Dennis Allen

The Conscience
Don’t Go There, Raiders: Pass on Jon Gruden
Don’t Go There, Raiders: Pass on Jon Gruden
Oakland needs a savior, and bringing back the former silver-and-black coach would make a splash. But it’s not worth the money or the heartache
By Don Banks
Monday Morning Quarterback
The Best Players So Far
The Best Players So Far
With nearly a quarter of the season in the books, we take stock of the MVP race and find some new names at the top. Plus, Steve Smith Sr. torches his old team, Teddy Bridgewater’s brilliant debut, Roger Goodell gets an earful in Texas and the night the football world watched baseball
By Peter King
Open Field
For Raiders in London, It’s a New Kind of Zone Read
For Raiders in London, It’s a New Kind of Zone Read
What time is it? It's an important question for Oakland, which has lost 15 straight games in the Eastern Time Zone. This week, they’ve gone even further east and are trying to acclimate ahead of Sunday’s game against Miami at Wembley
By Jenny Vrentas
Training Camp 2014
Raiders Report: A Curious Combination of Old, New
Raiders Report: A Curious Combination of Old, New
With vets like Justin Tuck, Lamarr Woodley and Donald Penn joining forces with exciting youngsters like Khalil Mack and possibly Derek Carr at QB, Oakland hopes it has found the right mix to end its 11-year skid of non-winning seasons
By Robert Klemko
Deep Dive
Raiders Preview: Putting the Pieces in Place
Raiders Preview: Putting the Pieces in Place
It was another busy offseason in Oakland as the Raiders brought in two new quarterbacks and a slew of defensive players. Does Dennis Allen finally have the pieces he needs to turn the corner?
By Andy Benoit
Behind the Face Mask
A Father’s Life Lessons
A Father’s Life Lessons
We asked a dozen men in the NFL—players, coaches and executives—to share the best thing they’ve learned from their dad or an influential father figure. Here’s the wisdom that’s been passed on by mail carriers, businessmen, high school coaches, Hall of Famers, construction workers, educators and military veterans
By Robert Klemko
West Coast State of Mind
Don’t Ditch Dennis
Don’t Ditch Dennis
The Raiders are 8-22 in two years under Dennis Allen, but the players say he's not the problem. Will owner Mark Davis and GM Reggie McKenzie allow Allen to be the first Oakland coach to reach his third season since Jon Gruden?
By Jim Trotter
West Coast State of Mind
It’s Just a Start … But of What?
It's Just a Start ... But of What?
The Oakland Raiders will bench Terrelle Pryor in favor of undrafted rookie Matt McGloin for a second straight week on Sunday. Does it signal a new era, the beginning of a quarterback controversy, or that it’s time (yet again!) for the organization to go back to the drawing board?
By Jim Trotter
West Coast State of Mind
No Pryor Restraint
No Pryor Restraint
Raw and electrifying, quarterback Terrelle Pryor gives the Raiders a better chance to win this season than the experienced and efficient Matt Flynn
By Jim Trotter