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Dennis Allen says it’s time for the Raiders to make their move

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The Raiders have won three of seven games.  Along with everyone in the AFC except the Jaguars, the Raiders have legitimate hope for a playoff berth.

Their coach says the time has come to seize it.

It’s time for us,” Dennis Allen said Friday, via the Associated Press.  “If we’re going to do something, we need to start making some sort of move.  The consistency with our football team is something that I’ve talked about a lot, and that’s what we have to develop.  If we’re ever going to become the team we think we can become, then we need to put some things together.”

After opening the season with a close loss to the Colts, the Raiders beat the Jaguars, lost to the Broncos and Redskins, beat the Chargers, lost to the Chiefs, and beat the Steelers.  On Sunday, the Eagles limp into town, giving the Raiders a chance to win two in a row and move their record to 4-4 at the turn.

“Like I’ve said from the very beginning, I like this football team,” Allen said.  “We need to play well and we need to be a more consistent team.  That’s what the good teams are able to do.  I think our guys recognize the importance of every game that we play from here on out.”

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor is ready to embrace the challenge.

“We’re definitely going to get to four wins.  That part’s easy,” Pryor said this week.  “Whether it’s this week or next, we’re going to get to four wins and get a lot more wins, I guarantee that.  If we work our butts off, it’s only clear for us to win.  That’s my mindset and that’s guaranteed.”

It remains to be seen whether Pryor and the Raiders can deliver.  The fact that they even have optimism in November is an encouraging development for a franchise that many assumed would be among the worst in the league this year.

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26 Responses to “Dennis Allen says it’s time for the Raiders to make their move”
  1. justwinbaby29 says: Nov 2, 2013 8:16 PM

    I just want to see the Raiders keep improving and beat the Eagles on Sunday at home. Anything more than 7 wins is gravy for this season. The Raiders will have a chance to really make their move in 2014 when they can spend the $60+ they have in cap space!

  2. goraidersgospurs says: Nov 2, 2013 8:17 PM

    If J.Ford, DMC & The O-Line step up more often we will be a 500 team!!

  3. pfic15 says: Nov 2, 2013 8:21 PM

    Pryor was such a smart pick. Kid is what I love about football.

  4. theskinsman says: Nov 2, 2013 8:25 PM

    This Redskins fan wishes his team was making a move…

  5. pilonflats says: Nov 2, 2013 8:26 PM

    Pryor is a man

  6. jimnaizeeum says: Nov 2, 2013 8:27 PM

    I just want to see the Eagles keep improving and beat the Raiders on Sunday away. Anything more than 7 wins is gravy for this season. The Eagles will have a chance to really make their move in 2014 when they can spend the $60+ they have in cap space!

  7. 25cuts says: Nov 2, 2013 8:36 PM

    Unfortunately both our teams stink this year. Although the raiders stink has been longer. At least the raiders have their qb of the future. Not only we don’t have our qb yet but Kelly is learning on the job. Just give it to McCoy and let him work.

  8. blackbeard43 says: Nov 2, 2013 8:40 PM

    Jason Tarver–the D coordinator, needs to get credit for having the defense playing well. Now if the offense can clean up their mistakes this team can finish with a winning season.

  9. bambamraider says: Nov 2, 2013 8:46 PM

    Nice! Now all the Raiders need is a Qb than can throw more than 150yds a game…. and maybe a TD pass or 2……
    Please? O_o

  10. blacknsilver says: Nov 2, 2013 8:49 PM

    @25cuts

    Sorry kiddo, only your team stinks

    Looking at our schedule, our team is projected to make the playoffs losing only to the Broncos and the Chiefs (finishing 10-6)

    3 playoff teams from the AFCW is pretty cool, especially for a division dubbed the AFC Worst before the season started…

  11. mikeyhigs says: Nov 2, 2013 8:51 PM

    As a die hard Eagles fan, I can honestly say that I was not confident about an Eagles victory on Sunday. But after reading Pryor’s guarantee, and how “that part’s easy,” I feel like he just guaranteed a victory for the Eagles.

  12. backdapack4evr says: Nov 2, 2013 8:54 PM

    I hope they take the next step!
    been way too long for this team!

  13. silvernblak says: Nov 2, 2013 9:03 PM

    Big Reg deserves some love here! He cut out all his coupons for this year’s players and now he’s looking to cash in on the blue light specials for a wild card run! Next year will be an all out blitz with 70 mil. in the piggy bank to spend! I smell an Autumn wind with our 4th Lombardi on the horizon!!!!!!!

  14. johnelwayismydad says: Nov 2, 2013 9:05 PM

    Just sucks that they are in a division where the tree other teams are light years ahead of them, but that first step is important.

  15. jakec4 says: Nov 2, 2013 9:21 PM

    Waste all of those first round picks for nothing for years and wind up finding a QB in the supplemental draft. If the Raiders are nothing else they’re unconventional. I do sort of like the Raiders, but their success going forward has everything to do with the off season. That doesn’t mean going out and paying ransoms for washed up players.

  16. mythaimyke says: Nov 2, 2013 9:25 PM

    RAIDERS need a real NFL QB! Not a college QB! Pryor is NOT the answer, trade him for a pick in the next draft. He will never be a top NFL QB!

  17. deceived12 says: Nov 2, 2013 9:36 PM

    @mikeyhigs

    Pryor didn’t suggest that Eagles was an auto win. What he did say was that we’ll get to 4 wins.

    “Whether it’s this week or next, we’re going to get to four wins and get a lot more wins, I guarantee that…”

  18. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Nov 2, 2013 9:41 PM

    To quote Greg Papa “TOUCHDOWN RRRRAAAAAAIIIIIDDDDDEEEERRRRSSSS”……..

  19. richmondbolt says: Nov 2, 2013 10:54 PM

    That’s cute.

  20. faniam79 says: Nov 2, 2013 11:30 PM

    LETS GO RAIDERS!

  21. hendeeze says: Nov 3, 2013 12:00 AM

    Wonder if Raider fans are now willing to admit DMC has been nothing but a flash in the pan bust.
    Well, not yet, in another 8 games they will shout it from the rooftops.

  22. 44mpo says: Nov 3, 2013 8:36 AM

    Such fond memories of the Raiders whipping the Eagles in the Super bowl and NBC showing the highlights of the game while playing Kool and the Gangs hit “Celebration”. Great memories. Hopefully we can relieve them today.

  23. vipod4ever says: Nov 3, 2013 8:37 AM

    Tarver deserves much of the credit. Let’s remember that this team is operating with 40% dead cap. It’s akin to a mechanic not having 40% of his tools. Either way, the Raiders are running well on spare parts. If the O can increase their avg.pts.per.game above 21, they have an outside shot at a winning season, it’s Pryor to make this happen.

  24. slick50ks says: Nov 3, 2013 9:08 AM

    Need a way better QB.

    Remember 3rd and 48?

    Yeah, not good.

  25. badmoonrison says: Nov 3, 2013 11:46 AM

    I just hope some desperate team doesnt steal Tarver away from us. The guy is a heck of a coach.

  26. iraider7 says: Nov 9, 2013 10:38 AM

    THE ONLY MOVE MARK DAVIS NEEDS TO MAKE HERE IS FIRE DENNIS ALLEN NOW ! WHY WAIT TO BE 3-10 AFTER JET LOSS ON THE ROAD , THEN CAN THE REGGIE ON DEC 29TH @ 800 PM , RITE AFTER THE LOSS @ HOME TO DENVER ( who willb playing without peyotn that nite) . PERIOD !
    YOU PEOPLE ARE ONLY LYING TO YOURSELVES,
    THE TOP PLAYERS ON THIS TEAM STATS OR NO STATS ARE AL DAVIS PLAYERS PERIOD ! FACT REALITY THAT SIMPLE !
    PRYOR-DMAC-REECE-MOORE-HOUSTON-WOODSON , AND THIS LYE U R BEING FED ABOUT 60 MILL IN CAP SPACE IS WITH ONLY 22 ACTIVE ROSTER PLAYERS , GO SIGN 31 PLAYERS @ NFL MIN& U R OVER THE CAP ! DAH !!! PLUS THE 8 PRACTICE SQUAD U MUST HAVE , AND U GUYS R RITE WHERE U LEFT OFF LAST YEAR ! 50 + MILL IN DEAD MONEY , AND NO HOPE IN SITE EVER ! UNLESS MARK DAVIS JUST SIMPLY FIRES DENNIS ALLEN NOW , LIMP THRU THE YEAR WITH SPORANO , FIRE REGGIE MINS AFTER TH DENVER GAME AND START THERE , RITE AFTER HE LAMBASTS RON WOLFE FOR RAILROADIG HIM INTO THE REGGIE HIRE IN THE 1ST PLACE !! THAT SIMPLE !!! $ 57 MILL IN DEAD MONEY IS SICKNEING UNHEARD OF AND A TOTAL JOKE , MARK DAVIS IS PAYING FOR PLAYERS TO PLAY ON OTHER TEAMS ! HOW IS THIS ALLOWED BY THE LEAGUE I DONT KNOW !!!!!!!!!!!!

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