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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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  • SnBG

    No probs with my Win8.

  • rifflicks

    Smart move ….then WR

  • rifflicks

    read her other posts…par for the course

  • plunkhead

    Blake the mad bomber Bortles?

  • BigBenRexor

    It’s actually true the more and more you think about it. Wasn’t affraid to make risky trades, loved the big play on offense, tried to make power plays on Tom Cable at every turn…

  • kuhlest

    Houston,

    Vikings?
    Lions?
    Titans?
    Tampa Bay?
    Cowboys?
    Giants?
    Redskins?
    Jets?

    all appear to have more to work with, unless you like a bare cupboard and top 5 picks in each round and $60 million in cap space to build your own team!

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    actually, Mark sounds a lot saner than his dad

  • RaidingTexas

    Someone on here yesterday was saying Jimbo Fisher. He’s also from Texas. The state produces a lot of players and coaches.

  • BigBenRexor

    I think we’re better off than the Jets, Redskins, Bucs, Vikings, Texans and Titans.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    He seems not to need anyone to say it to him–seems most of the time to know his “limitations”: “I’m just a football player….”.

  • Sebastian Livermore

    I’d take him and Carr before Teddy

  • RaidingTexas

    Win7 and IE 11 – No issues. Also using Chrome. Only problem with Chrome that I have to log back into Disqus everyday, despite allowing cookies on the site.

  • rifflicks

    Quantity not a guarantee of quality

  • SnBG

    Mocks change all of the time.SI mock had us taking Clowney at 2 and now they say Manziel at 7 or something.

  • rifflicks

    Jumbo is going to U T

  • kuhlest

    not a bad pick, fills a need and the kid had NFL size and arm. 6’4″ 235lbs

  • RaidingTexas

    Agreed, but failures of one do not mean failures of all.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Murray in rd 2

  • the authoritative dr robert

    Hopefully u will meet the same fate as Paul Walker. So u can go to gay heaven.

  • SnBG

    Now SI mock has us taking Evans at 3, seriously. They’ve lost it.

  • rifflicks

    Let the Mocks do your thinking, and work for you….or, go find a site with rankings by position and cross reference the players to YouTube, Look at the players strength of schedule and do your own scouting…..then on draft day when McKenzie deviates from the gurus ‘picks on the mocks you know who the Raiders drafted

  • rifflicks

    Nawwwww you might learn something

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    can we save the Raiders draft talk until WK17 game ends and Reggie & Dennis give the season end pressers ??

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    New Years Eve, people … can you wait?

  • the authoritative dr robert

    Did u stick a bread stick up ur azz, tell us all about the Asian busboy, and then talk about ur weiner?

    Then claim that’s how big dawgz party hard with chicks?

  • rifflicks

    except on this monkey see, monkey do blog.

  • Howard Benner

    I’ve been on him for weeks, but I think he might return to school for his senior year. . .

  • JOn Wooah

    he’d be smart to come out this year.. Number 1 qb on the board according to scouts.

    Next year he is gonna have to compete with Jamis Winston, and that Qb from Oregon, and Bryce Petty from Baylor.

    Good news for Raiders.. Qbs are getting better. HELP US!!

  • Howard Benner

    Lamonica on his best day never had Bortles’ movement skills. Conversely Bortles lacks Lamonica’s deep arm. . .but almost everyone does. . .

  • FourMoreYears

    2014 Raider schedule:

    Home – Denver, KC, SD, Houston, Buffalo, Arizona, San Francisco, and Miami (in London)

    Away – Denver, KC, SD, Seattle, St. Louis, Cleveland, New England, and NY (Jets)

    I count 8 losses right off the bat, and that’s being generous with a 3-3 conference record. Not looking good for DA.

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    if the Lions miss the playoffs, rumor has it HC Jim Schwartz will be fired. if that happens I hope they hire Dennis Allen and he coaches them to 12 wins, including a 40+ point shellacking of the Oakland Raiders … just to shove it up Reggie’s ignorant blowhole

  • Howard Benner

    With Larry Fitzgerald & an ever improving Michael Floyd, plus an elite level defense to get him the ball. . .apples & oranges. . .

  • xXRaider2DaHeartXx

    Dennis Allen Latest on Wilson

    “Hey, listen, sometimes things don’t work out,” Allen said Monday, before Wilson was claimed by the Titans. “Sometimes mistakes are made. But I don’t think that’s, listen, I’m confident in Reggie McKenzie and the personnel staff in being able to evaluate football players, quarterbacks, offensive linemen, defensive linemen, I’m very confident in his ability to do that, I’m very confident in our ability as a coaching staff to be able to do that.”

  • SnBG

    Ladies and germs, J.M. here. Why in the world would you want to talk defensive drafts or mocks when I’m right here for the taking. Wake up people. I’m the man!

  • BigBenRexor

    Doesn’t sound like someone very confident at all.

  • BigBenRexor

    Now that’s not cool, hoping the Raiders lose just to prove your blog point is how you know you need a break from this place.

  • Theghostronin79

    DA apparently waivered on his choice a few weeks ago.

  • SnBG

    V.L. here. you know, the guy they named the ugly SB trophy after.

    WHAT THE HLL IS GOING ON AROUND HERE?!!!!!

  • SnBG

    Davis here. Smart idea.

  • Theghostronin79

    It wouldn’t be worth it.

  • Howard Benner

    Marcus Mariotta, who had leapfrogged the stack of college QB’s to elevate himself to #1 status.

    I would love to have Bortles. If you go back you on this blog you will notice I have been on Bortles since UCF beat Louisville in their matchup, two weekd after UCF’s only loss on the season, to South Carolina in a game where Bortles exhibited his best, along with two picks. Bortles has the gunslinger mentality, along with plus leadership skills, great movement skills, size, arm & the “it” factor. . And his girlfriend (who should entertain staying out of the sun before her skin goes permanently “old lady from Something About Mary”) is muy caliente. . .

  • plunkhead

    Wez chillin, coach

  • Theghostronin79

    What else could he say?

  • xXRaider2DaHeartXx

    8 losses?? Im counting 12 Losses again and that’s about right.

  • plunkhead

    “Tyler had small hands and a small brain. He made TP look elite”

  • BigBenRexor

    Nothing, He sure didn’t have to bring up Reggie’s or his Ability to evaluate talent. He’s very defensive.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    Yeah. Shows how wrong he was. Coaches get fired for those kinda of decisions.

  • SnBG

    Tittymonkey here. Hey where is that big boy O at? I know he would like to taste what I have.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    Always excuses. Why not just realize our org let the two best qbs go and went with the worst qb in the NFL.

    Laughably and horribly stupid.

    Next!

  • Theghostronin79

    It appears that way. Started out saying “Sometimes mistakes are made….” and that’s as far as he went, and changed his tune…..Obviously frustrated too.