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

Dennis Allen doesn’t expect the Oakland Raiders to fire him

After finishing 4-12 this season and 4-12 in 2012, Oakland Raiders’ head coach Dennis Allen is squarely on the hot seat.

Allen, however, has not been fired on “Black Monday” and expects to return for the 2014 season.

“I haven’t been told I won’t [return], and so I wouldn’t say there’s been any guarantees made,” Allen said in his season-ending news conference via Paul Gutierrez of “I’m moving forward in that direction. I fully anticipate and fully expect to be the coach of the football team and that’s the way I’m moving forward.”

Not only does Allen want to return, but he thinks he can right the ship.

“Now we have an opportunity to build this team and build this team the right way, to build this team through a complement of draft choices that you can raise the way that you want them to be raised, in the culture that you want them to be raised in,” Allen said. “We’re going to have an opportunity to sign back guys through free agency. If we want a guy back, we’re going to be able to get a guy back, and we’re going to be able to go out there and acquire some talent off of other rosters that we think fit the mold of what we’re looking for, and we’re closer than what our record might indicate.”


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  • Scott N Liz Barnes

    Yea right, he can’t turn a team around. Two 4-12 seasons is enough

  • PJ

    He actually thinks he can hand pick players that are just lined up around the block waiting to play for this organization? Players have a choice ya know DA? They want to win. Playing here is like chasing fools gold under DA. 8-24 over 2 years is only proof to players how far away we really are from just climbing out of the cellar of the AFC WEST. Not to mention the other 28 teams that will be waiting for us if we ever make it out? This feels like 11years of ground hog day over n over…

  • Scott ealey

    Hue Jackson went 8-8 his first year, how come Allen is still there with 4-12 two years in a row.

  • TribalX

    Having more money to spend on free agents is useless if the clowns spending the money don’t use it wisely. Based on decisions that didn’t pan out and how much money has been wasted already,I’m not confident these clowns are going to use the new money wisely. The only way they get any good free agents here is if they overpay them. Isn’t that the same problem they inherited when they came here?

    • PJ

      Exactly! In this case FA want to see the money before starting from scratch with a team. They will most certainly have to pay more to get talent. They cant even draft efficiently. I cant wait to see what disaster they create next unless MD makes a HC move with someone with experience? Please!