Found December 08, 2012 on
Thoughts from the Dark Side:
Dear Mr. Allen,
I understand why Pryor hasn’t been active until late in the season – I really do. I know you were saddled with him after the Raiders gave up a pick in the 3rd round for him and while he’s just the kind of guy that Al Davis liked – big, strong, fast and extremely athletic – he’s incredibly unpolished.
I know you likely don’t think he’s the future of the franchise. I know you’re more worried about winning your fourth game than you are developing a young guy like Pryor who you doubt will ever develop into a starting QB. I know that your coaching seat is hotter right now than you ever imagined it would be in your first season taking over a team that admittedly had a lot of issues before you got there.
Look, I understand all that and I sympathize with you –we all have employees, coworkers or superiors that we think only got the job because someone made a mistake when hiring (or in this case drafting) them. And I have my own reservations about Pryor’s futu
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Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen told the media that he’s not concerned with Darren McFadden’s ankle after he re-injured it last night.
Coach Dennis Allen said he expects RB Darren McFadden to be fine. McFadden reinjured his right ankle Thursday night.
— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) December 7, 2012
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The Oakland Raiders are 3-10 and have lost six straight games. They need to find out what type of players they have, and one position they will be analyzing over the next few weeks is at quarterback.
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At 3-10 and in the midst of another disappointing season, the Raiders don’t have a lot to lose at this point.
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A spirited effort by the Raider defense against Peyton Manning and the Broncos proved not to be enough as the Raiders fell again, bringing their record to 3-10. After a rough week for Dennis Allen dealing with the unexpected loss of his father Grady, the Raiders seemed to come into the Thursday night matchup...
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