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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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  • RaiderCDE

    Not literally, but yeah he is pretty old. And not the kind of guy who says any coach is bad publicly.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Teams fall quickly from grace w/out warning. Every year. This year: Texans, Falcons.

  • RaidO

    Can we skip the 2014 4-12 and just move to the 2015 season??

  • Carl weathers

    Does vegas have the odds of coaches being fired prior to the season starting? If so, ima make me some cash next sseason..

  • prometheus

    browns, texans bills, jets are “winnable” but DA will find a way to be outcoached in 2-3 of those games. Raiders will beat the browns and upset the chargettes at home. 2-14

  • seymour bush

    Uh, for ten years idiots have been blaming the coaching staffs the whole time the team under achieves or doesn’t have the horses. I have been harking on this for years. The coaches have left and had success other places while we flounder. Maybe it’s time to try something different instead of the same stupid thing.

  • Umrao32

    Reginald got a 5 year
    DA got a 4 year

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    I understand, but he also didn’t have to volunteer that Mark asked him about Allen. He could have avoided saying that altogether.

  • Chino

    Woah! Just passing down info here buddy

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

    Reggie will hang his hat on bequeathing Carson Palmer, restructuring his deal to screw him in years ahead, and then getting rid of him and acquiring Flynn, Wilson and Josh Freeman and having that cost a 4th, 5th and 7th round pick, getting a 6th and 7th back, and costing about 20 million dollars in dead cap space, all the while winning 4 games a year.

  • prometheus

    what 4 teams will the raiders beat? man thats a high number

  • 1960AutumnWind

    More tarps 14
    More tarps than seats 15
    Davis sells 16 and wins slumlord of the year award.

  • RaidO

    lol

  • seymour bush

    Go to the Whiners. Or follow your hero Pryor to the arena league.

  • The Big Banana

    Either that or Reg got a full vote of confidence from Mark to continue the rebuild with the understanding that if there is no significant improvement next year, DA is canned.

  • prometheus

    praying to richard dawkins

  • RaidingTexas

    You mean the year that Gruden returns with full control of all football operations and coaching, drafts Tuiasasopo’s reincarnation, and we go 2-14?

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Unfortunately not waking up from this nightmare

  • RaidO

    Yup if DA and Olson are staying say hello to Josh Freeman

  • JV.

    @RaidersBeat: DA plays only 3 teams in ’14 with losing record in ’13 (CLE, HOU, STL), and 9 games vs. playoff teams (DEN, KC, SD, NE, SEA, SF). Good luck.

  • SnBG

    We are putting to much on HC’s in the NFL. It’s about 20% coaching and 80% talent. If Mark and I say if he wanted one year deals on asst coaches then that is a bit of a mistake. If I’m an asst coach I have to think twice about coming to Oakland. At least Mark has shown restraint on getting rid the HC. He’s growing and this is a good sign.

  • RaiderCDE

    2014: 4-12

    Home :
    Denver Broncos (L)
    Kansas City Chiefs (L)
    San Diego Chargers(W)
    Buffalo Bills (W),

    Miami Dolphins (L),

    Houston Texans (W),

    Arizona Cardinals (L),

    San Francisco 49ers (L)

    Away:

    Denver Broncos (L)
    Kansas City Chiefs (L)

    San Diego Chargers (L)

    New England Patriots (L)

    New York Jets (L)

    Cleveland Browns (W)

    St. Louis Rams (L)

    Seattle Seahawks (L)

  • 504 Raider

    Aww man please don’t tell me he fell in love with DJ because they both had suspect tickers.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Steve’s blog. Jerry’s a quitting/choking/loser.

  • RaidO

    ha, that seems about right

  • Carl weathers

    It’s almost a certainty these chumps will bring in Freeman to try and save face. For a guy that can’t even be named captain of a team he was leading for 5 years, that’s some big shoes to fill.

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

    Prob right, meanwhile Reggie is the biggest problem.
    10 and then

  • Chino

    Well I learned one thing today. “Dennis allen stopped and rolled down his window..” He’s just as cheap as reg. and reg is as cheap as mark.

  • Umrao32

    So is this the franchise QB y’all want???

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    do Reggie & Dennis get to keep the asst coaches or not ??

  • RaidingTexas

    Will be real fun when the much-maligned on this blog DJ Hayden takes a 4th quarter Palmer pass the opposite way to seal the win.

  • RaidO

    So now everybody will blame the schedule next season?

    This year it was “Talent”

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Only if Mn lets him get away.

  • seymour bush

    Yes. On one year deals.

  • JV.

    I was for firing Dennis Allen so… Don’t ask me that question.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    If the window didn’t need an assist from the palm of his hand, he’s not as cheap as me.

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

    Only the crap ones with no other options.

  • lefty12

    You realize both Indy and Cincy needed extensions to get the black-outs lifted for their play-off games.Attendance in the NFL is waning all over the league because it is pricing the avg fan out.

  • Chino

    Oops

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    No. They have to go back to their own houses.

  • RaidO

    DA excuses

    2012: Knapp

    2013: Talent

    2014: Schedule

  • RaiderCDE

    MD forcing one year deals confirms to me that

    1) DA and entire staff is gone after 2014
    2) MD wants to continue the same (losing) to better his bid to move back to Tinseltown.

  • RaidingTexas

    Wouldn’t that still be talent? You’re losing to a bunch of teams with more talent?

    It all comes back to talent, no matter what excuse you throw out there. Players have to make plays. The end.

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

    20% is in essence 3 wins a year.

  • RaiderCDE

    2015: Rookie QB

  • seymour bush

    Sad, but true.

  • Chino

    said this a while back and a bunch of allen man lovers bombarded me with all this bs . Simple facts .

  • SaintKaufman

    Funny that Allen is your excuse for Pryor!

  • SnBG

    Waz up pop, you old mop.

  • RaidingTexas

    Well let’s all hope #2 is true.