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Raiders G.M.: No one is happy with our terrible November

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In the middle of November, Raiders owner Mark Davis said he wanted to see progress. Now it’s the end of November, no progress has been made, and Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie says the frustration is mounting.

I know the fans are not happy, I’m not happy, the coaches, I know the players are not happy,” McKenzie said, via CSNBayArea.com. “Nobody wants to be, you know, this was a terrible November. This November was just, I mean, it’s a bad November. Now, you kind of knew, in September, beginning of the season, going to struggle a little bit. But the November part of the season has not been good at all. And that cannot continue to happen.”

When the owner and the general manager start complaining about a lack of progress, that’s usually a bad sign for the head coach. So does that mean first-year coach Dennis Allen’s job is in jeopardy? McKenzie declined to guarantee that Allen would be back next year, although he did defend the job Allen has done.

“I’m still pleased with Dennis,” McKenzie said. “It’s like, I’m a rookie in this thing, Dennis is a rookie in this thing. So I’m sure he has some rookie mistakes but overall I’m happy with Dennis.”

But if December is as terrible for the Raiders as November was, big changes may be coming in Oakland.

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74 Responses to “Raiders G.M.: No one is happy with our terrible November”
  1. samurai3939 says: Nov 30, 2012 8:02 PM

    There is not as much talent on this team as some people think. Especially on defense. Dennis and Reggie need more time.

  2. nflpsychic says: Nov 30, 2012 8:03 PM

    Peace be with Al Davis. He was at one point a GREAT asset to his franchise and instrumental to the NFL we’ve come to love. However, what we are currently seeing today is the direct result of Al Davis football operations in the post-Rich Gannon era.

  3. redrifle14 says: Nov 30, 2012 8:13 PM

    Why wouldn’t they fire DA? They cut Jackson lose after 1 season in which he went 8-8 with practically no off-season. And if they do fire him, who would they replace him with? No ONE would want to play for a GM that went through two coaches in just 2 yrs…Get your $hit together Oakland!

  4. prosourcetalk says: Nov 30, 2012 8:14 PM

    Allen’s roster is missing a serious amount of talent. Not his fault the previous guy was an idiot.

  5. TeamBalco says: Nov 30, 2012 8:18 PM

    As a loyal member of the RaiderNation, I look at our roster on both sides of the football and we should be competitive, but $#!^sWeak, and it will be for some time to come, because we gave away our 1st round picks to a team that knows how to rebuild. We fire every coach every other year and then expect a different result. #NextYear?

  6. tdk24 says: Nov 30, 2012 8:20 PM

    Setting the stage for a Chucky return to the Black Hole.

  7. philtration says: Nov 30, 2012 8:23 PM

    He is wrong about that.
    There are plenty of fans that are thrilled with the Raiders stinking it up.
    They are just not Raider fans.

  8. baloneyjohn says: Nov 30, 2012 8:25 PM

    Pack our bags, Reggie. You no longer put out the juice

  9. calibear831 says: Nov 30, 2012 8:26 PM

    as much as i would like to see the raiders go after a “real” coach (andy reid,bill cowher) with a great resume, i highly doubt that will happen, because this new regime is trying hard not to resemble the old Raiders ran by Al davis where we had a new coach every 1.5 seasons. . .but please go after a good OC!

  10. silvestregonzalez74 says: Nov 30, 2012 8:29 PM

    Fire knapp,dc.releace,Kelly,seymour,bartell,Spencer, Barnes
    Hire Monte kiffin,a good oc,draft defence,and move to la.and everything will fall into place.

  11. hallcyon says: Nov 30, 2012 8:33 PM

    If the Dennis Allen and his staff were coaching the roster the Eagles had this season, they would be possibly a winning team. He would have that roster in a far better place than the job that Reid and his have done thus far in 2012. The Raiders roster is lacking and mainly due to cap issues that were addressed this season. Dennis Allen is forced to coach a roster which can not be as competitive with the other teams in the league. So there is a lack of talent on this team, but that is not the fault of the coaching staff. The coaching seems to be spot on, but the talent level is so poor that the raiders can not compete. Despite this lack of talent they are not the worst team in the league. I spotted this team as having 1-15 talent, but with proper coaching and players remaining healthy they could be 5-11. For anyone to think this team was a playoff contender with it’s roster is absurd. Talented rosters with depth are required for teams to compete and win. This is the first season without Al Davis, a major undertaking in a change of culture and management is taking place. Give it time. Dennis Allen hasn’t even had a chance to have a proper roster of talent. Firing respected coaches who are doing there jobs, only would show that the worst parts of Al Davis influence are still with the Raiders. Pick someone, give them full confidence and play ball. Allen is well respected by his players on his former teams in Atlanta, New Orleans and Denver.

  12. daknight93 says: Nov 30, 2012 8:34 PM

    The raiders have talent on both sides of the ball, but something is missing to glue it all together and can’t quite put my finger on it. I believe a true franchise quarterback is needed in Oakland because an exciting young quarterback can energize a fanbase into believing.

  13. turboreattore says: Nov 30, 2012 8:35 PM

    The Raiders are the funniest thing of the NFL. They threw away a first and a second round pick for Carson Palmer, who in the world could do a bonehead move like that? Only the Raiders.

  14. nicosanchez02 says: Nov 30, 2012 8:37 PM

    Bad November is an understatement! More like a bad year, but seriously, Have the guys just flat out quit? Their best game was against the Falcons which after that game, I thought this team could play against anyone. No QB, No DB’s No paly makers on Offense, no Heart left, painful to watch!

  15. gibbyfan says: Nov 30, 2012 8:41 PM

    I read in the press that Lane Kiffin fell out of favor with the ownership because he fervently oposed the drafting of Jamarcus Russel —If tru, seems to me they would want that kind of wisdom back in the organization

  16. rkgtrrz says: Nov 30, 2012 9:02 PM

    hire david shaw hc
    norv turner oc
    monte kiffin or romeo crennal dc

  17. sourdough says: Nov 30, 2012 9:02 PM

    nico: it isn’t just one bad season for the raiders, but a bad decade of futility. a loss this sunday @ home vs the browns ensures a decade, yes ten years, w.o posting a winning record. that includes seven (7) straight seasons w AT LEAST eleven (11) losses, an NFL record.

    just lose, baby!

  18. mikebrownfaux says: Nov 30, 2012 9:20 PM

    My crystal ball says Carson Palmer is going to announce is retirement from football after this “terrible” season.

  19. raiderapologist says: Nov 30, 2012 9:29 PM

    gibbyfan says: Nov 30, 2012 8:41 PM

    I read in the press that Lane Kiffin fell out of favor with the ownership because he fervently oposed the drafting of Jamarcus Russel —If tru, seems to me they would want that kind of wisdom back in the organization
    ———
    That’s not the only reason Kiffin got bounced. It seems strange to me that Raider fans, who have seen coaches get changed like underwear over the past decade, want the coach and/or GM fired because the team isn’t going to go 8-8 again this season.

  20. smarter76 says: Nov 30, 2012 9:35 PM

    1-15 talent?……Get real.

    This team won 8 games in 2010 and 2011 dude and that was with the QB position unsettled, this year with a fully ready Palmer and supposedly a bright young coaching staff they should have taken a step forward.

    Instead they took 3 steps backward, Mckenzie, Allen and his staff royally screwed up their 1st year.

    Tom Cable and Hue Jackson were able to win 8 games with arguably less talent (a 100% ready Palmer this year)……so if they were able to coax 8 wins from a “1 win talent team” they must be great coaches uh??…….or what does it tell you about Dennis Allen and company that they sit at 3 wins and field the worst Raider team since 2006???.

    If a professional Head Coach was leading this team they would, at least, be players in the playoff race, just like they were at this point last year.

    End of story.

  21. bengalsstillsuck says: Nov 30, 2012 9:38 PM

    Im a Browns fan and had it rough since 99 but i feel sorry for Raider nation (NOT) just sell the team so someone can move the team to LA or London the Raiders stink in Oakland lol

  22. 7pints says: Nov 30, 2012 9:39 PM

    The headline is simply not true!!! I am quite happy! Jokeland!

  23. ravenmuscle says: Nov 30, 2012 9:42 PM

    Just another example of teams run by MEDDLING owners. Jerry Jones’ Cowgirls will always stink as long as he is the GM and doing the drafting…just like Al Davis THOUGHT he knew talent. Danny Snyder screwed the Skins up for years until he finally got out of the way and let football guys run the team…..Example …Danny insisted on signing Albert Haynesworth…a disaster….Shenahan drafted RG III…massive turnaround.

    Robert Kraft lets Bilichick run the football operation just like Steve Bisciotti lets Ozzie run the Ravens’ football parts…check the standings.
    Meddling owners equals LOSING teams.

  24. jturbo1402003 says: Nov 30, 2012 9:46 PM

    The Raiders dont have the most talented roster in the NFL but most key parts are returning from last year where we went 8-8 & pulled Carson off the couch. Allen was brought in as a defensive guy amd our defense has been getting worse as the season goes on. Also finally time Pryor dresses so of we are tetting killed or Carson stinks it up we can throw him in.

  25. aosplayo says: Nov 30, 2012 9:46 PM

    Atleast your owner has the balls to address the issue.

    Signed an Eagle Fan

  26. quicktaker says: Nov 30, 2012 9:48 PM

    I wonder if the younger Davis will fire McKinzie and Allen and find a way not to pay. I still remember Al Davis repeatedly mentioning that Kiffin was “fired for cause”.

  27. raidingtexas says: Nov 30, 2012 9:51 PM

    samurai3939 says:Nov 30, 2012 8:02 PM

    There is not as much talent on this team as some people think. Especially on defense. Dennis and Reggie need more time.

    ——————————-

    Amazing how few in Raider Nation get that. They were “spoiled” by two 8-8 seasons against mediocre competition. There’s not a SINGLE playmaker on defense. Not a one.

  28. hedleykow says: Nov 30, 2012 9:53 PM

    I’m sure there are a few happy people who recently figured out that betting against the Raiders is the easiest money they will ever make in this lifetime.

  29. beerbudsnbevo says: Nov 30, 2012 10:09 PM

    Terrible November?

    Guess he forgot about September and October

  30. trollhammer20 says: Nov 30, 2012 10:13 PM

    *in John Facenda voice*

    And hopes that were high
    In the heat of September
    Wither and die
    In the chill of November

    November can be cold and grey
    November can be surly
    With bitter rain upon the world
    And winter coming early

  31. beeroncos says: Nov 30, 2012 10:14 PM

    Been a Broncos fan for 30 years. Hardcore. Many of my friends are diehard Raiders to the core.

    Bums me out to see Oaktown like this. I want back the time where both teams wear just about equals and put it to each other twice a year. That, my fellow fans, was rivalry. Love my donkeys, hate the Raiders; yet respect their fans–and miss the games they played.

  32. fcrraptor720 says: Nov 30, 2012 10:19 PM

    L.A. Here we go again

  33. raiderdaddy says: Nov 30, 2012 10:20 PM

    1st order of business in the off-season – FIRE KNAPP(OC) & TARVER(DC)!

  34. kenstabler says: Nov 30, 2012 10:20 PM

    Reggie and Dennis really did inherit a bad team. Al had a lot to do with it trying to hard to get that last Super Bowl before he kicked it (football joke, sorry). Jackson really added wood to the fire by sending the draft picks to the Bungles for Palmer. However, I knew when they went to the zone blocking scheme, we were in for a long season. They Reggie and Allen took this team 360 degrees and it’s their fault, they made expectations way to high in training camp. They had only man corners and an 0 line that was pretty damn good at power blocking. Darren McAnkle (always hurt,) is a heart breaker and he totally sucks in the zone system. Reggie knew this team was going to suck, so did Mark Davis.

    Anyway, I saw Reggie did some nice things in this last draft with such low and few picks, let’s see what he can do next year with some higher picks and cleaning some of the dead wood out of the roster. Maybe we will trade down next draft and get more picks for Reggie, Al would never do that. It will be 2014 before we play in the playoffs, but I guess we need to stay the course. Manning will have to be gone to I think.

  35. autumnwind999 says: Nov 30, 2012 10:22 PM

    The decision to fire Hue Jackson just looks worse and worse every day.

    Fact: With Carson Palmer getting a full off-season this team should be considered more talented than the 2011 team. Not many major changes otherwise.

    Fact: This team looks nowhere near as good as it did under Hue.

    Stop telling me how bad the talent is unless you’re advocating renaming the Lombardi Trophy the Hue Jack City Trophy, because if the talent is that bad, Hue Jackson must be the greatest head coach in football history to squeeze 8-8 out of an even lesser group.

  36. husky2score says: Nov 30, 2012 10:25 PM

    Well the Chargers are happy… Ehhh maybe not.

  37. autumnwind999 says: Nov 30, 2012 10:25 PM

    Excuses. Excuses. Excuses.

    That’s all you ever hear out of Reggie and DA and the media trying to shield these clowns.

    Instead of excuses, excuses, excuses, how about a different set of three words: Just Win, Baby.

  38. mwindle1973 says: Nov 30, 2012 10:28 PM

    Well the Bengals get their 2nd round pick. So they are probably pretty happy with the Raiders record at this point. That pick may make it up to top 5 in the 2nd round. After getting the 17th pick last year, to garner another pick inside the top 35-40 would make that trade sweeter. Although I have to say Palmer is holding up his end of the bargain. He’s playing well enough to lead a team to the playoffs or farther. They just aren’t putting a teams around him that can win. He has traditionally produced wins when there is a running game. And they have none. If I were the Raiders I wouldn’t give up on Palmer. I would build a great Oline in front of him, thereby giving him protection and a running game. If the blocking is there any RB can provide a decent run attack. Then they can retool the D.

  39. rushbacker says: Nov 30, 2012 10:32 PM

    As a Broncos fan, I strongly encourage Oakland to keep firing their coach every year or two. That’s the way to do it. . . just keep trying, I’m sure sooner or later you’ll find that guy who can walk in and take you to the Super Bowl immediately.

  40. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 30, 2012 10:44 PM

    Fire the GM, hire a good GM, and the rest is just details en route to a winning team for the future. Not that complicated.

  41. autumnwind999 says: Nov 30, 2012 10:45 PM

    hallcyon says:Nov 30, 2012 8:33 PM

    If the Dennis Allen and his staff were coaching the roster the Eagles had this season, they would be possibly a winning team. He would have that roster in a far better place than the job that Reid and his have done thus far in 2012. The Raiders roster is lacking and mainly due to cap issues that were addressed this season. Dennis Allen is forced to coach a roster which can not be as competitive with the other teams in the league. So there is a lack of talent on this team, but that is not the fault of the coaching staff. The coaching seems to be spot on, but the talent level is so poor that the raiders can not compete. Despite this lack of talent they are not the worst team in the league. I spotted this team as having 1-15 talent, but with proper coaching and players remaining healthy they could be 5-11. For anyone to think this team was a playoff contender with it’s roster is absurd. Talented rosters with depth are required for teams to compete and win. This is the first season without Al Davis, a major undertaking in a change of culture and management is taking place. Give it time. Dennis Allen hasn’t even had a chance to have a proper roster of talent. Firing respected coaches who are doing there jobs, only would show that the worst parts of Al Davis influence are still with the Raiders. Pick someone, give them full confidence and play ball. Allen is well respected by his players on his former teams in Atlanta, New Orleans and Denver.

    ——————————

    1) Why is it “absurd” to think this roster could’ve made the playoffs? Almost the same roster last year, but with lesser QB play finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs on a tiebreaker. Doesn’t sound that far-fetched that they could’ve won another 2 games to go 10-6 with improved QB play.

    2) 1-15 talent? Pfffffft. Yeah, OK. Who did we lose from last year that brought on this 7 game swing. For you to suggest Dennis Allen is doing a bang-up job getting this team to 3 wins is mind-boggling and I seriously have to question if he’s a relative or personal friend of yours to push something that crazy.

    3) What is this idea that Dennis Allen is so respected? Because former colleagues pay lip service when talking to the media, rather than going out of their way to bash the guy? Do you think the players who’ve quit on him this year respect him that much? Do you think John Harbaugh has a ton of respect for him, running a fake FG while up by like 30 points late in the game? Do you think the officials respect him after that ruling they laid down on that inadvertent whistle in Cincy? Let’s face it, one season as the defensive coordinator of the 20th ranked defense in the league on a team that got bounced out of the playoffs by giving up 45 points to New England has proven nothing to have such faith in him when his team gives up an average of 40 ppg in November and is getting demolished week after week after week. And has been terrible in the 3rd quarter all year, typically when coaches implement halftime adjustments.

    Next.

  42. radrntn says: Nov 30, 2012 10:45 PM

    ok, maybe losing both your starting db’s on week 1 was an omen of things to come. we still have our safety playing db, and have a terrible backup now playing safety. Our O-line has stunk, and Knapp’s play calling sucks, which has forced our defense to be on the field way to much, because of way to many 3 and outs….bottom line the team is not that good……address the o-line, and hope we can get the tackle from texas a&m with the first rd pick. Next let the purge continue just releasing seymour, kelly, dmc, dhb & palmer is almost half of next years 130 cap number. with 50+ million I am sure we can find some solutions to the problem

  43. jeremyb91 says: Nov 30, 2012 10:51 PM

    Dennis Allen made two key mistakes when he took over the Raiders by replacing Bob Wylie and a 24 sack Offensive line and choosing Greg Knapp over Al Saunders as his Offensive coordinator. He took an offense that was already successful and replaced it with an Offensive Coordinator (who was replaced by Tom Cable who instantly made the offense better) who failed terribly in his only other OC position. However, there will be several positions over the next 3 years who will be replaced with better players with depth, something lacking for years. With better players and a non-Al Davis 1sst round draft pick and another year in the zone blocking system, it will be interesting to see how the team progresses.

  44. dougydougdoug says: Nov 30, 2012 11:01 PM

    gibbyfan: Yeah, that kind of wisdom has worked wonders for USC this season. Talk about a face-plant.
    It’s like anything that comes in contact with the “nation” becomes filthy and broken.

  45. r81ders says: Nov 30, 2012 11:11 PM

    some people just don’t know football and post stuff they have no clue tired of hearing “the RAIDERS fire coaches all the time” do they not realize Al past away and he was firing the coaches??clueless..And for them people also say like they do every year RAIDERS don’t have players WTH really what we have last 2 years then. What does Bill B. have over on the Pat’s then?? you don’t hear of them till they start winning. Bring in a good OC or bring back Gruden.

  46. magnumpei says: Nov 30, 2012 11:11 PM

    Just can’t win, baby.

  47. invaiduh says: Nov 30, 2012 11:15 PM

    this is basically the same team that had us a game away from the playoffs last year with Davis. knapp/allen are the only major changes. retread and the rookie. bad bad combo.
    BTW everyone wanted slolando and praised the the raiders for the pick. if he was any good he’d at least be a bright spot.
    take him… he can shoot at the wrong holes on your team;)

  48. enochmh2 says: Nov 30, 2012 11:20 PM

    1st round draft picks not living up to expectations,big contracts to sub-par players,awful long term investments (Palmer) i mean where do you start building with this team?! No foundation to start from,its like ‘lets reset’ every 2 seasons!

  49. ningenito78 says: Nov 30, 2012 11:23 PM

    But if December is as terrible for the Raiders as November was, big changes may be coming in Oakland.

    They’re going to overhaul a team with a bad attitude and fire the HC after one season. Actually sounds like literally nothing is going to change in Oakland. Come on, Raiders. Give the guy a chance to build his roster. He inherited a team with (surprise) a bunch of bad characters and malcontents. Give him at least 3 years. Jesus.

  50. Canyonero says: Nov 30, 2012 11:24 PM

    Yeah, right. “We’re just going to learn on the job” is a great message for the fans.

  51. mrraiders76 says: Nov 30, 2012 11:32 PM

    Does anyone realize how difficult it is to come into a team with no draft picks until the FINAL pick of the FOURTH round? And to not have the salary to pick up a descent player in free agency? But Reggie still manages to pick up quality players like:
    Juron Criner
    Rod Streater
    Miles Burris
    Phillip Wheeler
    Joselio Hanson

    I mean just imagine what kind of players he can find with a salary and some draft picks.

    And Dennis Allen has brought something to the Raiders that no other coach has.. DISCIPLINE. Cancel out the mini brawl between the Bengals and they are virtually playing SMART football and not killing themselves with penalties like they have in the past..

    Give these 2 some draft picks and a salary to work with and they’ll be contending in the AFC West in no time.

  52. bambamraider says: Nov 30, 2012 11:33 PM

    Contrary to samurai3939’s comment, there is still Talent on this Defense with of courseNnmandi and Kimbley being gone, . This is the same Squad that Under John Marshall tied for 1st in Sacks in a season and granted, were mediocre to poor at stopping the run. In typical Al Davis fashion, he doesn’t like aggressive newer model defenses and he fired Marshall paving the way to sorry a$$ excuse for a D coord that was Chuck Bresnahan. So the issues lies in the coaching scheme in my opinion….everybody looks out of sync on D and O.

  53. bambamraider says: Nov 30, 2012 11:36 PM

    As a Raider fan, Carson Palmer was worth the trade…..Raiders haven’t had a credible Qb since Gannon…and even Gannon choked in the big games…..Unfortunately for the haters…Not everybody is lucky enough to have a Brady, Manning, or Rodgers….. so in the meantime….to us Desperate Raider fans…after a season with Tui, Mirers, McCown, Walters, and of Course Russell…..Carson Palmer is perfect!

  54. lostsok says: Nov 30, 2012 11:41 PM

    Raider fans should be happy to see the comment about Allen being a “rookie.” There IS a learning curve to being a head coach, just like anything.

    Changing coaches now would just set your team back another year. The problem, clearly, is they inherited a team with mediocre talent, no cap room…and no draft picks.

    You couldn’t fix the Raiders for 2012 with the world’s biggest roll of duct tape.

    Add Teo and some talent to the defense, get a couple of vets in free agency for the offensive line, and the Raiders are an 8-8 team in ’13 with a framework for the future.

  55. autumnwind999 says: Dec 1, 2012 12:32 AM

    bambamraider says:Nov 30, 2012 11:36 PM

    As a Raider fan, Carson Palmer was worth the trade…..

    ——————————-

    Thank you!!!

    It’s very possible that the guy sets the franchise record for passing yards this year, but the media acts like he’s hot garbage. Hasn’t turned the ball over as much as guys like Matt Ryan or Drew Brees and probably half his picks have been the fault of receivers running the wrong route or having the ball bounce off their hands.

    Of course, the Bengals did get our 1st round pick. Last I looked that guy has 0 INTs, 0 sacks, 0 forced fumbles, 0 fumble recoveries and 4 tackles on the season.

    Yup, Raiders sure were fleeced in that trade. Those 1st round picks are like gold. Just look at Rolando McClain.

  56. murraysons says: Dec 1, 2012 12:33 AM

    Don’t worry Reggie, plenty of people are happy about it

  57. patridge21 says: Dec 1, 2012 1:30 AM

    I think its time to see what Mr Pryor has to offer for the offense!!

  58. willowy2k says: Dec 1, 2012 1:36 AM

    Same ol raiders…lol

    GO BRONCOS!

  59. fightingirish48 says: Dec 1, 2012 1:55 AM

    I am tired of hearing the excuse that Allen inherited a team with no talent. Kamerion Wimbley is the only player they lost that could be considered an impact player. The rest were garbage. Hue Jackson had this team on the way to a division title but all the injuries were too much to overcome. Hue should have never been let go. Dennis Allen was brought in to help the defense and it’s the worst its been in years. He brought in Gregg Knapp to run his offense who sucked his first time around with the Raiders and who runs a zone blocking system that McFadden was known to struggle with. Its just one bad move after another. I finally thought there was hope for the Raiders the way they were playing last season but the more things change for this team the more they stay the same.

  60. seahawks80 says: Dec 1, 2012 3:58 AM

    “This November was just, I mean, it’s a bad November.”

    This should have said:

    “This decade was just, I mean, it’s a bad decade.”

  61. rickeydynamite25 says: Dec 1, 2012 6:42 AM

    Which November is he talking about,, this November or Novembers over the past 10yrs?

  62. chadwellheathkeith says: Dec 1, 2012 6:52 AM

    Just can’t win, baby.

    ——————–

    Wow, I see what you did there, you comedy genius.

    As painful as it is to watch the Raiders at the moment, for the first time in a long time I feel that things will improve. I trust RM to fill out the roster wisely in the next couple of years and DA should not be judged until the end of the 2014 season.

  63. djcologne says: Dec 1, 2012 7:27 AM

    Is it just me or does Mark Davis have years and years of party-hard road miles all over his face? I like the Reg-DA hires but fire those atrociously bad coordinators!

  64. tiger7575 says: Dec 1, 2012 8:07 AM

    Who knew? Oakland still has professional football?

  65. aldavisisthenfl says: Dec 1, 2012 8:53 AM

    anybody ever stop to think that Fox was the reason the Denver D improved so much last year……..

    just sayin’…

  66. sicklnick121 says: Dec 1, 2012 9:38 AM

    I think your right I been thinking we should make a change, but maybe give DA another year maybe 2. He needs to change his coordinators though. If we change coaches this year it has to be big, I was thinking Gruden, but I would rather someone with a track record of making a team tuff someone that will bring respect back.

    Ladies and Gentleman, A long time friend of Al Davis

    I introduce you to…

    Bill Parcels

  67. raiderlyfe510 says: Dec 1, 2012 9:41 AM

    What we’re really not happy about is that we’re stuck with this coaching staff for at least 1-2 more years. Because of the old adage “you can’t fire a coach after one year.”

    Reggie Mac just needs to realize that Dennis Allen is a good talker and pulled the wool over his eyes in the interview. Like big Al used to say. I rather be right than to be consistent.

    This is the Raiders, baby. We don’t do things the right way, the wrong way..we do it the Raider Way. We don’t want to be just another team in the NFL.

  68. njraiderfan19 says: Dec 1, 2012 9:50 AM

    RM and DA need at least one more season to see how things go. There was too much of a mess inherited to turn things around in 1 year. But BOTG coordinators definitely need to go!

  69. rickeydynamite25 says: Dec 1, 2012 10:26 AM

    Extra draft picks and more cap room when McReg finishes the house clean will enable him to upgrade from bottom of the barrel FAs. Gota figure out the Qb situation and decide wether they stick with Carson, move forward with Terrell Pryor, or take one in the draft assuming we’re in one of the top spots in the draft. It’s still kinda funky right now but I think next year the smell of fresh air will bring a sigh of relief to the Raiders, they’ll be relevant again. The only question then will be left is will it be in Oakland or L.A.?

  70. nflhof says: Dec 1, 2012 11:25 AM

    The Oakland Raiders have been a laughing stock of an organization for th last decade. Keep it up Jokeland your reputation precedes you now.

  71. gordo858 says: Dec 1, 2012 12:26 PM

    The Raiders have been a garbage organization for YEARS. Can’t even thrive in a division with the Chiefs & Bolts….sad. Even sadder they traded all those draft picks for a washed-up Carson Palmer. Could have told you that guy had a dead arm.

  72. raiderapologist says: Dec 1, 2012 1:40 PM

    gordo858 says: Dec 1, 2012 12:26 PM

    The Raiders have been a garbage organization for YEARS. Can’t even thrive in a division with the Chiefs & Bolts….sad. Even sadder they traded all those draft picks for a washed-up Carson Palmer. Could have told you that guy had a dead arm.
    ————
    Yeah, but he doesn’t. He has a bad line, a lousy running game, and sketchy receivers. But his arm is fine.

  73. radrntn says: Dec 1, 2012 2:58 PM

    Well here are reggies top 10 decisions, 2013 cap numbers. DMC- 8 million, Tommy Kelly- 9.3 million, carson Palmer- 17 million, Rolondo- 6.7 million, DHB-10.6 million, Seymour 16.3 million, Huff 11.3 million, Branch 10.9 million,Brisiel 5 million. Also need to ask are seabass and shane each worth 3.5…….for a 53 man roster, that is about 70% for above, and 30% for the other 40…….in all fairness to reggie he walked into this mess (except branch)….Reggie has made some solid moves thus far…only ones i have questioned are releasing dvd, and now wondering about brisiel…….i think he will be solid in the war room as well..

    Bottom line , this is the first time the raiders have ever rebuilt their team. Al Davis just reloaded.

  74. mgflolox says: Dec 2, 2012 2:20 AM

    Going into this season the Raiders, as presently constructed, were not a serious Super Bowl contender. At best, they were a 7 to 9 win team with not much to build on for the future. Might as well blow it up and start over. What I’m mainly looking for is effort and improvement.

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