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

    Only that Balke was already there when York took over the team.
    In towners should know this.

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Totally Palmer’s fault.

  • Rico Stifler

    Who even talks to him anymore?

  • Chino

    Lol..

  • 0ak R8rs

    Couldn’t tell the dreds apart. He still kept that drive going w his hold. Either way.

  • _Mista_

    With your mom?

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    It’s going to be hilarious watching your conniptions when Pryor is cut in a few months. Today is his final regular-season game in Silver & Black.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Seconded. Not really. But yea……

  • SaintKaufman

    LOL! Thanks.

  • willy91137

    Enough with this nonsense prior is not a very good quarterback he is a very good runner he should be playing wide receiver or tight end

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Tradition – Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster …
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tradition‎
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    a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time. : the stories, beliefs …
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Sometimes ten years is a VERY long time. For the Nation this time period seems endless.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Again?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    The name value if the coach should have no bearing on firing Allen. I don’t think greg roman is a high profile name but I would hire him in a heart beat. He has done a great job with the 9er offense & could do the same for our team.

  • SaintKaufman

    That’s just crazy talk. You think this is 2084 or something?

  • Ron69

    I hate the steelers and they might pull a miracle and get in, can’t get any worse.

  • prometheus

    Geno HAS 40 ints. GOOD PASS

  • Rico Stifler

    He knows. The player that Bengals used the first on has been a bust so far for them.

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

    Yup, what nonsense that was.
    The QB with the most starts on the team this year didn’t get a fair chance.
    Ridiculous

  • Dakota

    Stafford looks like he is getting happy feet in the pocket…..taken too much of a beating over the years?

  • willy91137

    Dennis Allen approached to beating the Denver Broncos run the ball then have your quarterback run the ball then run the ball then run the ball no more than three passes a quarter

  • prometheus

    makes no sense

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Thought I’d join him in SciFi land.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Better shouldn’t be good enough. No reason to blow it up for just “ok” direction again. Makes no sense

  • SaintKaufman

    F U! Can you Raider fans believe this guy?? Our team?? Too funny! F U!

  • prometheus

    can you make an omelet without eggs?

  • Rico Stifler

    Not really considering they used the first rounder on Dre Kirkpatrick and he has been a bust for them so far. Only the Bernard has been good so far.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    If they do they won’t be in long.
    And I agree, I hate them too. I like dumb azz Terry though.

  • NYCRaider

    Interesting read, MD ran the CP3 trade by Wolf , Madden and herrock and 2 out of 3 approved the trade. Then madden and Wolf recommended RM. Maybe MD should stop listening to them
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl–pump-the-brakes–raiders–trade-for-carson-palmer-wasn-t-nearly-as-bad-as-some-claim-140818102.html

  • 0ak R8rs

    Enjoy. As much as you can, anyway.

  • prometheus

    might as well just spot them 18 points so they can start the game with the scoring record instead of waiting 5 minutes into the 1st quarter

  • 0ak R8rs

    Yea. It was more about wheeler than Geno. Idc we passed on him.

  • SaintKaufman

    LOL!

  • jumpnjiminy

    Every time I see Cam play I think that’s how I thought TP would be…I was wrong

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Nonsense. Palmer was Al’s wet dream. It’s why he brought Hue in to begin with. Might have gotten a better deal from Brown though. He was good.

  • Dakota

    Jason Campbell sucks.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Meaningless. Has 0.0 bearing on the move.

  • prometheus

    yeah it’s always good to trash your employer for making you work

  • prometheus

    McNutt in your face !!!

  • Just Win Baby

    The team stunk it up pretty bad under Trasks tenure too. Maybe she’s the idiot here.

  • NYCRaider

    when we won we had the “right ” HC “right players. Thats much different from just keeping the “same coaches and players”

  • RaidO

    What the hell is wrong with you? Roman would be a good hire. Looks like he may go to the Lions..

    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL Network
    “I’m told if they do make a change they are going to want offense, someone who can work with quarterback Matthew Stafford,” Silver said. “And Greg Roman — a hot name the last couple years — the 49ers offensive coordinator, would be very, very interested.”

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    See below, they are still smiling.

  • prometheus

    campbell did suck.

  • Rico Stifler

    I know. I hated the trade from the get go.

  • prometheus

    she does sound bitter. what the hell did she ever do for the raiders?

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Repost

    TY Hilton is way better than DHB.

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

    I guess Roman prefers a statue pocket passer

  • 0ak R8rs

    He was better than gradkowski and JaWalrus and Palmer and Pryor and McGloin an any number of QBs we’ve had in the last decade. Thanks, Hue

  • RaidO

    or the opp to be a HEAD COACH

  • Rico Stifler

    Garrard wasn’t an option cuz he had back surgery. That was why we didn’t sign him.