New York Jets Too Big For Allen, Not Carr

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Sep 7, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen reacts during the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Every press conference I see, I hear the Oakland Raiders coaching staff praising quarterback Derek Carr saying, “It’s not too big for him.” Then we saw him play yesterday and and it is more than clear that it’s not too big for him as he showed the poise of a veteran. But instead of rolling with Carr after announcing him the starter for Week 1, they parked the Carr and wonder why they didn’t win.

Head coach Dennis Allen said, “A couple of plays here and a couple of plays there…” at the post game press conference when talking about the margin of the Raiders defeat. But he conveniently left out that the Raiders were dominated and if the Jets would have made a couple of more plays, the game would have been a blowout.

Much of that is because with his head coaching career on the line this year, he’s coaching not to lose instead of to win.  And as we all know, coaching scared or not to lose will get you beat much easier than letting it all hang out while trying to win. I didn’t want to believe this but with the way it all went down yesterday, this head coaching thing looks way too big for Allen.

Turn the page to see why.