Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says coach Dennis Allen’s job is safe

Anwar S Richardson
Shutdown Corner

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen does not have to worry about updating his résumé anytime soon.

Raiders owner Mark Davis informed Allen he would be back for a third season, according to the Contra Costa Times. Davis met with Allen on Tuesday night and informed the coach of his decision.

“It's been that way ever since he signed a four-year contract to be the head coach of the Oakland Raiders,” Davis told Contra Costa Times reporter Steve Corkran.

Corkran asked Davis if he had any uncertainty moving forward and was told, “No. There hasn't been a question about it, either.”

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and Allen reportedly wanted their assistant coaches to work on two-year contracts, but Davis refused. The assistants were told to take a one-year contract or leave, and six or seven assistants have signed extensions through next season.

Allen may have job security, but it will take a lot of work this offseason to keep his position.

Oakland still lacks a franchise quarterback, running back Darren McFadden will become an unrestricted free this offseason and Allen's defense was ranked 22nd in the NFL. Allen is 8-24 after two seasons, and unless he acquires players capable of turning around the Raiders, this is just a temporary stay of execution.

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