Allen, Burris Killing the Oakland Raiders

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Aug 22, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers receiver Myles Whyte (19) is defended by Oakland Raiders linebacker Miles Burris (56) at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Raiders 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As all hope seems to be lost for the Oakland Raiders this year after two games, I promise you that it really isn’t. The ineptitude of Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen is a big problem but not as much for the reasons that people think. Forget about the game plan, the running game and the receivers dropping passes at an alarming rate on offense.

Don’t worry about the Raiders receivers fumbling after the catch to ruin promising drives—especially twice in one play because that won’t happen again. Don’t think too much about the money Carlos Rogers and Tarrelle Brown are making to let every pass thrown their way get caught. Don’t put too much emphasis on all the money spent on the defensive line to get no pressure on the quarterback either.

Don’t even worry about the lack of statistical success that No. 5 overall pick Khalil Mack has had so far this year. Both he and rookie quarterback Derek Carr will be alright as they’re doing fine now but the numbers will show up soon.  The thing that’s ruining all areas of the football team and magnifying the areas already ruined is the Raiders atrocious run defense.

And that goes to the Allen’s decision to start Miles Burris at middle linebacker in for injured Nick Roach.

Turn the page to see how.