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2012 hasn’t been the model of greatness for the Oakland Raiders; the motto “just win baby,’” is replaced with “just try to win.”
In Dennis Allen’s first year as the Raiders Head Coach, he’s had to take on the previous decisions on personnel and evaluating players looking towards the future.
Installing a new offense means the team needs to have the correct personnel, decisions on Carson Palmer among other Raiders will have to be made to make room for players who fit the offense better.
Offensive Coordinator Greg Knapp also feels they have the right system and they have to have faith in the philosophy.
"There's been a lot of change, and when there is a lot of change, sometimes you don't get the results you're looking for right away," Allen said according to Jerry McDonald of the San Jose Mercury News.
"But when you believe in something and you stick to it and know it's the right plan, it ends up working out."
"I'm a firm believer in the scheme," Knapp said. "I've been to too many places and had too much experience to (not) know it's a productive scheme ... you'd much rather have a coach come in and teach what he knows best than have someone try and teach a system that he doesn't know at all."
"If you take a business structure and you make those changes, it's going to take a year's time to process everything and learn it," Knapp said. "Once they master it, you can add to it. Right now, it's taking some time."
"I'm very pleased with the fact that we're the top 10 in passing and we've improved in the running game the last six weeks," Knapp said. "We're not where we need to be in scoring points. That's what I'd like to get better at, finishing drives and getting more big plays for touchdowns."
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Dennis Allen has gone through a lot this season, on and off the field. He understands that there are things bigger than football, and that if you accept losing in life, your football team won’t be very good either.
In Allen’s personal life, the passing of his father must have left a huge void, but he’s never missed a game and expects his player to be as mentally tough.
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Oakland Raiders running back Mike Goodson is looking forward to playing in Carolina for the first time since being traded by the Panthers in the offseason.
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Oakland Raiders backup quarterback Terrelle Pryor will get significant playing time on Sunday, offensive coordinator Greg Knapp said Thursday. Knapp said the second-year quarterback from Ohio State, who got in for three plays last week, will play on third downs and more against the Carolina Panthers. "Maybe in the red zone – try and create a different look for the defense...
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