The Raiders have been down this road before: old coach out, new coach in.
And once again, that will be the case as players report to training camp in Napa this weekend in advance of Monday’s first full-squad practice.
Former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen has taken over as coach for Hue Jackson, who went 8-8 in his one full season at the helm. Read More
Back in January, shortly after his hiring as the Raiders’ coach, Dennis Allen made his football mantra known to anyone who would listen.
“You coach ’em firm, and you coach ’em fair,” is how he vowed to drill his football team.
And during Tuesday’s mid-May workout, the 39-year-old’s declaration spilled out onto the Alameda practice gridiron. Read More
For the fourth time in five seasons, the Raiders will open on “Monday Night Football.”
And for the fourth time, there will be a different coach on the sideline.
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New coach Dennis Allen will make his debut Sept. 10 with a nationally televised game against the rival San Diego Chargers at O.co Coliseum, according to the NFL schedule released Tuesday. Read More
New Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is making rational decisions as he builds for the future, hiring mostly young coaches and making one startling, but wise, decision by releasing Stanford Routt last week.
The question is, though, do Raiders fans want rational? Read More
Dennis Allen didn’t quite know when he wanted to be an NFL coach.He did know, however, that it was sometime at “a young age.”And Monday, at the age of 39, that’s how he was officially introduced.And if the youngest current head coach in the NFL sticks by what he claimed during the Raiders’ introductory news conference, he will stress discipline. Read More
How will new Raiders coach Dennis Allen do? There are no guarantees when an assistant coach moves up, but there are some encouraging signs.One is his relative youth, 39. The Raiders have had success with coaches in their 30s — Jon Gruden, John Madden and even Al Davis, who started as a coach before abandoning that process. Resurrecting the Raiders is a long-term project, not a quick fix, and a younger coach has the energy needed for the job. Read More
It’s difficult to predict how an assistant coach will do when he becomes a head coach, as Dennis Allen is set to do for the Raiders, and even a glimpse of Raiders history doesn’t help much.
John Madden and Tom Flores prospered, but they were given talent-laden teams. Mike Shanahan didn’t last out a season, but that was partly because he was trying to put in an offensive system Al Davis hated. Read More