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Trask on Reggie, Allen, Raiders

Noting that she remained a Raider fan and talking up the passion of Mark Davis, former Raiders CEO Amy Trask had this to say on the state of the Raiders on CBS’ “That Other Pregame Show” Sunday morning:

Trask: The narrative has changed in Oakland. Just about two years ago at the press conference, Reggie (McKenzie) remarked that he had looked at the (salary) cap situation and it was manageable. He said the team would be fine. Nothing wholesale would need to be done. And Dennis Allen emphasized at that press conference that there was talent on both sides of the ball. That there was enough talent to compete at the highest levels of the NFL. And that there was talent to compete for a championship in 2012. Well the team then went out in 2012 and went 4-12 after having been one game removed from the playoffs the year before… Continuity is important. I argued with Al (Davis) about that all the time. We had so many arguments, about a lot of things, but about the importance of continuity. But at some point, you have to say, ‘What is more important? Keeping the same person in place or evaluating and considering and making sure you have the right person in place’… When you ask if (Allen) is the right person, I go back to what I opened with. Why has that narrative changed entirely in two years with the team’s performance?

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  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    And Grimmace

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Jenkins inactive today, which means either Chekwa or Adams will be starting at CB. And Gurode’s inactive again, which means he’s gone after today.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I think you’re on auto pilot. Push come to shove, after thinking about it, you’d take Palmer.

  • RTF916

    Whatever Trask did in Oakland, the team’s overall record during her time here was 98-142. She has zero credibility in regards to football management. The only success the team saw in her time here was when either Gruden or Gannon were here. So maybe we should interview them and get their take. Why would you ask a career loser what a team needs to do to win?

  • Chino

    Free agency of course. Who are we keeping? who will we go after? Greg Hardy , michael Johnson, Brent grimes, and jairus Byrd are all probably gonna get resigned

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    The only buster is the person who started TY Hilton for 5 straight games.
    I had TY in my league, and used him well and he was actually a great FF value this season.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    and furthermore, the only dinks I see supporting these 2 jackholes staying are the ones that never go to games and are mainly supporting them cuz they hate Al. they never argue what Grimmace is good at. Most season ticket holders I know have no faith in Grimmace and think he’s a big scammer. I’ll be a frontrunner next year if this is the case.

  • rudegruden

    You’re a piece of sh*t. You call Amy classless for speaking the truth and then call her a c*nt. You are showing some real class yourself

  • prometheus

    damn no personal fouls from jenkins today? like when he punched the ball out of the charger RBs hands after the play was dead.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Idk how anyone can give any credence to the “Pryor being set up to fail” BS? No Bailey, no Dumerville (obviously) no Von Miller. And Denver is gonna score w drives that probably average just under 3 minutes. Pryor will probably get 12 or 14 drives. And, he had his second best game so far AT Denver, so he’s apparently comfortable playing against them. It’s more like setting him up for success IMO. He probably can’t win. But he’s gonna have his opportunities to put points on the board.

  • prometheus

    why do you create multiple handles to use on 1 blog?

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    She also saw these two idiots up close. You know like Grimmace like hiring his lardo brother and replacing the Hue offense with one of the league’s worst OC ever. Yeah great moves

  • aig-raiders

    exactly!!! The chick was a yes woman to Al Davis for yrs and even took on the CEO title. What exactly did she accomplish during her yrs? Losing record. Out of whack cap. No new stadium. Blackouts. Yet she got the nerve to talk. She is no better than Randy effin Moss.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    Nope, no Menopause Watson today.
    Inactive

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Hayden+Watson= Wild azz gamble.

  • aig-raiders

    Help me answer this. Why do you waste your hard earned cash on the current product? I have been to 6 games since they have been back and the only win I witnessed was against KC Chiefs years ago on Monday nite. I can’t stand the losing feeling and the long drive home. I give props to you guys that show up but I dont understand it…..

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    + 1000

  • aig-raiders

    If they dont show up next year, they will set our franchise back again. I am optimistic they will show up next year and shore up our D…along with new investments in the DE position.

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  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Wow–the value of having been there and done that before–Ravens don’t quit, and the team that hasn’t been there nd done that starts feeling the pressure.

  • aig-raiders

    It’s stupid logic from his camp. His agent was basically pre-empting the loss and deflect the blame game.

  • Thechairman66

    As he enters into the offseason with like $40M in space. If the FO said “well we’re going to suck for a few years” during a press conference fans would stop coming to game and they would lose a lot of money. Press conferences are about PR. Are you really watching them expecting to get a truthful answer?

    It’s like when your wife says “do I look fat in these jeans” NOBODY EVER SAYS YES.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    He previously said Doug Williams winning the SB was the greatest day of his life. How many of those does he have?

  • Stabler

    I’ve given links to two GM jobs that McKenzie interviewed for and didn’t get. Most importantly, look at his record: 20 years in Green Bay and no other team wanted him. There’s your proof: he couldn’t get a GM job from anybody. I don’t know how much more proof you need. He is a glorified assistant LB scout.

  • Rico Stifler

    Really? Michael Johnson will not be resigned. Bengals just gave Atkins and Dunlap 90M in contacts before this season and they used a second round pick on DE Margus Hunt.

    Doubt Byrd will resign with the bills either. He was throwing a fit early in the season cuz he wanted to be traded to a team that would give him to five DB money.

  • SpuRaider

    A General Manger sets the tone and the overall goal. They than higher people they feel can do the scouting, and the actual coaching. The General Manager than decides if the important decision they make seem correct or not. Yes general knowledge is important, but Ms. Trask has that, I believe.

  • Rico Stifler

    Still means nothing. All it shows is that teams wanted to do things differently than what RM wanted to do.

  • RTF916

    I still to this day don’t even know what Amy Trask did here. Some say she just handled finances. Fine. But why does she seem to keep popping up in these interviews speaking as some kind of former GM or something? If she was involved with football related decisions in her time here, she was one of the worst at what she did. If she only handled finances, fine. Then she should probably stick to that aspect. But it seems like every other week she has a football related comment that makes the news.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Bet he has off season calf surgery.

  • SnBG

    I don’t worry about a rookie that gets injured in his first year. Lets see how they do in their second year and then their 3rd year before we talk about them being busts or Regs drafting is bad.

  • Rico Stifler

    I agree. The sad thing is that a lot of morons on here expect rookies to be all pro right out the gate.

  • SnBG

    That was a great fake by Dalton.

  • rioderek

    She nailed it. The excuses are BS. RM and DA are simply in over their heads. They’re clueless excuse makers who took a decent team talent wise and reduced them to an expansion team (talent wise).

  • TrevJo

    The narrative has changed but the plan has not. Trask ought to know as well as anyone, narrative is PR, and PR is meaningless.

  • iannorthyork

    Trask may have some seemingly valid points but the facts are (1) she was one of Al Davis’ sycophants and (2) her tenure with the Raiders (1987-2012) coincided with the beginning of a down cycle that (with some short interruptions) hasn’t yet ended – she certainly played no part in the Raiders’ great years.

    I think Corkran has a good point that Reggie should have blown up the team and cleared the cap for 2013 rather than doing it over 2 years. But given her history with the Raiders, Amy Trask has no credibility in my book.

  • Chuck

    I think his agent is the only one with that point of view.

  • Chuck

    You are right it is to early to call Reggie a bust but all she is saying is if it was so bad at first they should have said something instead of waiting for it to snowball and change tunes.

  • 0ak R8rs

    And some of the media. And some people on this board. Not just his agent.

  • Levi 916

    I believe the raiders aren’t that of old. No running game (which they have) no passing game (which they have, but use toooo much of) penalties and now we have a GM. We look to the future while still looking at the past. Davis has no knowledge of football and letting two idiots try And manage a team (not the first time for either). We need to get back to the basics people. It’s a no brainer. We don’t need to get rid of everyone but we need everyone. Mediocre season and still making excuses. Let’s play football boys and stop the “better luck next year”. Stop the pass, pass, Give. And get back to our prime. Goooo Oakland.

  • David Kern

    What is she saying? I mean really her statement is a mess. Is she saying that the team boasted a quality roster and even though she would normally promote continuity this team has failed its own expectations so a change is needed? Thats dumb. They said those things to sell tickets. They knew the roster was crap, so now you fire them for not being upfront about the quality of the roster and the state of the franchise? Dumb.

  • David Kern

    I was his supporter but he had every opportunity with a healthy line against a weak D to show us he deserved an investment going into next year. He got figured out. His good play early on was a mirage. Pryor’s out.

  • David Kern

    She ran the business side of things. She’s playing up her role in coaching an personnel decisions for the TV gig.