Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen reacts during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 56-31. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Raiders waiting to see how season finishes before making decisions on Dennis Allen, staff

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There were bound to be rumors coming out on Monday surrounding the job security of Dennis Allen and his coaching staff. Naturally, NFL Network’s resident insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Silver hopped on NFL Total Access to discuss which coaches are on the hot seat. Along with discussion on the Cowboys and Lions coaching drama, Rapoport dropped the bombshell that Mark Davis and General Manager Reggie McKenzie will be waiting to see how the season finishes before making any coaching decisions, including on head coach Dennis Allen who is under contract for two more seasons.

 

This means that all Raiders staff members are now likely on the hot seat, including OC Greg Olson despite being under contract for another year. It is pretty clear that Mark Davis or Reggie McKenzie are not pleased with how the Raiders are now being perceived after a solid start to the season and are not happy that heading into Free Agency the Raiders are falling apart while they are trying to lure potential free agents to Oakland. The team has stopped being competitive in the last two weeks and a report like this was inevitable.

Dennis Allen needs to hope the Raiders stay competitive at the very least against the San Diego Chargers and again at home to the Denver Broncos. If the Raiders can’t turn it around before a Week 17 home game at the Coliseum against the Broncos who need to clinch the AFC West title still, things could get dicey for Dennis Allen. With this report the ultimatum that everyone was assuming Allen was dealing with is out in the open. DA needs to change the narrative or lose his first NFL head coaching job in Year Two of a rebuild process he was handpicked for.

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