Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The most pressing question involving the Oakland Raiders this offseason is how head coach Dennis Allen will respond to a dismal first year at the helm.Although all of the blame does not lie with Allen, he certainly isn't exempt from any flack. The hiring of already-failed Greg Knapp as his offensive coordinator was eyebrow-raising to everybody but Oakland's front office. Granted, Allen's a defensive-minded coach, but he brought in Jason Tarver from Stanford to be his defensive coordinator.As a man already criticised for his on-field presence and authority, it will be interesting to see if Allen can build off of a 4-12 season.  Carson Palmer is slated to make $13 million in 2013. However, the Raiders have made it clear that they don't want to pay up. While trying to restructure Palmer's contract, Oakland has recently been linked to West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. Also, let's not forget the "good enough to win, smart enough to lose" performance by Terrell Pryor in San Diego in W...
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