Only the Raiders could make an announcement of a head coach feel oddly anticlimactic.
Three days after it was widely reported that the team chose Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen to be their next head coach, the Raiders confirmed the news Friday.
They did so by pointing out a press conference to introduce Allen as the head coach will take place Monday at noon PT.
The Associated Press reported Thursday that Allen agreed to a four-year deal. That’s significant because Raiders coaches have only been getting two-year deals lately.
G.M. Reggie McKenzie has taken some criticism for continuing the trend of firing coaches in Oakland, but we think it made a lot of sense to start fresh with his own guy.
If Allen doesn’t make it to the end of his contract, then you can criticize McKenzie.