big name to fans.. so there is hope.

  • rifflicks

    dump one Texas coach for another one…….LMAO

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Dawg and Motorcyle Maintenance,

  • plunkhead

    Meddlesome made DA do it

  • rifflicks

    Yep, I already did…this site works fine.