Dennis Allen has seen improvement on just about every part of his team. With only one win in five games, the Oakland Raiders rookie coach realizes it's not enough.
Help could be on the way - at least for the defense.
Linebacker Aaron Curry is expected to come off the physically unable to perform list and join the Raiders in practice Wednesday. Curry started nine games last year for Oakland after being acquired in an October trade from Seattle but has not played since undergoing knee surgery in the offseason.
His addition comes as the Raiders are shaking things up in their nickel package on defense. Rolando McClain, the eighth overall pick in 2010, played only 31 percent of the snaps in Sunday's loss to Atlanta after being replaced by rookie Miles Burris.