By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 6:16 pm in Oakland Raiders.
ALAMEDA — The planned meeting between Raiders owner Mark Davis and coach Dennis Allen didn’t happen Tuesday, with Allen calling it a day at 5:30 p.m.
On his way out of the facility, Allen stopped his car, rolled down his window and said to three media members, “I got nothing for you.”
When asked if he met with Davis, Allen said: “Again, I don’t have anything for you.”
Two people familiar with the situation said the two didn’t meet Tuesday, at least not at the team’s facility. In fact, Davis hadn’t been spotted at team headquarters at any time before Allen departed.
Davis did not answer numerous phone calls, and he didn’t respond to a voicemail.
Allen and Davis said they planned to meet soon after the season ended to discuss Allen’s future. However, neither issued a firm date.
Allen said several times since the season ended that he expects to be back as the Raiders coach next season. He just finished the second season of a four-year contract he signed in 2012.
The two people familiar with the situation agreed that Allen likely will be back. They also said that the issue of the assistant coaches is in the process of playing out.
Six or seven assistants just signed one-year extensions before their contracts expired. Several that resisted at first were told to accept the one-year extensions or seek employment elsewhere.
A report last week said Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie wanted extensions for all their assistant coaches so that they were under contract for two years, but Davis refused.
As of now, none of the assistant coaches whose contracts were about to run out or had only one year left resigned.
The fact that numerous assistant coaches now are under contract provides further evidence that Allen will be back for the 2014 season, given the difficulty finding a new coach willing to accept a staff not of his choosing.
In other news, scout Larry Marmie resigned from the Raiders and accepted a job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.