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Allen, McKenzie fighting to keep assistant coaches

By Steve Corkran
Sunday, January 5th, 2014 at 1:30 pm in Oakland Raiders.

When coach Dennis Allen meets with owner Mark Davis at the start of the week, the status of Allen’s coaching staff figures to be a hot topic.
On Sunday, NFL Network’s Mike Silver said Davis is “resisting” the desire of Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie to have the contracts of the assistant coaches extended.
Davis could not be reached for comment Sunday.
Allen said he received an “indication” that he will be retained as the Raiders head coach. His assistant coaches might not have reason to be so confident.
Allen said last Monday that he is hopeful of getting the situation with his assistant coaches “worked out.” He is slated to meet with Davis either Monday or Tuesday depending upon Davis’ schedule.
Allen fired four assistant coaches one day after the 2012 season ended. His current staff remains unchanged.
“I don’t anticipate a lot of changes,” Allen said last Monday. “We’ll see what happens over the next few days and, obviously, there are a lot of discussions that have to be made.
“So, it’s probably not the right time to be able to make any type of comments on that, but I’m not looking to make a lot of changes. But we’ll see where that goes.
It’s uncertain how many of Allen’s assistant coaches’ contracts expire later this month. However, it’s likely that some, if not all, of the coaches hired by Allen when he arrived before the 2012 season are nearing the end of their contracts.

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  • RaiderCDE

    MD has to have alienated the entire staff (even more) forcing their hands. It’s obvious MD is moving on after 2014.

  • Chino

    Lol I can’t imagine a hc in the nfl having a car like that.

  • Umrao32

    Some wanted continuity? Well here it is. I don’t have much faith in DA based on his body of work with what Reg gave him to work with. That being said, at least we don’t have to speculate who’s gonna coach our Raiders next year. Now hire better assists and lets move forward.
    FA
    DRAFT
    OFFSEASON PROGRAM

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Truck. And real trucks don’t have hubcaps.

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

    So here might be our starting QB next year, the guy “habitually late” to all meetings.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000307863/article/minnesota-vikings-players-rip-josh-freemans-behavior

  • RaiderCDE

    If that’s true, than say hello (again) to McGloin cuz he’ll be starting by week 6.

  • prometheus

    Mariota will be a great Raider QB. gruden will be pleased with him

  • SaintKaufman

    Al’s last legacy to the fans is that everything is a conspiracy.

  • SnBG

    Allen here. I get to do what I want. hahahahahha.

  • Carl weathers

    Who, the chick that is your avatar? ;)
    Seriously though, who is she?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Not much, Lago. You old,…That might not fly on Disqus.

  • JV.

    Or chew him out because he doesn’t get the playbook cause he’s not running oregons offense.

  • prometheus

    it’ll be freeman or schaub. take your pick

  • Chino

    New post

  • SnBG

    Mark here, I prefer frugal.

  • W.J

    DA could have gone 0-16 2 years in a row and a lot of fans would have backed him if he was actually doing good coaching. A lot of his problems were self inflicted. His first mistake was Knapp and the ZBS. Risky to stupid move. Again the no talent cry is false. When he got here I counted 8 pro-bowlers. He had talent he just couldn’t /didn’t think he could get anything out of them so he dumped some of them. Then he gets his guys, the fans the press, him and RM pat themselves on the back saying we have upgraded the team at every position. Then we get the Flynn/Pryor/McGloin circus and a tissue paper secondary, his area of expertise by the way and it’s back to I had no talent cry.

    No coach should ever ever use this as an excuse, even if true. An exceptional coach makes lemon from lemonade.

  • Umrao32

    Dianna Marie Russini ‏@NBCdianna 37m

    Thanks to my twitter followers, I can now confirm Bruce Allen and Jay Gruden are meeting right now at a Reston restaurant. #Redskins

    Retweeted by Jason La Canfora

  • RaidO

    This is such a bad situation. IF DA starts out 1-4 or 1-5 or ANYTHING in that realm he’s gone and Raiders wasted another season. Another wasted year..

  • prometheus

    RM will draft Clowney or watkins at 5 then go defense in the 2nd round while signing Schaub or freeman to start. 2015 will be the year OAK gets a QB when they pick 1st overall

  • prometheus

    maybe they’ll move to mexico city

  • JV.

    I mean who wants to go to the playoffs anyway???

    4 wins/top 5 pick is where it’s at!!!

  • SaintKaufman

    Kinda what I’ve been thinking. So many holes, so little gum!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    After 7 days, I’m going to fall for that one?

  • prometheus

    yeah why not just restock the D with talent. pass rush pass rush

  • seymour bush

    New Post losers. Confirming most of you should be Whiner Fans.

  • SnBG

    This old,,,,,is having a beer. Have one with me.

  • W.J

    Definitely what I have been preaching. RM/DA 2 year strategy only made sense if they were ready and positioned to knock this draft out the park. They may still pull if off. I doubt it though.

  • SaintKaufman

    No there’s not. I keep scanning the 9er blog and there is nothing except the same old self gratifying alternative experience that it is to being a 9er fan. Nice try!

  • Raider Rick

    Cause Allen is Dan reeves’s Boy and Gil And Dan reeves are Best friends……Mark is listening to all these old farts including madden……Do it the New school way…its like we live in the 70′s still w this franchise!!

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

    Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL 1m

    Two people familiar with situation said #Raiders owner Mark Davis was not at team’s facility in Alameda before coach Dennis Allen departed.

    *******************************
    Drum lessons went late today, as he was trying to nail down CCR’s Heard it through the Grapevine, and damn it has a lot of drum rolls in it.
    NFL franchise will have to wait….

  • Raider Rick

    Gil Brandt And Dan Reeves are best friends….D.A. comes from the reeves coaching tree

  • Guest

    Gruden to the Redskins……there it is……D.A. it is

  • SnBG

    That explains the haircut.

  • lefty12

    Because some of the geniuses here have said we will/should get Freeman many actually believe it will happen?This place gets more absurd daily.

  • Chino

    It’s exciting having first dibs in the draft

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Mistake for Gruden. Never go with a narcissistic owner.

  • SnBG

    The Probowlers and alternatives we had before Reg and Allen got here where
    Lechler. To much money. good bye. see ya.
    Jano, horrid season this year. Good bye, see ya.
    Seymore, old, see ya.
    Kelly. Played 5 games for the Pats this year. See ya
    Branch, still here.
    DMC,, bust. See ya
    Reece, still here.
    Asomugha. to much money. Nothing with the Eagles. See ya
    Zack, To much money for what he is. See ya.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    The Game reporting all the differing media sources claiming different things. Middlekoff claiming Soprano and Aprile didn’t sign a one year offer.
    If so, GRRRRREAT negotiating tactic Mark Idiot. Chase your two best assistants away.
    Hopefully, the report is wrong. Host of the Game surmised that what might have happened is Mark gave all the assistants one year contract offers through DA, told him to tell his assistants, you either accept the one year deal or goodbye.
    I hope that’s not the case. As The Game guys said, NOW is the time for Mark to make clear this isn’t a game-playing rinky dink org as it had become under his dad.
    Other sources saying that DA will stay but that the situation is “like that in Cleveland.”
    See, Mark. When an executive dilly dallies, he gets the rep as an idiot. Just the thing you don’t want in order to lure FAs here who want to win.

  • Stabler

    Good one!

  • Mike_Trail

    Exactly! WTF was Mark waiting for…Just do the meeting and get started on next year for Chrissakes dude…