Allen, Davis don’t meet Tuesday, further evidence that Allen is staying surfaces


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.


Steve Corkran

  • Howard Benner

    Ah. . .so evolution is what the Raiders (mis)management endeavors to accomplish. . .

    Good luck with that. . .

  • Howard Benner

    More upscale. . .they cater to two different demographics. . .

  • Howard Benner

    As long as you don’t predicate your FA class on that. . .if you have available cash. . .& money in the bank. . .

  • Howard Benner

    New post, y’all. . .Cork says Davis & Allen met; the question of Allen’s job status never in question. . .

    Much ado about nothing. . .onto Sparano & Tarver. . .. .

    Davis meets with Allen, says Allen’s status as head coach never in question

  • Howard Benner

    Then how did you find out about it?

  • Howard Benner

    Don’t breathe too hard. . .

  • W.J

    Yes. It takes an inordinate amount of talent to cut players and make cap space room and to pick high in the draft every year. Every coach dreams of having on his resume that he consistently got his team in a position to pick in the top five of the draft-every year.

    8-8 to 4-12. But hey, no more of those damn check cashers!!!

  • So rather that getting Greg Hardy, he would rather opt for Mike Neal then take Trent Murphy or Trevor Reilly in round 2

  • Bortles aka Kellen Clemens 2.0

  • Giants won with defense. And countless losing teams turned it around with defense.

  • Only Greg Olson and LB coach Bob Sanders mentioned having contracts.

  • Lot of Texan, Brown, Lion and Titan assistants to choose from.

  • Bortles, Carr or Murray?

  • Who else was it? Eliot Wolf?

  • Mike_Trail

    Well, then there’s that….
    I am hoping for the former, but have no delusions about the possibility of the latter…Obviously this offseason will tell us all we need to know…

  • Mike_Trail

    I have a feeling if you stock this team with garbage and Manziel at the helm, your gonna have a checked out 22 year old QB at the club for the rest of the year…

  • Mike_Trail

    Ok–so not only does it suck that guys like Sporano walked because of the ‘ultimatum’, it is also going to suck even more trying to get someone as good as Sporano to replace him, because they are going to balk at the 1 year deal bullsh!t too—
    How does it make sense to provide a talent leak managerial wise after also doing the same thing with our player talent…Its freakin stupid.