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Dennis Allen’s first year didn’t work out the way he wanted it to, but he’s willing to learn from his mistakes. Allen realizes that as the leader, his performance has to be the most consistent, and that he’s in charge of all three phases of the game.
He says he has to work on getting his message to his coaches in a way they can execute it better for him. During the off-season so far, Allen has replaced his offensive coordinator and rethinking their approach.
He wants to get Darren McFadden back to his explosive self, and bring the passing game into the modern era.
"What I learned is you have to stand up, stand out in front and lead the team through (challenging circumstances)," he said. "I think at times I did a good job. At other times, when I look back, if I'm really honest, I say, 'Damn, I could have done a better job here.' The bottom line is you have to lead everybody,” Allen said, via Monte Poole of the MercuryNews.com.
"The area of impr...
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The Oakland Raiders will get to pick 3rd overall in the 2013 NFL draft, but with the immense depth of defensive linemen in this year’s draft; should the Raiders trade the 3rd pick to move down? The Raiders have a lot of needs including defensive tackles and defensive ends.
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Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen indicated today that their plan is to have Carson Palmer as their starting quarterback going into 2013.
“That’s the plan. Carson had a really good year last year. Threw for over 4,000 yards,” said Allen, per Evan Silva of Rotoworld.com.
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Taiwain Jones has struggled to make his mark in the Raiders backfield in the two years he’s been with the team. Jones has the speed to excel at the position but it sorely lacks the size at 5-foot-10, 197 pounds and has struggled staying healthy. And he’s also been firmly in the shadows of Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson (even Marcel Reece) on the depth chart.
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Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie mentioned that they will ask RB Taiwan Jones to move to cornerback next season, per Bill Williamson.
“I’m pushing for cornerback,” said McKenzie. “I think it fits his skill set. I think we’re going to see how he does there.”
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JaMarcus Russell will reportedly be holding a Pro Day in April, and one of the NFL's best receivers could be catching passes for him.
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Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Oakland Raiders are considering releasing DT Tommy Kelly.
Kelly, 32, signed a seven-year, $50.125 million contract back in 2008. He has base salaries of $6.5 million in 2013 and another $7 million in 2014. As things stand right now, his 2013 cap number is $4.8 million, so it would make sense for the Raiders to free up some...