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Carson Palmer Believes In Dennis Allen


With the way the Raiders have been playing it’s all too easy to question anything and everything. Mark Davis didn’t just up and share his inner feelings on the team because he was bored. Something has got to be done to right this ship and in a hurry. The season is looking like a lost cause but there are still games to be played. If nothing else pride is on the line.

Part of the collateral damage caused by Davis’ rant has been the questioning of the new Raider regime. Both Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen are tied at the hip on this venture. As one goes so will the other.

Questioning the coaching staff is nothing new in Oakland. It’s almost a yearly tradition or at least has been for the last decade. But this time around it feels much different. Even some of worst Silver and Black Sundays haven’t been as black and blue as the last three.

Things are bad. Let’s not sugarcoat it.

If Coach Allen’s message hasn’t sunk in yet there’s still reason to believe it will. At least there is if you ask Carson Palmer.

“I think this team will respond very well to his message. We have to stick together. I don’t think that’s an issue. We know what areas we need to improve on. This is a group that is not going to shy away from that.”

Palmer’s faith in Allen is a good thing. You want your veteran players to help keep the ship steady. Problem is Palmer’s play hasn’t helped his coach’s message and his veteran leadership is having similar results relative to Allen’s coaching. We’re over a full season into the Palmer experiment and let’s just say he’s no Jason Campbell.

It’s hard to stay positive these days but that’s all the team can do. The wheels aren’t off yet but they’re wobbling. Message be damned! If there isn’t a visible improvement in the coming week then Allen will need more than Palmer backing him. We know who Mark Davis’ role model was as an owner. He might have more patience than his father but that’s not saying much.

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  • disqus_6LmJwA5hlD

    how can you even talk bad on palmer week in and out. him playing well is the only constant. you just continue to show your lack of knowledg

  • chucka1122

    This team is so brutal!!! It is not Palmer’s fault, he has had a good year. The D is so terrible, it is the worst it has been in years. This new coach is supposed to be a D wiz kid, please, he is as brutal as the D itself. Don’t get me started on the retread Knapp, one of the worst moves was bringing in that idiot again. It is time to cut a bunch of players and work on the salary cap. Get rid of Seymour, Heyward-Bey, DMac, and get rid of some of the O-line. The Raiders need so much help, I don’t think they even know where to begin. This is as bad as the JaMarcus R. days!!!
    They need to trade down in the first round and get more picks. Start working the draft like the Pats. I will not be watching another game this year, my time is to valuable to watch that crap they try and pass off as pro football!!!

  • Hangtownie

    They have to give Allen and McKensie a couple of years at least. The biggest problem is consistancy and changing coaches and GM’s year in and year out will NEVER yield a winning team. Also don’t just ditch players because the team sucks. Only get rid of players that you know for sure that you can get someone better.

  • http://twitter.com/Maxworks Robert J. Williams

    If you think Carson Palmer is the problem then you probably think the Zone Blocking Scheme is working to perfection for this team. You have no Idea what you are talking about! This team was toast the moment – with Mark Davis’s approval – Reggie M. fired Hue Jackson. The subsequent coaching choices have be a complete disaster. We have gone from top rated running and special teams to the laughing stock of the NFL. Ever week we are out coached in the third quarter. Until Palmer took over play calling we had NO offense. Yet, some how – despite all these facts – you choose to zero in on Palmer! You guys in the press fail to realize that good players like Palmer are all watching what is happening in this market – and you are making it easy for them not to work here.