Dennis Allen on Thin Ice

BSP is not a big fan of coaching changes. Basically, it’s a situation where a coach can tell a player what to do, but they have to execute. Personally, I don’t think there’s much of a difference between coaches. Either you have winning talent or you do not. Look at the Eagles. They had talent, but Andy Reid couldn’t make it work. Now Chip Kelly is doing so. Meanwhile, Kansas City had some talent, but Romeo Crennel couldn’t make it work. Now Andy Reid is making it work.

Anyway, says here these last three games of the season are Dennis Allen’s last three games as Oakland Raiders head coach. No one could have made this team’s talent work, but it’s looking bad right now.

When you make Nick Foles look like a superstar, that’s one thing because Philadelphia is a pretty good team. They are competing for a playoff spot. The Jets are another thing entirely. Geno Smith sucks. The Jets were 31st on offense going into this game. The Raiders looked entirely overmatched today, and Charles Woodson came up with this classic:


Whatever Jason Tarver was doing earlier in the season, holding teams to relatively pedestrian point totals, has been exposed. The Raiders aren’t even competitive against one of the worst teams in the league.

As disturbing as it is, when we noted earlier this season the Jacksonville Jaguars were clearly the worst team in football, they’ve won 4 of their last 5. This Raiders team would be hard-pressed to beat Jacksonville right now. Meanwhile, the Raiders have Kansas City, San Diego and Denver on the schedule. Not a single game looks like a win.

Mark Davis says he wanted to see improvement. If the Raiders finish 4-12 again, Davis might seek to remove his head coach.

We’ll talk about Mike Munchak later. He looks on seriously thin ice, to the point he might not last the season.

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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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