Dennis Allen is still the Oakland Raiders coach according to the team’s owner Mark Davis.
As YouWager bettors know, there’s been some drama surrounding the Raiders end-of-season meeting Tuesday.
“We met this evening at the Raider facility, and the meeting went really well,” Davis stated. “We talked about a lot of things, from personnel issues to the coaches to a review of the past season to the draft and our needs for next season.
“We’re ready to rock and roll.”
Davis, who called the meeting end-of-season “protocol,” said the 41 year-old’s job security was not an issue and that the two of them would meet Wednesday with general manager Reggie McKenzie to talk about the future.
Davis did not want to talk specifically about the status of the assistants Allen wants to keep or whether there was a hang-up over one-year or two-year extensions.
Billed as a defensive-minded coach, the Texas native hasn’t been able to significantly elevate the Raiders’ defense. Oakland finished 18th in total defense in 2012 and 22nd this NFL season.
Allen, who served as the Denver Broncos’ defensive coordinator before coaching the Raiders, is the team’s eighth head coach in the past 13 seasons.
Oakland hasn’t had a winning season since 2002, when they went to the Super Bowl under Bill Callahan.