Dennis Allen will remain as the coach of the Oakland Raiders for 2014. This will be Dennis Allen’s third year with the Raiders, which last time a coach held the position for that long was Tom Cable, from 2008-2010.
As reported on Wednesday morning, owner Mark Davis told ESPN in a phone interview that Allen will remain the coach of the Raiders. The meeting was held Tuesday night, and, according to Davis, the meeting went really well.
Nothing was said about the assistant staff, which was something crucial for Allen. The coach decided to keep the assistant positions on a hush until future plans are decided with General Manager Reggie McKenzie.
Was this a good choice for the Raiders? Remember, Dennis Allen started in 2012 with a team that Hue Jackson built with Al Davis, some of it was also work from Tom Cable. With that team, Allen went 4-12 and looked very bad at doing it.
This past season was the second year, and it was Allen’s first year with his plan and scheme that he built with Reggie McKenzie. Again, the team went 4-12 but looked better.
The Oakland Raiders fought every game and gave some tough teams a fight. Well, there were a few games in which the Silver and Black was just blown away but, in the long run, still looked a lot better than the 2012 season, even with a roster that had younger and inexperienced players.
Yes, Allen did what he could with a cheap and inexperienced roster in 2013. It really would not hurt to keep the guy and see if his scheme will work next season now that the Raiders have a first round pick and money for some pricy free agents.
The only thing that the Raiders Nation wants is to see this guy get fired up a little more in the sidelines. Just win baby!