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Allen has sign that he’ll be back as Raiders coach in 2014

ALAMEDA – Dennis Allen has yet to meet with owner Mark Davis, but he said Monday that he has a firm sense that he will be back for a third season as the Raiders head coach.
“I’ve been given the indication that I’ll be back,” Allen said during his year-end news conference, “but it will be important for me and Mark to be able to sit down and communicate and talk about the things that we need to talk about. I have every intention of being back.”
Allen said he intends to meet with Davis in the near future and that he is excited about the next phase of the process implemented by Davis, general manager Reggie McKenzie and Allen two years ago.
That marked Davis’ first full year as the owner, McKenzie’s as a general manager and Allen’s as a head coach.
The Raiders went 8-8 in 2011 under Hue Jackson. Allen guided the Raiders to 4-12 records each of the past two seasons in what Davis termed the “deconstruction” phase.
Allen said the Raiders now are entering the rebuilding phase and that tangible progress is on the horizon.
“We’re closer than what our record might indicate,” Allen said
When asked what he meant by “closer,” Allen said the Raiders have the ability to compete for one of six spots in the AFC Playoffs, perhaps as soon as next season.
“You’ve got to take it one step at a time,” Allen said. “I don’t think we need to be talking about Super Bowl. We need to be talking about competing in an area where we could possibly be a playoff team.”
Allen pointed out the Raiders being flush with salary-cap room in 2014, in possession of a slew of draft picks – they own the rights to the No. 5 selection in the NFL draft in May based on their finish this season – and several building blocks already in place.
The goal, he added, is to add two to three playmakers on offense and defense, be it through the draft or free agency. One of those players almost certainly will be a quarterback.
“That’s a position that we’ve got to make sure that we address,” Allen said. “I’m not sure that we have the quarterback of the future in the building right now.”
Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin are the only quarterbacks on the Raiders roster right now. They cut Matt Flynn early in the season and waived Tyler Wilson twice before he was signed by the Tennessee Titans off the Raiders practice squad.

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  • Alex7

    logically, it can’t make sense.
    You can’t say Andy + talent = good
    and Allen (no talent yet) = not good.
    .
    You’re comparing one thing with 1 huge variable, and another thing without that huge variable.

  • seymour bush

    Reid wouldn’t come here.

  • 909RaiderLifer

    95.7 The GAME @957thegame 3m Players Dennis Allen listed as building blocks: Rivera, Streater, D Moore, Holmes, Reece, Wisniewski, Veldheer, Roach, Sio Moore & Houston.
    ““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    C-ya Mc Fragile…No Jennings?….

  • RaidO

    No mention of DA not knowing how to make 2nd half adjustments.
    He does NOT

  • rifflicks

    it wasn’t all that long ago that I was just as guilty….I guess I just got tired of being mad all the time about it and started laughing at myself.

  • Chino

    The votes don’t mean anything but its pretty funny

  • willy91137

    Do the coaches play in the game some people on this blog have been raider fans for too long there used to change the quarterback and the head coach every two years will you have to or not

  • Alex7

    agreed, what was laughed at was the thought of Andy coming here…after firing a guy 1 year into a 4 year contract. That looks promising and stable to a veteran coach.

  • willy91137

    He does to

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

    Okay I am done you 2 are too easy…

  • Rico Stifler

    What happened to that Defense? Oh, yeah… They crapped themselves the rest of the season. How many wins did he get out of those QBs? Oh, yeah, four. FYI. Pryor was never at any point playing like a real QB…

  • LB32

    Not really, he was there forever. After awhile anyone’s messages is going to get old.

  • Alex7

    and Jennings went from 2.9 yards a carry in Jax to leading the league in yards from scrimmage for a month.

  • Rico Stifler

    Doesn’t make you any less of a beitch.

  • Chino

    He mentioned Jennings in his conference. Ross as well ..

  • RediaR

    Pretty sure he did mention Jennings in that context.

  • Alex7

    the semis know their stuff.

  • Gdog

    Mr. Costs Too Much made the list… maybe there is hope yet…

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Put up with Grimmace’s stupidity. That’s the GUY Mark should be looking at

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Without the follow up abdominal surgery, he would’ve had full participation. That surgery was not unanticipated. Usually not neccessary, but not uncommon. Reggie knew that and decided his upside was worth the risk of him being about 8 games behind. If he’s that good, I agree. By the way, 5’11 190 is not exactly a small CB.

  • JV.

    you’re like effing 60 or so i presume. only pepole u know are michael jackson and the beatles. i give up.

  • RediaR

    To be fair all he said about Ross was that he played 10x as many snaps as he had previously.

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

    Don’t get emotional over words on a computer screen it makes you look like a beitch :)

  • Alex7

    lol. does not!

  • rifflicks

    one and done in the playoffs….write it down

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

    LOL your funny. People that are sooooo old that you would need Wiki to make a joke at my genera…..I am not that old but that was good

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    How many elite players in free agency will Reggie sign?
    Does he sign both Baldwin and Tate from Seattle?
    safeties Byrd & Ward, which one?
    Do we give up two number ones for TE, Graham after we outbid him?
    Do we match Vehldeer’s best offer or take the two firsts?
    Bennett or Allen, which is the better pass rusher in the Raiders’ future?

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Yeah the queefs got there cuz of their QB. Rivers can thank their GM for having a real draft

  • plunkhead

    Kasa caught a TD pass yesterday. He may be in the plans

  • JV.

    so 50? yea pretty old…..

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

    Good to see D Moore on the list.
    Not bad for a guy with “no passion for football” as one wise guy told me in here.

  • DKnight007

    Reid wouldn’t come here….but he is a REAL head coach compared to Allen…

  • rifflicks

    I remember the vast Majority of these Clowns jumping up and down all over themselves about how great Allen and Tarver were for getting so much out the defense in a few of the wins

  • JV.

    you’re*

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

    How about Papa going on air yesterday and giving out bad info on what pick we would have?
    That dude lost his magic once Al left. He is awful.

  • rifflicks

    everybody knows the coaches suit up and execute the plays during the games

  • Raider Rick

    Papa needs a new gig……

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    He will say Al is at fault for leaving the cupboard dry, talent wise, which is why he absolves Grrimace & Denise of blame…yet he will trash Hue for not going to the playoffs and only going 8-8. I admire his ignorance in a thought process like that

  • RediaR

    He had it before that? Isn’t he only there because some people like the way he calls TDs?

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Not with the NFL’s worst GM

  • JV.

    he has the infamous “mcgroin” in the preseason.

  • 909RaiderLifer

    No Hayden on that list..Probably a brain cramp on DA’s part…

  • willy91137

    You guys even want to fire the announcer guy was on air yesterday won the fired the owner

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

    James Brown pun?
    Awesome if so!!!

  • rifflicks

    neener neener neener

  • Raider Rick

    Fire everybody including the owner!!!

  • RediaR

    He did talk about Hayden and Sio in that same context too. That list is missing some pieces.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    I think so too.
    It may have taken Kasa longer, but he has more potential to be an all around tightend, and a great one at that.
    Rivera was getting better every week.
    The two together means we don’t have to spend a third of our cap space on Graham, make him a reasonable offer, see what happens next.

  • seymour bush

    That would be funny, if it wasn’t so sad, true and pathetic.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    They all got soccer.