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Thoughts from the Dark Side:
In the aftermath of yesterday’s destruction in Denver, Allen has a number of issues to consider as he tries to salvage the season.
The Raiders bye week comes at a good time as he can institute some solid changes in an attempt to improve the team for the remaining 12 games.
The team faces an Atlanta team in week 6 that is currently 4-0 and looks to be one of the best in the league. The likelihood of the Raiders beating the Falcons – in Atlanta no less – seems more and more remote with every crushing loss.
However, after the Atlanta game the Raiders get the equally stumbling Jacksonville at home and then go to Kansas City to play a likewise hapless 1-3 Chiefs.
The next game is another home game, this time versus an underwhelming Tampa Bay.
Those are all winnable games, especially the two home games.
However, the Raiders aren’t going to be winning many games if they continue to play like they did on Sunday which is why Allen needs to make some changes.
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Raiders’ WR Heyward-Bey Returns To Practice -
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Heyward-Bey was asked if he felt the same like he used to at practice.
Close to the same, he said. They got a plan for me, today was step No. 1 and I felt pretty good.
Heyward-Bey, who was knocked unconscious Sept. 23 by Steelers safety Ryan...
Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was back at practice for the
first time since being hospitalized by a helmet-to-helmet hit as
the Oakland Raiders worked on fixing their problems during the bye
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2012 Week 4 – Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos – The BT GameBlog.
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