Dec 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen on the field before the game against New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Oakland Raiders Won’t Commit To Assistant Coaches


According to a report, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis declined a request by coach Dennis Allen to extend the contracts of many of the assistant coaches whose deals are set to expire.

ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reported that Davis rejected the request, an indication he’s not prepared to commit to any member of the coaching staff—including Allen—beyond this season.

The Raiders are 8-22 under Allen, who took over head coaching duties last season. Oakland is 4-10 this season and has lost four consecutive games and six of their last seven after a 3-4 start. The defense has been a particular culprit during the losing streak, allowing an average of 36.8 points in the four defeats, including a franchise-record 56 points hung on the Raiders by the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday.

The Raiders are at San Diego today and will finish the season at home next week against the Denver Broncos.

The 41-year-old Allen came to the Raiders after serving one year as defensive coordinator for the Broncos. Prior to that he was an assistant with the Saints for five seasons, spent four years as a defensive assistant for the Falcons and also coached in the collegiate ranks at the University of Tulsa.

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  • Stanley Carr

    If they fire all d assistants Allen really ain’t needed

    • Ricky Bobby

      That’s a hint to DA playa#FIREDBLACKMONDAY

  • eddytap

    DA needs to change a few of his assistants and i think Mark Davis did him a favor by saying he would not extend them. This way DA can say to his assistants that he tried to keep them and save face while all the while wanting to make a change. I think that’s the plan all along

    • PJ

      Yeah thats usually how its done. The owner fires the whole staff but the HC so his feelings dont get hurt. Lmao!

      • eddytap

        well PJ I guess you can’t read and interpret that well… not saying fire the whole staff…the article says DA asked that his staff be extended. that doesn’t mean Davis doesn’t want to extend some of them and keep other. He’s just keeping his option open which is smart and on the other hand, what is DA suppose to do. He suppose to ask that they be extended.

        • Phil Mokate

          obviously reading between the lines is not your forte’ If DA asks to have his assistant coaches extended then DA thinks they are worth it,but how can you trust a HC who has had 2 diff. Staffs not work out in 2 years and a 8-23 record? what’s next? MD starts holding his hand? Your right, MD is keeping his options open for firing DA next Monday if he can pin down Gruden or another, more experienced HC that can compete with Reid and Fox. If not? We’re stuck in the cellar for inferior GM and owner!

  • PJ

    Thats a HUGE MESSAGE! DA knows whats coming! Like a whirlwind and in steps Chucky!