Dennis Allen never stood a chance. He was doomed the moment he put his John Hancock on the dotted line.
The Oakland Raiders have fired head coach Dennis Allen, CBS Sports confirmed Monday night. Allen went 8-28 in more than two seasons with the Raiders.
Two weeks – and two more losses – after the Raiders’ most accomplished player declared “We Suck” the mood has decidedly turned against head coach Dennis Allen. The team has now lost ten straight since narrowly beating the then worst team in the league – Houston back before Thanksgiving.
The Oakland Raiders continued their up-down season on Sunday in London against the Miami Dolphins, and unfortunately, this was another down week for the Silver & Black as they lost to the Miami Dolphins, 38-14. Nothing went right for Oakland, and the team is now 0-4 this season heading into their bye week.
The future of Oakland Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen is uncertain after the team’s loss to the Dolphins in London Sunday.
The Oakland Raiders defense needs all the help it can get every game, so when three linebackers could possibly miss the next contest, it’s something to be concerned about for the team. Heading into Sunday’s Wembley Stadium matchup against the Miami Dolphins, the Silver & Black also will be without backup quarterback Matt Schaub.
Oakland Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen has just eight wins in 35 games leading the Silver & Black. With the team’s Week Four matchup in London against the Miami Dolphins suddenly looking like a winnable game, it’s natural to ask if losing this one in front of an international audience will cost Allen his job with the team.
Diehard fans may want to close their eyes: with an 0-2 start and staring at possible 0-6 start now, the Oakland Raiders will be hard-pressed to avoid two ugly fates in 2014: they could end up worse than the 4-12 record they posted last year, and they could end up as the worst team in the NFL.
Two weak spots from Week One—the running game and the defense—could struggle again in Week Two if Maurice Jones-Drew and Nick Roach can’t get healthy in time to face the Houston Texans at the Coliseum on Sunday.
With the announcement late Monday that Derek Carr would the Oakland Raiders starting quarterback for their Week 1 matchup against the New York Jets on the road, it’s clear another new era has begun for the Silver & Black.