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Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis expressed his frustrations over his team's performance to the press in the locker room two weeks ago, addressing the media after a 38-17 home loss to New Orleans.
Last Sunday, after a 34-10 loss to the Bengals, he did it again but this time with head coach Dennis Allen during the team's 4 1/2 hour flight home, Monte Poole of Bayareanewsgroup reports.
The conversation was described as "passionate'' but not confrontational and "spirited,'' but not heated.
"He just wanted (Allen) to know, from the owner, that we have to get better,'' was the way general manager Reggie McKenzie described it.
"I wouldn't say it was heated; the most heated I got was when we first got on the plane and I told him it's not good enough,'' Davis said. "And that's what I said. I told him not long after we boarded: 'It's not good enough.' I admit I was pissed off.''
Allen acknowledged the conversation was pointed, he also understood.
"He's frustrated,'' the coach said. "He wants to win; we all do. He's frustrated and he expresses his frustration. So he and I had a long sit-down on the plane and talked about it.'' Source: The Redzone Attached Thumbnails
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The slump continues for the Oakland Raiders. After going winless on November, the Silver&Black kept their losing streak going with another defeat, this time to the Cleveland Browns. After letting the opposition open a 10-point lead in the second quarter, the Raiders closed the distance to a field goal in the third, but were never able to score again until [...]
Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was kicked out of practice this week for arguing with head coach Dennis Allen and later suspended two games for conduct detrimental to the team. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was asked on Friday if McClain had played his last game with the Raiders.
Paul Gutierrez of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area provided a transcript of the conversation...
Paul Guiterrez of CSNBayArea.com sat down with Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenizie and asked if linebacker Rolando McClain has played his last game in Oakland.
“It’s going to be a possibility because we suspended him,” said McKenizie, per Guiterrez. “Now, it’s always what’s going to happen afterward. What’s his approach afterward? I know what he texted...
As fans mourn the failure of yet another Raiders season, general manager Reggie McKenzie can relate.
“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,...
Oakland running back Darren McFadden sat out his fourth consecutive game Sunday with a sprained right ankle. McFadden has not played since a Nov. 4 loss to Tampa Bay. In eight games this season, he has rushed for 455 yards on 139 carries, topping 100 yards in two games. The Raiders, who had lost four straight heading into Sunday's game against Cleveland, activated third-string...
Running back Darren McFadden will miss his fourth straight game with a sprained right ankle for the Oakland Raiders, while third-string quarterback Terrelle Pryor will be active for the first time this season.
McFadden and backup Mike Goodson were both listed as questionable for Sunday's game after missing the previous three games with sprained right ankles. They are inactive...
The 3-8 Oakland Raiders take on the Cleveland Browns, for the Raiders they should see the return of Darren McFadden who has missing with a bad ankle. The question is can McFadden find enough holes in the Browns defense to take control of the game? The Browns defense has steadily improved the last couple of weeks, they were hard-hitting last week and caused a host of turnovers. The...
Oakland Raiders running backs Darren McFadden and Mike
Goodson were each able to return to practice this week, and while both players
are considered questionable to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns they
are each expected to suit up, according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
The Oakland Raiders listed running backs Darren
McFadden and Mike Goodson as questionable to...
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden will not play in Sunday afternoon's contest against the Cleveland Browns, despite hope during the week that he would be available after practicing all week.
McFadden, Oakland's leading rusher, has missed the Raiders' past three games with a high ankle sprain.
Below are the full lists of players who are inactive for the...
Inactives have been announced for today’s Browns-Raiders game. As stated earlier, quarterback Terrelle Pryor will be active for the first time this season. In addition, running back Darren McFadden is inactive for this afternoon’s game with an ankle injury. Marcel Reese, a converted fullback, will start in his place. Other notable Raiders inactives include defensive tackle Richard...
Denver at Oakland Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, Calif. - TV: NFL Network *TV announcers: Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan *Keys to the game: The Broncos sealed the AFC West division title last week but home-field advantage will be a fight to the finish. Denver whipped Oakland all over the field in a 37-6 win at Denver in Week 4. The Broncos are...
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This afternoon, a pair of 3-8 teams will square off in Oakland. The Browns are fresh off their 8 forced turnover effort against the Steelers that snapped a 2-game losing streak, while the Raiders lost big to the Bengals 34-10 to extend their losing skid to 4 games. Heavy rain has hit the Oakland area over the last couple days, so field conditions are expected to have a palpable...
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