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.