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Allen, McKenzie fighting to keep assistant coaches

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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  • RaidingTexas

    Not if we get Johnny Football.

  • Dakota

    $70 million in free agents. High draft picks. 7-9 will get DA the door. Playoffs or in it week 17 or bust for DA.

  • prometheus

    reggie will take a kicker at 5 overall

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

    All right, one year deals it looks like.
    Doesn’t sound like a recipe to draft a young QB. Like I said Reggie will go all in on a vet, go 6-10, everyone will be fired, we will have no abundance of cap room after this year, a new staff, and no future in 2015.
    Fantastic.
    10 and then

  • prometheus

    not going to playoffs even with a great draft. schedule is brutal. 6 wins in 14 would be amazing for hooters

  • RaidingTexas

    7-9 with a strong finish? No. That means they were bad to start the season. DA will be gone if this team is sitting at 1-7 or 2-6 by midseason.

  • Umrao32

    Playoffs or they’re both fired. Then MD will break open the bank for someone. Either Gruden or someone else. BANK ON IT

  • RaiderCDE

    nahh, not with this division/roster, new qb, huge team turnover, brutal schedule. playoffs almost impossible – 7 wins would be enough but they won’t sniff that many.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    So, they didn’t meet at all, at least not before DA left Raiders’ facility, but the media reported earlier they had already met earlier or were in a meeting.
    Gawd, I hate the media. Don’t report until you’ve verified. These guys are just one rung below the WA Press Corps, who are the worst of all.

  • seymour bush

    The Whiners are looking good over on that side of the Bay. You losers can all head over there. Why hang here? Losers.

  • RaiderCDE

    ‘strong’ meaning not losing 6 straight..

  • SnBG

    Al here. ……….What, Allen aint fired. What the hll is going on around here! Hang on DA haters. I’m comin back. Just you wait McKinsie. I’ll take care of you and as for you Mark…………….

  • RaidO

    Yeah sounds great,,,lol

    Frickin Raiders

  • 504 Raider

    All you experts in here that claim to know what’s best for the Raiders should send your resumes to Reggie. And I’m talking about the ones who calls the next man “Moron”or “Stupid” when they don’t agree with you. Your resumes will read:
    5000+ comments on Jerry and Steve’s blog.
    5 minutes of ESPN highlight per day.
    Very high on prospects in my area.
    Expert at cut n paste.
    Not much else to do outside of the TV/ Computer.

  • Raider Rick

    So D.A. Didnt meet w Mark after all…..Mark is being like his poppa…..

  • JV.

    Welp…looks like Dennis Allen is on a 1-year “prove me” contract. Hopefully he has a season like Jennings and not McFadden.

  • prometheus

    6-10 is optimistic playing the NFC west and the patriots next year AND the rest of the afc west which is vastly superior. 2-14 is easily possible

  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    or cutting flynn and going with pryor.

  • prometheus

    it is

  • Dakota

    If you are comfortable with DA, then you are a loser. Apparently our new owner is such.

  • Stabler

    Manziel in 2014
    Gruden in 2015
    New stadium deal in 2016

    I awake from my dream tomorrow morning.

  • prometheus

    2-14

  • 1960AutumnWind

    This guy just squeezed assistant coaches he is not breaking the bank for nothing. Delusional!

  • RaidingTexas

    He had one year left on his contract. There’s not some new “1-year prove me” contract.

  • prometheus

    well the Raiders will get the #1 overall in 15 for sure. best QB available finally

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

    No Jerry and Steve, it will always be Jerry’s blog.

  • RaiderCDE

    actually 2 years left

  • HGDaddy

    Mariota or Winston?

  • prometheus

    mariota for me

  • RaidingTexas

    Maybe so. I thought only Reggie got four, and he gave DA three.

  • RaidO

    Chiefs, Broncos, and Chargers are all pretty damn good(on the rise) and will be better next year.
    It will be a tough year…

  • SnBG

    Allen here….Don’t worry. WE WILL WIN. Give me some talent Reg.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Who was the guest on The Game the hour before Rich Gannon tonight, anyone know? Some older guy who “knows football.” A former scout? Or coach? I didn’t catch his name. Said Mark asked him about Allen and he told Mark, Allen is a really good coach and you need to keep him and give him some players.

  • RaiderCDE

    Reggie and DA both got 4.

  • BOKNOWS

    Kid from stanford

  • HGDaddy

    our schedule is pretty brutal on paper next year

  • 1960AutumnWind

    No he will do what Vikings did until 20th pick and brag about the money he saved LOL

  • RaiderCDE

    Gil Brandt – he’s senile.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Two.

  • prometheus

    exactly. AFC and NFC west. that could be 10 losses right there

  • Umrao32

    Of course Mark isn’t for this staff. 2014 is a make or break.

  • JV.

    Not saying its a new contract…. Figuratively it’s a 1 year prove me or you’re fired contract.

  • HGDaddy

    Brandt

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Thanks.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    He is? Sounded very coherent to me, whether you agree with is assessment or not.

  • RaiderCDE

    2014 schedule

    Home: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego
    Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans, Arizona
    Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers

    Away: Denver Broncos,
    Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots, New York
    Jets, Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks

  • FourMoreYears

    They wouldn’t be there if you weren’t here, so don’t get too high and mighty.

  • RaidO

    2014 season over

  • JV.

    Palmers return to Oakland should be a fun one.

  • Chino

    If DA didn’t meet with mark, then it was reg with the balls telling them to take it or leave it?