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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.

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  • JB

    Our first FA acquisition should be
    #1 Jimmy Graham TE – N.O. Saints
    #2 Alex Mack C – Clevland Browns
    #3 Greg Hardy DE – Carolina Panthers
    #4 Jared Allen DE – Minnesota Vikings
    #5 Arthur Jones DE/DT – Baltimore Ravens

    I’m assuming there are no quality QB’s left at our #5 pick so we take Sammy Watkins WR Baylor to fill our #1 WR position. The available FA QB’s suck so I’m not sure what we do there other than find a game manager. Maybe we’ll see if “Soup” Campbell wants to come back and do a trade for him. At least we know what we have with him & given some top notch receivers, he might just be what we need.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Bungles wished they still had Palmer.

  • Stabler

    Plenty to judge a coach on over two full seasons, unless you’re willfully blind. No matter who comes and goes on the roster.

  • RediaR

    Hell, after the draft replace Edwards with an UDFA camp arm. That seems to work out for us.

  • 24

    The Black Hole…

  • 24

    Wait…did that sound racist?

  • Stabler

    Ha!

  • Alex7

    so you fire Ron Rivera after his two disappointing losing seasons in Carolina. Case closed.

  • JB

    IMO, No.

  • 24

    I just want the Chargers to be irrelevant…argh!

  • Dakota

    We are back to clown status….so take all those quality free agents off the board unless you want to dramatically overpay.

  • 24

    Maybe Jay Gruden will finally be like…wait…I’ve stayed around for this guy and take a HC job already.

  • Stabler

    “Case closed” on nothing. You think head coaches are, essentially, irrelevant. An opinion shared by hardly any NFL fans anywhere, ever.

  • RediaR

    The opinions of NFL fans can be largely misguided.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Not if you’ve been there!

  • Stabler

    That roster is loaded with talent everywhere else.

  • Alex7

    not too many HC openings will have a better QB than Dalton’s 4,000 yard 33-TD self. If you can’t win with that, AND 1st and 2nd round picks at WR/TE/RB and a top defense, I’d be leery.

  • RediaR

    Depends how much he improves as a WR.

  • Stabler

    Add: opinions of NFL players, owners, management, media, etc. Not just fans.

  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    Beeech just got aroused.

  • Alex7

    Stabler just fired Rivera after 2 seasons. Probably would have fired Bill Walsh after losing 20 games in 2 seasons. Case closed.

  • 24

    We need a TE more…maybe he can block?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Until I agree with anyone but you, I will never abandon all hope

  • Twinkle

    Chucky got a ring and parleyed it into a highly paid I told you so talking head position…..Cable got the shaft and has to coach the Squawks O Line and he gets to do it under Pete’s watchful eye just to add insult to injury..

  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    What? I’m not sure that’s true.

  • RediaR

    I mean, that’s like saying Jerry Rice is better than Steve Young. It might be true but they play different positions. At least compare Pryor to Criner or something.

  • JB

    Got to spend it somewhere so let’s get the best talent available. when you aim low you stay low.

  • Stabler

    Commence exaggeration, distortion, and ridiculousness time!

  • Alex7

    oh, we should bring in every star free agent in one off-season. Says 31 other NFL fan bases.

  • RediaR

    In line blocking? That is way too much of a transition. If he was a TE he’d be more of a Jimmy Graham TE that doesn’t actually do any blocking and is really a slot WR.

  • 24

    I bet Pryor is better than Criner.

  • RediaR

    More like Die Hard 4.

  • Dakota

    We may end up signing DHB, Michael Huff, McFadden and Richard Seymour in order to meet the salary cap floor and fill out a roster after this coaching debacle.

  • RediaR

    I wouldn’t bet against it.

  • JB

    What good is having the most FA dollars available if you are not going to spend them? 31 other teams don’t have the bucks available. You may be satisfied with 2nd raters or UDFA but I’m not. We’ve already tried that and ended up in the cellar.

  • Kevin Davis

    Exactly … No need to whine at all… Our talent was garbage this year… Let’s get some quality talent and then proceed to complain if they fail to win games… Lol

  • 24

    Smh…I heard those guys are pretty good lol

  • RediaR

    True

  • Stabler

    Reggie’s “not shopping at Macy’s” comment has me very, very worried.

  • 24

    That guy might be a die hard Pryor fan but it’s how we all feel when you go die hard Flynn…

  • Alex7

    because if you’re Jimmy Graham, and you can take a few million less to stay on your Hall of Fame course, or take $5 million a year more from Oakland and have Pryor/McGloin/who knows possibly ruin your HOF numbers…
    .
    you don’t come here regardless of the $.

  • 24

    Nordstroms is better…just sayin…

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Didn’t Palmer do that for four or five years there, before he said” Mike Brown, fix, this, and Brown said
    fu snd Carson said well ok then, Bye.
    Some will never get it.

  • irjonny

    JB.

    i like it but hardy and graham might be tough to get

    how about FA:

    DE Michael Johnson
    S Jarius Byrd
    DT Henry Melton
    OLB Brian Orakpo

    Draft:
    Manziel/Clowney/Watkins

  • 24

    Graham is from North Carolina and played at Miami. He’ll never leave NO.

  • Alex7

    the catch-22 is that any FA that comes to Oakland is certainly chasing the $ and hardly all about “winning.” Tough situation. Gotta do it through the draft, mostly.

  • Dakota

    Taking a lesser contract to stay with a winner: -$4 million
    Avoiding a career killing franchise: Priceless

  • http://raiders.com/ Crawfish Joe

    Read the book. There is a way out.

  • Kevin Davis

    Yup yup

  • Howard Benner

    Graham; resigns with the Saints
    Mack; will cost too much, with the highest salary of a center 49 mil + by Nick Mangold of the Jets. mack is the equal of Mangold & will seek such a contract with a playoff contender.
    Hardy, who earlier rejected a 5 year, $40 mil contract has said he is willing to give the Panthers a “home town discount.
    Allen will no doubt go the route of a playoff contender. Why would a guy in his mid 30′s opt for a team rebuilding?
    Jones is viable but Soliai of the Fins is a more likely candidate. . .

    Did you add up the cash you project signing these guys for? Graham would want top WR money, around 12 to 15 mil per; Mack, 9 mil; Hardy, 12 mil per; Allen, about the same; Jones? About 6 mil per. . .You just spent $ 53 mil. . .for five guys. . .and more holes remain to fill. . .but, again, none of these guys will ever see silver & black unis, save for across the field. . .