Dec 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen on the sideline against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter at Coliseum. The Denver Broncos defeated the Oakland Raiders 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Indications Are That Dennis Allen Will Be Back With Oakland Raiders In 2014

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen told reporters on Monday that it’s looking like he will be back in 2014. (h/t

“I’ve been given an indication that I’ll be back,” Allen said. “But we’ll see.”

According to the report, Allen has met with general manager Reggie McKenzie but has yet to sit down with owner Mark Davis.

Allen is 8-24 in his two seasons, but the Raiders have spent those two seasons in salary cap hell. While many fans seem to be clamoring for a change, it seems fair to at least give Allen one season during which the Raiders are actually able to assemble a roster without having tens of millions of salary cap dollars tied up in dead contracts.

One issue that will have to be resolved moving forward, regardless of the identity of the coach, is the quarterback situation. Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin each had some outstanding moments. And they also had moments where fans and teammates alike wanted to smack their own heads into things.

“I’m not sure if we have the quarterback of the future in the building right now,” Allen said.

For the time being, anyway, the Raiders do still have a head coach in the building.

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  • PJ

    Thats a stretch calling him a HC, but I agree he is in the building for the time being. MD needs to step up with a pair. Two seasons with 2 diff. staffs, play schemes and 5 QBs and still finishes on the same mark of 4-12 that = 8-24? Other coaches being fired for less then that. Using the salary cap as an excuse for poor coaching and player management is no excuse! They are even losing draft pics of the last two years. Im sorry, im just having a hard time seeing the silver through the black lining!